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The Bioequivalence Study of Lamotrigine Dispersible/Chewable Tablets 100mg Compared With Compressed Tablet 100 mg

Information source: GlaxoSmithKline
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Condition(s) targeted: Epilepsy

Intervention: Lamotrigine Dispersible/Chewable tablet (Drug); Lamotrigine Compressed tablet (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline


This is an open-label, randomised, parallel-group study to demonstrate the bioequivalence of lamotrigine 100mg in two different formulations, dispersible/chewable tablet and compressed tablet, in healthy subjects under fasting conditions. Subjects will be randomized in equal numbers to be dosed with either lamotrigine dispersible/chewable (Test) 100mg tablet or lamotrigine compressed (Reference) 100mg tablet. Pharmacokinetic blood sampling will be collected over 216 hours post dose. Safety (tolerability) will be observed up to 216 hours post dose. Safety assessments will include regular monitoring of vital signs, ECG's, adverse events (AEs) and safety laboratory tests. A follow-up visit is scheduled within 10-17 days post-dose.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single-Dose, Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Demonstrate the Bioequivalence of Lamotrigine Dispersible/Chewable Tablet (100mg) and Lamotrigine Compressed Tablet (100mg) in Healthy Chinese Male Subjects

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Area under the concentration-time curve [AUC(0-inf)] of lamotrigine if coefficients of variation (CV)% of λz<=30%, or AUC(0-inf)• λz if CV% of λz >30%, or AUC(0-t) if AUC(0-inf) cannot be accurately determined, including bioequivalence evaluation

The observed maximum serum drug concentration (Cmax), including bioequivalence evaluation

Secondary outcome:

Time to reach Cmax (Tmax) as data permit.

Elimination half-time (t1/2) as data permit

Elimination rate constant, linear regression according to linear serum drug concentration-time curve (λz) as data permit.

Safety and tolerability as measured by adverse events, vital sign, ECG and clinical laboratory measurements.

Detailed description: This is a single dose, open-label, randomized, parallel-group study to demonstrate the bioequivalence of lamotrigine dispersible/chewable tablet and lamotrigine compressed tablet at 100mg in healthy Chinese male subjects in fasting conditions. Approximate 138 Chinese healthy male subjects will be enrolled in accordance with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subjects will be 18 to 45 years, healthy and body mass index between 19-24 kg/m2 and sign the informed consent. Having given written informed consent, subjects will be required to undergo a pre-study medical screen within 14 days of the dosing day. Subjects will be admitted on Day 0 (the day before dosing) and will stay in the unit until after the 24-hour post-dose assessments on Day 2. The time that a subject is discharged from the unit may be agreed with unit staff but subjects must return for all designated pharmacokinetic (PK) samples and on scheduled time for observation. The subjects will be randomized in equal numbers to be dosed under fasting conditions with either lamotrigine dispersible/chewable tablet or lamotrigine compressed tablet. The pharmacokinetic assessment will last 10 days. The blood samples will be collected immediately before dosing (pre-dose) and at 0. 5, 1, 1. 5, 2, 2. 5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168 and 216 hours post dose for determination of lamotrigine concentration in blood. Safety and tolerability evaluation will be observed up to 216 hours post-dose, including adverse events, vital signs, physical examination, electrocardiogram. All subjects will be required to undergo a follow-up assessment within 10-17 days after receiving the study medication.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 45 Years. Gender(s): Male.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Healthy Chinese male non-smoker, based on medical history and physical examination,

aged between 18 and 45 years of age inclusive, at the time of signing the informed consent.

- Healthy as determined by a responsible and experienced physician, based on a medical

evaluation including medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests and cardiac monitoring. A subject with a clinical abnormality or laboratory parameter(s) which is/are not specifically listed in the inclusion or exclusion criteria, outside the reference range for the population being studied may be included only if the Investigator (in consultation with the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Medical Monitor if required) agree and document that the finding is unlikely to introduce additional risk factors and will not interfere with the study procedures.

- Body weight >= 50 kg and BMI within the range 19 - 24 kg/m2 (inclusive).

- Capable of returning to study site for follow-up according to the requirement of

protocol and willing to comply with the policy, procedure and restriction of the study.

- Capable of reading and understanding the information listed in the consent form.

Signing the informed consent prior to any study related procedure.

- Aspartate transaminase (AST), Alanine transaminase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

and total bilirubin <= 1. 5✕Upper limit of normal (ULN) (total bilirubin >1. 5 x ULN alone is acceptable if direct bilirubin <35% of total bilirubin).

- Normal blood pressure (systolic blood pressure 90-140 mmHg, inclusive, diastolic

blood pressure < 90mmHg) and pulse rate (60-100, inclusive).

- No clinically significant abnormality on 12-lead ECG.

- Corrected QT interval (QTc) < 450 ms; or corrected QT interval < 480 ms for subjects

with bundle-branch block, based on single or averaged QTc values of triplicate ECGs obtained over a brief recording period.

- Male subjects with female partners of child-bearing potential must use one of the

contraceptive methods after the first dose of study treatment and until the follow-up visit. Exclusion Criteria:

- Current or chronic history of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal,

endocrine, hematological, psychical or nervous system diseases, use of drug that can change the absorption, metabolism or elimination of study drug, or result in danger or other drugs or diseases that interfere with the interpretation of study data.

- Current or chronic history of liver disease, or known hepatic or biliary

abnormalities or Gilbert's syndrome (with the exception of asymptomatic gallstones).

- Current or past history of nervous-psychiatric disorder, as assessed by Columbia

Suicide Severity Rating Scale-baseline evaluation or in the opinion of investigator that the subject is at risk of suicide or with history of suicide behavior/attempt.

- History of regular alcohol consumption within 6 months of the study defined as: an

average weekly intake of >14 drinks. One drink is equivalent to 12 g of alcohol: 12 ounces (360 ml) of beer, 5 ounces (150 ml) of wine or 1. 5 ounces (45 ml) of 80 proof distilled spirits.

- Consumption of grapefruit or grapefruit juice within 7 days prior to first dose of

study medication.

- History of sensitivity to heparin or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

- History of asthma, anaphylaxis or anaphylactic reactions, severe allergic responses.

- Subjects who have received lamotrigine previously (subjects who received placebo in a

previous study will be allowed)

- History of sensitivity to any of the study medications, or components thereof or a

history of drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the investigator or GSK Medical Monitor, contraindicates their participation.

- Unable to refrain from the use of prescription or non-prescription drugs, including

vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements (including St John's Wort) within 14 days prior to the dosing day, which in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, may interfere with the study procedures or compromise safety.

- A positive Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or positive Hepatitis C antibody

(HCAb) result at screening

- A positive pre-study drug/alcohol screen.

- A positive test for HIV antibody at screening.

- Where participation in the study would result in donation of blood or blood products

in excess of 500 mL within a 56 day period.

- The subject has participated in a clinical trial and has received an investigational

product within the following time period prior to the first dosing day in the current study: 30 days, 5 half-lives or twice the duration of the biological effect of the investigational product (whichever is longer).

- Exposure to more than four new chemical entities within 12 months prior to the first

dosing day.

- Unwillingness or inability to follow the procedures outlined in the protocol.

Locations and Contacts

GSK Investigational Site, Shanghai 200030, China
Additional Information

Starting date: March 2014
Last updated: August 11, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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