Predicting the Time Needed to Achieve Steady State If Absorption and Elimination Constants Are Equal

  • Júlia Singer
  • László Vereczkey


A simple table is derived to facilitate the rapid estimation of the number of dose administrations needed to achieve a certain fraction of the steady-state plasma concentration in the case of one-compartment model with uniform multiple oral dosing and equal absorption and elimination constants.

achieving steady state absorption elimination equal 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Júlia Singer
    • 1
  • László Vereczkey
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Research and DevelopmentChinoin Pharmaceutical and Chemical Works Ltd.BudapestHungary
  2. 2.Chemical Research CenterInstitute of Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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