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Bioequivalence Study of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release 750 mg Tablets Versus Glucophage XR® 750 mg Tablet in Healthy Volunteers Under Fasting Conditions.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2010
Last updated: October 13, 2010
Last verified: March 2010


To study Bioequivalence of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release 750 mg Tablets (Test formulation, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., India) Versus Glucophage XR® 750 mg Tablet (Reference formulation, Bristol-Myers Squibb company, USA) in Healthy volunteers under Fasting Conditions.

Study Design:

An Open-Label, Randomized, 2-Period, 2-Treatment, Crossover, Single-Dose Bioequivalence Study

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes
Drug: Metformin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: An Open-Label, Randomized, 2-Period, 2-Treatment, Crossover, Single-Dose Bioequivalence Study of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release 750 mg Tablets (Test Formulation, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., India) Versus Glucophage XR® 750 mg Tablet (Reference Formulation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA) in Healthy Volunteers Under Fasting Conditions.

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Further study details as provided by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited:

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Torrent's Metformin tablets 750 mg Drug: Metformin
Active Comparator: Glucophage XR® of Bristol- Myers Squibb Company, USA) Drug: Metformin


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Volunteers must meet all of the following criteria in order to be included in the study:

    1. Sex: male.
    2. Age: 18 - 45 years.
    3. Volunteer with BMI of 18-27 (inclusive both) kg/m2 with minimum of 50 kg weight.
    4. Healthy and willing to participate in the study.
    5. Volunteer willing to adhere to the protocol requirements and to provide written informed consent.
    6. Non-smokers or smoker who smokes less than 10 cigarettes a day.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The volunteers will be excluded from the study based on the following criteria:

    1. Clinically relevant abnormalities in the results of the laboratory screening evaluation.
    2. Clinically significant abnormal ECG or Chest X-ray.
    3. Systolic blood pressure less than 100 mm Hg or more than 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mm Hg or more than 90 mm Hg.
    4. Pulse rate less than 50/minute or more than 100/minute.
    5. Oral temperature less than 95°F or more than 98.6°F.
    6. Respiratory rate less than 12/minute or more than 20/minute
    7. Addiction to alcohol or history of any drug abuse within the past 2 years.
    8. Recent History of kidney or liver dysfunction.
    9. History of allergy to the test drug or any drug chemically similar to the drug under investigation.
    10. Administration/ Intake of prescription or OTC medication for two weeks before the study.
    11. Patients suffering from any chronic illness such as arthritis, asthma etc.
    12. HIV, HCV, HBsAg positive volunteers.
    13. Opioids, tetra hydrocannabinoids, amphetamine, barbiturates, benzodiazepine, Cocaine positive volunteers based on urine test.
    14. Volunteers suffering from any psychiatric (acute or chronic) illness requiring medications.
    15. Administration of any investigational products in the period 0 to 3 months before entry to the study.
    16. Intake of barbiturates or any enzyme-inducing drug in last three months.
    17. History of significant blood loss due to any reason, including blood donation in the past 12 weeks. The total blood loss in last 3 months including for this study will not exceed 350ml.
    18. Existence of any surgical or medical condition, which, in the judgement of the Chief Investigator and/or clinical investigator, might interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of the drug or likely to compromise the safety of Volunteers.
    19. Inability to communicate or co-operate due to language problem, poor mental development or impaired cerebral function.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01089192

Torrent Research Centre
Bhat, Gujarat, India, 382 428
Sponsors and Collaborators
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT01089192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PK-07-018
Study First Received: March 16, 2010
Last Updated: October 13, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 21, 2017