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Pharmacokinetic Properties of Lorcaserin in Obese or Overweight Elderly Subjects

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Arena Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2009
Last updated: January 23, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the PK properties of lorcaserin in obese or overweight elderly subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Drug: lorcaserin Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: An Open-Label, Single-Dose Study of the Pharmacokinetic Properties of Lorcaserin in Obese or Overweight Elderly Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Arena Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the single-dose pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of lorcaserin in the obese or overweight Elderly (> 65) to those obtained from the obese or overweight Adult (18-65)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the safety and tolerability of a single oral dose of lorcaserin in obese or overweight Elderly (> 65) subjects and obese or overweight Adult (18-65) subjects.

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lorcaserin Drug: lorcaserin


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males or females
  2. Control (Adult) group: aged between 18 and 65 years (inclusive)
  3. Elderly group: aged > 65 years (includes subjects 1 day or more beyond the 65th birthday)
  4. Able to give signed informed consent
  5. BMI 27-45 kg/m2, inclusive 6. Eligible male and female subjects must agree not to participate in a conception process (i.e. active attempt to become pregnant or to impregnate, egg or sperm donation, in vitro fertilization).
  6. Considered to be in stable health in the opinion of the Investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior participation in any study of lorcaserin.
  2. Clinically significant new illness in the 1 month before screening
  3. Not suitable to participate in the study in the opinion of the Investigator including an existing physical or mental condition that prevents compliance with the protocol
  4. History of any of the following cardiovascular conditions:

    • Myocardial infarction (diagnosed by cardiac enzyme[s] and/or diagnostic ECG), cerebral vascular accident (CVA), transient ischemic attack (TIA) or reversible ischemic neurologic deficit (RIND) within 6 months of screening
    • Cardiac arrhythmia requiring initiation of new medical or surgical treatment within 6 months of screening (stable medical therapy for > 6 months, pacemakers and/or defibrillators implanted > 6 months prior to screening are acceptable)
    • Unstable angina
    • History of pulmonary artery hypertension
  5. Positive result of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C screens
  6. Initiation of a new prescription medication within 1 month prior to screening with the following exceptions:
  7. Use of SSRIs, SNRIs, and other medications must meet washout period.
  8. Participated in any clinical study with an investigational drug, biologic, or device within 1 month prior to screening
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00828581

United States, New Jersey
CRI Worldwide - Lourdes Hospital
Willingboro, New Jersey, United States, 08046
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arena Pharmaceuticals
OverallOfficial: Christen Anderson, MD, PhD Arena Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christen Anderson, MD, PhD, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT00828581     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: APD356-018
Study First Received: January 22, 2009
Last Updated: January 23, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
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