FDA Evaluations Using In Vitro Metabolism to Predict and Interpret In Vivo Metabolic Drug-Drug Interactions: Impact on Labeling.
Davit, Barbara PhD; Reynolds, Kellie PharmD; Yuan, Rae PhD; Ajayi, Funmilayo PhD; Conner, Dale PharmD; Fadiran, Emmanuel PhD; Gillespie, Brad PharmD; Sahajwalla, Chandra PhD; Huang, Shiew-Mei PhD; Lesko, Lawrence J. PhD
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
39(9):899-910, September 1999.
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Recent advances in in vitro metabolism methods have led to an improved ability to predict clinically relevant metabolic drug-drug interactions. To address the relationships of in vitro metabolism data and in vivo metabolism outcomes, the Office of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, evaluated a number of recently approved new drug applications. The goal of these evaluations was to determine the contribution of in vitro metabolism data in (1) predicting in vivo drug-drug interactions, (2) determining the need to conduct an in vivo drug-drug interaction study, and (3) incorporating findings into drug product labeling. Ten cases are presented in this article. They fall into two major groups: (1) in vitro data were predictive of in vivo results, and (2) in vitro data were not predictive of in vivo results. Discussion of these cases highlights factors limiting predictability of in vivo metabolic interactions from in vitro metabolism data. The integration of these findings into drug product labeling is also discussed.
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