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Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Healthy Volunteers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00181662
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 3, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laura Sullivan, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study looks to describe the pharmacokinetics of curcumin delivered as a single oral dose in healthy female volunteers. The impact of piperine and silybin on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin is also studied.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Drug: Curcumin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Healthy volunteers are seen on three separate visits and receive 4 gm of curcumin as a single oral dose either alone or with piperine or with silybin. Serial timed blood draws then are collected for pharmacokinetic analysis.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Naturally Occurring Inhibitors of UDP-glucuronyltransferase on the Oral Bioavailability of Curcumin in Normal Healthy Volunteers
Actual Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 17, 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 17, 2007

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Drug Information available for: Curcumin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Curcumin pharmacology

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Interactions between piperine and curcumin
  2. Interactions between silybin and curcumin

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy volunteer
  • On no medications except for birth control pills
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Comorbid disease

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00181662

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United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Laura Sullivan, Study Official, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00181662    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005P-000650
P50CA105009-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 3, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Keywords provided by Laura Sullivan, Massachusetts General Hospital:
Healthy volunteer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action