Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Methylnaltrexone in Volunteers With Impaired Hepatic Function

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Salix Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01367522
First received: May 27, 2011
Last updated: July 17, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

This is a multicenter, non-randomized, single-dose, parallel-group study. Each subject will receive a subcutaneous dose of MNTX. Eight subjects with normal hepatic function and eight subjects from each classification of hepatic impairment will be enrolled. Plasma samples will be collected before and at specified intervals after dosing and the concentration of MNTX will be analyzed.


Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Dysfunction
Drug: SC Methylnaltrexone (MNTX)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, Open-Label, Study to Evaluate Single Dose Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Methylnaltrexone (MNTX) in Volunteers With Impaired Hepatic Function

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Further study details as provided by Salix Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma Concentration of SC MNTX [ Time Frame: 20 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of MNTX administered subcutaneously as a single dose in individuals with impaired liver and hepatic function compared to healthy controls.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time of Maximum Plasma Concentration of SC MNTX [ Time Frame: 20 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of MNTX administered subcutaneously as a single dose in individuals with impaired liver and hepatic function compared to healthy controls.

  • Area Under the Plasma Concentration versus Time Curve (AUC) of SC MNTX [ Time Frame: 20 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of MNTX administered subcutaneously as a single dose in individuals with impaired liver and hepatic function compared to healthy controls.

  • Percentage of SC MNTX Excreted in Urine [ Time Frame: 20 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of MNTX administered subcutaneously as a single dose in individuals with impaired liver and hepatic function compared to healthy controls.

  • Urinary Clearance of SC MNTX [ Time Frame: 20 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of MNTX administered subcutaneously as a single dose in individuals with impaired liver and hepatic function compared to healthy controls.


Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2004
Primary Completion Date: July 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: SC Methylnaltrexone (MNTX)

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females between the ages of 18-80 years
  2. Body weight greater than 100 lbs and BMI between 18-38
  3. Liver values that are abnormal must not be clinically relevant as judged by the investigator. Liver enzyme and bilirubin must be less than 5 times the upper normal of reference range and may be repeated under fed conditions if abnormal. Stable hepatitis patients as well as cirrhosis patients of either etiology.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of current alcohol abuse with less than 1 year abstinence
  2. Conditions possibly affecting drug absorption, e.g. gastrectomy or clinically significant diabetic gastroenteropathy.
  3. Currently pregnant or nursing
  4. Methadone use.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01367522

Locations
United States, New York
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York, United States, 10591
Sponsors and Collaborators
Salix Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Tage Ramakrishna, MD Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Tage Ramakrishna, M.D., Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01367522     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MNTX 1107
Study First Received: May 27, 2011
Last Updated: July 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Methylnaltrexone
Naltrexone
Narcotic Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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