Only fed study [Design Issues]

posted by Helmut Homepage – Vienna, Austria, 2005-10-04 21:45 (6863 d 16:59 ago) – Posting: # 38
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Dear Roddy! The general Guidance (2003) states for IR products:
'…, we recommend that where the focus is on release of the drug substance from the drug product into the systemic circulation, a single-dose, fasting study be performed.' The Food Effect Guidance (2002) states for IR ANDAs:

'In addition to a BE study under fasting conditions, we recommend a BE study under fed conditions for all orally administered immediate-release drug products, with the following exceptions:

Therefore unless you have a BCS Class I compound, IMHO you will have to perform both a fasting and a fed study.

Anyhow, if the food effect documented in the reference's SmPC is safety-related (i.e., AEs due to GI-disturbances), you may start an argument.

Remark: in such a case European Guidelines call only for a fed study.

Edit: Links corrected for FDA’s new site. [Helmut]

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