An Effectiveness, Safety, and Palatability Study of Pancrelipase Microtablets in Infants and Toddlers With Cystic Fibrosis and Fat Malabsorption
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PANCREASE MT (pancrelipase microtablets) to improve steatorrhea (excessive excretion of fat in feces) in infants and toddlers with cystic fibrosis who have pancreatic insufficiency, and to assess whether the consistency of the microtablets is acceptable for swallowing in infants and toddlers
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II, Randomized, Investigator-Blinded, Parallel-Group, Pilot Study Evaluating the Safety, Palatability and Effectiveness of Four Doses of Pancrelipase Microtablets in the Treatment of Infants and Toddlers With Cystic Fibrosis-Related Pancreatic Insufficiency and Fat Malabsorption|
- Change in coefficient of fecal fat absorption from baseline to end of study period. Palatability. Percent carbon dioxide expired by 13C-mixed triglyceride breath test measuring exogenous lipase activity.
- Clinical Global Impression Severity Subscale. Global Change Subscale. Weight gain/loss. Global Assessment effectiveness. Nitrogen excretion/24 hr. Mean dose of pancrease assessed/day & weight. Mean daily calories, fat intake. Coefficient fat absorption
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
The objective of this randomized, Investigator-blinded, parallel group, multicenter, pilot study is to evaluate the preliminary safety, palatability and effectiveness of pancrelipase microtablets to improve fat absorption. The hypothesis is that PANCREASE MT will provide effective, safe and palatable pancreatic enzyme supplementation to be used for the treatment of fat malabsorption in a cohort of infants with cystic fibrosis-related pancreatic insufficiency. On Day 1 of the study, parents will be instructed to administer 500 units lipase/kg/meal for a full five days. Stool will be collected and analyzed during the last 72 hours of this baseline period. On Day 6 of the study, subjects will be randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups. Parents will be instructed to administer the appropriate dose for a full five days and stool will be collected and analyzed during the last 72 hours of this randomized treatment period. Patients will receive PANCREASE MT 500 units lipase/kg/meal by mouth for a maximum of five doses per day for the first 120 hours. Patients will receive PANCREASE MT 500, 1000, 1500 or 2000 units lipase/kg/meal by mouth, for a maximum of five meals per day for the next 120 hours.
|Study Director:||McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of Mc Neil-PPC, Inc. Clinical Trial||McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.|