Pharmacokinetic studies of theophylline in cats

Brendan McKiernan, G. D. KORITZ, L. E. DAVIS, C. A. NEFF‐DAVIS, D. R. PHERIS

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The pharmacokinetics of theophylline were determined in adult cats and the data were fitted to a two‐compartment model. Single intravenous and multiple oral doses of aminophylline were used. The mean plasma theophylline half‐life (t 1/2 ) following the single intravenous dose was 7.8 h and the mean apparent specific volume of distribution (V' d(area) ) was 0.46 l/kg. The absorption half‐life (t 1/2ab ) was 0.5 h and the bioavailability was 96% following oral administration. There was excellent agreement between the predicted and observed plasma theophylline concentrations following multiple oral doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • veterinary(all)


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