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Buprenorphine 8 mg Sublingual Tablets Under Fasting Conditions

Information source: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Healthy

Intervention: Buprenorphine (Drug); Buprenorphine (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Frederick A Bieberdorf, M.D., CPI, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: CEDRA Clinical Research, LLC


The object of this study is to compare the rate and extent of absorption of an investigational formulation of buprenorphine 8 mg sublingual tablets manufactured by Barr Laboratories, Inc. to an equivalent oral dose of the commercially available reference product, Subutex® manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser, following and overnight fast of at least 10 hours.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Single-Dose, 2-Period, 2-Treatment, 2-Way Crossover Bioequivalence Study of Buprenorphine 8 mg Sublingual Tablets Under Fasting Conditions.

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Primary outcome:

Cmax of Buprenorphine.

AUC0-t for Buprenorphine.

AUC0-inf for Buprenorphine.

Secondary outcome:

Cmax for Norbuprenorphine.

AUC0-t for Norbuprenorphine.

AUC0-inf for Norbuprenorphine.

Detailed description: Criteria for Evaluation: FDA Bioequivalence Criteria Statistical Methods: FDA Bioequivalence Statistical Methods


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


Inclusion Criteria:

- Subject must be a male or non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding female.

- Subject must be between 18 and 45 years of age (inclusive).

- Subject's Body Mass Index (BMI) must be between 18 and 30 (inclusive), and subject

must weigh a minimum of 50 kg (110 lbs).

- Female subjects must agree to utilize one of the following forms of contraception

from screening through 4 weeks after completion of the study. Approved forms of contraception are abstinence, double barrier, IUD in place at least 30 days prior to study drug administration, vasectomized partner, surgically sterile for at least 6 months, or at least 2 years postmenopausal.

- Subject must voluntarily consent to participate in this study and provide their

written informed consent prior to completion of any study-specific procedures.

- Subject is willing and able to remain in the study unit for the entire duration of

the confinement period and return for all scheduled outpatient visits. Exclusion Criteria:

- History or presence of any clinically significant cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic,

renal, hematologic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immunologic, dermatologic, neurologic, oncologic, or psychiatric disease or any other condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would jeopardize the safety of the subject or the validity of the study results.

- History or presence of pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, glaucoma, enlargement of the

prostate, adrenal disease, hyperthyroidism, or gallbladder disease. Subjects with a history of cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallbladder disease will be excluded.

- Females taking any oral contraceptives including estrogen and progestin combined

pills, progestin-only pills, patch, or vaginal ring within 28 days prior to the first dose of study medication; using injectable contraceptives within 6 months of first dose; or who have ever had progestational hormone implants.

- Females taking hormone replacement therapy within 60 days prior to the first dose of

study medication.

- Has a clinically significant abnormal finding on the physical exam, medical history,

ECG, or clinical laboratory results at screening.

- History or presence of allergic or adverse response to buprenorphine, naltrexone, or

any comparable or similar product.

- Has been on a significantly abnormal diet during the 4 weeks preceding the first dose

of study medication.

- Has donated blood or plasma within 30 days prior to the first dose of study


- Has participated in another clinical trial within 30 days prior to the first dose of

study medication.

- Has used any over-the-counter (OTC) medication, including cough and cold

preparations, vitamins, and herbal supplements, within 7 days prior to the first dose of study medication.

- Has used any prescription medication within 14 days prior to the first dose of study


- Has consumed beverages or food containing alcohol, caffeine/xanthine, or poppy seeds

from 48 hours prior to the first dose of study medication or has consumed beverages or foods containing grapefruit from 14 days prior to the first dose of study medication.

- Has been treated with any known enzyme-altering drugs, such as barbiturates,

phenothiazines, cimetidine, carbamazepine, etc., within 30 days prior to the first dose of study medication.

- Has smoked or used tobacco products within 60 days prior to the first dose of study


- Has a history of treatment for substance abuse (including alcohol) in the past 5


- Is a female with a positive pregnancy test result.

- Has any piercing of the tongue or has a lip piercing within 30 days prior to the

first dose of study medication.

- Has a positive urine screen for drugs of abuse.

- Has a positive urine alcohol test or ethanol breath test.

- Has a positive test for or has been treated for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV.

Locations and Contacts

CEDRA Clinical Research, LLC, Austin, Texas 78759, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2007
Last updated: November 22, 2010

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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