Pharmacokinetic Study of AEB071 in Patients Following Liver Transplantation

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 15, 2007
Last updated: April 8, 2011
Last verified: February 2008
The study will evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of AEB071 in the immediate post-transplant period in patients who have undergone their first liver transplant.

Condition Intervention Phase
de Novo Liver Transplantation
Drug: AEB071
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: An Open-label, Two-period, Multi-center, Single Dose Study to Assess the Pharmacokinetics of AEB071 in de Novo Liver Transplant Patients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • -Pharmacokinetic of AEB071 & its primary metabolite, AEE800 at predose & up to 72 hours post-operatively -Safety & tolerability (vital signs,ECGs,clinical lab evaluations,seroius/adverse events) -AEB071,AEE800 & tacrolimus in blood for both Periods [ Time Frame: at predose & 16 timepoints post-dose ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • -Pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus in presence of AEB071 -Biliary excretion of AEB071 & primary metabolite (AEE800) from patients with a T-tube -Relationship of free drug concentration, α-1 acid glycoprotein concentration & pharmacokinetics AEB071

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: AEB071


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary liver transplant recipients.
  • Transplanted liver functioning at an acceptable level by 24 h post-transplant
  • Patients started on tacrolimus therapy within 12 h post-transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous transplantation or multiple organs transplantation
  • Acute rejection
  • Non-heart beating donor

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00545259

Novartis investigative site
Berlin, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Padova, Italy
Novartis investigative site
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Investigator site
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00545259     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAEB071B2101
Study First Received: October 15, 2007
Last Updated: April 8, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Organ transplant, liver, pharmacokinetics, AEB071, immunosuppression processed this record on November 25, 2015