Trial Condition(s):

Thromboembolic disorders

A trial to learn how a new liquid form of rivaroxaban behaves and how safe it is compared to the current tablet form of rivaroxaban in healthy male participants

Bayer Identifier:

19365 Identifier:

Not Available

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EU CT Number:

Not Available

Study Completed

Trial Purpose

Researchers were looking for another way to treat people with a blood clot in their veins. Before a treatment can be approved for people to take, researchers do clinical trials to better understand its safety and how it behaves.

In this trial, the researchers learned how a new liquid form of rivaroxaban behaved compared to the tablet form in a small number of healthy participants. They also wanted to find out how safe it was. The trial included about 30 white men who were between the ages of 18 and 55. The participants also had a body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 29.9 kilograms per square meter (kg/m^2). BMI is a measurement that uses a person’s height and weight to learn how much body fat they have.

All the participants in this trial took 10 milliliter of the new form of rivaroxaban (containing 1 millligram [mg] of rivaroxaban per milliliter). Later they also took 10 mg of the current tablet form of rivaroxaban. They took each form 1 time by mouth.

This trial was a “crossover” trial. In a crossover trial, all the participants take all of the treatments, but in a different order. In between the 2 treatments, there was a “washout period” of at least 7 days. This was done so that the first treatment could leave each participant’s body before they took their next treatment.

While taking each treatment, the participants stayed at the trial site for 5 days. During this time, they did not eat food for at least 10 hours before and at least 4 hours after taking each treatment. After taking the last treatment, the participants had a final visit about 7 to 14 days later.

During the trial, the doctors took blood and urine samples. They also did physical examinations and checked the participants’ heart health using an electrocardiogram (ECG). They asked the participants questions about how they were feeling and if they had any medical problems.

Inclusion Criteria
- The informed consent had to be signed before any study specific tests or procedures were done
- Healthy male subjects
- Age: 18 to 55 years (inclusive) at the screening examination/visit
- Race: White
- Body mass index (BMI): above/equal 18 and below/equal 29.9 kg/m^2
- Ability to understand and follow instructions
Exclusion Criteria
- Pre-existing diseases for which it can be assumed that the absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination and effects of the study drugs will not be normal
- Known or suspected liver disorders and bile secretion/flow
- Subjects with thyroid disorders as evidenced by assessment of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels outside the normal reference range at screening
- Personal or familial history of genetically muscular diseases
- Known hypersensitivity to the study drugs (active substances or excipients of the preparations)
- Known severe allergies e.g. allergies to more than 3 allergens, allergies affecting the lower respiratory tract- allergic asthma, allergies requiring therapy with corticosteroids, urticaria) or significant non-allergic drug reactions
- Known disorders with increased bleeding risk (e.g., periodontosis, hemorrhoids, acute gastritis, peptic ulcer)
- Known sensitivity to common causes of bleeding (e.g. nasal)
- Clinically relevant findings in the electrocardiogram (ECG) such as a second- or third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block, prolongation of the QRS (QRS interval in ECG) complex over 120 msec or of the QTc-interval over 450 msec at the first screening visit
- Presence or history of arrhythmic disturbances; or known congenital QT (QT interval in ECG) prolongation
- Systolic blood pressure below 100 or above 140 mmHg
- Diastolic blood pressure below 50 or above 90 mmHg 
- Heart rate below 50 or above 90 beats/ min

Trial Summary

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

Where to Participate


CRS Clinical-Research-Services Mönchengladbach GmbH

Mönchengladbach, Germany, 41061


Trial Design