Application of a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model for the prediction of mirabegron plasma concentrations in a population with severe renal impairment.

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Summary of "Application of a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model for the prediction of mirabegron plasma concentrations in a population with severe renal impairment."

We previously verified a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for mirabegron in healthy subjects using the Simcyp Simulator by incorporating data on the inhibitory effect on cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6 and multi-elimination pathway mediated by CYP3A4, uridine 5'-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B7, and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). The aim of this study was to use this PBPK model to assess the magnitude of drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in an elderly population with severe renal impairment (sRI), which has not been evaluated in clinical trials. We first determined the system parameters, and meta-analyses of literature data suggested that the UGT2B7 abundance and BChE activity in an elderly population with sRI was almost equivalent to and 20% lower than that in healthy young subjects, respectively. Other parameters, such as the CYP3A4 abundance, for an sRI population were used according to those built into the Simcyp Simulator. Second, we confirmed that the PBPK model reproduced the plasma concentration-time profile for mirabegron in an sRI population (simulated area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) was within 1.5-times that of observed value). Finally, we applied the PBPK model to simulate DDIs in an sRI population. The PBPK model predicted that the AUC for mirabegron with itraconazole (a CYP3A4 inhibitor) was 4.12-times that in healthy elderly subjects administered mirabegron alone, and predicted that the proportional change in AUC for desipramine (a CYP2D6 substrate) with mirabegron was greater than that in healthy subjects. In conclusion, the PBPK model was verified for the purpose of DDI assessment in an elderly population with sRI.


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Name: Biopharmaceutics & drug disposition
ISSN: 1099-081X


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