The disposition of phenytoin and tolbutamide was compared in eighteen healthy young adults separately administered single therapeutic doses (sodium phenytoin 300 mg, tolbutamide 500 mg) of the two drugs. Within the group, ratios of ranges of total and unbound areas under the plasma concentration-time curves were similar for both drugs. There were significant (P < 0.001) correlations between total (r = 0.88) and unbound (r = 0.86) areas under the plasma phenytoin and tolbutamide concentration-time curves. The results are consistent with the involvement of the same cytochrome P-450 isoenzyme(s) in the metabolism of tolbutamide and phenytoin.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
- cytochrome P-450
- drug metabolism