Pharmacology . Pharmacokinetics Absorption Distribution Biotransformation (metabolism) Excretion Pharmacodynamics Receptor binding Signal transduction Physiologic effect. 59-291 Section 1, Lecture 3. Drug distribution.
-can be trapped in interstitial fluid or in plasma
- if sufficiently lipophilic (hydrophobic) can get into cells
Consider a drug with a pKa= 2
H+ + A-
-actively transported into liver cells and biotrnasformed
-intestines drugs (anticancer) are pumped from blood to lumen and excreted by the body’s natural detoxifying mechanisms
Vd the volume of fluid in which drug would need to be dissolved in order to have the same concentration in that volume as it does in plasma
INTERSTITIAL FLUID 10
INTERCELLULAT FLUID 28
Vd provides an indication of physiological distribution of a drug
If Vd = plasma volume or extracellular (interstitial) volume drug remains outside of cells (Plasma or interstitial fluid)
If Vd = total body water drug is evenly distributed (ie ethanol)
500mg/ 11.9 mg/L= 42 L
If Vd = >> total body water indicates drugs are concentrated in cells by ion trapping
(500mg /2mg/L= 250L)
Many weak bases have a large Vddue to intracellular ion trapping in the cells.
Intracellular pH is less than Plasma pH >> weak bases are more in ionized from inside the cells
EXERCISE: A patient suffering from hyperalbumineuria requires 5 times the normal dose of an analgesic. Why?
What kind of a Vd would you expect this patient to have for this analgesic?
Phase I- create a chemical functional group on the drug that can be recognized by Phase-II enzymes. Product of phase I enzymes still have biological activity
Phase II- no biological activity
Microsomal cytochrome P450 monooxygenase system is a family of enzymes that biotransforms many drugs