Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Healthy Volunteers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2007
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Massachusetts General Hospital

September 12, 2005
September 16, 2005
April 4, 2007
August 2005
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Curcumin pharmacology
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  • Interactions between piperine and curcumin
  • Interactions between silybin and curcumin
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Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Healthy Volunteers
Evaluation of Naturally Occurring Inhibitors of UDP-Glucuronyltransferase on the Oral Bioavailability of Curcumin in Normal Healthy Volunteers
This study looks to describe the pharmacokinetics of curcumin delivered as a single oral dose in healthy female volunteers. The impact of piperine and silybin on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin is also studied.
Healthy volunteers are seen on three separate visits and receive 4 gm of curcumin as a single oral dose either alone or with piperine or with silybin. Serial timed blood draws then are collected for pharmacokinetic analysis.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: Curcumin
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy volunteer
  • On no medications except for birth control pills
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Comorbid disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
P50CA105009-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
April 2007

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