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Effect of Food on Bioavailability of Modified Release Formulations of Imatinib

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis Identifier:
First received: January 8, 2007
Last updated: April 4, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
This study will evaluate the effect of food on the relative bioavailability of a single dose of imatinib given as a 800 mg modified release tablet, compared to twice-daily doses of 400 mg film-coated tablets. There will be a 8 day wash out phase between treatments and a 1 week safety period at the end of the study. Each participant will receive all four treatments.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Drug: imatinib Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I, Two Arm, Open-label, Randomized, Study to Investigate the Effect of Food on the Bioavailability of a Single 800 mg Imatinib Dose in Modified Release Formulations (MR3 and MR4) and Compare the Bioavailability Between MR3, MR4 and Imatinib 400 mg Twice Daily Immediate Release Tablet (IR) in Healthy Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the bioavailability of Modified Release formulations to 400 mg immediate release (IR) tablet when administered twice-daily (both given with a low fat meal).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the relative bioavailability of a single daily 800 mg dose of modified release formulations with a high fat meal and a low fat (regular) meal, to modified release formulations after over-night fasting in healthy volunteers.
  • To compare safety and tolerability of the 800 mg daily dose modified release formulations with or without food

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: imatinib 800mg Drug: imatinib
Other Name: STI571
Active Comparator: imatinib 400mg Drug: imatinib
Other Name: STI571


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria

  • Healthy male or female subjects (postmenopausal women), 18-65 years of age
  • Able to communicate well with the investigator and comply with the requirements of the study.

Exclusion criteria

  • Smokers within 3 months
  • Subjects using any prescription drug or over-the-counter (OTC) medication (including herbal and alternative medication) within 3 weeks prior to dosing.
  • Participation in any clinical investigation within 4 weeks prior to dosing or longer if required by local regulation.
  • A past medical history or presence of clinically significant ECG abnormalities
  • History of acute or chronic bronchospastic disease (including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, treated or not treated).
  • History of medications pre-disposing the subjects for GI bleedings/cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Women taking any biphosphonates (Fosomax like drugs)
  • History of being immunocompromised, including a positive HIV test result.
  • A positive Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or Hepatitis C test result.
  • Females nursing infants. Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00420043

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00420043     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSTI571O2103
Study First Received: January 8, 2007
Last Updated: April 4, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Food effect
modified release formulation of STI571
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Philadelphia Chromosome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Imatinib Mesylate
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 21, 2017