Milrinone (Primacor) is a a potent and selective phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor with an IC50 of 0.42 uM for the inhibition of FIII PDE. It potentiates the effect of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). It also enhances relaxation of the left ventricle by increasing Ca2+-ATPase activity on the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum. This increases calcium ion uptake.It has positive inotropic, vasodilating and minimal chronotropic effects. It is used in the management of heart failure only when conventional treatment with vasodilators and diuretics has proven insufficient. This is due to the potentially fatal adverse effects of milrinone, including ventricular arrhythmias.
|Body Surface Area (m2)||0.007||0.025||0.15||0.05||0.02||0.5|
|Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by||Animal B Km|
|Animal A Km|
For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.
|Solubility||DMSO 40 mg/mL|
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