The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of genetic polymorphisms in the CYP3A and CYP2C19 genes on cilostazol pharmacokinetics, with the drug being administered orally as a 50‐mg single dose in healthy subjects. CYP2C19 genotypes in individuals with the CYP3A5*3/*3 genotype were associated with statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) in cilostazol pharmacokinetics parameters (apparent oral clearance (CL/F) and terminal half‐life (t1/2)). This indicates that CYP2C19 polymorphisms play an important role in the metabolism of cilostazol only in individuals with the CYP3A5*3/*3 genotype, which has low metabolic activity.
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2009); 86 3, 281–284. doi:10.1038/clpt.2009.90