Once Daily Trospium Chloride is Effective and Well Tolerated for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder: Results From a Multicenter Phase III Trial

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
The Journal of Urology (Impact Factor: 4.47). 10/2007; 178(3 Pt 1):978-83; discussion 983-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2007.05.058
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An extended release formulation of trospium chloride was recently developed for the once daily treatment of overactive bladder. We investigated the safety, efficacy and tolerability of 60 mg trospium chloride once daily.
Subjects with overactive bladder were randomized 1:1 to receive 60 mg trospium chloride once daily or placebo in this 12-week multicenter, parallel, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Primary end points were calculated changes in diary recorded daily urinary frequency and daily urgency urinary incontinence episodes. Secondary end points were urgency severity, volume voided per void and the number of urgency voids per day. Safety was assessed by clinical examination, adverse event monitoring, clinical laboratory values and resting electrocardiograms.
Overall 601 subjects were prescribed trospium once daily (298) or placebo (303). Trospium once daily treatment resulted in significant improvements over placebo in all primary and key secondary efficacy outcomes at weeks 1 through 12. The most common adverse events were dry mouth (trospium 8.7% vs placebo 3%) and constipation (trospium 9.4% vs placebo 1.3%). Central nervous system adverse events were rare (headache with trospium 1.0% vs placebo 2.6%). No clinically meaningful changes in laboratory, physical examination or electrocardiogram parameters were noted.
Trospium once daily provided significant improvements in overactive bladder symptoms (frequency, urgency urinary incontinence and urgency). Efficacy was similar to that seen previously with trospium chloride twice daily, while class effect anticholinergic adverse events occurred at comparatively low levels. Dry mouth was elicited at the lowest reported rate in the oral antimuscarinic drug class.

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    • "To determine the clinical implications of the reduced trospium exposure during concomitant metformin administration, a post hoc analysis was performed on efficacy data reported from two multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trials [25, 26]. Comparison of primary efficacy outcomes (average number of toilet voids and urinary urge incontinence [UUI] episodes per day) was conducted between subjects who received both metformin and trospium chloride XR, and an equal number of subjects not on metformin but who received trospium chloride XR only (i.e., 1:1 matching). "
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder (OAB) is often associated with a number of co-morbid medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus. This may necessitate several concomitant treatments, thus creating the potential for drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Trospium is renally eliminated, not metabolized via cytochrome P450; therefore, cytochrome P450 DDIs are unlikely. However, coadministration with another renally eliminated drug (e.g., metformin) may theoretically result in a DDI. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (plasma and urine) and safety/tolerability of the coadministration of trospium chloride extended release (XR) and metformin under steady-state conditions in healthy male and female subjects. METHODS: In a single-centre, randomized, open-label, two-group, two-period study in healthy males and females aged 18-45 years, 44 subjects received oral metformin 500 mg twice daily for 3.5 days during one period, and oral trospium chloride XR 60 mg once daily for 10 days, followed by trospium chloride XR 60 mg once daily for 4 days plus metformin 500 mg twice daily for 3.5 days during the other period. The two periods occurred in a crossover fashion, separated by a 3-day washout period. RESULTS: Trospium chloride XR coadministration did not alter metformin steady-state pharmacokinetics. Metformin coadministration reduced trospium steady-state maximum plasma concentration (by 34 %) and area under the concentration-time curve from 0-24 hours (by 29 %). Neither drug's renal clearance was affected. No safety/tolerability issues of concern were observed with coadministration. CONCLUSION: No dosage adjustment is necessary for metformin when coadministered with trospium chloride XR.
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    • "Thirty-four publications which included a placebo arm were identified in the Chapple meta-analysis [7]. The systematic literature review over the most recent 12 months identified 2 additional studies [9,10]. The 36 studies were identified that met acceptance criteria, and these are listed in Table 1[9-44]. "
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