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Effect of Methylnaltrexone (MNTX) on Electrocardiogram (ECG) Parameters and Cardiac Repolarization

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 27, 2011
Last updated: July 17, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
This study will employ a single-center, randomized, double-blind parallel-group design for MNTX and placebo, with a positive control (moxifloxacin) dosed single-blind to confirm methodology, in normal healthy male and female volunteers. Multiple ECGs will be obtained after single clinical and supratherapeutic doses of MNTX to assess ECG effects compared to placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Volunteers Drug: Methylnaltrexone (MNTX) Drug: Placebo Drug: Moxifloxacin Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo/Positive Controlled, Evaluation of the Effects of MNTX on ECG Parameters and Cardiac Repolarization in Normal Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effects of MNTX on QTcI duration [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
    The primary objective of the study is to compare the effects of clinical and supratherapeutic doses of MNTX with the effects of placebo on QTcI duration in healthy volunteers.

Enrollment: 546
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Methylnaltrexone (MNTX)
Dose 1
Experimental: Arm 2 Drug: Methylnaltrexone (MNTX)
Dose 2
Experimental: Arm 3 Drug: Methylnaltrexone (MNTX)
Dose 3
Placebo Comparator: Arm 4 Drug: Placebo
Active Comparator: Arm 5 Drug: Moxifloxacin


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Healthy and free of acute active illnesses
  2. Males and females between the ages of 18 and 45 years, inclusive
  3. Body mass index between 18-30, inclusive, and weight between 50-110 kgs
  4. ECG within normal limits (including PR <220, QRS <110, and QTc <450 ms.)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous MNTX exposure
  2. Currently pregnant or nursing
  3. History or presence of cardiovascular, respiratory, hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological, or other medically significant disorders
  4. Consumption of alcoholic beverages within 7 days prior to study confinement
  5. Any evidence of congenital or familial long-QT syndrome
  6. History of drug abuse of positive findings on urine drug screen
  7. Known allergy or hypersensitivity to MNTX or its excipients, moxifloxacin, opioids, or related drugs or a history or relevant adverse drug reactions of any origin.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01363323

United States, New York
Progenics Pharmaceuticals
Tarrytown, New York, United States, 10591
Sponsors and Collaborators
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Study Director: Tage Ramakrishna, MD Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tage Ramakrishna, M.D., Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT01363323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MNTX 1106
Study First Received: May 27, 2011
Last Updated: July 17, 2011

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