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A Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Methylphenidate HCl in Healthy Japanese Adult Male Volunteers

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01202734
First Posted: September 16, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and safety of 3 single doses of Methylphenidate HCl in healthy Japanese adult male volunteers.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Drug: Methylphenidate HCl Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: An Open-label, Single-Ascending-Dose Study to Investigate the Pharmacokinetics and Safety of CONCERTA in Healthy Japanese Adult Male Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma concentrations of total methylphenidate HCl and its major metabolite, a-phenyl-piperidine-acetic acid (PPAA) [ Time Frame: At protocol-specified times on Day 1 through Day 3 in Treatment Periods 1, 2, and 3 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The number and type of treatment-emergent adverse events [ Time Frame: Day 1 of Period 1 through Day 3 of Period 3 (approximately 23 days) ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 001
Methylphenidate HCl Period 1: One tablet oral 36 mg once daily single-dose on Day 1 Period 2: Three tablets oral 18 mg once daily single-dose on Day 1 Period 3: Two tablets oral 36 mg once daily single-dose on Day 1. (Each treatment period will be separated by 3-7 days)
Drug: Methylphenidate HCl
Period 1: One tablet, oral, 36 mg, once daily, single-dose on Day 1

Detailed Description:
This is an open-label (name of assigned treatment is known), single-center study of the pharmacokinetics (blood levels) and safety of 3 single doses of methylphenidate HCl administered orally (by mouth) to healthy Japanese adult male volunteers. Methylphenidate HCl is a drug that is currently approved for the treatment of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in regions outside Japan, including the United States where this study will be conducted. Volunteers will participate in the study for a maximum of 42 days. Blood samples will be collected from volunteers during the study to determine the concentration of the methylphenidate HCl in the blood after dosing. Safety will be monitored throughout the study by evaluating adverse events reported, changes in clinical laboratory test results, vital signs measurements, physical examination results, and other protocol-specified safety assessments. All volunteers will receive a single oral dose of methylphenidate HCl with 240 mL (1 cup) of noncarbonated water after at least a 10-hour fast (without eating food) during 3 treatment periods as follows: Period 1, one 36-mg tablet; Period 2, three 18-mg tablets; and Period 3, two 36-mg tablets. Treatment periods will be separated by 3 to 7 days. Volunteers will continue fasting until at least 4 hours after dosing.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 25.0 kg/m², inclusive
  • Body weight of not less than 50 kg
  • Supine (lying down) blood pressure between 90 and 140 mmHg systolic, inclusive, and not higher than 90 mmHg diastolic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of or current medical illness judged by the investigator to be clinically significant
  • Use of any prescription or nonprescription medication (including vitamins and herbal supplements), except for acetaminophen, within 14 days before the first dose of study drug
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse within the past 5 years
  • History of smoking or use of nicotine containing substances within the previous 2 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01202734


Locations
United States, California
Cypress, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Investigators
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01202734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR017464
First Submitted: September 14, 2010
First Posted: September 16, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
CONCERTA
Methylphenidate HCl
Pharmacokinetic
Safety
Adult
Men
Male

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Methylphenidate
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents