TMC278-TiDP6-C121: Drug-drug Interaction Trial to Investigate the Potential Interaction Between TMC278 25 mg Daily and Methadone, at Steady State.
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The purpose of this Phase I, open-label, single-sequence drug-drug interaction trial in patients on stable methadone maintenance therapy is to investigate the potential interaction between TMC278 25 mg daily and methadone, at steady-state.
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This is a Phase I, open-label, single-sequence drug-drug interaction trial in patients on stable methadone maintenance therapy, to investigate the potential interaction between TMC278 25 mg daily and methadone, at steady-state. TMC278 is under development for the treatment of HIV-1 infected patients. The trial population will consist of 16 HIV-negative patients on stable methadone maintenance therapy. Patients will receive TMC278 25 mg daily for 11 days, added to their current methadone therapy. The current methadone dosage for each patient is not to be changed from screening until Day 11 inclusive. Methadone dose will be individualized for each patient and should be between 60 and 150 mg daily. Full 24 hour pharmacokinetic profiles of R- and S-methadone will be determined on Day -1 (methadone alone) and on Day 11 (methadone + TMC278). A full 24 hour pharmacokinetic profile of TMC278 will be determined on Day 11 (methadone + TMC278). Pharmacodynamic assessments of the symptoms of methadone withdrawal (Short Opiate Withdrawal Scale (SOWS), Desires for Drugs Questionnaire (DDQ), pupillometry) will be performed on Day -7 and daily from Day -3 until Day 11, within 2 hours before the intake of methadone. Safety and tolerability will be evaluated continuously throughout the trial. Patients will receive TMC278 added to their current methadone therapy in the following way: methadone individualized maintenance therapy, 60 to 150 mg daily from Day -14 to 11 and TMC278 25 mg tablet by mouth daily from Day 1 to 11. TMC278 and methadone will both be taken within 10 minutes after completion of a breakfast.
A Phase I, Open-label, Single-sequence Drug-drug Interaction Trial in Subjects on Stable Methadone Maintenance Therapy, to Investigate the Potential Interaction Between TMC278 25 mg q.d. and Methadone, at Steady-state.
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To evaluate the effect of steady-state TMC278 25 mg q.d. on the steady-state pharmacokinetics of R- and S-methadone after 11 days of TMC278 intake.
Secondary Outcome Measures
To evaluate after 11 days of TMC278 intake: the potential effect of TMC278 on the pharmacodynamic effects of methadone therapy; the steady-state pharmacokinetics of TMC278 25 mg daily; the short-term safety and tolerability of coadministration.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 55 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Body Mass Index of 18.0 to 30.0 kg/m2, extremes included
Receiving once daily oral methadone maintenance therapy at a stable individualized dose of 60 to 150 mg
The patient agrees not to change the current methadone dose from screening until Day 11 included and to have a daily observed and documented methadone intake from Day -14 until Day 12, and a daily observed and documented TMC278 intake from Day 1 until Day 11
Able to comply with protocol requirements
The patient has obtained approval from his/her addiction physician for participation in this trial. Furthermore, the addiction physician agrees to provide medical care for the patient after discharge from the testing facility
General medical condition, in the investigator's opinion, does not interfere with the assessments and the completion of the trial
Otherwise healthy on the basis of a physical examination, medical history (except drug abuse), ECG, vital signs and the results of blood biochemistry and hematology tests and a urinalysis carried out at screening.
A positive test for HIV-1, HIV-2, hepatitis A virus or hepatitis B virus
female of child bearing potential
evidence of current use of illicit drugs or opioids (with the exception of methadone) or abuse of alcohol
impaired liver function as defined in the protocol
other currently active or underlying disorders, including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric (other than drug dependency), metabolic, adrenal, renal, hepatic, respiratory, inflammatory, or infectious disease
presence of risk factors for QTc prolongation
any history of significant skin disease or allergies, including allergy or hypersensitivity to the excipients of the investigational medication TMC278 or to methadone
Previous experience of clinically significant hypersensitivity to methadone hydrochloride
Use of disallowed concomitant therapy during the 14 days prior to the first dose of TMC278
recent donation of blood or plasma or participation in a clinical trial.
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents