Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Predictions of Lorazepam Paediatric Clearance


  • Tamara van Donge Leiden University
  • Elisa Calvier Leiden University


Drug clearance is an important pharmacokinetic parameter as it describes the rate of elimination of a drug from the body. The aim of this project was to develop a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model, with the simulation program Simcyp, to predict the total plasma clearance for lorazepam for the entire paediatric age-range. The mean prediction error for observations in literature were 30% or below for all ages. This model can be used to assess the current dosing recommendations in children of all ages.

Author Biographies

Tamara van Donge, Leiden University

Division of Pharmacology - LACDR

Elisa Calvier, Leiden University

Division of Pharmacology - LACDR


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How to Cite

van Donge, T., & Calvier, E. (2015). Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Predictions of Lorazepam Paediatric Clearance. Student Undergraduate Research E-Journal!, 1. Retrieved from



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