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▧ Absorption :
The delayed-release capsule are enteric-coated (as omeprazole is acid-labile) so the absorption of omprazole begins once the granules leave the stomach. Absorption is rapid. Peak plasma levels occur within 0.5 - 3.5 hours. The absolute bioavailability (compared with intravenous administration) of the delayed-release capsule is 30-40% at doses of 20 - 40 mg, due to presystemic metabolism. This value increases slightly when given repeatedly. Based on a relative bioavailability study, the AUC and Cmax of PRILOSEC (omeprazole magnesium) for Delayed-Release Oral Suspension were 87% and 88% of those for PRILOSEC Delayed-Release Capsules, respectively. Interestingly, when the 40 mg delayed release capsule is given with or without applesauce, it is bioequivalent. However, when the 20 mg delayed release capsule is given with the same conditions, it is not bioequivalent. When the same capsule is given to the elderly, bioavailability increases. Omeprazole was 76% bioavailable.
▧ Protein binding :
95% bound to human plasma protein.
▧ Metabolism :
Hepatic. Omeprazole is extensively metabolized by the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme system. The two primary CYP isozymes involved are CYP2C19 and CYP3A4. Metabolism is stereoselective in which the S-isomer is converted to 5'O-desmethylomeprazole via CYP2C19. CYP3A4 converts the S-isomer to 3-hydroxyomeprazole. The R-isomer is converted to 5-hydroxyomeprazole by CYP2C19. CYP3A4 converts the R-isomer to any four different metabolites: 5-hydroxyomeprazole (5-OH OME), omeprazole sulfone (OME sulfone), 5'-O-desmethylomeprazole (5'-desmethyl OME), and 3-hydroxyomeprazole (3-OH OME).
▧ Route of Elimination :
Urinary excretion is a primary route of excretion of omeprazole metabolites. Little, if any unchanged drug was excreted in the urine. The majority of the dose (about 77%) was eliminated in urine as at least six metabolites. Two were identified as hydroxyomeprazole and the corresponding carboxylic acid. The remainder of the dose was recovered in the feces.
▧ Half Life :
0.5-1 hour (healthy subjects, delayed-release capsule);
3 hours (hepatic impairment)
▧ Clearance :
* 500 - 600 mL/min [Total body clearance, healthy subjects, delayed-release capsule]
* 250 mL/min [Plasma clearance, Geriatric]
* 70 mL/min [Plasma clearance, Hepatic Impairment]