European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 295–298 | Cite as

Cefodizime penetration into skin suction blister fluid following a single intravenous dose

  • M. Schäfer-Korting
  • H. C. Korting
  • L. Maaß
  • N. Klesel
  • H.-G. Grigoleit
  • E. Mutschler


Cefodizime pharmacokinetics was investigated, evaluating drug concentrations in serum, skin suction blister fluid (SBF), saliva and urine in six healthy male subjects who were administered a 1-g dose intravenously. Serum levels in five subjects can be described according to a two-compartment open model; terminal half-life is 181±14 min. Volume of distribution (V) amounts to 15.3±1.61, serum clearance to 59±6 ml/min, renal clearance to 33±3 ml/min. Of the administered dose, 54% is renally excreted unchanged within 27 h. Unbound drug fraction in serum is 19.0% and in SBF 38.4%. Thus renal clearance of free cefodizime amounts to 172 ml/min, Vdss to 68.91 (free drug). Whereas cefodizime has not been detected in saliva samples, SBF concentration 3–9 h post administration parallel serum levels, amounting to 40% of the respective serum concentration. At 9 h, unbound cefodizime concentrations in SBF amount to 1.4±0.4 µg/ml, this value being well above the MIC90% values of many clinically relevant bacteria.

Key words

cefodizime skin suction blister fluid pharmacokinetics protein binding healthy subjects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schäfer-Korting
    • 1
  • H. C. Korting
    • 2
  • L. Maaß
    • 3
  • N. Klesel
    • 4
  • H.-G. Grigoleit
    • 3
  • E. Mutschler
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmakologisches Institut für Naturwissenschaftler der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Dermatologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Klinische Forschung, Abteilung für Klinische PharmakologieHoechst AGFrankfurt am MainFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Pharma Forschung, Abteilung für ChemotherapieHoechst AGFrankfurt am MainFederal Republic of Germany

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