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Pravastatin Sodium 40 mg Tablets Food Challenge Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Identifier:
First received: January 30, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted
The objective of this study is to compare the relative bioavailability of pravastatin 40 mg tablets with that of Pravachol 40 mg tablets in healthy adult male subjects under non-fasting conditions. A second objective is to compare the difference in plasma levels after dosing the test formulation with and without food.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Drug: pravastatin Drug: Pravachol® Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Relative Bioavailability Food Challenge Study of Pravastatin Sodium 40 mg Tablets

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bioequivalence based on Cmax and AUC [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of the difference in plasma levels after dosing with and without food. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: September 2000
Primary Completion Date: September 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Test product under fasting conditions
Drug: pravastatin
40 mg tablet
Experimental: 2
Test product under fed conditions
Drug: pravastatin
40 mg tablet
Active Comparator: 3
Reference product under fed conditions
Drug: Pravachol®
40 mg Tablet

Detailed Description:

Criteria for Evaluation: FDA Bioequivalence Criteria

Statistical Methods: FDA bioequivalence statistical methods


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Non-institutionalized subjects consisting of university students and members of the community at large.
  • All subjects selected for this study will be males 18 to 45 (inclusive) years of age. Weight of the subjects shall not be more than 15% from the normal for height and body frame (Metropolitan Life, 1993, Height, Weight, Body Chart).
  • Each subject shall be given a general physical examination within 21 days of initiation of the study. Such examination includes, but is not limited to, blood pressure, general observations, and history.

At the end of the study the subjects will have an exit evaluation consisting of interim history, global evaluation, and clinical laboratory measurements.

Adequate blood and urine samples should be obtained within 21 days before the beginning of the first period and at the end of the trial for clinical laboratory measurements.

Clinical laboratory measurements will include the following:

Hematology: hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell count, platelets, and white blood cell count (with differential)

Clinical Chemistry: creatinine, BUN, glucose, SGOT, SGPT, bilirubin, and alkaline phosphatase

Urine Analysis: pH, specific gravity, protein, glucose, ketones, bilirubin, occult blood, and cells

HIV Screen: (pre-study only)

Hepatitis-B, C Screen: (pre-study only)

Drugs of Abuse Screen: (pre-study and at each dosing period check-in)

Subjects will be selected if all above are normal. Electrocardiograms of all participating subjects will be recorded before initiation of the study and filed with each subject's case report forms.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Subjects with a history of chronic alcohol consumption, drug addiction, or serious gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, or cardiovascular disease, tuberculosis, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, psychosis or glaucoma will not be eligible for this study.
  • Subjects whose clinical laboratory test values are greater than 20% outside the normal range may be retested. If the clinical values are outside the range on retesting the subject will not be eligible to participate in the study unless the clinical investigator deems the result to not be significant.
  • Subjects who have a history of allergic responses to the class of drug being tested should be excluded from the study.
  • Subjects who use tobacco in any form will not be eligible to participate in the study. Three months abstinence is required.
  • All subjects will have urine samples assayed for the presence of drugs of abuse as part of the clinical laboratory screening procedures and at each dosing period check-in. Subjects found to have urine concentrations of any of the tested drugs will not be allowed to participate.
  • Subjects should not have donated blood and/or plasma for at least thirty (30) days prior to the first dosing of the study.
  • Subjects who have taken any investigational drug within thirty (30) days prior to the first dosing of the study will not be allowed to participate.
  • Subjects who have been exposed to known hepatic enzyme inducing or inhibiting agents within (30) days prior to dosing will not be allowed to participate.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00834847

Canada, Ontario
Pharma Medica Research Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1R 5A3
Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Principal Investigator: Dan Yeung, MD Pharma Medica
  More Information Identifier: NCT00834847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B006512
Study First Received: January 30, 2009
Last Updated: January 30, 2009

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA:
Healthy Subjects

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