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Re: AUC and segmented post treatment exposure

From: Nick Holford <n.holford>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 02:36:13 +1200


It is certainly possible to get NONMEM to predict the AUC over discrete time segments (assuming you have an adequate parametric model for the concentration) e.g.

COMP (...) ; other compartments if you wish
DADT(2)=derivative for PK model

You can specify in the data file a CMT item of -1 and EVID=2 to reset the AUC compartment at the end of each discrete segment if you want to get the discrete AUC values in the table file. But its also easy to simply subtract the cumulative AUCs in the table file after NONMEM has generated its output.

Why do you want to do this?


Joel Trning wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am working with a population model of 100 patients sparsely sampled for 60 days. It is a 2-compartment model with first order absorption and repeated oral administration for 3 days. I have some difficulties in finding a code for estimating AUC for these patients so if anyone could help me that would save me a lot of time.
> How do I code for AUC in repeated oral dosing for a 2-compartment model?
> Is it possible to code for AUC segments (e.g. 0-20 days and/or 20-40 days after administration)?
> Thanks
> /Joel Tarning
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Nick Holford, Dept Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology
University of Auckland, 85 Park Rd, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Received on Tue Mar 27 2007 - 10:36:13 EDT

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