PMID: 37560Mar 1, 1979

Influence of respiratory acidosis and alkalosis on volume of distribution of theophylline in dogs

Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology
R C KolbeckJ J Vallner

Abstract

The volume of distribution of theophylline at nomal pH, and following induction of respiratory acidosis and alkalosis, was studied in four dogs in a three-way crossover design. Although serum half-lives of theophylline varied widely, and acidemia prolonged the time required for distribution equilibration, the volumes of distribution were almost identical for each of the three experimental conditions assuming one compartment pharmacokinetics apply.

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