Pharmacologic Effects of Darifenacin and Tolterodine on Cardiovascular Parameters in Healthy Subjects

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2008
Procter and Gamble
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Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the pharmacologic effects of exposure to darifenacin and tolterodine on cardiovascular parameters in healthy subjects 50 years of age and older

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Drug: Darifenacin Drug: Tolterodine Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 162 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 3-Way Cross-Over, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Assess the Pharmacologic Effects of a 7-Day Exposure to Darifenacin 15 mg o.d. and Tolterodine ER 4 mg o.d on Cardiovascular Parameters in Healthy Subjects 50 Years of Age and Older
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Drug: Darifenacin
Darifenacin tablets 15 mg once daily
Other Name: Enablex

Active Comparator: 2
Drug: Tolterodine
Tolterodine extended release (ER) 4 mg once daily

Placebo Comparator: 3
Drug: Placebo
Placebo tablet once daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean heart rate per 24 hours following exposure to darifenacin 15 mg o.d. and tolterodine ER 4 mg o.d., at baseline and Day 7

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effects of darifenacin and tolterodine compared to placebo on mean heart rate per 24 hours, at baseline and Day 7
  2. Effects of darifenacin, tolterodine and placebo on other cardiovascular parameters at baseline and Day 7

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy males and females ≥ 50 years
  • Body mass index equal to or greater than 18.5 kg/m2 and less than 35.0 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected allergy to tolterodine ER or darifenacin or their components
  • Subjects with irregular day and night patterns such as night shift workers
  • Significant medical problems know to affect heart rate (ie., hypertension, hypotension, history of heart failure, history of pulmonary disease, etc.)
  • History of any malignancy within the past 5 years, with the exception of localized basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Subjects with diseases such as urinary retention, gastric retention, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, severe renal insufficiency, etc.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00413790

United States, Arizona
Investigative Site
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85251
Investigative Site
Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85282
United States, California
Investigative Site
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
United States, Florida
Investigative Site
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32216
Investigative Site
Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33458
United States, Kansas
Investigative Site
Overland Park, Kansas, United States, 66215
United States, Kentucky
Investigative Site
Madisonville, Kentucky, United States, 42431
United States, Massachusetts
Investigative Site
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, United States, 02481
United States, New Jersey
Investigative Site
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, New York
Investigative Site
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14202
United States, Texas
Investigative Site
Austin, Texas, United States, 78752
Investigative Site
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Sponsors and Collaborators
Procter and Gamble
Study Chair: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. NPC

Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00413790     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDAR328A2413
First Posted: December 20, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Heart rate, overactive bladder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tolterodine Tartrate
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Urological Agents