Stereoselective pharmacokinetic measurements of the active enantiomer, S-ibuprofen, were correlated with clinical response in 45 participants in a randomized double blinded 4 week comparison of ibuprofen, 1200 or 2400 mg/day, for treatment of hip or knee osteoarthritis. Ibuprofen dose correlated with S-ibuprofen area under the serum concentration curve (AUC), trough and average concentration, but not with clinical outcome. AUC of S-ibuprofen correlated with improvement in disability, rest pain and in the physician's global assessment (p = 0.02, 0.08, and 0.10, respectively), and negatively with the subject's weight and creatinine clearance (p = 0.09 and 0.07, respectively). Some individual variation in responsiveness to ibuprofen (and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs) may be attributed to pharmacokinetic differences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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