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Pharmacokinetics of Single-Dose Oral Ranolazine in Hemodialysis Patients

This study has been completed.
Gilead Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruce A. Mueller, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2011
Last updated: June 24, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients often develop cardiovascular complications, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in this population. Ranolazine's ability to treat angina without reducing heart rate or blood pressure makes it an important option for ESRD patients. The hemodialysis clearance of ranolazine is unknown. A single-dose pharmacokinetic study is needed to characterize ranolazine and its metabolites in ESRD patients on and off hemodialysis. Results of the proposed study will provide initial dosing estimates for a follow-up, multiple-dose pharmacokinetic study in this population.

Condition Intervention Phase
End-stage Renal Disease
Cardiovascular Disease
Drug: Ranolazine
Procedure: Pharmacokinetic Blood and Dialysate Sampling
Procedure: QT Interval
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacokinetics of Single-Dose Oral Ranolazine in Hemodialysis Patients

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Ranolazine [ Time Frame: At hours post-dose: 0, 2, 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 30, 65 ]
    Peak Plasma Concentration (Cmax) with a 500 mg dose of ranolazine

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • QT Interval [ Time Frame: At hours post-dose: 0, 2, 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 30 ]
    Calculation of the QT interval after receiving a single-dose of ranolazine

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ranolazine
End-stage renal disease patients receiving a single-dose of ranolazine and a concomitant hemodialysis session.
Drug: Ranolazine
A single dose of two oral ranolazine extended release 500 mg tablets
Other Name: Ranexa
Procedure: Pharmacokinetic Blood and Dialysate Sampling
Blood samples collected to assess ranolazine plasma and dialysate concentrations.
Other Names:
  • Ranexa
  • PK sampling
Procedure: QT Interval
Calculation of a QT interval will be performed throughout subject participation.
Other Names:
  • Ranexa
  • QT interval calculation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-74 years of age
  • Within 50% of ideal body weight and greater than 40 kg
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 receiving maintenance hemodialysis for at least 3 months
  • Native kidney estimated glomerular filtration rate(GFR) < 10 mL/min
  • No concurrent illness or evidence of infection
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • QTc interval > 470 msec at echocardiogram (ECG) obtained within the last 6 months
  • Concomitant QT-prolonging drugs, major P-gp inhibitors, and CYP3A4 inducers and inhibitors including: cyclosporine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, St. John's Wort, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, quinidine, dofetilide, sotalol, amiodarone, erythromycin, thioridazine, ziprasidone, haloperidol, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin
  • Pre-study hemoglobin < 9.5 g/dL
  • Plasma albumin < 2.5 g/dL
  • Liver disease - exclude subjects with a Child Pugh score of C or higher
  • Positive pregnancy test
  • Breastfeeding
  • Allergy to ranolazine
  • Participating in another investigational study
  • Hepatitis B infection due to dialysis isolation requirements
  • Unstable blood pressure control
  • Need for routine large fluid removal during dialysis (> 4L)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01435174

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Gilead Sciences
Principal Investigator: Bruce A Mueller, PharmD University of Michigan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bruce A. Mueller, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01435174     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IN-US-259-0123, HUM00051141
Study First Received: September 14, 2011
Results First Received: May 21, 2014
Last Updated: June 24, 2014

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
end-stage renal disease
cardiovascular disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Dialysis Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on March 28, 2017