Comparison of the effects of fasting morning, fasting evening and fed bedtime administration of tenatoprazole on intragastric pH in healthy volunteers: a randomized three-way crossover study
Article first published online: 30 MAR 2006
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Volume 23, Issue 8, pages 1179–1187, April 2006
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THOMSON, A. B. R., COHEN, P., FICHEUX, H., FIORENTINI, P., DOMAGALA, F., HOMERIN, M. and TACCOEN, A. (2006), Comparison of the effects of fasting morning, fasting evening and fed bedtime administration of tenatoprazole on intragastric pH in healthy volunteers: a randomized three-way crossover study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 23: 1179–1187. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.02781.x
- Issue published online: 30 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 30 MAR 2006
- Publication data Submitted 10 October 2005 First decision 16 October 2005 Resubmitted 23 November 2005 Accepted 23 November 2005
Background The effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors is influenced by meals and administration time.
Aim To compare the effects on intragastric acidity of times of dosing of tenatoprazole, a novel imidazopyridine-based proton pump inhibitor with a prolonged plasma half-life.
Methods This randomized three-period crossover study included 12 Helicobacter pylori-negative healthy subjects, who received tenatoprazole 40 mg either fasting at 7.00 am, fasting at 7.00 pm or fed at 9.30 pm for 7 days, with a 2-week washout between periods. Twenty-four hour intragastric pH was monitored on day 7 of each period.
Results On day 7, median 24-h pH was 4.7, 5.1 and 4.7 after breakfast, dinner and bedtime dosing, respectively (P = 0.11), whereas night-time pH was 4.2, 5.0 and 4.4 (P = 0.13). The mean 24-h percentage of time over pH 4 was 62, 72 and 64 after breakfast, dinner and bedtime dosing, respectively (N.S.), and 54, 68 and 56 during night-time (P = 0.06). Nocturnal acid breakthrough incidence decreased from 100% at baseline to 83%, 55% and 75% after 7.00 am, 7.00 pm and 9.30 pm dosing, respectively (P = 0.18), and its mean duration dropped from 6.2 to 2.8, 1.0 and 2.2 h, respectively (P < 0.05).
Conclusion Seven-day administration of tenatoprazole provides a prolonged duration of acid suppression, especially during the night-time, with little effect of food or time of dosing.