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Darexaban (YM150), an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, has no effect on the pharmacokinetics of digoxin.

Author(s): Kadokura T(1), Groenendaal D, Heeringa M, Mol R, Verheggen F, Garcia-Hernandez A, Onkels H.

Affiliation(s): Author information: (1)Astellas Pharma Inc, 3-17-1, Hasune, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 174-8612, Japan, takeshi.kadokura@astellas.com.

Publication date & source: 2014, Eur J Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. , 39(1):1-9

To investigate the impact of the direct Factor Xa inhibitor darexaban administered in a modified-release formulation (darexaban-MR) on the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of digoxin. In this Phase I, randomized, double-blind, two-period crossover study (8 days for each treatment, 10 days washout), 24 healthy subjects received darexaban-MR 120 mg once/day (qd) + digoxin 0.25 mg qd in one treatment period, and placebo + digoxin 0.25 mg qd in the other treatment period. Blood for PK assessment of digoxin and darexaban was obtained in serial profile on day 8, as well as pre-dose on day 6-7; urinary PK samples were obtained up to 24 h after the last dose on day 8. A lack of interaction was determined if 90 % confidence intervals (CIs) for the geometric mean ratios (GMR) of digoxin C max,ss and AUC0-24h,ss with and without darexaban-MR co-administration were within 0.80-1.25 limits. Pharmacodynamic activity was assessed by international normalized ratio and activated partial thromboplastin time. Twenty-three subjects completed the study. The GMR (90 % CI) for C max,ss and AUC0-24h,ss of digoxin plus darexaban versus digoxin plus placebo was 1.03 (90 % CI: 0.94-1.12) and 1.11 (90 % CI: 1.05-1.17), respectively. The 90 % CI for the GMRs fell within the limits of 0.80-1.25, indicating a lack of drug-drug interaction. Co-administration of digoxin with darexaban-MR was well tolerated, with no unexpected treatment-emergent adverse events or safety concerns. Co-administration of darexaban-MR did not impact the steady-state PK profile of digoxin.

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