Zhong yao cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chinese medicinal materials

[Preparation and pharmacokinetics of brucine hydrogel patch].

PMID 23320365


To investigate the effect of dose on pharmacokinetic properties of brucine hydrogel patch. The plasma concentration of brucine was determined by HPLC. Brucine hydrogel patch was prepared and its pharmaceutical characterization was investigated. After transdermal administration of different dose brucine hydrogel patch; Plasma concentration versus time profiles were determined and pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated by DAS program. The pharmaceutical properties of brucine hydrogel patch were satisfactory. The AUC0-1 values were 7.24 +/- 0.61, 16.02 +/- 2.34 and 54.84 +/- 26.59 microg x h/mL after administration of 30, 60 and 180 mg/kg brucine hydrogel patch, respectively. The corresponding C(max) values were 0.73 +/- 0.23, 1.45 +/- 0.28 and 4.59 +/- 1.85 microg/mL, respectively. And the corresponding T(max) values were 8.67 +/- 2.07, 11.67 +/- 2.66 and 8.33 +/- 2.65 h, respectively. The pharmacokinetic properties of brucine do not vary with the dose of brucine hydrogel patch.