volume 50, issue 3, P286-293 1991
DOI: 10.1038/clpt.1991.138
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Abstract: A stable isotope-labeled drug method was used to determine the absolute bioavailability and absorption kinetics of a transdermal nicotine-delivery system (TTS). TTSs are being developed as an adjunct to smoking-cessation therapy. Deuterium-labeled nicotine was infused for 24 hours simultaneously to TTS application in cigarette-abstinent smokers. In 11 subjects with good patch adhesion, an average systemic dose of 19 mg nicotine was delivered, with average absolute bioavailability of 82%. The rate of nicotine a…

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