Pharmacokinetics of N-formimidoyl thienamycin and influence of a renal dipeptidase inhibitor in experimental meningitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We studied the pharmacokinetics of N-formimidoyl thienamycin with and without a renal dipeptidase inhibitor in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of rabbits. Thienamycin reached a maximal concentration of 0.6 +/- 0.06 mg/l in the CSF of normal rabbits. When the meninges were inflamed, the mean CSF concentration of N-formimidoyl thienamycin was 3.2 +/- 1.5 mg/l, five times higher than in normal rabbits. This concentration would kill most bacteria that cause meningitis. The renal dipeptidase inhibitor alone had no detectable antibacterial activity. When administered with N-formimidoyl thienamycin, it exerted only minor effects on the pharmacokinetics in either plasma or CSF of normal or infected rabbits.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Washburn, DE; Perfect, JR; Durack, DT

Published Date

  • July 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 6578210

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-7453

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jac/12.1.39


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England