A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of FK506E (MR4) in Patients Undergoing Primary Liver Transplantation.

This study has been completed.
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Astellas Pharma Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: July 7, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
To evaluate and to compare efficacy and safety of a dual regimen with oral modified release tacrolimus FK506E (MR4) / steroids versus a dual regimen with oral tacrolimus FK506 / steroids in patients undergoing primary liver transplantation. It shall be demonstrated that FK506E (MR4) is non-inferior to FK506 with regards to the primary endpoint.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Transplantation
Drug: tacrolimus
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind, Two Arm Parallel Group Study to Evaluate and Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Modified Release Tacrolimus FK506E (MR4) Versus Tacrolimus FK506 in Combination With Steroids in Patients Undergoing Primary Liver Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of and time to biopsy-proven acute rejections [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of acute rejections [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 475
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: tacrolimus
Other Name: FK506E, MR4
Experimental: 2 Drug: tacrolimus
Other Name: FK506E, MR4

Detailed Description:
A multicentre, 1:1 randomised, double blind, double dummy, two arm parallel group phase III study comparing a dual modified release FK506E (MR4) / steroid regimen with a standard tacrolimus FK506 / steroid regimen.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a primary, split liver or a whole liver graft from a cadaveric donor with compatible ABO blood type.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a multi-organ transplant or having previously received an organ transplant (including liver re-transplantation).
  • Patients with severe diarrhoea, vomiting, active peptic ulcer or gastrointestinal disorder that may affect the absorption of tacrolimus.
  • Patients with serum creatinine > 200 µmol/l..
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00189826

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Principal Investigator: J. Langrehr Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Disclosure Office Europe, Astellas Pharma Europe BV
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00189826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG-506E-11-03 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: July 7, 2014
Health Authority: Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, FAMHP
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research
Canada: Health Canada
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
United Kingdom: National Health Service
Ireland: Irish Medicines Board
Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health
Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency
Poland: Ministry of Health
Sweden: Medical Products Agency

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
Liver transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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