Study to Determine the Effect of Efavirenz on the ECG QTcF Interval in Healthy Subjects

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether multiple doses of Efavirenz has an effect on the QTc interval (corrected by Fridericia) in CYP2B6 *1/*6 and *6/*6 healthy subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV/AIDS Drug: Moxifloxacin Drug: Placebo Drug: Efavirenz Phase 1

Detailed Description:

CYP = Cytochrome p-450

Primary Purpose: Other: This is a Phase 1 clinical pharmacology thorough QT study being conducted as a post marketing requirement

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Study to Determine the Concentration-Electrocardiographic Effects of Efavirenz in Healthy Subjects Enriched for CYP2B6 Polymorphisms
Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Moxifloxacin, Placebo, Efavirenz
Moxifloxacin, Placebo, Efavirenz single dose as specified
Drug: Moxifloxacin
Other Name: Avelox®

Drug: Placebo
Drug: Efavirenz
Other Names:
  • Sustiva®
  • BMS-561525

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference from placebo of Efavirenz (EFV) in change from period-specific baseline in the QT interval corrected for heart rate (HR) via Fridericia's method (QTcF) at postdose extraction times (ΔΔQTcF) [ Time Frame: Days 1, 2, 5, 6, 19 and 20 ]
    QTcF = QT corrected for Fridericia's formula

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference from placebo of EFV in change from period-specific baseline in other ECG parameters: HR, PR, QRS, and uncorrected QT following 14 days of dosing [ Time Frame: Days 1, 5 and 19 ]
    ECG = Electrocardiogram

  2. Difference from placebo of Moxifloxacin in change from period-specific baseline in QTcF (ΔΔQTcF) following a single dose [ Time Frame: Days 1, 5 and 19 ]
  3. Number and percent of subjects having a maximum QTcF, HR, PR, and QRS outside of pre-specified categories and those having a maximum ΔQTcF outside of pre-specified categories [ Time Frame: Days 1, 5 and 19 ]
  4. Time of maximum observed plasma concentration (Tmax) of EFV [ Time Frame: Days 1, 2, 19 and 20 ]
  5. Maximum observed plasma concentration (Cmax) of EFV [ Time Frame: Days 1, 2, 19 and 20 ]
  6. Trough observed plasma concentration 24 h after a dose (C24) of EFV [ Time Frame: Days 1, 2, 19 and 20 ]
  7. Area under the concentration-time curve in one dosing interval (AUC(TAU)) of EFV [ Time Frame: Days 1, 2, 19 and 20 ]
  8. Safety based on incidence of AEs, SAEs, AEs leading to discontinuation, marked laboratory abnormalities, findings on 12-lead safety ECG measurements and physical examinations, and abnormalities in vital sign measurements exceeding pre-defined thresholds [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after discontinuation of dose (approximately 52 days) ]
    Serious AE (SAE)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 49 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy volunteers, ages 18 to 49 years old
  • BMI 18 to 32 kg/m2
  • Women must not be pregnant or breastfeeding

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A personal history of clinically relevant cardiac disease, symptomatic or asymptomatic arrhythmias, presyncope or syncopal episodes, or additional risk factors for torsades de pointes (eg, heart failure)
  • History of hypokalemia, personal history or family history of prolonged QT interval, or family history of sudden cardiac death at a young age
  • Any of the following on 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) prior to study drug administration: PR ≥210 msec, QRS ≥120 msec, QT ≥500 msec, QTcF ≥450 msec, HR <45 bpm
  • Second or third degree heart block prior to study drug
  • Positive urine screen for drugs of abuse
  • Positive blood screen for hepatitis C antibody, hepatitis B surface antigen, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1, -2 antibody
  • Any of the following lab results outside of the ranges specified below prior to dosing: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) >upper limit of normal (ULN), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >ULN, Total bilirubin >ULN, Direct bilirubin >ULN, Creatinine >ULN, Serum potassium <lower limit of normal (LLN), Serum magnesium <LLN
  • History of allergy to Moxifloxacin, Efavirenz or related compounds

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02164812

United States, Maryland
Parexel International - Baltimore Epcu
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21225
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT02164812     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AI266-959
First Posted: June 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 7, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

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