Intrapulmonary Pharmacokinetics of Relebactam, a Novel β-Lactamase Inhibitor, Dosed in Combination with Imipenem-Cilastatin in Healthy Subjects.

July 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. February 23, 2018 V.62 N.3

Rizk ML1, Rhee EG2, Jumes PA2, Gotfried MH3, Zhao T2, Mangin E2, Bi S2, Chavez-Eng CM2, Zhang Z2, Butterton JR2.


This phase I study assessed the intrapulmonary pharmacokinetic profiles of relebactam (MK-7655), a novel β-lactamase inhibitor, and imipenem. Sixteen healthy subjects received 250 mg relebactam with 500 mg imipenem-cilastatin, given intravenously every 6 h for 5 doses, and were randomized to bronchoscopy/bronchoalveolar lavage at 0.5, 1, 1.5, or 3 h after the last dose (4 subjects per time point). Both drugs penetrated the epithelial lining fluid (ELF) to a similar degree, with the profiles being similar in shape to the corresponding plasma profiles and with the apparent terminal half-lives in plasma and ELF being 1.2 and 1.3 h, respectively, for relebactam and 1.0 h in both compartments for imipenem. The exposure (area under the concentration-time curve from time zero to infinity) in ELF relative to that in plasma was 54% for relebactam and 55% for imipenem, after adjusting for protein binding. ELF penetration for relebactam was further analyzed by fitting the data to a two-compartment pharmacokinetic model to capture its behavior in plasma, with a partitioning coefficient capturing its behavior in the lung compartment. In this model, the time-invariant partition coefficient for relebactam was found to be 55%, based on free drug levels. These results support the clinical evaluation of relebactam with imipenem-cilastatin for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia.


Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Infecciones respiratorias, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

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