DrugLib.com — Drug Information Portal

Rx drug information, pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, news, and more

Nasally and sc Administered Teriparatide in Healthy Volunteers

Information source: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Osteoporosis

Intervention: Forsteo (Drug); CP046 PTH CriticalSorb (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Tahir Masud, MRCP, FRCP, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Overall contact:
Tahir Masud, MRCP, FRCP, Email: tahir.masud@nuh.nhs.uk


Osteoporosis is a reduction in bone density that increases the risk of fractures; particularly of the spine, hip and wrist. Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million

women worldwide - approximately one tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70,

two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90. Treating osteoporosis and the associated fractures costs the NHS more than two billion pounds per annum. Teriparatide is a drug currently prescribed for some osteoporosis patients by their doctor to be taken by injection. It is currently the only drug available which promotes the deposition of new bone as opposed to preventing resorption. This is the drug treatment we will be studying in this clinical trial. The drug is of a type that cannot normally be taken as a swallowed pill. This type of drugs tends to be delivered by injection, as is currently the case for teriparatide. Injections have numerous limitations and are disliked by patients. This trial will assess how well the nasal spray devices work, how long the drug stays in the nose and also how well the drug enters the bloodstream.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single-centre, Open-label, Five-way Crossover Study in Healthy Female Participants to Assess the Pharmacokinetics of Nasally Administered Formulations of Teriparatide Compared to a Subcutaneous Injection.

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Primary outcome:

Area under the plasma concentration time curve (AUC) of teriparatide for six hours after each single administration.

Peak plasma concentration (cmax) of teriparatide for six hours after each single administration.

Secondary outcome: The percentage of radiolabelled formultation deposited and cleared from the nose measured by gamma scintigraphy

Detailed description: This study aims to look at how teriparatide spreads through the nose and into the blood stream when it is given as a liquid with a nasal delivery system called CriticalSorbâ„¢. CriticalSorb has been developed by Critical Pharmaceuticals to improve the absorption of drugs through the nose into the blood stream in the hope that it will replace injections. For part of the study a radioactive compound (routinely used in the nuclear medicine clinic for diagnosis) will be added to the formulation in order to investigate how the formulation spreads through nose after it is sprayed. The study is being carried out in postmenopausal females aged greater than 55 years of age as osteoporosis commonly affects these women. The study will involve 8 visits. The first visit will be to assess eligibility. On visit 2 the participants will receive an injection of the teriparatide. On visits 2-6 the participants will receive a nasal dose of teriparatide via nasal devices at different dose levels, blood samples will be taken to measure drug levels following dosing. For visits 5 and 6 the nasal dose will have a radioactive marker added and gamma camera imaging will also be carried out. These visits will also compare two different nasal devices. Visit 7 will be a follow up visit. There will be one further visit during the study to acquire a MRI scan of the head that will assist analysis of the scintigraphic images.


Minimum age: 55 Years. Maximum age: 90 Years. Gender(s): Female.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Be a postmenopausal healthy female and aged greater than 55 years of age

- Be able to give voluntary informed consent and from whom written consent to

participate has been obtained

- Be able to understand the study, willing to co-operate with the study procedures and

able to attend all study assessments

- Be willing to abstain from alcohol for 24 hours before each dose and until the end of

each study day

- Be willing to abstain from smoking for 24 hours before each dose and until the end of

each study day

- Be willing to avoid caffeine from midnight the evening prior to each study day

Exclusion Criteria:

- Have a history of alcohol or drug abuse and failure of urine tests for drug abuse

- Have had any investigational drug administered within the previous 3 months.

- Failed to satisfy the investigator's assessment of fitness to participate based on a

completed health screening

- Have consumed alcohol or tobacco within 24 hours of start of each study day

- Have consumed caffeinated drink after midnight prior to each study day

- Have participated in a similar study involving the use of radioisotopes in the

previous 3 months such that participating in the current study would exceed the recommended yearly exposure limit (5mSv)

- Have any presently active infectious diseases (such as influenza)

- Have a known hypersensitivity to teriparatide or to any of the excipients in the


- Have a history of nasal disorders/problems

- Have a history of allergic rhinitis

- Have an increased baseline risk of osteosarcoma

- Have Paget's disease

- Have a history of any malignancy or radiotherapy

- Have a history of diabetes

- Have a history of hypercalcaemia

- Are taking any forbidden medications - see Appendix 2

- Inability to use both of the intranasal delivery devices

- Have a condition that prohibits MRI scans

- Have positive HIV or Hepatitis B or C test results or engage in a lifestyle that

increases the risk of the possibility of these infections

Locations and Contacts

Tahir Masud, MRCP, FRCP, Email: tahir.masud@nuh.nhs.uk

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom; Not yet recruiting
Additional Information

Starting date: September 2013
Last updated: July 31, 2013

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

-- advertisement -- The American Red Cross
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site usage policy | Privacy policy

All Rights reserved - Copyright DrugLib.com, 2006-2017