Formulation and In Vitro, In Vivo Correlation Between Two Candesartan Cilexetil Tablets
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In this study, the in vitro and in vivo interchangeability between generic candesartan 16 mg and the branded formulation was assessed. The in vitro release of these products was conducted in 3 pH media (1.2, 5.0, and 6.8), and similarity factors (f2) were calculated. This bioequivalence study was a randomized, 2-period crossover study that included 42 healthy adult male subjects under fasting conditions with a 9-day washout. The pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters AUC0-last, AUC0-∞, and Cmax, tmax, and the elimination half-life time were assessed based on the plasma concentrations of candesartan, using a newly developed and validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry bioanalytical method with acceptable degrees of linearity, sensitivity, precision, and accuracy. The geometric mean (ng·h/mL) of the AUC0-∞ for the test and brand was 1595.49 and 1620.54, respectively, and the Cmax (ng/mL) was 160.91 and 160.88, respectively. The 90%CIs of geometric mean ratios (test-to-reference ratios) were 98.26%, 98.45%, and 99.86% for AUC0-last, AUC0-∞, and Cmaxrespectively. These PK parameters lie within the US Food and Drug Administration– and European Medicines Agency–specified bioequivalence limit (80%-125%). Both products were well tolerated by all the subjects. The tested drug product was bioequivalent to the reference drug and had the same safety profile. © 2018 The Authors. Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of The American College of Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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United States of America
Thomson Reuters
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