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Pretreatment With Norethindrone Acetate Prior to Levonorgestrel IUS Insertion for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Mirena IUD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2011 by Scott and White Hospital & Clinic.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Scott and White Hospital & Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01391052
First received: July 7, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Problematic uterine bleeding after the insertion of the LNG IUS is a well documented side effect. The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUS) was approved for treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) by the FDA in October 2009. To reduce the incidence and severity of post-insertional uterine bleeding, pretreatment with norethindrone acetate may effectively slough the endometrium prior to insertion of the LNG IUS.


Condition Intervention Phase
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Menorrhagia
Hypermenorrhea
Drug: Norethindrone acetate pretreatment
Other: No pretreatment
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pretreatment With Norethindrone Acetate Prior to Levonorgestrel IUS Insertion for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Further study details as provided by Scott and White Hospital & Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total number of bleeding days [ Time Frame: up to 180 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of days on study calendars with menstrual flow


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Menorrhagia Questionnaire [ Time Frame: up to 180 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients will assess the impact of their menstrual bleeding on their lifestyle.


Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Norethindrone acetate pretreatment
This arm will receive two cycles of norethindrone acetate before LVN IUS insertion.
Drug: Norethindrone acetate pretreatment
5 mg tablets, three times a day for 21 days for 2 menstrual cycles.
Other Name: Aygestin
No pretreatment
LVN IUS is placed without norethindrone acetate pretreatment.
Other: No pretreatment
LVN IUS is placed withour Norethindrone acetate pretreatment.

Detailed Description:

This study will examine whether or not pretreatment with oral norethindrone acetate prior to the insertion of a hormonal intrauterine device will affect post-insertional uterine bleeding. The subjects enrolling in the study will have documented heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and desire the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUS) (Mirena®, Bayer, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA) for symptomatic relief. HMB for this study is defined as heavy bleeding at regular intervals at least 20-40 days apart. Subjects will be randomized to one of two groups. One group will receive norethindrone acetate for two consecutive months prior to LNG IUS insertion while the other group will proceed with direct insertion of the LNG IUS with no hormonal pre-treatment. Subjects will be followed for a period of 180 days post LNG IUS insertion. Bleeding patterns will be recorded daily.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • You must be between 18-45 years old
  • You have Heavy Periods

Exclusion Criteria:

  • You are pregnant
  • You are currently using hormonal contraception or hormonal therapy
  • You have a history of pelvic inflammatory disease (and have not had a normal pregnancy since)
  • You had an infected abortion within the last three months
  • You have abnormal or cancerous cells of the cervix or uterus
  • You have an actine infection in your genital organs
  • Known or suspected breast cancer
  • Active liver disease or tumors
  • Allergy to levonorgestrel or norethindrone
  • You currently have deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or history of these conditions
  • you currently have active or recent (within the past year) arterial thromboembolic disease (such as a stroke or myocardial infarction) these conditions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01391052

Contacts
Contact: Wendy M White, CCRP 254-724-8301 wewhite@swmail.sw.org

Locations
United States, Texas
Scott and White Hospital and Clinic Recruiting
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
Contact: Wendy M White, CCRP    254-724-8301    wewhite@swmail.sw.org   
Principal Investigator: Patricia J Sulak, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scott and White Hospital & Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patricia J Sulak, MD Scott and White Hospital & Clinic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Patricia Sulak, MD/principal investigator, Scott and White Hospital & Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01391052     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 90378
Study First Received: July 7, 2011
Last Updated: July 7, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Scott and White Hospital & Clinic:
Intrauterine system
reproductive age
menstrual bleeding

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hemorrhage
Menorrhagia
Genital Diseases, Female
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Hemorrhage
Levonorgestrel
Norethindrone
Norethindrone acetate
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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