Trial Condition(s):

Venous thrombosis

Switching study from warfarin to rivaroxaban

Bayer Identifier:

10849 Identifier:


EudraCT Number:


EU CT Number:

Not Available

Study Completed

Trial Purpose

The study objective is to investigate the pharmacodynamics (effects of a drug product) when switching the treatment from warfarin to rivaroxaban.
84 young, healthy subjects will participate; they will be treated following a randomized, parallel-group (Treatments A, B, and C), placebo-controlled (Treatment B), and single-blind (Treatments A and B) design.
The first two groups (A, B) will receive warfarin for approximately one week to adjust their blood coagulation values to a specific level, i.e. to maintain an INR (international normalized ratio) of 2.0 - 3.0. This range is commonly used for long-term anticoagulant treatment.
The first group (A) will receive rivaroxaban for four days, the second group (B) will take placebo. On the last day, all subjects in groups A and B will receive vitamin K to neutralize the effects of warfarin. The third group (C) will not undergo prior treatment with warfarin but will receive rivaroxaban for four days.

Inclusion Criteria
- 18 to 45 years of age;
 - Normal body weight: BMI (body mass index) between 18 and 29 kg/m2;
 - Pharmacogenetics: subjects who are homozygous for the wildtype allele 2C9*1 and who are carriers of the C-allele at positions 6484 and 7566 of the VKORC1 (vitamin K epoxide reductase) gene, respectively
Exclusion Criteria
- Relevant deviation from the normal range in the clinical examination;
 - Relevant deviation from the normal range in clinical chemistry, hematology or urinalysis;
 - Resting heart rate in the awake subject below 45 BPM (beats per minute) or above 90 BPM;
 - Systolic blood pressure below 100 mmHg or above 140 mmHg;  and Diastolic blood pressure above 85 mmHg;
 - Relevant pathological changes in the ECG (electrocardiogram) such as a second or third-degree AV block, prolongation of the QRS (QRS complex in ECG) complex over 120 msec or of the QT / QTc-interval over 450 msec (QT interval in ECG, QTc interval corrected for heart rate);
 - Subject is tested to be HIV-1/2Ab, p24Ag, HbsAg or HCV-Ab positive;
 - Known coagulation disorders (e.g. von Willebrand’s disease, haemophiliac);
 - Known disorders with increased bleeding risks (e.g. periodontosis, hemorrhoids, acute gastritis, peptic ulcer);
 - Known sensitivity to common causes of bleeding (e.g. nasal);
 - Recent or planned surgical or diagnostic procedures at the central nervous system (CNS) or eye;
 - Subjects with hyperlipidemia (Coumadin / warfarin warning)

Trial Summary

Enrollment Goal
Trial Dates
Could I receive a placebo?
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban, BAY59-7939)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Where to Participate


MEDA Manufacturing GmbH, ClinPharmCologne

Köln, Germany, 51063


CRS Clinical-Research-Services Mönchengladbach GmbH

Mönchengladbach, Germany, 41061

Trial Design