Pharmacokinetic profiles of the novel COX-2 selective inhibitor cimicoxib in dogs

Kim, T. W., Lebkowska-Wieruszewska, B., Owen, H., Yun, H. I., Kowalski, C. J. and Giorgi, M. (2014) Pharmacokinetic profiles of the novel COX-2 selective inhibitor cimicoxib in dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 200 1: 77-81. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.12.020

Author Kim, T. W.
Lebkowska-Wieruszewska, B.
Owen, H.
Yun, H. I.
Kowalski, C. J.
Giorgi, M.
Title Pharmacokinetic profiles of the novel COX-2 selective inhibitor cimicoxib in dogs
Journal name The Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2971
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.12.020
Volume 200
Issue 1
Start page 77
End page 81
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Cimicoxib (CX) is a novel imidazole derivative that is a cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and the latest COX-2 selective inhibitor to be released for veterinary use. Currently there is limited information available on the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of CX. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the PK features of CX after administration of the recommended dose and after administration of a more variable dose rate in the form of the commercially available tablet. In addition, the effects of food intake on the PK properties were also evaluated. In the first study, five healthy Beagle dogs received 2 mg/kg CX via the oral route following a period of fasting. The second study was conducted using six healthy Labrador retriever dogs which each received an 80 mg tablet (approximate dose 1.95–2.5 mg/kg) using a crossover design, both in the fasted and fed condition. The plasma concentrations of CX were detected by a validated HPLC method.

No adverse effects were observed in any dogs during the experiment. The results from the PK analysis were similar between the studies, regardless of precision of dose and fasted and fed conditions. The mean peak concentration of CX was 0.49 and 0.43 μg/mL under fasted and fed conditions, respectively. The mean half-life was about 3 h after all treatments. In addition, simulated multiple dosing data revealed that time over minimal effective concentration was similar after 1.95, 2.0 and 2.5 mg/kg dose administrations. These findings suggest that slight variation from the recommended dose should not alter the therapeutic outcome. In addition, CX can be administered to fed dogs without significantly affecting blood levels.
Keyword Cimicoxib
COX-2 inhibitor
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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