Oral Abuse Potential Study of Nalbuphine

2019-07-18 10:31:10 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of a drug called nalbuphine (an opioid drug) compared with the effects of hydromorphone (an opioid drug) and placebo (contains no active drug ingredients). The amount of nalbuphine levels in the blood will also be measured and the safety of the study drugs will be evaluated.

This study has 2 parts: Part A and Part B.


This study will be a single-dose, randomized, double-blind, active- and placebo-controlled, double dummy, 2-part, 7-way crossover study to determine the abuse potential of orally administered nalbuphine solution and nalbuphine ER intact tablets relative to hydromorphone solution and placebo, in non-dependent, recreational opioid users. The study will be conducted in a single clinical research unit (CRU).

The purpose of Part A is to find the appropriate doses (a low, intermediate, and high dose) of nalbuphine solution to use in Part B. Part A of the study has two visits to the research clinic: a screening visit and dose selection visit. The visits will involve a 2-night stay (3 days total) in the research clinic.

In the Main Study Treatment Phase in Part B, the total estimated duration between each dose of study drug is approximately up to 7 days, of which the subject will spend 3 days/2 nights in the research clinic and approximately up to 4 days at home.

The primary objective of the Main Study is to evaluate the abuse potential of orally administered nalbuphine solution and nalbuphine ER intact tablets relative to hydromorphone solution (the active comparator) and placebo in non-dependent, recreational opioid users.

Study Design




Nalbuphine 162 Mg ER, Nalbuphine HCl solution, Hydromorphone HCl 8 mg, Hydromorphone HCl 16 Mg, Placebo Tablet


INC Research Toronto, Inc.
M5V 2T3




Trevi Therapeutics

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