Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 89–90 | Cite as

Bioavailability of methotrexate tablets

  • J. H. Schornagel
  • M. E. A. G. van Engelen
  • D. de Vos
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The bioavailability of methotrexate 10 mg tablets has been determined to be 62±16%. After administration of a dose of 30 mg/m2 a maximum plasma concentration of ca. 20. 10−7 mole/l was found after ca. 1.7 h. The methotrexate plasma half-life was 2.4 h. It was concluded that the 10 mg tablet formulation at the dosage investigated is a suitable clinical methotrexate preparation.


Public Health Internal Medicine Plasma Concentration Methotrexate Maximum Plasma 
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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Schornagel
    • 1
  • M. E. A. G. van Engelen
    • 2
    • 4
  • D. de Vos
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity HospitalGV UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineHospital AmstelveenAA AmstelveenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologySylvius LaboratoriesAL LeidenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Pharmachemie BVCP HaarlemThe Netherlands

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