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Safety and Efficacy of Pimecrolimus Ophthalmic Suspension in Patients With Moderate to Severe Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00128245
First Posted: August 9, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
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Information provided by:
Novartis
  Purpose
This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of pimecrolimus (0.3% and 1%) ophthalmic suspension in a moderate to severe population of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, dry eye syndrome) patients.

Condition Intervention
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Drug: Pimecrolimus

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-Week Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of 0.3% and 1% Pimecrolimus Ophthalmic Suspensions Used Twice Daily in Patients With Moderate to Severe Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 12 week's treatment with 2 concentrations of pimecrolimus (0.3% and 1 %)in one sign and one symptom
  • change from baseline in fluorescein corneal staining and ocular discomfort(worst symptom,VAS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 24 week's treatment with 2 concentrations of pimecrolimus (0.3% and 1 %)on all signs and symptoms
  • Global assessment of efficacy and tolerability

Estimated Enrollment: 440
Study Start Date: September 2004
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of artificial tear use
  • Moderate to severe signs of dry eye
  • Moderate to severe ocular discomfort

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uncontrolled systemic or ocular diseases.
  • Have any history of refractive surgery
  • Use any topical ocular medications other than those dispensed for the study, during the study

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00128245


Locations
United States, New Jersey
Novartis
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gary Foulks, Dr. University of Louisville, USA
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00128245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASM981E2205
First Submitted: August 5, 2005
First Posted: August 9, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by Novartis:
KCS
dry eye
pimecrolimus
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye syndrome)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Keratoconjunctivitis
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Dry Eye Syndromes
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Keratitis
Corneal Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Pimecrolimus
Tacrolimus
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action