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PHARMACOKINETICS              MERLYN A.       BARACLAN, RN, RMT
pharmacokinetics Definition:- refers on how the body acts on the drug- involves the study of absorption,  distribution, m...
I. Overview Aim of drug therapy- To prevent, cure or control various disease  states                 adequate drug doses ...
Overview Too much of a drug will result into toxic  effects & too little will not result into the  desired therapeutic ef...
4 Fundamental Pathways of Drug Movement &Modification in the Body      Drug at the site of Administration                1...
II. Routes of DrugAdministration- Determined primarily  by the properties of the  drug2 MAJOR ROUTES OF   DRUG   ADMINISTR...
ENTERAL routes                 A. ORAL                 B. SUBLINGUAL                 C. RECTAL
PARENTERAL routesIV / intravascular                                              IM /                                     ...
parenteral Advantages                     Disadvantages Fast: 15–30 seconds for IV,    more risk of addiction  3–5 min...
Parenteral Used for drugs which are    poorly absorbed in the    GIT   Unstable drugs   For unconscious patients   Cir...
Routes of DrugAdministration 1. ENTERALA. ORAL- most common route of administration- Most variable- most complicated path...
Routes of DrugAdministration 1. EnteralB. SUBLINGUAL- Placement under the tongue- Allows the drug to diffuse into the cap...
Routes of Drug   Administration1. Enteralc. Rectal- Useful if the drug induces vomiting if given orally or    if the patie...
Routes of Drug Administration 2. Parenterala. IV / intravascular- IV injection is the most common parenteral route- For dr...
Routes of Drug Administration2. Parenteralb. IM / intramuscular                          aqueous sol’nDrugs administered  ...
Routes of Drug Administration2. Parenteralc. SC / subcutaneous- This route of   administration like IM   requires absorpti...
Routes of Drug Administration 3. Othersa. Inhalation- Provides a rapid    delivery of a drug    across a large surface    ...
 Advantages Fastest method, 7–10  seconds for the drug to  reach the brain Disadvantages Typically a more addictive  r...
Routes of Drug Administration               3. Others               b. Intranasal               - Through the nose        ...
Routes of Drug Administration. Othersc. Intrathecal, intraventricular- Introducing drugs directly into   the cerebrospinal...
Routes of Drug Administration               3. Others              d. Topical              - Is used when a local effect ...
Routes of Drug Administration3. Otherse. Transdermal- This route of administration   achieves systemic effects by   applic...
III. ABSORPTION OFDRUGS Is the transfer of a drug  from its site of  administration to the  bloodstream IV delivery – ab...
III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGS A. Transport of Drug  from the GIT1. PASSIVE DIFFUSION- The driving force for    passive absorpt...
III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGS     2. Active Transport     - Involves a specific carrier protein     - Is “energy dependent” & i...
III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGSB. Physical Factors Influencing Absorption1. Blood flow to the absorption site2. Total surface are...
IV. Bioavailability     - Refers to the fraction of an       administered drug that reaches the       systemic circulation
V. Drug                   - Affected by the following                            factors:Distribution                     ...
VI. Binding of Drugs to Plasma  Proteins        A. Binding capacity of Bound drugs are                albumin pharmacolog...
VII. DRUG METABOLISM Drugs are often  eliminated by  biotransformation and  or excretion into the  URINE OR BILE. LIVER ...
Reactions of Drug Metabolism The kidney cannot  efficiently eliminate      PHASE I  lipophilic drugs ,  therefore lipid s...
Phase I Converts lipophilic  molecules into more  polar molecules Phase I metabolism  may increase,             Often us...
Phase II Consists of conjugation      The highly polar drug  reactions                     conjugates may then Uses sub...
DRUG ELIMINATION Removal of a drug         Drugs that have been  from the body may          made water soluble in   occu...
Thank you       Self-respectfor             is the fruit of                discipline; thelistening!!!    sense of       ...
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  1. 1. PHARMACOKINETICS MERLYN A. BARACLAN, RN, RMT
  2. 2. pharmacokinetics Definition:- refers on how the body acts on the drug- involves the study of absorption, distribution, metabolism (biotransformation) and drug excretion
  3. 3. I. Overview Aim of drug therapy- To prevent, cure or control various disease states adequate drug doses must be delivered to the target tissues so that therapeutic yet NON – toxic levels are obtained
  4. 4. Overview Too much of a drug will result into toxic effects & too little will not result into the desired therapeutic effects.
  5. 5. 4 Fundamental Pathways of Drug Movement &Modification in the Body Drug at the site of Administration 1 . ABSORPTION (INPUT) Drug in plasma 2. DISTRIBUTION drug in tissues 3. METABOLISM metabolites in tissues 4. ELIMINATION (OUTPUT) Drug & metabolites in urine, feces, or bile
  6. 6. II. Routes of DrugAdministration- Determined primarily by the properties of the drug2 MAJOR ROUTES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION1. Enteral2. Parenteral
  7. 7. ENTERAL routes A. ORAL B. SUBLINGUAL C. RECTAL
  8. 8. PARENTERAL routesIV / intravascular IM / intramuscular SC / subcutaneous
  9. 9. parenteral Advantages  Disadvantages Fast: 15–30 seconds for IV,  more risk of addiction 3–5 minutes for IM and when it comes to injecting subcutaneous (SC) drugs of abuse 100% bioavailability  Belonephobia, the fear of needles and injection. suitable for drugs not  If needles are shared, there absorbed by the gut or is risk of HIV and other those that are too irritant infectious diseases (anti-cancer)  It is the most dangerous route of administration IV can deliver continuous  If not done properly, medication, e.g., morphine potentially fatal air boluses for patients in continuous (bubbles) can occur. pain, or saline drip for  Need for strict asepsis people needing fluids
  10. 10. Parenteral Used for drugs which are poorly absorbed in the GIT Unstable drugs For unconscious patients Circumstances that require a rapid onset of action Provides the most control over the actual dose delivered to the body
  11. 11. Routes of DrugAdministration 1. ENTERALA. ORAL- most common route of administration- Most variable- most complicated pathway- Cheapest- Non - invasive[NOTE: most drugs are absorbed in the GIT & encounter the liver before they are distributed into the general circulation]
  12. 12. Routes of DrugAdministration 1. EnteralB. SUBLINGUAL- Placement under the tongue- Allows the drug to diffuse into the capillaries & therefore to enter the systemic circulationAdvantage: the drug bypasses the intestine & liver & thus avoids 1st pass metabolism
  13. 13. Routes of Drug Administration1. Enteralc. Rectal- Useful if the drug induces vomiting if given orally or if the patient is already vomiting- Drainage of the rectal region bypasses the portal circulation- Similar to the sublingual route, it prevents the destruction of the drug by intestinal enzymes or by the low pH in the stomach[note: commonly used to administer anti – emetic agents]
  14. 14. Routes of Drug Administration 2. Parenterala. IV / intravascular- IV injection is the most common parenteral route- For drugs which are not absorbed orally- Bypasses the liver- Permits a rapid effect and a maximal degree of control over the circulating levels of the drug- Can introduce bacterial contamination at the site- Can cause hemolysis
  15. 15. Routes of Drug Administration2. Parenteralb. IM / intramuscular aqueous sol’nDrugs administered specialized depot preparations
  16. 16. Routes of Drug Administration2. Parenteralc. SC / subcutaneous- This route of administration like IM requires absorption & somewhat slower than the IV route
  17. 17. Routes of Drug Administration 3. Othersa. Inhalation- Provides a rapid delivery of a drug across a large surface area of the mucus membranes of the respiratory and the pulmonary epithelium- Effect is as rapid as IV injection- For gaseous drugs
  18. 18.  Advantages Fastest method, 7–10 seconds for the drug to reach the brain Disadvantages Typically a more addictive route of administration because it is the fastest, leading to instant gratification. Difficulties in regulating the exact amount of dosage Patient having difficulties administering a drug via inhaler
  19. 19. Routes of Drug Administration 3. Others b. Intranasal - Through the nose eg. : desmopressin, salmon calcitonin, cocaine
  20. 20. Routes of Drug Administration. Othersc. Intrathecal, intraventricular- Introducing drugs directly into the cerebrospinal fluid / CSFEg., amphotericin B
  21. 21. Routes of Drug Administration  3. Others d. Topical - Is used when a local effect of a drug is required - Eg., clotrimazole, atropine
  22. 22. Routes of Drug Administration3. Otherse. Transdermal- This route of administration achieves systemic effects by application of drugs to the skin, usually by using a transdermal patch.- Rate of absorption varies markedly- Eg., nitroglycerin
  23. 23. III. ABSORPTION OFDRUGS Is the transfer of a drug from its site of administration to the bloodstream IV delivery – absorption is complete
  24. 24. III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGS A. Transport of Drug from the GIT1. PASSIVE DIFFUSION- The driving force for passive absorption of a - Does not involve a carrier drug is the - Vast majority of drugs concentration gradient gain access to the body- The drug moves from a by this mechanism region of high concentration to one of a lower concentration
  25. 25. III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGS 2. Active Transport - Involves a specific carrier protein - Is “energy dependent” & is driven by the hydrolysis of ATP - Also capable of moving a drug against a concentration gradient
  26. 26. III. ABSORPTION OF DRUGSB. Physical Factors Influencing Absorption1. Blood flow to the absorption site2. Total surface area available for absorption3. Contact time at the absorption surface
  27. 27. IV. Bioavailability - Refers to the fraction of an administered drug that reaches the systemic circulation
  28. 28. V. Drug - Affected by the following factors:Distribution - 1. Blood Flow- Is the process by - 2. Capillary permeability which a drug reversibly leaves the  capillary structure bloodstream &  blood brain barrier enters the - 3. Binding of Drugs to interstitium proteins (extracellular fluid) and / or the cells of the tissues.
  29. 29. VI. Binding of Drugs to Plasma Proteins A. Binding capacity of Bound drugs are albumin pharmacologically - Reversible INACTIVE, only the FREE, UNBOUND drug low capacity high capacity can act on target sites in the tissues, elicit a biologic response & be Note : ALBUMIN has the available to the strongest affinity for ANIONIC processes of DRUGS & HYDROPHOBIC elimination DRUGS.
  30. 30. VII. DRUG METABOLISM Drugs are often eliminated by biotransformation and or excretion into the URINE OR BILE. LIVER – the MAJOR SITE FOR DRUG METABOLISM
  31. 31. Reactions of Drug Metabolism The kidney cannot efficiently eliminate PHASE I lipophilic drugs , therefore lipid soluble agents must 1st be metabolized in the liver using 2 general sets of reactions PHASE II
  32. 32. Phase I Converts lipophilic molecules into more polar molecules Phase I metabolism may increase, Often uses the P 450 decrease, or leave system unaltered the drug’s pharmacologic activity.
  33. 33. Phase II Consists of conjugation  The highly polar drug reactions conjugates may then Uses substrates like be excreted by the glucuronic acid, sulfuric kidney or bile acid, acetic acid, or an amino acid Renders the metabolites INACTIVE and more water soluble
  34. 34. DRUG ELIMINATION Removal of a drug  Drugs that have been from the body may made water soluble in occur via a number of the liver are often routes, the most readily excreted in the important being the kidneys. kidney or urine  Kidney dysfunction can Other routes: lead to toxic levels of- bile, intestine, lung, the drug in the body milk, because the drug cannot be excreted.
  35. 35. Thank you  Self-respectfor is the fruit of discipline; thelistening!!! sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

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