13. NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
There was no evidence of an increased incidence of neoplasia in the transgenic (Tg)-rasH2 mouse following repeated daily administration for 26 weeks at daily doses of 0, 10, 30 or 90 mg/kg. There was no evidence of increased incidence of neoplasia in a 2-year carcinogenicity study in rats at exposures up to 18 times the AUC at the MRHD.
There was no evidence of mutagenicity or clastogenicity in vitro, and an in vivo rat micronucleus study was negative.
Impairment of Fertility
There were no effects of tafamidis meglumine on fertility, reproductive performance, or mating behavior in the rat at any dose. Rats were dosed daily (0, 5, 15, and 30 mg/kg/day) prior to cohabitation (for at least 15 days for females and 28 days for males), throughout the cohabitation period to the day prior to termination of males and through to implantation of females (Gestation Day 7). No adverse effects were noted on male and female rats in toxicity, fertility, and mating behavior at any dose. The paternal and maternal no observed adverse effect level for reproductive toxicity of tafamidis meglumine is 30 mg/kg/day, approximately 4 times the MRHD on a mg/m2 basis.