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Bioequivalence Study of Donepezil Hydrochloride 10 mg Tablets Under Fasting Conditions

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ranbaxy Inc. ( Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited ) Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
This open label, balanced, randomized, two-treatment, two-period, two-sequence, single dose crossover study was conducted to compare the relative bioavailability of equal doses of the test and reference products under fasted conditions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Drug: Donepezil Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Study to Evaluate the Relative Bioavailability of Donepezil Hydrochloride 10 mg Tablets (OHM Laboratories, Inc., USA) Compared to ARICEPT® (Donepezil Hydrochloride) 10 mg Tablets (Eisai Inc.) in Healthy Volunteers Under Fasted Conditions.

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Further study details as provided by Ranbaxy Inc. ( Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bioequivalence evaluation of Donepezil 10mg tablets [ Time Frame: completed ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Donepezil Hydrochloride 10 mg Tabletof OHM Laboratories, Inc.
Drug: Donepezil
10 mg Tablet
Active Comparator: 2
ARICEPT® (donepezil hydrochloride) 10 mg Tablet of Eisai, Inc.
Drug: Donepezil
10 mg Tablet

Detailed Description:

This open label, balanced, randomized, two-treatment, two-period, two-sequence, single dose crossover study was conducted to compare the relative bioavailability of equal doses of the test and reference products under fasted conditions. The study was conducted with 32 (31 completing) healthy adults in accordance with Protocol No. 10940307 (Revision 0). In each study period, a single 10 mg tablet of donepezil hydrochloride was administered to all subjects following an overnight fast of at least 10 hours. The test formulation was donepezil hydrochloride 10 mg tablet (OHM Laboratories, Inc., USA a subsidiary of Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. USA) and the reference formulation was ARICEPT® (donepezil hydrochloride) 10 mg Tablets (Eisai Inc.). The subjects received the test product in one study period and the reference product in the other period; the order of administration was according to the dosing randomization schedule. Subjects were confined at the clinical facility from at least 10 hours prior to dosing until after the 24 hour blood collection. Subjects returned to the clinical facility for the 36, 48, and 72 hour blood sample collection. There was a 28-day interval between treatments.

Blood samples were collected pre-dose and at intervals over 72 hours after dosing in each period. The plasma samples from all subjects were shipped to Warnex Bioanalytical Services for determination of donepezil concentrations.

Statistical analysis was performed by Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited to compare the bioequivalence of the test formulation to the reference product. Bioequivalence was determined based on the confidence intervals for the major pharmacokinetic parameters, AUC0-72 and Cmax, for donepezil.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females, 18 to 65 years of age (inclusive) and a Body Mass Index (BMI) 18 to 30 kg/m² inclusive. BMI will be calculated using Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services Standard Operating Procedures.
  2. Female subjects of child bearing potential must either abstain from sexual intercourse, or use a reliable non-hormonal method of contraception (e.g. condom with spermicide, IUD) for at least 30 days prior to dosing and during the duration of the study. The use of any type of hormonal contraception is not allowed
  3. Good health as determined by lack of clinically significant abnormalities in health assessments performed at screening.
  4. Signed and dated informed consent form, which meets all criteria of current FDA regulations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Females who are pregnant, lactating or likely to become pregnant during the study.
  2. History of allergy or sensitivity to donepezil, other cholinesterase inhibitors, or history of any drug hypersensitivity or intolerance which, in the opinion of the Investigator, would compromise the safety of the subject or the study
  3. Significant history or current evidence of chronic infectious disease, system disorder or organ dysfunction.
  4. Presence of gastrointestinal disease or history of malabsorption within the last year. Any history of gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding or obstruction.
  5. History of asthma or obstructive pulmonary disease.
  6. History of psychiatric disorders occurring within the last two years that required hospitalization or medication.
  7. Presence of a medical condition requiring regular treatment with prescription drugs (including hormonal contraceptives).
  8. Use of pharmacologic agents known to significantly induce or inhibit drug-metabolizing enzymes within 30 days prior to dosing.
  9. Receipt of any drug as part of a research study within 30 days prior to dosing.
  10. Drug or alcohol addiction requiring treatment in the past 12 months.
  11. Donation or significant loss of whole blood (480 ml or more) within 30 days or plasma within 14 days prior to dosing.
  12. Positive test results for HIV, Hepatitis B surface antigen or Hepatitis C antibody.
  13. Positive test results for drugs of abuse or alcohol at screening.
  14. Positive serum pregnancy test.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01276067

United States, Pennsylvania
Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services
Pittsburgh,, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited Identifier: NCT01276067     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10940307
Study First Received: January 11, 2011
Last Updated: July 19, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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