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Phase I, Open Label, Single-Dose, Four Way Crossover Study to Compare the PK of NP101 With Oral Imitrex® (50mg) in Migraine Subjects During an Acute Migraine Attack and During a Non-Migraine Period (NP101-011)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( NuPathe Inc. ) Identifier:
First received: July 25, 2008
Last updated: February 2, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
To compare the pharmacokinetics of NP101 with a currently approved oral formulation of Imitrex® (50 mg) in migraine subjects both during an acute migraine attack and during a non-migraine period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Migraine Disorders
Drug: Sumatriptan succinate
Drug: NP101 Study Patch
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Phase I, Open Label, Single-Dose, Four-Way Crossover Study Comparing the Pharmacokinetics of NP101 (Sumatriptan Iontophoretic Transdermal Patch) With an Oral Formulation of Imitrex® (50mg) in Migraine Subjects During an Acute Migraine Attack and During a Non-Migraine Period

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare the pharmacokinetics of NP101 with a currently approved formulation of Imitrex in migraine subjects during an acute migraine attack and during a non-migraine period. [ Time Frame: PK samples at pre and 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 24 hours post each dose/period for Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 [24 hour PK will not be done for Periods 5 and 6] ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Period 1
Subject dosed with oral sumatriptan succinate during an acute migraine attack.
Drug: Sumatriptan succinate
Sumatriptan succinate 50 mg taken orally
Active Comparator: Period 2
Subject dosed with oral sumatriptan during a non-migraine period.
Drug: Sumatriptan succinate
Sumatriptan succinate 50 mg taken orally
Experimental: Period 3 and Period 6
Subject dosed with NP101 during an acute migraine attack.
Drug: NP101 Study Patch
NP101 study patch 4 hour application
Experimental: Period 4 and Period 5
Subject dosed with NP101 study patch during a non-migraine period.
Drug: NP101 Study Patch
NP101 study patch 4 hour application


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult male and female subjects, between the ages of 18 to 65 years.
  • Subjects with a diagnosis of migraine headache, with or without aura, as defined in the ICHD-II, and the diagnosis was made before the age of 50.
  • The majority of a subject's headaches during a migraine attack are moderate to severe in intensity.
  • Subject has history of regularly occuring migraines, accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
  • Subject has at least one year history of migraine based upon subject testimony.
  • Subject will be judged to be in good health, based upon the results of a medical history, physical examination, vital signs, ECG and laboratory profile.
  • Subjects must voluntarily sign and date and Informed Consent agreement approved by an IRB.
  • Subject must have a negative drug screen and re-screen.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at Screening and Re-Screening.
  • Subject has two acceptable patch application sites.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has or plans to start stop, or change treatment (including dose change) of any medication within one month prior to the subject screening date and through the end of study.
  • Subject has less than 2 migraines per month or subject has more than 15 headache days/month for any of the 3 months prior ot screening.
  • Subject who has suspected or confirmed cardiovascular disease that contraindicates study participation.
  • Subject has history of epilepsy or conditions associated with lower seizure threshold.
  • Subject with Raynaud's disease.
  • Subject with hemiplegic or basilar migraine.
  • Subject with a current diagnosis of major depressive disorder.
  • Subject who has taken non-triptan serotonergic drugs including SSRI's, SNRI, TCAs or MAOI's or preparations containing St. John's Wort within month prior to screening and/or is planning to start any of these medications during the study and through the End of Study Visit.
  • Subject is unwilling to discontinue use of PD5 inhibitors (eg. Viagra, Levitra, Cialis) from screening through End of Study Visit.
  • Subject with a history of significant allergy or hypersensitivity to any component of the NP101 study patch.
  • Subject who has any generalized skin irritation or disease including eczema, psoriasis, melanoma, acne or contact dermatitis.
  • Subject has a positive test result for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or is known to be HIV positive.
  • Subjects with moderate or severe hepatic dysfunction defined as SGOT/AST or SGPT/ALT ≥ 2 times the upper limit of normal range, or alkaline phosphatase or total bilirubin ≥ 1.5 times the upper limit of normal range or if in the opinion of the investigator, the subject's history, physical examination or other laboratory tests suggest hepatic dysfunction.
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, breast feeding, or if not of childbearing potential, is not using or is unwilling to use an effective form of contraception during the study and for a period of 30 days following final dosing.
  • Subjects with a known history of tolerability issues with sumatriptan.
  • Subject who is considered by the investigator or NuPathe to be an unsuitable candidate for this study.
  • Subject has a history (within 1 year) or current evidence of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • Subject has participated in a clinical study within 30 days of Screening or is planning to participate in another clinical study.
  • Subject has clinically significant abnormal labs, vital signs or ECG
  • Subject is electrically sensitive or who has an implantable electronic device.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00723983

United States, Florida
MD Clinic
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States, 33009
Sponsors and Collaborators
NuPathe Inc.
Principal Investigator: Kerri L Wilks, MD, CPI MD Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: NuPathe Inc. Identifier: NCT00723983     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PROT-15-NP101-011
Study First Received: July 25, 2008
Last Updated: February 2, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 22, 2017