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A Study Evaluating The Absorption Of Varenicline Into The Body From A Varenicline Patch Applied To The Skin

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2009
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This study will evaluate the single-dose pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of a varenicline patch applied to the skin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Smoking Cessation Drug: varenicline free base patch Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Phase 1, Open-Label, Single Dose Study To Characterize The Pharmacokinetics Of A Varenicline (CP-526,555) Transdermal Delivery System Applied To The Skin Of Adult Smokers

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Varenicline area under the curve from 0 to infinity (AUCinf) and varenicline area under the curve from 0 to the last quantifiable concentration (AUClast), as data permit [ Time Frame: 8 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of adverse events (including skin irritation) [ Time Frame: 8 days ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Varenicline transdermal delivery system Drug: varenicline free base patch
varenicline transdermal delivery system (6.0 mg payload [drug amount loaded in each patch]) will be applied to the upper back over a single 24 hour period


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy, Caucasian, male, adult light to regular smokers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence or history of clinically significant hematological, renal, endocrine, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hepatic, psychiatric, neurologic, or allergic disease (including drug allergies, but excluding untreated, asymptomatic, seasonal allergies at time of dosing).
  • Any condition possibly affecting drug absorption through the skin (eg, psoriasis).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01013454

Pfizer Investigational Site
Bruxelles, Belgium, 1070
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01013454     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A3051119
First Submitted: November 11, 2009
First Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
varenicline percutaneous transcutaneous topical transdermal transdermal delivery system patch

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs