A Study Evaluating The Absorption Of Varenicline Into The Body From A Varenicline Solution And A Varenicline Patch Applied To The Skin

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 16, 2008
Last updated: January 22, 2009
Last verified: January 2009

To evaluate the absorption, safety, and tolerability of a varenicline solution and a varenicline patch applied to the skin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Smoking Cessation
Drug: Varenicline free base solution
Drug: Varenicline free base patch
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Phase 1, Open-Label, Nonrandomized, Single Dose Study To Characterize The Pharmacokinetics Of A Varenicline (CP-526,555) Transdermal Solution And A Varenicline Transdermal Delivery System Applied To The Skin Of Adult Smokers

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Varenicline area under the curve from 0 to the last quantifiable concentration (AUClast) and varenicline area under the curve from 0 to infinity (AUCinf) [ Time Frame: 8 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of adverse events (including skin irritation) [ Time Frame: 8 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Varenicline free base solution Drug: Varenicline free base solution
A single application of a 4.8 mg varenicline solution will be applied to the upper back over a 24 hour period
Experimental: Varenicline transdermal delivery system Drug: Varenicline free base patch
A single application of a nominal 1.2 mg dose of a varenicline transdermal delivery system (5 cm2 patch, 4.8 mg drug payload) will be applied to the upper back over a 24 hour period

Detailed Description:

Additional Study Purpose Details: Evaluation of the pharmacokinetic profile of a varenicline solution and a varenicline patch applied to the skin


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy, adult, male smokers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • significant medical illness
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00774605

United States, Connecticut
Pfizer Investigational Site
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00774605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A3051118
Study First Received: October 16, 2008
Last Updated: January 22, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
percutaneous, transcutaneous, topical, varenicline, transdermal, transdermal delivery system, patch

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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