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Effect of Calcium on Gleevec Pharmacokinetics (PK) in Healthy Volunteers

Information source: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Healthy

Intervention: Imatinib mesylate (Drug); calcium carbonate (Dietary Supplement)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Jan Beumer

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Jan H. Beumer, PharmD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh


This research study is being conducted through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). It will evaluate the concentrations of Gleevec«, an oral drug used to treat some types of cancer, in the blood of healthy volunteers when taken with and without Tums Ultra«, a calcium product often used in the treatment of upset stomach and as a calcium supplement.

Clinical Details

Official title: Effect of Calcium Supplements on Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec«) Pharmacokinetics in Healthy Volunteers (CSTI571BUS 280) (UPCI 08-072)

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

Primary outcome: To define the effect of administration of a calcium salt (calcium carbonate) on the PK (in particular the area under the imatinib plasma concentration versus time curve) of imatinib (Gleevec®) in healthy volunteers.

Detailed description: This is an open-label, single-institution, randomized cross-over, fixed-schedule investigation of the effects of calcium carbonate on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of Gleevec® in healthy volunteers. Healthy volunteers will be recruited to participate in this study such that twelve subjects (6 men / 6 women) will complete the study at UPCI. Subjects will be compensated for participation. Half of the subjects will receive Gleevec® alone on Day 1 and Gleevec® and calcium carbonate on Day 15, and the other half will receive Gleevec® and calcium carbonate on Day 1 and Gleevec® alone on Day 15, determined by randomization of subjects receiving either the combination or Gleevec® alone during the first visit. Doses will be 400 mg Gleevec® and 4000 mg calcium carbonate (4 x Tums Ultra 1000® chewable tablets, equivalent to 4000 mg calcium carbonate or 1600 mg calcium. Multiple PK blood samples will be taken from Days 1-4 and Days 15-18. Gleevec® PK will be assessed after oral administration of 400 mg Gleevec® alone, and after oral administration of 400 mg Gleevec® with concomitant administration of 4000 mg calcium carbonate. Two 10-hour outpatient dosing visits and six brief outpatient visits are required to accommodate all study procedures.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Healthy men or women 18 years of age or older. Healthy subjects are defined as

individuals who are free from clinically significant illness or disease (such as coronary arterial disease, chronic heart failure, bleeding disorder, hypertension, chronic renal failure etc.) as determined by their medical history, physical examination, and laboratory studies. For the purposes of this protocol, "clinically significant" is defined as any history or indication of illness or disease, such as those listed above.

- Body Mass Index (BMI) < 31 kg/m2 (weight/height2).

- Female patients of childbearing potential must have negative pregnancy test within 14

days before initiation of study drug dosing. Postmenopausal women must be amenorrheic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing potential. Female patients of reproductive potential must agree to employ an effective barrier method of birth control throughout the study and for up to 7 days following discontinuation of study drug.

- Written, voluntary informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Abnormal marrow function as defined by leucocyte, neutrophil, or platelet counts

outside of normal limits.

- Any evidence of renal dysfunction (proteinuria; serum creatinine > upper limit of

normal; or if serum creatinine > upper limit of normal, a calculated creatinine clearance < 60 mL/min/1. 73 m2).

- Impaired hepatic function (liver enzymes greater than the upper limit of normal or

bilirubin outside the normal range).

- Taking any medications (including over the counter products), herbal products,

mineral supplements or vitamins (other than a daily multivitamin preparation), other than contraceptives (for women), within 2 weeks of start of the study. All forms of contraceptive medication are permissible for this study and would not result in a female's exclusion from participation. Patients who take medications on a chronic basis, such as antihypertensive medications or thyroid replacement therapy, etc. are not eligible for the study.

- Subjects has received any other investigational agents within 28 days of first day of

study drug dosing.

- Female subjects who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Locations and Contacts

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute / Clinical and Translational Research Center (Hillman Cancer Center location), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: November 2008
Last updated: December 17, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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