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A Study to Investigate the Potential Interaction Between Telaprevir and Methadone, at Steady-State

Information source: Tibotec BVBA
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Healthy Participants

Intervention: Telaprevir (Drug); Methadone (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Tibotec BVBA

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Tibotec-Virco Virology BVBA Clinical Trial, Study Director, Affiliation: Tibotec BVBA


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of steady-state (constant concentration of medication in the blood) telaprevir 750 mg every 8 hours on the steady-state pharmacokinetics (how the drug concentrations change over time) of R- and S-methadone.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase I, Open-Label, Single-Sequence Drug-Drug Interaction Trial in Subjects on Stable Methadone Maintenance Therapy, to Investigate the Potential Interaction Between Telaprevir 750 mg q8h and Methadone, at Steady-State

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of telaprevir

Minimum plasma concentration (Cmin) of telaprevir

Area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) of telaprevir

Cmax of R-methadone

Cmin of R-methadone

AUC of R-methadone

Cmax of S-methadone

Cmin of S-methadone

AUC of S-methadone

Secondary outcome:

Short Opiate Withdrawal Scale [SOWS]

Desires for Drugs Questionnaire [DDQ]


Number of participants with adverse events

Detailed description: This is a Phase 1, open-label (all people know the identity of the intervention), single-sequence study to evaluate the potential interaction of steady-state telaprevir on the steady-state pharmacokinetics of methadone. The study consists of 3 phases: the screening phase (within 21 days prior to the start of supervised methadone intake on Day

- 14), treatment phase, and follow-up phase. Participants on stable methadone maintenance

therapy will be enrolled in this study and their methadone doses will not be changed

starting at Day - 14. During the treatment phase, telaprevir will be added for 7 days (from

Day 1 to Day 7) to participants' current methadone therapy. The methadone dosage will not to

be changed from Day - 14 until Day 7. All the intakes of methadone and telaprevir will be

supervised and pharmacokinetic parameters will be measured during the study. Safety evaluations for adverse events, clinical laboratory tests, alcohol breath test, cardiovascular safety, and other evaluations (physical examination, and pharmacodynamic assessments) will be performed throughout the study. The total duration of the study for each participant is approximately 60 days.


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


Inclusion Criteria:

- Must receive once daily oral methadone maintenance therapy at a stable individualized

dose of 30 to 130 mg for at least 2 weeks prior to screening, formulated as commercially available tablets or solution

- Must agree not to change the current methadone dose from screening until Day 7

included to have a daily observed and documented methadone intake from Day - 14 until

Day 8 and a daily observed and documented telaprevir intake from Day 1 until Day 7

- Participants have to obtain approval for participation from his/her addiction

physician, and the addiction physician has to agree to provide medical care for the participant after discharge from study center

- General medical condition must not interfere with the assessments and the completion

of the study

- Health assessments will be done on the basis of physical examination, medical

history, electrocardiogram, vital signs and the results of blood biochemistry, blood coagulation and hematology tests and a urinalysis carried out at screening Exclusion Criteria:

- History of any illness that could confound the results of the study or pose an

additional risk in administering study medication to the participant, for eg, history of relevant medication or food allergies, history of cardiovascular or central nervous system disease, history or presence of clinically significant pathology or history of mental disease

- Consumption of herbal medications or dietary supplements, vitamins, and grapefruit or

grapefruit juice, apple juice or orange juice within 14 days before Day - 1

- Current alcohol use, which, in the assessment of the investigator, could compromise

participant's safety or compliance with the study protocol procedures

- Test positive for drugs of abuse such as cocaine, amphetamines, barbiturates,

benzodiazepines, or opiates on Day - 2 unless explained by allowed concomitant


- Participation in a clinical study involving administration of an investigational

medication within 60 days or 5 half-lives (whichever was longer) prior to the screening visit

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Additional Information

A Phase I, open-label, single-sequence drug-drug interaction trial in subjects on stable methadone maintenance therapy, to investigate the potential interaction between telaprevir 750 mg q8h and methadone, at steady-state.

Starting date: July 2009
Last updated: November 30, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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