Only small amounts of unconjugated dothiepin (unchanged drug) and northiaden were excreted in urine over a 72 hr period. More than 10% of the dose was excreted as conjugated dothiepin and less than 0.8% of the dose as conjugated northiaden. Conjugated dothiepin was thus found to be an important metabolite of dothiepin. Conjugated dothiepin and northiaden were hydrolyzed with beta-glucuronidase, and their hydrolysis inhibited with 1,4 saccharolactone. Conjugated dothiepin and northiaden were found to be a quaternary ammonium-linked glucuronide and a tertiary N-glucuronide, respectively.