Abstract

Aims: To investigate the influence of food intake on the bioavailability and pharmacodynamic effects of salmon calcitonin (sCT).

Methods: A single-blind, randomized, partly placebo-controlled study was conducted in 36 healthy postmenopausal female volunteers aged 62-74 years. The influence of food intake on oral dosing with 0.8 mg of sCT at 22.00 h was evaluated for a (i) predose meal at 18.00 h, (ii) predose meal at 20.00 h, (iii) predose meal at 21.00 h, (iv) postdose meal at 22.10 h, (v) no meal, and (vi) meal at 20.00 h and placebo at 22.00 h. Study biomarkers were plasma sCT levels and changes in the bone resorption marker CTX-I (C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I).

Results: The predose meal at 18.00 and 21.00 h significantly decreased relative oral bioavailability of sCT to 26% [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.09, 0.73 and 0.09, 0.75,

Conclusions: Postprandial dosing may limit the bioavailability of orally administered sCT. Maximal benefit can be achieved by dosing at least 10 min prior to meal time.

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