Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Migalastat HCl and Effects on Agalsidase Activity in Healthy Volunteers

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Migalastat HCl is an investigational, oral treatment for Fabry disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder. Four Phase 1 studies were conducted to determine the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, and tolerability of migalastat. Healthy volunteers (N = 124), 18–55 years old, received migalastat HCl single (25 mg–2000 mg) or twice-daily doses (50 mg, 150 mg) for 7 days in a double-blind, placebo-controlled fashion. Migalastat pharmacokinetics were dose-proportional (AUC∞ range: 1129–72 838 ng h/mL, Cmax range: 200.5–13 844 ng/mL, t1/2 3–4 hours). Steady state was achieved by Day 7. Up to 67% of the dose was excreted as unchanged drug in urine. Increased α-Gal A activity was dose related. No abnormal cardiac effects, including prolonged QTc intervals, were observed. The pharmacokinetics of migalastat were well characterized in these Phase 1 studies conducted healthy volunteers. The 150 mg dose of migalastat HCl administered BID for 7 days was generally safe and well tolerated. A TQT study demonstrated lack of a positive signal at therapeutic and supra-therapeutic doses. Increases in α-Gal A enzyme activity for the 150 mg dose observed in healthy subjects suggested a successful proof of mechanism for further investigations.

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