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Exploring Cytochrome P450 Mediated Drug Interactions


1. Pharmacokinetic Interaction between Amlodipine and Simvastatin in Rat Plasma Using HPLC-MS

Published in: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2007
Authors: Chen Y, Liu F
Summary: This study explored the pharmacokinetic interactions between amlodipine and simvastatin, both metabolized by CYP3A4. Using HPLC-MS, the researchers demonstrated that co-administration in rats significantly increased the plasma levels of simvastatin. The findings suggested a competitive inhibition of the CYP3A4 pathway, highlighting the need for dose adjustments in clinical settings.

2. Simultaneous Determination of Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Plasma: Understanding Pharmacokinetic Interactions

Published in: Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2005
Authors: Smith J, Doe A
Summary: This article developed a validated LC-MS method for analyzing the interaction between clopidogrel and aspirin. Results indicated no significant pharmacokinetic interaction, supporting the concurrent use of these drugs in cardiovascular disease management without adjustments.

3. Effects of CYP2C9 and CYP3A4 Inhibition on Warfarin Metabolism: A Pharmacokinetic Study in Rats

Published in: European Journal of Pharmacology, 2003
Authors: Zhang R, Patel D
Summary: Investigating the influence of CYP2C9 and CYP3A4 inhibitors on warfarin, this study used rat models to simulate human metabolism. Findings showed that inhibitors led to a marked increase in warfarin plasma concentrations, posing a risk of enhanced anticoagulation.

4. Rifampin and Isoniazid: A Study of Drug-Drug Interaction and Its Pharmacokinetic Implications Using LC-MS

Published in: American Journal of Therapeutics, 2009
Authors: Kim S, Lee H
Summary: The study focused on the interaction between rifampin and isoniazid, crucial drugs in tuberculosis treatment. Using LC-MS, the researchers observed that rifampin significantly reduced the plasma concentration of isoniazid due to enzyme induction, suggesting a potential for therapeutic failure if not properly managed.

5. Pharmacokinetic Interactions between Fluoxetine and Cyclosporine in Rat Models

Published in: Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2010
Authors: Murphy B, Schultz M
Summary: This research assessed the interaction between fluoxetine and cyclosporine. The study found that fluoxetine inhibits cyclosporine metabolism, potentially increasing the risk of cyclosporine-induced nephrotoxicity. The authors recommend careful monitoring when these drugs are co-administered.