Plasma levels of clozapine and its major metabolites, N-desmethylclozapine and clozapine-N-oxide, were measured in 18 schizophrenic patients at different times (4, 6 and 24 weeks) during the course of treatment with multiple doses of the drug, by using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with UV detection. Plasma levels of clozapine and N-desmethylclozapine were significantly higher in females than in males after 4 and 6 weeks, but not after 24 weeks, of treatment. No sex difference was found at any time with respect to plasma levels of clozapine-N-oxide.

Effect of treatment duration on plasma levels of clozapine and n-desmethylclozapine in men and women

FABRAZZO, Michele
;
MAJ, Mario
1996

Abstract

Plasma levels of clozapine and its major metabolites, N-desmethylclozapine and clozapine-N-oxide, were measured in 18 schizophrenic patients at different times (4, 6 and 24 weeks) during the course of treatment with multiple doses of the drug, by using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with UV detection. Plasma levels of clozapine and N-desmethylclozapine were significantly higher in females than in males after 4 and 6 weeks, but not after 24 weeks, of treatment. No sex difference was found at any time with respect to plasma levels of clozapine-N-oxide.
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