A Study to Evaluate the Hormone Exposure From Multiple Commercial Lots of ORTHO EVRA (a Transdermal Contraceptive Patch)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00258076
First received: November 22, 2005
Last updated: December 11, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to estimate the exposure to the hormones norelgestromin, norgestrel, and ethinyl estradiol in the bloodstream of healthy female volunteers across multiple commercial lots of ORTHO EVRA® (a transdermal contraceptive patch) and to compare these data to historical hormonal exposure data from one ORTHO EVRA® clinical development lot.


Condition Intervention Phase
Contraception
Female Contraception
Drug: EVRA transdermal contraceptive patch 6 mg NGMN and 0.75 mg EE
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-Label, Randomized, Partially Balanced, Incomplete Block Design Sudy to Evaluate the Hormone Exposure From Commercial ORTHO EVRA�

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A comparison of the exposure and pharmacokinetics of NGMN, NG, and EE after a single patch application of different commercial lots of ORTHO EVRA and a comparison of these data to historical hormonal data from a clinical development patch.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • An assessment of safety from screening to final visit (incidence of adverse events, changes in physical, gynecologic and breast examinations, vital signs, laboratory tests and electrocardiogram results).

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: April 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 001
EVRA transdermal contraceptive patch 6 mg NGMN and 0.75 mg EE
Drug: EVRA transdermal contraceptive patch 6 mg NGMN and 0.75 mg EE

Detailed Description:

This multicenter, open-label, randomized, partially-balanced, incomplete block design study will consist of a pre-treatment phase (a screening period lasting up to 21 days), an open-label treatment phase (three 7-day treatment periods separated by 21-day washouts), and a post-treatment phase (a follow-up or early withdrawal visit). Total participation in the study is approximately 67 days. Approximately 52 subjects will be enrolled. The study population comprises healthy women, ages 18 to 45 years inclusive, who weigh at least 110 pounds, have a body mass index (BMI) between 16 and 29.9 kg per meter squared.

An ORTHO EVRA® patch from 1 of the 13 selected commercial lots will be applied to the buttock of each subject and worn for 7 days. Patches will be applied on Days 1, 29, and 57 by the investigator or designated study unit personnel. Each patch will be worn on the upper outer quadrant of the same buttock, but the 3 patches will not necessarily be placed in the exact same position. The investigator or designated study unit personnel will remove the patches on Days 8, 36, and 64 and will evaluate the adhesion of the patches before removal.

Subjects will be confined to the study unit for blood sample collections for determination of NGMN, NG, and EE serum concentrations. Blood samples will be collected (via venipuncture) immediately before and at specified time points after each patch application. Pharmacokinetic parameters of NGMN, NG, and EE, including Cmax, tmax, and AUC for each treatment will be estimated by standard methods. Safety will be assessed throughout the study, and will be based on adverse events and changes in physical and gynecologic examinations (including breast examinations), vital signs, electrocardiograms (ECGs), and clinical laboratory test results. Three 7-day treatment periods, separated by 21-day washouts, as follows: Each ORTHO EVRA® patch will be worn on the buttock (upper outer quadrant) for 7 days. Twenty one days after completing each treatment, subjects will cross over to the next treatment for 7 days. The patch will be applied to the upper outer quadrant of the same buttock as before, but not necessarily in the exact same spot.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are not pregnant (as demonstrated by negative pregnancy tests at screening and before admission for each treatment period) and who have completed their last term pregnancy at least 60 days before the admission visit
  • confirmed to be in good health as determined by medical history, physical examination (including vital signs), gynecologic examination (including breast examination), and laboratory test results
  • have a history of regular menstrual cycles, weigh at least 110 pounds (50 kilograms), have a body mass index (BMI) between 16 and 29.9 kg per meter squared, a hematocrit of at least 36% at screening, and a ferritin level above the lower limit of normal
  • are nonsmokers and have not used any tobacco products for at least 6 months before study admission
  • agree not to use any prescription or nonprescription medications for the duration of the study, and if the subject or her male partner are not surgically sterile, agree to continue to use a non-hormone-containing intrauterine device (IUD) or one of the following methods of double-barrier contraception during participation in the study: condoms and foam, diaphragm and gel, or cervical cap and gel.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a history or presence of disorders commonly accepted as contraindications to sex hormonal therapy including, but not limited to: deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease, chronic untreated hypertension or migraines, benign or malignant liver tumor which developed during the use of oral contraceptives or other estrogen-containing products, or known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
  • presence of disorders commonly accepted as contraindications to combined oral contraceptive therapy including, but not limited to: undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding, any neurovascular lesion of the eye or serious visual disturbance, any impairment of liver function, liver disease, or kidney disease
  • currently pregnant or breast feeding, or have evidence of cervical dysplasia (as documented by a Pap smear within 6 months before randomization)
  • has used steroid hormonal therapy within 30 days before the first admission visit, received a Depo Provera® injection within 6 months of the first admission visit, received a Lunelle® injection within 60 days before the first admission visit, currently has Norplant® in place, or has had removal of Norplant within the 60 days before the first admission visit, or has used a steroid hormone-containing intrauterine device (IUD) within 3 months of randomization
  • has elevated blood pressure (sitting systolic BP >140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP >90 mm Hg)
  • has a history or presence of hypersensitivity in response to topical applications (bandages, surgical tape, etc.) or has active inflammation of the skin (dermatitis) or other skin conditions (dermatosis).
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Investigators
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00258076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR002215
Study First Received: November 22, 2005
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Transdermal contraception
contraceptive
hormonal, steroid contraception
ethinyl estradiol
progesterone
EVRA

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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