Effect of food on the single-dose pharmacokinetics and tolerability of clinofibrate tablets in Chinese healthy volunteers.

International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

PubMedID: 23849436

Li JK, Ding LK, Li XQ, Chen MC, Wang L, Yang J, Song Y, Song W, Jia YY, Wen AD. Effect of food on the single-dose pharmacokinetics and tolerability of clinofibrate tablets in Chinese healthy volunteers. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013;51(8):672-7.
The aim of this study is to investigate a food effect on the single-dose pharmacokinetics and tolerability of clinofibrate tablets in 12 Chinese healthy volunteers. The authors evaluated the effect of being under a fasting or fed state at the time of drug intake on the single-dose of clinofibrate 400 mg tablets in a randomized, balanced, single-dose, two-treatment (fed and fasting), two-period, two-sequence study design with a 7-day washout period. The end points were the maximum plasma drug concentration (Cmax) and areas under the plasma-concentration curve (AUC) for 72 hours exposure (AUC0-72) and total exposure (AUC0-8). All participants completed the whole study without side effects being observed. The Cmax mean of clinofibrate glucuronides and parent clinofibrate were 21.91, 17.85 µ/ml for the fasting state and 13.14, 11.25 µ/ml for the fed state, respectively. The AUC0-72 and AUC0-8 of clinofibrate glucuronides and parent clinofibrate were 381.60, 307.07 µ/ ml and 404.55, 342.24 µ/ml for the fasting state and 379.02, 321.14 µ/ml and 432.24, 351.80 µ/ml for the fed state. The authors showed that food intake was associated with a significant decrease in Cmax, but no significant change in AUC values.