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A Study To Compare 3 Different Formulations Of Tamsulosin At Steady State.

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

Condition(s) targeted: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Intervention: GI198745 (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

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


Dutasteride and tamsulosin are to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Studies show that when given together, there is more improvement in symptoms than either drug alone. In this study, we are looking to see if 2 different formulations of tamsulosin in our combination capsules are the same after 7 days of dosing as the US commercial tamsulosin and dutasteride.

Clinical Details

Official title: An Open Label, Randomized, Repeat Dose, 3 Period Cross Over Study to Determine the Bioequivalence of 3 Different Formulations of Tamsulosin at Steady State in Healthy Male Volunteers

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

Primary outcome: PK at 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,12,16,24,36,48,72

Secondary outcome:

Clinical safety labs

measurement of orthostatic hypotension

adverse event reporting

C(tau) (pre-dose concentrations determined immediately before a dose at steady state), t1/2, tmax, lambda, Cmin and fluctuation [(Cmax - Cmin)/(AUC(0-24)/24)] of tamsulosin, as data permit.

Safety and tolerability of all treatments as assessed by blood pressure and pulse rate measurements, adverse events and clinical laboratory safety tests.


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


Inclusion criteria:

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

including medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests and cardiac monitoring. A subject with a clinical abnormality or laboratory parameters outside the reference range for the population being studied may be included only if the Investigator and the GSK Medical Monitor agree that the finding is unlikely to introduce additional risk factors and will not interfere with the study procedures. Subjects with orthostasis at screening should be excluded from enrollment.

- Males between 18 and 45 years of age (inclusive).

- Male subjects must agree to use one of the contraception methods. This criterion must

be followed from the time of the first dose of study medication until follow-up from the study.

- Body weight

- Capable of giving written informed consent, which includes compliance with the

requirements and restrictions listed in the consent form.

- QTcB or QTcF < 450 msec.

- Subjects must agree not to donate blood and blood products for 6 months after the

last dose of study medication. Exclusion criteria:

- The subject has a positive pre-study drug/alcohol screen. A minimum list of drugs

that will be screened for include amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, opiates, cannabinoids and benzodiazepines.

- Slow metabolizer for CYP2D6 as determined by screening PGx analysis.

- A positive pre-study Hepatitis B surface antigen or positive Hepatitis C antibody

result within 3 months of screening.

- A positive test for HIV antibody.

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

- An average weekly intake of >14 drinks/week. One drink is equivalent to: 12 g

alcohol = 5 ounces (150 mL) of wine or 12 ounces (360 mL) of beer or 1. 5 ounces (45 mL) of 80 proof distilled spirits.

- 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.

- Use of prescription or non-prescription drugs, including vitamins, herbal and dietary

supplements (including St John's Wort) within 7 days (or 14 days if the drug is a potential enzyme inducer) or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to the first dose of study medication and until collection of the final PK sample from the study, unless in the opinion of the Investigator and GSK Medical Monitor the medication will not interfere with the study procedures or compromise subject safety.

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

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

- History of postural hypotension, dizziness, poor hydration, vertigo, vaso-vagal

reactions or any other signs and symptoms of orthostasis, which in the opinion of the investigator could be exacerbated by tamsulosin and result in putting the subject at risk of injury.

- Orthostatic hypotension at screening, defined as a reduction in systolic blood

pressure of 20 mmHg or more and/or a reduction in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mmHg or more for standing vs. supine measurements.

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

in excess of 500 mL within a 56 day period.

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

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

- Consumption of red wine, seville oranges, grapefruit, grapefruit juice or cruciferous

vegetables (watercress, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts) from 7 days prior to the first dose of study medication and until collection of the final PK sample in the study.

Locations and Contacts

GSK Investigational Site, Buffalo, New York 14202, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: February 2008
Last updated: October 14, 2010

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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