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Meloxicam 15 mg Tablets Under Fasting Conditions

This study has been completed.
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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Identifier:
First received: February 6, 2009
Last updated: September 1, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
The objective of this study is to compare the rate and extent of absorption of meloxicam from a test formulation Meloxicam 15 mg Tablets versus the reference Mobic® 15 mg Tablets under fasting conditions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Meloxicam 15 mg Tablets
Drug: Mobic® 15 mg Tablets
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Two-way Crossover, Open-label, Single-dose, Fasting, Bioequivalence Study of Meloxicam 15 mg Tablets Versus Mobic® 15 mg Tablets in Normal Healthy Non-Smoking Male and Female Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cmax - Maximum Observed Concentration [ Time Frame: Blood samples collected over 96 hour period ]
  • AUC0-inf - Area Under the Concentration-time Curve From Time Zero to Infinity (Extrapolated) [ Time Frame: Blood samples collected over 96 hour period ]
  • AUC0-t - Area Under the Concentration-time Curve From Time Zero to Time of Last Non-zero Concentration (Per Participant) [ Time Frame: Blood samples collected over 96 hour period ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Primary Completion Date: February 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Meloxicam
Meloxicam 15 mg Tablet (test) dosed in first period followed by Mobic® 15 mg Tablet (reference) dosed in second period
Drug: Meloxicam 15 mg Tablets
1 x 15 mg, single-dose fasting
Active Comparator: Mobic®
Mobic® 15 mg Tablet (reference) dosed in first period followed by Meloxicam 15 mg Tablet (test) dosed in second period
Drug: Mobic® 15 mg Tablets
1 x 15 mg, single-dose fasting

Detailed Description:

Criteria for Evaluation: FDA Bioequivalence Criteria

Statistical Methods: FDA bioequivalence statistical methods


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-smoking male or female with a minimum age of 18 years (i.e. non-smoker or non tobacco user for at least 90 days prior to pre-study medical).
  • Body mass Index (BMI = weight/height²) greater than or equal to 18.5 kg/m² and less than or equal to 29.9 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, temperature between 35.8ºC and 37.5ºC).
  • 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:

  • Known history of hypersensitivity to meloxicam (for example Mobic®), or related drugs such as any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as acetylsalicyclic acid (e.g. Excedrin®, Aspirin®), ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin®), celecoxib (e.g. Celebrex®), Feldene®, Indocin®, Naprosyn®, Vioxx®, Toradol®, Clinoril®, Tolectin®, or Lodine®.
  • Known history or presence of cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, neurological, hematological, or liver disease, unless judged not clinically significant by the Principal Investigator, or medical designate.
  • Any history or presence of peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, or kidney disease.
  • 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 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.
  • Female subjects at risk of becoming pregnant must consent to using two medically acceptable methods of contraception throughout the entire study, including the washout period and for one month after the completion of the study. Medically acceptable barrier methods of contraception that may be used by the subject and/or partner include diaphragm with spermicide, IUD, condom with foam, and vaginal spermicidal suppository. Complete abstinence can be used alone as a method of contraception.
  • Any subject who has had blood drawn 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.
  • Any subject with a recent (less than one year) history of alcohol abuse.
  • Significant or recent history of asthma (after 12 years of age), or familial history of asthma or aspirin-sensitive asthma, sever bronchospasm, nasal polyps or chronic sinusitis.
  • Intolerance to venipuncture.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00840476

Canada, Ontario
Biovail Contract Research
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1L4S4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Principal Investigator: Paul Y. Tam, M.D. Biovail Contract Research
  More Information Identifier: NCT00840476     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2824
Study First Received: February 6, 2009
Results First Received: June 30, 2009
Last Updated: September 1, 2009

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA:
Healthy Subjects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017