Pharmacokinetics of LCP-Tacro in Stable Liver Transplant Patients

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First received: January 23, 2008
Last updated: July 3, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

A three sequence, open-label, multi-center, prospective, study in stable liver transplant patients to assess and compare the pharmacokinetics (Cmax, C24, and AUC), and safety of LCP-Tacro (tacrolimus) tablets versus Prograf (tacrolimus) capsules.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Transplantation
Immunosuppressive Therapy
Drug: LCP Tacro-2012
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Open-Label, Multi-Center Prospective, Conversion Study in Stable Liver Transplant Patients to Compare the Pharmacokinetics of LCP-Tacro Tablets Once-A-Day to Prograf® Capsules Twice-A-Day

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of steady state tacrolimus exposure (AUC0-24) and trough levels (C24) in stable liver transplant recipients converted from Prograf (tacrolimus, Astellas Pharma US, Inc.) to LCP-Tacro in a three-sequence study design. [ Time Frame: 22 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether patients can be safely converted from Prograf to LCP-Tacr [ Time Frame: 52 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To determine the mean conversion ratio between Prograf twice-a-day and LCP-Tacro once-a-day [ Time Frame: 22 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To evaluate the safety of LCP-Tacro compared to Prograf [ Time Frame: 52 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 59
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: LCP Tacro-2012
    Once-daily 1 mg, 2 mg, and 5 mg tablets
Detailed Description:

A three sequence, open-label, multi-center, prospective, study in stable liver transplant patients to assess and compare the pharmacokinetics (Cmax, C24, and AUC), and safety of LCP-Tacro (tacrolimus) tablets versus Prograf (tacrolimus) capsules.

Stable liver transplant patients who fulfill all I/E criteria will be enrolled and kept on Prograf for 7 days. Following a 24-hour PK study on Day 7 to determine pharmacokinetics for Prograf, all patients will be converted to once daily LCP-Tacro for 7 days with no dose changes allowed. On Day 14 and Day 21 a 24-hour LCP-Tacro PK study will be performed. On Day 22 patients will be converted back to their original twice daily dose of Prograf for a safety follow-up period of 30 days ending with a safety assessment on day 53.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women 18-65 years of age who are recipients of a liver transplant at least six months prior to enrollment
  • Patients on oral Prograf therapy as part of their maintenance immunosuppression therapy, with stable doses and trough levels of tacrolimus of 5-12 ng/mL for at least four weeks prior to enrollment with at least two measurements at least two days apart in the screening period up to fourteen days prior to enrollment
  • Concurrent immunosuppression with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF, CellCept) or mycophenolic acid delayed-release tablets (Myfortic) is allowed but patients on either of these medications should be on stable doses for at least four weeks prior to enrollment
  • Patients with stable serum bilirubin, AST, ALT, and Alk Phos or GGT that are ≤ 2 times the upper limit of normal based on local laboratory criteria
  • Patients with serum creatinine ≤2.0 mg/dL prior to enrollment
  • Able to swallow study medication
  • Patients capable of understanding the purposes and risks of the study, who can give written informed consent and who are willing to participate in and comply with the study protocol.
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within seven days prior to receiving study medication and agree to use contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy during participation in the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recipients of any transplanted organ other than a liver
  • White blood cell count ≤ 2.8 x 109/L
  • Patients who are receiving a total dose of Prograf < 3 mg per 24 hours
  • Patients who are receiving more than 10 mg of prednisone per day
  • Patients unable or unwilling to provide informed consent
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Patients with reproductive potential who are unwilling/unable to use a double barrier method of contraception
  • Administration of any other investigational agent in the three months prior to enrollment
  • Patients receiving any drug interfering with tacrolimus metabolism
  • Patients who have taken sirolimus within the three months prior to screening
  • Patient with an episode of acute cellular requiring antibody therapy within the six months prior to enrollment
  • Patients treated for acute cellular rejection within the thirty days prior to enrollment
  • Patient who is HCV negative and has received an HCV positive (HCV RNA by PCR or HCV antibody) donor liver
  • Patients presenting after liver transplantation with recurrent HCV infection, documented by presence of HCV RNA in serum and grade II or greater inflammation or stage II or greater fibrosis on liver biopsy
  • Patients being actively treated with antiviral therapy, such as interferons or ribavirin, for recurrent hepatitis C.
  • Patients with an alpha-feto protein ≥ 20 ng/mL
  • Patient has a current malignancy or a history of malignancy (within the past five years), except basal or non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has been treated successfully
  • Patient has uncontrolled concomitant infection, a systemic infection requiring treatment, or any other unstable medical condition that could interfere with the study objectives
  • Patient has severe diarrhea, vomiting, active peptic ulcer or gastrointestinal disorder that may affect the absorption of tacrolimus
  • Patient will require therapy with any immunosuppressive agent other than those prescribed in the study
  • Patient has a known hypersensitivity to corticosteroids or tacrolimus
  • Patient has any form of current substance abuse (patients must pass a standard drug screen), psychiatric disorder or a condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, may invalidate communication with the Investigator Version
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00608244

United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 44123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
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Principal Investigator: Rita Alloway, PharmD University of Cincinnati
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Responsible Party: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00608244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCP Tacro 2012
Study First Received: January 23, 2008
Last Updated: July 3, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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