DS-1040, a novel low-molecular-weight inhibitor of activated thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor, is under development for the treatment of thromboembolic diseases including venous thromboembolism and acute ischemic stroke. Here we describe the results of 3 studies that evaluated the safety and tolerability of DS-1040 along with the effect on DS-1040 pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters, when dosed alone or when coadministered with aspirin (NCT02071004), clopidogrel (NCT02560688), or enoxaparin in healthy subjects. Concomitant administration of single-dose DS-1040 with multiple-dose aspirin, multiple-dose clopidogrel, or single-dose enoxaparin, consistent with clinically relevant dose regimens, was safe and well tolerated with no serious treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), TEAEs leading to discontinuation, bleeding-related TEAEs, and no significant changes in coagulation parameters. DS-1040 did not prolong bleeding time when administered concomitantly with aspirin or clopidogrel. In the aspirin study, DS-1040 PK was evaluated following the concomitant administration with multiple-dose aspirin, where the plasma DS-1040 exposure (peak plasma concentration [C ] and area under the concentration-time curve [AUC ]) was to be similar to the data previously published in the first-in-human study of DS-1040 in healthy subjects. The PK parameters of DS-1040 coadministered with clopidogrel were similar to those of DS-1040 alone, with small increases in geometric means for C (7%) and AUC (9%). When coadministered with enoxaparin, the PK parameters of DS-1040 were not affected (1.1% and 1.5% decreases in geometric means for C and AUC , respectively). Therefore, concomitant administration of DS-1040 and clopidogrel or enoxaparin did not demonstrate PK drug-drug interactions.
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