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Kinetics, salivary excretion of amphetamine isomers, and effect of urinary pH.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
585–590
Identifiers
PMID: 25157
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Amphetamine was administered to healthy subjects as the racemic mixture and as (+)- and (-)-isomers under conditions of urine acidification and alkalinization. Plasma and saliva concentration of each isomer was measured and the kinetics of the individual isomers were determined. (+)-amphetamine was eliminated more rapidly than the (-)-isomer. The difference in half-life between isomers was maximal under basic urinary pH conditions. Saliva amphetamine levels were higher than plasma levels and in the postabsorptive phase were predictably proportional to plasma drug levels.

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