Bioequivalence Study of Fenofibric Acid Versus Tricor® (Fenofibrate)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00961116
First received: August 14, 2009
Last updated: October 27, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the bioequivalence of 105 mg fenofibric acid tablets relative to 145 mg fenofibrate tablets in healthy volunteers under fasting conditions. A secondary objective is to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of fenofibric acid when administered as a single 105 mg dose to healthy volunteers in a fasted state. Safety and tolerability of this regimen will also be evaluated.


Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy
Drug: Fenofibric Acid (Fibricor™) 105 mg Tablet
Drug: Fenofibrate (Tricor®) 145 mg Tablet
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Single-Dose, Bioequivalence Study of 105 mg Fenofibric Acid Tablets Versus 145 mg Tricor® (Fenofibrate) Tablets Under Fasting Conditions.

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Further study details as provided by Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) [ Time Frame: serial pharmacokinetic plasma concentrations were drawn prior to dose administration (0 hour) and at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours after drug administration. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Area Under the Concentration Versus Time Curve From Time 0 to Time t [AUC(0-t)] [ Time Frame: serial pharmacokinetic plasma concentrations were drawn prior to dose administration (0 hour) and at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours after drug administration. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The Area Under the Plasma Concentration Versus Time Curve From Time 0 to Infinity AUC(0-∞) [ Time Frame: serial pharmacokinetic plasma concentrations were drawn prior to dose administration (0 hour) and at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours after drug administration. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fenofibric Acid (Fibricor™)
1 x 105 mg fenofibric acid (Fibricor™)tablet administered after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours
Drug: Fenofibric Acid (Fibricor™) 105 mg Tablet
1 x 105 mg fenofibric acid (Fibricor™) tablet administered after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours
Other Name: (Fibricor™)
Experimental: Fenofibrate (Tricor®)
1 x 145 mg fenofibrate (Tricor®) tablet administered after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours
Drug: Fenofibrate (Tricor®) 145 mg Tablet
1 x 145 mg Fenofibrate (Tricor®) tablet administered after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours
Other Name: (Tricor®)

Detailed Description:

Fenofibrate is rapidly and completely hydrolyzed to fenofibric acid, the active moiety. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the bioequivalence of fenofibric acid and fenofibrate under fasting conditions. Additionally, the safety and tolerability of the study treatments will be evaluated. Fifty-four healthy, non-smoking, non-obese, 18-45 year old, male and female volunteers will be randomly assigned in a crossover fashion to receive each of two dosing regimens, fenofibric acid (Fibricor™) and fenofibrate (Tricor®) in sequence with a 7 day washout period between dosing periods. On the morning of Day 1, after an overnight fast of at least 10 hours, subjects will receive either a single oral dose of the test formulation, fenofibric acid (1 x 105 mg tablet) or a single oral dose of the reference formulation, fenofibrate (1 x 145 mg tablet). After a 7 day washout period, on the morning of Day 8 after an overnight fast, subjects will receive the alternate regimen. Fasting will continue for 4 hours after each dose. Blood samples will be drawn from all participants before dosing and for 72 hours post dose at times sufficient to adequately define the pharmacokinetics of fenofibric acid and fenofibrate. Subjects will be monitored throughout their participation for adverse reactions to the study drug and/or procedures. Seated blood pressure and pulse will be measured prior to each dose and approximately 2 hours post-dose. All adverse experiences, whether elicited by query, spontaneously reported, or observed by clinic staff, will be documented in the subject's case report form.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults 18-45 years of age
  • Non-smoking
  • Non-pregnant (post-menopausal, surgically sterile or using effective contraceptive measures)
  • Body mass index (BMI) less than 30
  • Medically healthy on the basis of medical history and physical examination
  • Hemoglobin > or = to 12g/dL
  • Completion of the screening process within 28 days prior to dosing
  • Provision of voluntary written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent participation (within 28 days) in other research studies
  • Recent significant blood donation or plasma donation
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Test positive at screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg), or hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Recent (2-year) history or evidence of alcoholism or drug abuse
  • History or presence of significant cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, gallbladder or biliary tract, renal, hematologic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immunologic, dermatologic, neurologic, or psychiatric disease
  • Subjects who have used any drugs or substances known to inhibit or induce cytochrome (CYP) P450 enzymes and/or P-glycoprotein (P-gp) within 28 days prior to the first dose and throughout the study
  • Drug allergies to fenofibrate (fenofibric acid)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00961116

Locations
United States, North Dakota
PRACS Institute, Ltd. - Cetero Research
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anthony R Godfrey, Pharm.D. PRACS - Cetero
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Vice President, Branded products and Medical Affairs, Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00961116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MPC-028-07-1007
Study First Received: August 14, 2009
Results First Received: August 24, 2009
Last Updated: October 27, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.:
healthy
pharmacokinetics
therapeutic equivalency
fasting
procetofen
fenofibric acid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fenofibrate
Fenofibric acid
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Lipid Regulating Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anticholesteremic Agents

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