Oral Budesonide vs. Oral Mesalazine in Active Crohn's Disease (CD)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether mesalazine or budesonide is more active in the treatment of active Crohn's disease.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Double-blind, Double-dummy, Randomized, Multicentre Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Budesonide (9 mg) and Oral Mesalazine (4.5 g) in Moderately Active Crohn's Disease Patients|
- Rate of remission
- Response to treatment
- Time to response
- Time to remission
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: B||
Crohn's disease is often treated with glucocorticoids or mesalazine. Both drugs are indicated for active Crohn's disease. Treatment with mesalazine is indicated for the treatment of mildly to moderately active Crohn's disease. Budesonide 9 mg/day or mesalazine 4.5 g/day are better than lower doses.
So far only one trial compares the efficacy and safety of budesonide and 5-ASA. The result of this trial is that budesonide is more effective in inducing remission than mesalazine. The primary objective of this trial is to confirm this result for other presentations of budesonide and mesalazine; i.e. Budenofalk® capsules (9 mg/day) and Salofalk® tablets (Eudragit-L-coated oral mesalazine; 4.5 g/day) in moderately active Crohn's disease. Mesalazine is used in this trial as a comparator.