PMID: 40776Sep 1, 1979

Physiological disposition and metabolism of 2-aminomethyl-4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-iodophenol hydrochloride

Drug Metabolism and Disposition : the Biological Fate of Chemicals
D J ToccoW J Vandenheuvel


MK-447-(14)C [2-aminomethyl-4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-iodophenol hydrochloride] was well absorbed and metabolized in man, rats, and dogs. Peak plasma levels of radioactivity were observed in these species 1-2 hr after oral administration of 2 mg/kg to rats and dogs and 25 mg to man. At the peak, parent drug represented about 15% of the radioactivity in human plasma and only approximately 5% in rat and dog plasma. The half-life of the parent drug in human plasma was approximately 4 h. Human subjects excreted 96% of the dose, with 76% in the urine and 20% in the feces, in 3 days. Rats excreted 80% of an oral and 82% of an intravenous 2-mg/kg dose in 72 hr, with 66% in the urine and 12-16% in the feces. In dogs given a 2-mg/kg dose intravenously, the recovery of radioactivity in 72 hr was approximately 99%, with 85% in the urine and 14% in the feces. The major metabolite in rat and dog urine, constituting approximately 90% of the urine radioactivity, was the O-sulfate conjugate of MK-447. In man, this metabolite accounted for 17% of the radioactivity in the urine. The major metabolite in human urine, constituting approximately 73% of the urine radioactivity, was tentatively identified as the N-glucuronide of MK-447. Less than 1% of ...Continue Reading

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