“The Effects of Castration on the Pharmacokinetics of Zolpidem After Single Dose Administration In Men With Prostate Cancer Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy Compared to Normal Healthy Females”
Background: Insomnia is associated with difficulty sleeping. The drug zolpidem is widely prescribed for insomnia. Women have reported worse effects from the drug than men. Women have higher amounts of zolpidem in their body that may persist after waking. Drug exposure may also depend on male hormones that change during prostate cancer therapy. Researchers want to see if these findings can provide a more-accurate dose to healthy women and men with prostate cancer. Objective: To study amounts of zolpidem in men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer before they are castrated and after, and to compare these results to healthy women s. Eligibility: Men ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer who are planning to receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) Healthy women age 18 and older Design: Participants will be screened with: Blood tests Physical exam Electrocardiogram (EKG) heart test Male participants will confirm their prostate cancer. This can be done with a tumor sample tissue from a previous surgery or a report from a doctor. Female participants may have a pregnancy test. Participants will be admitted to the clinic in the evening and stay overnight. They will: Take a 5 mg zolpidem tablet on an empty stomach around 11 p.m. Have blood drawn multiple times Have physical exams and EKGs Answer questions about their symptoms and medicines they are taking Male participants will have ADT as part of their standard cancer treatment. After that, the testosterone in their blood will be measured. They will repeat the overnight clinic stay. Participants will get a follow-up phone call after each stay.
Drug - Zolpidem
In men with prostate cancer, males (precastration, n=8-10) will receive oral zolpidem in the form of a 5 mg tablet. Blood samples will be collected for pharmacokinetic analysis at pre-dose and 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8-hours post-dose. This cohort of men will then undergo androgen deprivation therapy with standard doses of goserelin. When castrate testosterone levels reach <50 ng/dL (postcastration), they will receive another 5 mg single dose of zolpidem followed by 8-hr PK evaluation of zolpidem and ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effects of Castration on the Pharmacokinetics of Zolpidem After Single Dose Administration in Men With Prostate Cancer Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy Compared to Normal Healthy Females