Compliance and Tolerability of Rivastigmine Transdermal Patch 10 cm² in Patients With Probable Alzheimer's Disease. (CARE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00731224
First received: August 5, 2008
Last updated: March 28, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

This study will evaluate compliance, tolerability, safety, efficacy and caregiver burden of rivastigmine patch 10 cm² treatment in people with Alzheimer's disease (MMSE 10-26) initiating therapy for the first time with a cholinesterase inhibitor, and in patients who were unresponsive to previous cholinesterase inhibitor treatment in a community setting.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer's Disease
Drug: Rivastigmine transdermal patch
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-week, Multi-center, Open-label Evaluation of Compliance and Tolerability of the Once-daily 10 cm² Rivastigmine Patch Formulation in Patients With Probable Alzheimer's Disease.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients who can reach the target rivastigmine patch size of 10 cm2 and stay on it for at least 8 weeks. [ Time Frame: At week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study - Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL), Global Deterioration Scale (GDS), caregiver burden (Zarit Burden Interview). [ Time Frame: At baseline, wk 12 and wk 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient compliance (drug accounting) [ Time Frame: During 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 380
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Rivastigmine transdermal patch

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Probable Alzheimer's disease according to the NINCDS-ADRDA (National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association) and DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria;
  • MMSE score of ≥10 and ≤ 26;

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bradycardia (beats per minute less than 50)
  • Body weight less than 40 kg;
  • Hypersensitivity to cholinesterase inhibitors.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00731224

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00731224     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CENA713DAU01
Study First Received: August 5, 2008
Last Updated: March 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Alzheimer's disease, rivastigmine, patch

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Rivastigmine
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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