A PBPK Model to Predict Disposition of P450 2D6 and P450 1A2 Metabolized Drugs in Pregnant Women.

1 University of Washington, Seattle
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals (Impact Factor: 3.33). 01/2013; DOI: 10.1124/dmd.112.050161
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ABSTRACT Conducting PK studies in pregnant women is challenging. Therefore, we asked if a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model could be used to evaluate different dosing regimens for pregnant women. We refined and verified our previously published pregnancy PBPK model by incorporating P450 1A2 suppression (based on caffeine PK) and P450 2D6 induction (based on metoprolol PK), into the model. This model accounts for gestational age-dependent changes in maternal physiology and hepatic P450 3A activity. For verification, the disposition of P450 1A2-metabolized drug theophylline (THEO), and P450 2D6-metabolized drugs paroxetine (PAR), dextromethorphan (DEX) and clonidine (CLO) during pregnancy was predicted. Our PBPK model successfully predicted THEO disposition during T(3). Predicted mean postpartum to 3(rd) trimester (PP:T(3)) ratios of THEO AUC, C(max) and C(min) were 0.76, 0.95 and 0.72, vs. observed values 0.75, 0.89 and 0.72, respectively. Predicted mean PAR C(ss) ratio (PP:T(3)) was 7.1 vs. the observed value 3.7. Predicted mean DEX urinary ratio (UR) (PP:T(3)) was 2.9 vs. the observed value 1.9 (Tracy et al., 2005). Predicted mean CLO AUCR (PP:T(3)) was 2.2 vs. the observed value 1.7 (Buchanan et al., 2009). Sensitivity analysis suggested that a 100% induction of P450 2D6 during T(3) was required to recover the observed PP:T(3) ratios of PAR C(ss) , DEX UR and CLO AUC. Based on these data, it is prudent to conclude that the magnitude of hepatic P450 2D6 induction during T(3) ranges from 100 to 200%. Our PBPK model can predict the disposition of CYP1A2, 2D6 and 3A drugs during pregnancy.

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