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Fasting Bioequivalence Study of Pravastatin Sodium 80 mg Tablets Versus Pravachol® 80 mg Tablets In Normal Healthy Subjects

This study has been completed.
Genpharm ULC
Information provided by:
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2008
Last updated: March 31, 2008
Last verified: March 2008

The objective of this study was to compare the rate and extent of absorption of pravastatin sodium from a test formulation of Pravastatin Sodium 80 mg Tablets versus the reference Pravachol® 80 mg Tablets under fasting conditions.

Based on the results from this study, the two 80 mg pravastatin tablet formulations demonstrated bioequivalence under the single-dose fasting conditions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Therapeutic Equivalency Drug: Pravastatin Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Two-Way Crossover, Open-Label, Single-Dose, Fasting, Bioequivalence Study of Pravastatin Sodium 80 mg Tablets Versus Pravachol® 80 mg Tablets In Normal Healthy Non-Smoking Male and Female Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Mylan Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bioequivalence [ Time Frame: Within 30 days ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: July 2003
Primary Completion Date: July 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Pravastatin
Single-dose 80 mg immediate-release oral tablet
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Pravastatin
Single-dose 80 mg immediate-release tablet
Other Name: Pravachol®


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects meeting the following criteria may be included in the study:
  • Non-smoking male or female with a minimum age of 18 years.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI = weight/height2) greater than or equal to 19 kg/m2 and less than or equal to 26 kg/m2.
  • Availability of subject for the entire study period and willingness to adhere to protocol requirements, as evidenced by a signed Informed Consent Form.
  • Normal findings in the physical examination, 12‑lead ECG and vital signs (blood pressure between 100‑140/60‑90 mmHg, heart rate between 50-99 beats/min and temperature between 35.8°C and 37.5°C).
  • Negative for drugs of abuse, nicotine , alcohol, hepatitis B-surface antigen, hepatitis C and HIV, and for female subjects, pregnancy (serum ß-CG).
  • No clinical laboratory values outside of the acceptable range as defined by BCR, unless the Principal Investigator decides they are not clinically significant.
  • Female subjects who are surgically sterile for at least six months or post-menopausal for at least one year, or who will avoid pregnancy prior to the study, during the study and up until one month after the end of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects meeting any of the following criteria will be excluded:
  • Known history of hypersensitivity to pravastatin sodium (e.g. Pravachol®, Lipostat®) and/or related drugs such as simvastatin (Zocor®), atorvastatin (Lipitor™), cerivastatin (Baycol®) or fluvastatin (Lescol®).
  • Known history or presence of cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, neurological, hematological, liver or kidney disease, unless judged not clinically significant by the Principal Investigator, or medical designate.
  • Known history or presence of food allergies, or any condition known to interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of drugs.
  • Any clinically significant illness during the last four weeks prior to entry into this study.
  • Presence of any significant physical or organ abnormality.
  • Any subject with a history of drug abuse.
  • Any psychiatric or psychological disease (including depression) unless deemed not clinically significant by the Principal Investigator, or medical designate.
  • Use of any prescription medication within 14 days preceding entry into this study.
  • Use of over-the-counter (OTC) medication within seven days preceding entry into this study (except for spermicidal/barrier contraceptive products).
  • Female subjects: use of oral contraceptives or contraceptive implants (such as Norplant®) within 30 days prior to drug administration or a depot injection of progestogen drug (e.g. Depo-Provera®) within one year prior to drug administration.
  • Female subjects: presence of pregnancy or lactation.
  • Any subject who has had blood withdrawals within 56 days preceding this study, taken during the conduct of any clinical study at a facility other than BCR, or within the lockout period specified by a previous study conducted at BCR.
  • Participation in a clinical trial with an investigational drug within 30 days preceding this study.
  • Any subject who has donated blood within 56 days preceding this study.
  • Any subject who has participated as a plasma donor in a plasmapheresis program within seven days preceding this study.
  • Significant or recent history of asthma (after 12 years of age).
  • Any subject with a recent (less than one year) history of alcohol abuse.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00650221

Canada, Ontario
Biovail Contract Research
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1L 4S4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Genpharm ULC
Principal Investigator: Paul Tam, MD Biovail Contract Research
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Elliot Offman, Director, Biopharmaceutics, Genpharm ULC Identifier: NCT00650221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2721
Study First Received: March 30, 2008
Last Updated: March 31, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
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