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A Study to Assess the Bioequivalence of Famotidine Chewable Tablets and Film-Coated Tablets (0208-144)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00945750
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  Purpose
This study will determine whether the CT formulation of famotidine taken with and without water is bioequivalent to the FCT formulation. The primary hypothesis is that the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) and the maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of a single dose of famotidine 20 mg CT without water are equivalent to a single dose of famotidine 20 mg FCT with water.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heartburn Drug: Famotidine FCT Drug: Famotidine CT Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single-Dose, Open-Label, Three-Period Crossover Study to Assess the Bioequivalence of Famotidine 20 mg Film-Coated Tablets (FCT) Compared to Famotidine 20 mg Chewable Tablets (CT) Without Water and Famotidine 20 mg Chewable Tablets (CTw) With Water (Protocol 144)

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Area Under the Concentration-time Curve From 0 to Infinity (AUC 0-∞) Following Single Dose Administration of Famotidine CT Without Water and Famotidine FCT With Water [ Time Frame: 0 (predose), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 24 hours post-dose ]
    AUC values were natural log-transformed and analyzed using an analysis of variance (ANOVA) model. The ANOVA model contained factors for participant (random effect), period, treatment, and within-participant error.

  • Peak Plasma Concentration (Cmax) of Famotidine Following Single Dose Administration of Famotidine CT Without Water and Famotidine FCT With Water [ Time Frame: 0 (predose), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 24 hours post-dose ]
    Cmax values were natural log-transformed and analyzed using an ANOVA model. The ANOVA model contained factors for participant (random effect), period, treatment, and within-participant error.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • AUC 0-∞ Following Single Dose Administration of Famotidine CT With Water and Famotidine FCT With Water [ Time Frame: 0 (predose), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 24 hours post-dose ]
    AUC values were natural log-transformed and analyzed using an ANOVA model. The ANOVA model contained factors for participant (random effect), period, treatment, and within-participant error.

  • Cmax of Famotidine Following Single Dose Administration of Famotidine CT With Water and Famotidine FCT With Water [ Time Frame: 0 (predose), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 24 hours post-dose ]
    Cmax values were natural log-transformed and analyzed using an ANOVA model. The ANOVA model contained factors for participant (random effect), period, treatment, and within-participant error.


Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sequence 1: FCT with water → CT without water → CT with water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily
Experimental: Sequence 2: CT without water → CT with water → FCT with water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily
Experimental: Sequence 3: CT with water → FCT with water → CT without water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily
Experimental: Sequence 4: FCT with water → CT with water → CT without water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily
Experimental: Sequence 5: CT without water → FCT with water → CT with water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily
Experimental: Sequence 6: CT with water → CT without water → FCT with water
Participants received famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 1), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg CT as a single dose without water (Period 2), followed by a 5- to 7-day washout, followed by famotidine 20 mg FCT as a single dose with 120 mL of water (Period 3).
Drug: Famotidine FCT
Famotidine 20 mg oral film-coated tablet taken once daily
Drug: Famotidine CT
Famotidine 20 mg oral chewable tablet taken once daily

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female participant is not pregnant or lactating
  • Female of childbearing potential must use reliable means of contraception during the course of the study
  • Is in good health
  • Is able to abstain from smoking during the 24-hour periods before and during each treatment day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has any major systemic disorders
  • Has a history of ulcers, other Gastrointestinal (GI) disease, or GI surgery
  • Has or has a history of any illness or condition that might interfere with optimal participation in the study
  • Has a history of asthma or severe allergies to drugs or foods
  • Currently uses prescribed or non-prescribed drugs on a regular basis
  • Has a recent history of drug/alcohol abuse
  • Consumes more than 6 cups of coffee per day
  • Has unconventional or extreme dietary habits
  • Has donated blood or has been in a clinical trial in which they received an investigational drug during the past 30 days
  • Has a history of allergy or intolerance to antacids
  • Is known to be pregnant or is not using reliable means of contraception
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00945750


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Study Data/Documents: CSR Synopsis  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00945750     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0208-144
2009_621 ( Other Identifier: Merck Registration Number )
First Submitted: July 22, 2009
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Results First Submitted: August 17, 2015
Results First Posted: December 9, 2015
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heartburn
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Famotidine
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Histamine H2 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs