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Evaluating the Effect of Food on Absorption of Megace ES

This study has been completed.
SFBC Anapharm
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Endo Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: March 11, 2008
Last updated: April 18, 2016
Last verified: August 2015
To evaluate the effect of food on the rate and extent of absorption of megestrol acetate 625 mg/5 mL , and determine the safety and tolerability of megestrol acetate 625 mg/5 mL in healthy individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Megestrol acetate oral suspension 625 mg/5 mL
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Single-center, Randomized, Open-label, 2-way Crossover Bioavailability Study, Evaluating the Effect of Food on Megace ES (Megestrol Acetate 625 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension) Following a 625 mg Dose in Healthy Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Endo Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate and extent of absorption [ Time Frame: 120 hours (5 days) ]
  • Safety assessed using adverse events (AEs), clinical laboratory results, vital signs, physical examinations, and ECGs. [ Time Frame: signing of informed consent to 30 days after last study visit ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Megestrol acetate 625 mg/5 mL oral suspension (Megace ES) with a high fat meal
Drug: Megestrol acetate oral suspension 625 mg/5 mL
Megestrol acetate oral suspension 625 mg/5 mL. Single dose (5 mL) administered with a high fat meal
Other Name: Megace ES
Active Comparator: B
Megestrol acetate 625 mg/5 mL oral suspension (Megace ES) following an overnight fast
Drug: Megestrol acetate oral suspension 625 mg/5 mL
Megestrol acetate oral suspension 625 mg/5 mL. Single dose (5 mL) administered following an overnight fast
Other Name: Megace ES


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body weight ranging from 60-100 kg (132-220 lbs) and body mass index ≥18 and ≤32
  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of or any current medical conditions that could interfere with drug consumption, absorption, distribution, metabolism (eg. CYP450 inducers or inhibitors), or excretion of study drug
  • History of or any current medical conditions that could affect subject safety
  • History of frequent nausea or emesis, regardless of etiology
  • Participation in a clinical drug study during the 30 days preceding the initial dose
  • Significant illness during the 4 weeks preceding study entry
  • Use of any medication, including vitamins/herbal/mineral supplements, during the 7 days preceding the initial dose
  • Refusal or inability to abstain from food 10 hours proceeding and 4 hours following study drug administration, to consume the FDA high fat meal as directed, and to abstain from caffeine- or xanthine-containing beverages entirely during each confinement
  • Any history of or current drug or alcohol abuse
  • Prior alcohol intake exceeding the equivalent of 14 units/week (12 oz beer = 4 oz wine = 1.5 oz shot = 1 unit) on average, or consumption of any alcoholic beverages within 48 hours of study drug administration
  • History of smoking>25 cigarettes/day within 45 days of study drug administration
  • Blood or blood products donated within 30 days prior to study drug administration, or anytime during the study, except as required by this protocol
  • Positive results of urine drug screen, blood alcohol by a Breathalyzer test, hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B surface antibody (unless immunized), or anti-HCV
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00638079

SFBC Anapharm
Montreal (Quebec), Canada, H3X 2H9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Endo Pharmaceuticals
SFBC Anapharm
Principal Investigator: Benoit Deschamps, MD SFBC Anapharm
Study Director: Todd Kirby, PhD Endo Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Endo Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00638079     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PAR 100.1.C.003
Study First Received: March 11, 2008
Last Updated: April 18, 2016

Keywords provided by Endo Pharmaceuticals:
Food Effect
Megace ES

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Megestrol Acetate
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Appetite Stimulants
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