Br J Clin Pharmacol 2018 12 11;84(12):2903-2913. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.
Aims: We assessed the potential mutual interaction of oral macitentan (cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 substrate) at steady-state with single-dose oral rivaroxaban (CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein substrate) and evaluated the effect of the CYP3A and P-glycoprotein inducer St John's wort (SJW) on the pharmacokinetics of these drugs in healthy volunteers.
Methods: Twelve healthy volunteers completed this open-label, monocentre, two-period, one-sequence phase I clinical trial. The pharmacokinetics of macitentan (10 mg) was assessed on study days 3 (single dose), 15 (steady-state), 16 (impact of rivaroxaban) and 29 (after induction by oral SJW), and of rivaroxaban on days 2 (single dose), 16 (impact of macitentan at steady-state) and 29 (after induction by SJW). Read More