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Phase II Randomized Study of Alendronate Sodium for Osteopenia in Patients With Gaucher's Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2000 by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Information provided by:
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: March 2000


I. Determine the efficacy of alendronate sodium in treating osteopenia (generalized bone density and focal bone lesions) in patients with Gaucher's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gaucher's Disease
Drug: alendronate sodium
Drug: calcium carbonate
Drug: cholecalciferol
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 82
Study Start Date: October 1998
Detailed Description:


This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study.

All patients receive oral calcium carbonate and cholecalciferol daily. Patients are randomized to receive oral alendronate sodium or placebo daily for 24 months.

Patients are followed every 6 months for 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

Diagnosis of type 1 Gaucher's disease enzymatically proven to have acid beta glucosidase deficiency

Must have been on stable dose (8-60 U/kg/every 2 weeks) of alglucerase enzyme therapy (Cerezyme or Ceredase) for at least 24 months

Lumbar spine bone density below the mean for age, sex, and race

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

At least 6 months since prior medications that directly affect skeletal metabolism including, but not limited to, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, parathyroid hormone, or estrogen

--Patient Characteristics--

Renal: No chronic renal failure; No recurrent renal stones

Esophageal: No history of dysphagia; No frequent heartburn; No esophagitis requiring treatment

Other: No untreated hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism; No concurrent hyperparathyroidism; No concurrent malignancy; No history of alcohol or drug abuse; Not pregnant; Negative pregnancy test; Fertile patients must use effective contraception

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004488

United States, Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Contact: Richard J. Wenstrup    800-647-4805      
Wright State University School of Medicine Recruiting
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45401
Contact: Shumei S. Guo    513-873-2933      
Shaare Zedek Medical Center Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91031
Contact: Ari Zimran    972-2-6555-111      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Study Chair: Richard J. Wenstrup Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00004488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/14269, CHMC-C-FDR001537, CHMC-C-498
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:
Gaucher's disease
inborn errors of metabolism
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gaucher Disease
Brain Diseases
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Central Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Nervous System
Metabolic Diseases
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Nervous System Diseases
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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