A Trial in Healthy Volunteers, to Evaluate the Tolerability and Cardiac Safety of Prucalopride

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Movetis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00488215
First received: June 19, 2007
Last updated: May 28, 2008
Last verified: June 2007
  Purpose

An escalating dose of prucalopride up to a maximum of 20 mg was given once daily to 32 healthy volunteers to determine safety at the maximum tolerable dose or at 20 mg.


Condition Intervention Phase
Constipation
Drug: prucalopride
Other: Placebo
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 2-Way Cross-Over Trial in Healthy Volunteers, to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics, Tolerability and Cardiac Safety of Oral Prucalopride at Steady State, After up-Titration to a Maximum of 20 mg.

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Further study details as provided by Movetis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The exploration whether the maximum tolerable dose (MTD, defined as the highest dose not causing severe drug-related adverse events in > 50 % of the subjects) is achieved between 0 and 20 mg prucalopride. [ Time Frame: 26 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The documentation of laboratory and cardiovascular safety (vital signs, ECG, Holter monitoring) at the MTD or at 20 mg. [ Time Frame: 26 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: January 2000
Study Completion Date: March 2000
Primary Completion Date: March 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Prucalopride
Drug: prucalopride
The dose will be consecutively escalated in 2 mg steps per day, starting from 2 mg up to 20 mg once daily or until severe drug-related adverse events occur (= individual maximum tolerable dose, on decision of the subject and/or investigator).
Other Name: Resolor
Placebo Comparator: 2
Placebo
Other: Placebo
During the placebo session, the number of placebo tablets will be consecutively escalated in an identical way as described for prucalopride. This means 1 tablet more every day, up to 10 tablets.

Detailed Description:

This is a single-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial in 32 healthy volunteers with two sessions (I and II). Each session consists of a run-in day for baseline assessments, 13 treatment days and 5 additional days for assessments. Subjects will be randomized to start with either the prucalopride or placebo session.

Between the 2 sessions, there will be a washout period of 14 to 21 days, to avoid any carry-over effect.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged between 18 and 45 years, extremes included.
  2. Subject has a normal weight as defined by a Quetelet Index range of 18 - 30 kg/m2, extremes included.
  3. Informed consent form signed and dated, prior to screening.
  4. Healthy on the basis of a pre-trial physical examination, medical history, anamnesis, electrocardiogram, 24 hour Holter monitoring and the results of blood biochemistry and haematology tests and a urinalysis carried out in 3 weeks preceding randomization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History or suspicion of alcohol, barbiturate, amphetamine or narcotic abuse.
  2. Smoking more than 10 cigarettes, or 2 cigars, or 2 pipes per day for at least 6 months prior to selection.
  3. History of cardiac arrhythmia's, bronchospastic or cardiovascular disease (e.g. ischemic heart disease or cerebrovascular accident), diabetes mellitus, thyrotoxicosis, Parkinsonism, drug allergy.
  4. Presence of prolonged QTc (Bazett) on ECG at screening (QTc > 450 msec in male subjects, QTc > 470 msec in female subjects).
  5. Use of concomitant medication, except for oral contraceptives and paracetamol. All other medication must have been stopped at least 14 days before the first dose.
  6. Participation in an investigational drug trial in 30 days prior to the first visit.
  7. Donation of blood in the 60 days preceding the first visit.
  8. Pregnancy (as confirmed by a HCG test during screening and at day 0 of each treatment session) or breast-feeding female.
  9. Subjects with positive results for HIV, hepatitis B or C at screening.
  10. Female subjects of childbearing potential without adequate contraceptive protection during the trial.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00488215

Sponsors and Collaborators
Movetis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: M J Boyce, M.D. Central Middlesex Hospital, London
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Renate Specht Gryp, Movetis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00488215     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRU-GBR-10
Study First Received: June 19, 2007
Last Updated: May 28, 2008
Health Authority: UK: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Movetis:
constipation
prucalopride
MTD
cardiovascular safety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constipation
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive

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