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RENAL TUBULAR SECRETION OF AMILORIDE AND ITS INHIBITION BY CIMETIDINE IN HUMANS AND IN AN ANIMAL-MODEL

AA SOMOGYI, CM HOVENS, MR MUIRHEAD, F BOCHNER

Drug Metabolism and Disposition | WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1989

Abstract

The histamine H2 antagonist cimetidine has been shown to reduce the renal tubular secretion of other organic cations through competition for the specific transport system with organic cations in the renal proximal tubule. The potential interaction between cimetidine and the potassium-sparing diuretic amiloride was investigated in humans and in the isolated perfused rat kidney. A chronic dosing study was conducted in eight healthy subjects who received, in random order, amiloride (5 mg daily), cimetidine (400 mg twice daily), both drugs together, and a control phase in which no drug was present. Cimetidine reduced the renal clearance of amiloride by a mean of 17%, from 358 +/- 134 to 299 +/- ..

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