Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of QAK423A in Healthy Volunteers and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2010
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Brief Summary:

There are three elements to this study:

  • Part A: Single dose escalation in healthy subjects. 6 dose levels of QAK423 are planned in healthy volunteers.
  • Part B: Single dose escalation in patients with mild/moderate COPD. 3 dose levels of QAK423 are planned in COPD patients.
  • Part C: Titrated repeat dosing for a maximum of 14 days in mild/moderate COPD patients.

Repeat dosing is planned in COPD patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drug: QAK423A Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 76 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Dose Escalation Study of the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Single Doses of QAK423 in Healthy Subjects and COPD Patients and Multiple, Titrated Dosing in COPD Patients
Study Start Date : May 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: QAK423A Arm A Drug: QAK423A
Experimental: QAK423A Arm B Drug: QAK423A
Experimental: QAK423A Arm C Drug: QAK423A

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events associated with single doses of QAK423 in healthy subjects and mild to moderate COPD [ Time Frame: 96 hours ]
  2. Adverse events associated with repeat doses in mild to moderate COPD patients [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacokinetics of single and repeat doses of QAK423 [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Part A:

  • Healthy, male subjects aged 18-55 years of age able to provide written informed consent prior to study participation and determined as in good health by past medical history, physical examination, ECG, laboratory tests and urinalysis.

Parts B and C:

  • Male or female (post menopausal or surgically sterilized) patients with COPD, aged 40-75 years, with a smoking history of at least 10 pack years (i.e. smokers or ex-smokers).
  • Diagnosis of mild or moderate COPD, according to the GOLD guidelines.
  • Post-bronchodilator FEV1 at screening 50-80% of predicted.
  • No COPD exacerbations within the 3 months prior to dosing, no concomitant lung disease such as asthma, requirement for long term oxygen treatment or history of lung reduction surgery.
  • No medical conditions that may jeopardize the subjects participation in the study
  • Weigh less than 100 kg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of any prescription drug or over-the-counter (OTC) medication within 2 weeks prior to dosing.
  • History of acute or chronic bronchospastic disease (including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, treated or not treated).
  • Participation in any clinical investigation within 4 weeks prior to dosing or longer if required by local regulation.
  • History of clinically significant drug allergy. A known hypersensitivity to the study drug or drugs similar to the study drug.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01197287

Novartis Investigative Site
Berlin, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01197287     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAK423A2101
First Posted: September 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases