Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130391
Title: The modulation of irinotecan-induced diarrhoea and pharmacokinetics by three different classes of pharmacologic agents
Authors: Chowbay, B. 
Sharma, A.
Zhou, Q.-Y.
Cheung, Y.B. 
Lee, E.J.D. 
Keywords: β-glucuronidase
Charcoal
CPT-11
Pharmacokinetics
SN-38
Issue Date: May-2003
Citation: Chowbay, B., Sharma, A., Zhou, Q.-Y., Cheung, Y.B., Lee, E.J.D. (2003-05). The modulation of irinotecan-induced diarrhoea and pharmacokinetics by three different classes of pharmacologic agents. Oncology Reports 10 (3) : 745-751. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Diarrhoea is the major dose-limiting toxicity of irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11) in the clinical setting. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of different pharmacological agents in the modulation of CPT-11 induced diarrhoea in Sprague-Dawley rats. We studied the effects of intravenous valproic acid (VPA), ceftriaxone (CTX) and oral charcoal in the modulation of CPT-11 induced diarrhoea. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=7 per group) were given CPT-11 60 mg/kg as intravenous injection from day 1 to 5 (total dose 300 mg/kg) in all treatment groups. Group 1 (G1) rats only received CPT-11, group 2 to 6 (G2 to G6) rats received in addition to IV CPT-11 60 mg/kg, IV valproic acid (VPA) 200 mg/kg (G2), IV VPA 200 mg/kg + IV ceftriaxone (CTX) 100 mg/kg (G3), IV VPA 200 mg/kg + oral activated charcoal 250 mg administered twice daily (G4), IV CTX 100 mg/kg (G5) and oral charcoal 250 mg every 12 hourly (G6). We compared the pharmacokinetics of total CPT-11 and its metabolites and the frequency and grade of diarrhoea in each group of rats. There were no significant differences in the pharmacokinetic parameters of total CPT-11 between treatment groups (p>0.05). Cotreatment with CTX and charcoal resulted in a lower total SN-38G AUC0-∞ (p
Source Title: Oncology Reports
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130391
ISSN: 1021335X
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