European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 479–483 | Cite as

Pharmacokinetic study of chloramphenicol in patients with liver disease

  • A. P. S. Narang
  • D. V. Datta
  • N. Nath
  • V. S. Mathur


The pharmacokinetics of intravenous chloramphenicol has been studied in 42 patients with liver disease and in 8 controls. The half-life of chloramphenicol (t1/2) was increased in the various liver disorders, the metabolic clearance rate (MCR) and apparent volume of distribution (Vd) were decreased and the area under the time — concentration curve (AUC) showed an increase. The t1/2 of chloramphenicol showed a significant correlation with serum albumin and prothrombin time index.

Key words

chloramphenicol liver disease pharmacokinetics intravenous administration serum albumin prothrombin time index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. S. Narang
    • 1
  • D. V. Datta
    • 1
  • N. Nath
    • 1
  • V. S. Mathur
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Hepatology and PharmacologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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