European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 173–176 | Cite as

Pharmacokinetics of parenteral and oral melperone in man

  • L. Borgström
  • H. Larsson
  • L. Molander


The pharmacokinetics of melperone (Buronil®, Ferrosan, Sweden) was studied after administration of various parenteral and oral doses to man. After parenteral administration, the data could be fitted to a two-compartment model, but after oral dosing the distribution phase could not be separated from the elimination phase, and so an one-compartment model gave the best fit. The half-lives were about 3–4 h, except after intramuscular injection, when the half-life was about 6 h. The bioavailability of oral doses was about 60% of the intravenous injection. After the highest oral dose of 100 mg, the pharmacokinetics, expressed as AUC or Cmax, showed non-linearity, possibly due to saturation of the hepatic elimination system.

Key words

melperone neuroleptic drug dose dependent kinetics i.m. injection i.v. injection pharmacokinetics oral application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Borgström
    • 1
  • H. Larsson
    • 1
  • L. Molander
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryResearch and Development Division, AB FerrosanMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Human Pharmacology LaboratoryResearch and Development Division, AB FerrosanMalmöSweden

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