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Usually measured by showing that the two dosage forms have the same area under the serum concentration/time curve (AUC), maximum serum concentration (Cmax), and time that maximum serum concentration occurs (Tmax) values within statistical limits n. Volume of serum or blood completely cleared of drug per unit time o. Proportionality constant that relates serum concentrations to amount of drug in the body p. Time required for serum concentrations to decrease by one-half after absorption and distribution phases are complete q.
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For example, if the therapeutic range of a drug is 10–20 mg/L, the ideal dosage interval would not let maximum serum concentrations exceed 20 mg/L or allow the minimum serum concentration to go below 10 mg/L (Figure 1-10). In this case, the dosage interval that would produce this steady-state concentration/time proﬁle would be every half-life. After a dose is given, the maximum serum concentration would be 20 mg/L. In 1 half-life the serum concentration would be 10 mg/L, and the next dose would be administered to the patient.