AZD6140 Oral Contraceptive Interaction Study

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: May 27, 2008
Last updated: December 1, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of co-administration of AZD6140 and Nordette® on the blood levels of certain female hormones.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: AZD6140
Drug: Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Nordette®)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Randomised, Double-blind, Two-way Crossover Study to Determine the Effects of Co-administration of AZD6140 and Nordette® (Combination of Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol) After Multiple Oral Doses in Healthy Female Volunteers

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood levels of ethinyl estradiol, a female hormone, following oral administration of AZD6140 and Nordette® [ Time Frame: At scheduled times following dosing during the first 3 weeks of menstrual cycles 1 and 2. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood levels of various other hormones following concomitant oral administration of AZD6140 and Nordette® [ Time Frame: At scheduled times following dosing during the first 3 weeks of menstrual cycles 1 and 2. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Blood levels of AZD6140 and its main metabolite after concomitant oral administration of AZD6140 and Nordette® [ Time Frame: At scheduled times following dosing during the first 3 weeks of Cycles 1 and 2. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety and tolerability of AZD6140 when co-administered with Nordette® [ Time Frame: Screening through completion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: AZD6140
90 mg tablet taken by mouth 2 times a day for 21 days per cycle
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Nordette®)
1 tablet taken by mouth once a day for 28 days per cycle
Other Name: Nordette®


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females who are healthy, non-pregnant, not planning pregnancy within the study period, non-breast-feeding, and pre-menopausal
  • Either currently taking Nordette® which was well tolerated for at least two months prior to randomisation with no history of break-through bleeding, or, willing to take Nordette for 2 months prior to receiving the study drug
  • Females of child-bearing potential must be willing to use at least 1 additional medically approved non-hormonal barrier contraceptive method (for example, condom or diaphragm) that contains spermicide

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of intolerance (e.g. adverse events) to any oral contraceptive or AZD6140
  • History of blood vessel or bleeding conditions that would make the volunteer more prone to bleeding
  • History or presence of significant medical problems
  • Women who are current smokers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00685906

United States, Florida
Research Site
Miami, Florida, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Kathleen Butler, MD AstraZeneca
Principal Investigator: Audrey , Martinez, MD SeaView Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jay Horrow, MD, Medical Science Director, AZD6140, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00685906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5130C00042  AZD6140/OC Study 
Study First Received: May 27, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
oral contraceptive
birth control
Healthy volunteers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptives, Oral
Ethinyl Estradiol
Ethinyl estradiol, levonorgestrel drug combination
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Purinergic Agents
Purinergic Antagonists
Purinergic P2 Receptor Antagonists
Purinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists
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