A Study to Assess the Effect of Intragastric pH and Fasting on the Pharmacokinetics of Gefapixant (AF-219/MK-7264)


Afferent Pharmaceuticals

Status and phase

Phase 1


Healthy Volunteers


Drug: Omeprazole
Drug: Gefapixant

Study type


Funder types



AF219-011 (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility


The purpose of this study is to: determine the effect of stomach pH on the multiple dose pharmacokinetics (PK) of gefapixant (AF-219); assess the effect of multiple doses of gefapixant on various sensory assessments; and, assess the safety and tolerability of gefapixant.


18 patients




18 to 55 years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Must be informed of the nature of the study and have provided written informed voluntary consent;

Able to speak, read, and understand English;

Healthy males or females, of any race, between 18 and 55 years of age, inclusive;

Body mass index (BMI) >18.5 and <32.0 kg/m2 and weigh 50 - 100 kg;

In good general health ;

Non-smokers for at least 5 years;

If a female of child-bearing potential (i.e., have not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy) or not post-menopausal (defined as no menses for at least 12 months), agree to use 2 forms of acceptable birth control; or if a male, they and/or their partner of child-bearing potential agree to use 2 forms of acceptable birth control;

Exclusion criteria

Any disease or condition that might affect drug absorption, metabolism, or excretion or clinically significant cardiovascular, hematological, renal, hepatic, pulmonary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immunological, dermatological, neurological, or psychiatric disease;

Clinically significant illness or clinically significant surgery within 4 weeks before the administration of study medication;

Any past sinus surgery, upper respiratory tract infection within 2 weeks before dosing, or history of hay fever during the time of the year that dosing will be taking place;

History of GERD, heartburn, or nausea more than once a month, or any similar symptoms requiring the regular use of antacids, or any use of H2 histamine blockers or proton pump inhibitors within 12 months of Screening;

Have a positive screening test for Helicobacter pylori;

QTcB >450 msec in males or >460 msec in females;

Known or suspected hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to any of the components of gefapixant or omeprazole capsules;

If female, is pregnant or breast feeding, or has a positive pregnancy test pre dose;

Blood loss or blood donation of >550 mL within 90 days or plasma donation >500 mL within 14 days before administration of the first dose of study drug;

Chronic use of any systemic medications; use of a drug therapy known to induce or inhibit hepatic drug metabolism within 30 days before the first dose of study medication; or use of any medications including antacids, high dose multivitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal preparations, within 14 days before the first dose of study drug;

Past or current history or evidence of drug or alcohol abuse, use of any recreational soft drugs (e.g., marijuana) within 3 months of screening, use of any hard drugs (such as cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), and crack) within 1 year of screening, and/or a positive screen for substances of abuse or alcohol at screening or pre dose;

Ingestion of grapefruit or grapefruit juice within 48 hours before dose administration;

Positive urine cotinine test at Screening or Day 1 pre dose;

Positive screen for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis C antibody, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody;

Receipt of an investigational product or device, or participation in a drug research study within a period of 30 days (or 5 half lives of the drug, whichever is longer) before the first dose of study medication;

Receipt of an investigational immunomodulator or monoclonal antibody within 180 days (or 5 half lives, whichever is longer) before the first dose of study medication

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


Single Blind

18 participants in 1 patient group

Gefapixant + Omeprazole
Experimental group
Gefapixant oral tablets (25mg, 50 mg, 150 mg) administered twice daily for 18 days + Omeprazole oral capsules (40 mg) administered twice daily for 8.5 days
Drug: Gefapixant
Drug: Omeprazole

Trial contacts and locations



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