The kinetic disposition of pyrantel citrate and pamoate and their efficacy against pyrantel-resistant Oesophagostomum dentatum in pigs.

The pharmacokinetic disposition of pyrantel after intravenous (i.v.) and oral (p.o.) administration as the citrate and p.o. administration as the pamoate salt was determined in pigs. Following i.v. administration pyrantel was quickly cleared from the bloodstream, exhibiting a terminal half-life of 1.75 +/- 0.19 h and a residence time (MRT) of 2.54 +/- 0.27 h. After p.o. administration as the citrate salt, the absorption time (MAT) of pyrantel was 2.38 +/- 0.25 h and although significant quantities of pyrantel were absorbed (mean bioavailability of 41%) the rapid clearance resulted in a MRT of only 4.92 +/- 0.36 h. By comparison, the significantly extended MAT of the less soluble pamoate salt resulted in reduced circulating concentrations and a significantly lower mean bioavailability of 16%. The poor efficacy of pyrantel citrate against nematodes inhabiting the large intestine of pigs is therefore suggested to result from insufficient quantities of drug passaging to the site of infection. When tested against pyrantel-resistant adult Oesophagostomum dentatum the mean efficacy of pyrantel citrate was only 23%, whereas the efficacy of the lesser absorbed pyrantel pamoate was 75%. These results indicate that for maximum activity pyrantel should be administered to pigs as the pamoate salt.
AuthorsH Bjørn, D R Hennessy, C Friis
JournalInternational journal for parasitology (Int J Parasitol) Vol. 26 Issue 12 Pg. 1375-80 (Dec 1996) ISSN: 0020-7519 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID9024887 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Antinematodal Agents
  • Pyrantel
  • pyrantel citrate
  • Pyrantel Pamoate
  • Administration, Oral
  • Animals
  • Antinematodal Agents (administration & dosage, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Biological Availability
  • Drug Resistance
  • Female
  • Half-Life
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Kinetics
  • Male
  • Metabolic Clearance Rate
  • Oesophagostomiasis (drug therapy, veterinary)
  • Oesophagostomum (isolation & purification)
  • Pyrantel (administration & dosage, analogs & derivatives, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Pyrantel Pamoate (administration & dosage, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases

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