Study of the Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of INS50589 Intravenous Infusion in Healthy Volunteers


The objectives of this study are to look at the safety and tolerability of the experimental drug, how people process the drug, how the drug affects people, and to identify a dose or doses to study in subsequent future studies.

Full Title of Study: “Single-Center, Open-Labeled Dose Escalation Followed by Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cohort Study of the Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of INS50589 Intravenous Infusion in Healthy Volunteers”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Double
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 2005

Detailed Description

The purposes of this trial are to determine if administration of INS50589 Intravenous Infusion is well tolerated, to determine the pharmacological effects of INS50589 at different doses, and to identify an appropriate dose for later efficacy studies. More specifically, the objectives are to:

- Evaluate safety and tolerability

- Evaluate pharmacokinetics of INS50589 and its major metabolite(s)

- Evaluate effects of INS50589 on platelet function at various dose levels

- Evaluate potential relationship between plasma concentrations of INS50589 and various pharmacodynamic endpoints

- Identify one or more dose levels of INS50589 for future studies


  • Drug: INS50589 Intravenous Infusion

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Platelet function

Secondary Measures

  • Pilot study – not specified

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 kg/m2 and 35 kg/m2 and body weight no greater than 120 kg.
  • If female, must not be pregnant or lactating, and if of childbearing potential or sexually active, must use acceptable method of birth control.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Have clinically significant acute or chronic disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, diabetes, chronic renal insufficiency, asthma).
  • Have major surgery within eight weeks of dosing.
  • Have overt viral illness within four weeks of dosing.
  • Have tendency or history in family of tendency for bleeding.
  • Have clinically significant abnormalities on clinical laboratory tests (chemistry, hematology, urinalysis).
  • Have taken aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) within 10 days prior to admission to study facility.
  • Have ever taken or received any of the following for medical conditions: (antiplatelet compounds including clopidogrel, ticlopidine, dipyridamole, tirofiban, eptifibatide, abciximab, adenosine, and prostacyclin) or (anticoagulants including vitamin K antagonists, thrombin inhibitors, heparins, hirudin or related compounds, argatroban and factor Xa inhibitors)
  • Have a clinically significant ECG abnormality.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 60 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Amy Schaberg, BSN, Study Director,

Citations Reporting on Results

Johnson FL, Boyer JL, Leese PT, Crean C, Krishnamoorthy R, Durham T, Fox AW, Kellerman DJ. Rapid and reversible modulation of platelet function in man by a novel P2Y(12) ADP-receptor antagonist, INS50589. Platelets. 2007 Aug;18(5):346-56.

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