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Pharmacokinetic Study on Raltegravir and Lamotrigine

Information source: Radboud University
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Condition(s) targeted: HIV Infection

Intervention: lamotrigine (Drug); Raltegravir (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Radboud University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
David M. Burger, PharmD PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Radboud University


The purpose of this study is to determine whether interactions between raltegravir and lamotrigine take place and to study the safety of the combination raltegravir/lamotrigine before used in HIV patients.

Clinical Details

Official title: The Influence of Raltegravir (MK-0518) on the Pharmacokinetics of Single-dose Lamotrigine in Healthy Male Subjects (GRANOLA)

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Plasma concentrations of lamotrigine, lamotrigine-2N-glucuronide, and raltregravir

Secondary outcome: Determination of pharmacokinetic parameters (AUC, Cmax, Tmax, Cmin and T 1/2) by noncompartmental analysis

Detailed description: Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsive drug that is used both for the treatment of HIV-associated neuropathic pain and the treatment of epilepsy in HIV-infected individuals. Lamotrigine is metabolized via glucuronidation. Raltegravir is a newly developed integrase inhibitor that is also metabolized via glucuronidation. Since both agents are metabolized via glucuronidation, there is a possibility of competition for glucuronidation, leading to drug-drug interactions between raltegravir and lamotrigine. This primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of raltegravir on the pharmacokinetics of single dose lamotrigine (by intrasubject comparison). A secondary objective is to determine the effect of single dose lamotrigine on the pharmacokinetics of raltegravir when compared to historical controls. Another secondary objective is to evaluate the safety of combined use of single dose lamotrigine and raltegravir.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 55 Years. Gender(s): Male.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Between 18 and 55 years of age

- Subject does not smoke more than 10 cigarettes, 2 cigars or 2 pipes per day

- Subject has a Quetelet Index of 18 to 30 kg/m2

- Subject is able and willing to sign informed consent

- Subject is in good age-appropriate health condition

- Subject has a normal blood pressure and pulse rate

Exclusion Criteria:

- History of sensitivity/idiosyncrasy to medicinal products or excipients

- Positive HIV test

- Positive hepatitis B or C test

- Therapy with any drug (2 weeks preceding dosing) except for paracetamol

- Relevant history or presence of pulmonary disorders, cardiovascular

- History of or current abuse of drugs, alcohol or solvents

- Inability to understand the nature and extent of the trial and procedures

- Participation in a drug trial within 60 days prior to the first dose

- Donation of blood within 60 days prior to the first dose

- Febrile illness within 3 days before the first dose

Locations and Contacts

Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Additional Information

Results published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; 2009; 49; 1220

Starting date: February 2008
Last updated: June 6, 2011

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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