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A Study on the Efficacy of 10 mg Oral Mifepristone for the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyomas

This study has been terminated.
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Poitiers University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 16, 2005
Last updated: April 4, 2016
Last verified: March 2010

The first indication of hysterectomies in France are uterine leiomyomas. When they are symptomatic leiomyomas are particularly responsables of an increase of menstruations duration and volume. Echography is the reference exam for the diagnosis. It exists two treatments ways:-firstly progestatives and antifibrinolytics for the treatment of hemorragic symptoms, -secondly LH-RH analogs for the treatment of leiomyomas volume and hemorragic symptoms but just used for a small period because of the risk of osteoporosis.

Different studies with different doses of mifepristone were released. The authors observe a decrease of leiomyomas volume. Based on this experience the present placebo controlled study has for objectives:-to confirm the efficacy of 10 mg oral mifepristone during 24 weeks in the volume decrease and in symptoms of leiomyomas, - to assess the safety of the treatment. The aim is to avoid or delay the hysterectomy of non menopausal patients. During the study patients will be evaluated with biological exams, clinical exams, echographies, medical interrogations and their diary cards.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: mifepristone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Placebo Controlled Study on the Efficacy of 10 mg Oral Mifepristone for the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyomas

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Further study details as provided by Poitiers University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the efficacy of 10 mg oral mifepristone during 24 weeks in the volume decrease of symptomatic uterine leiomymomas

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • -To determine the efficacy of 10 mg oral mifepristone in symptoms of non menopausal patients with uterine leiomyomas
  • -To determine the safety of oral mifepristone at the dose of 10 mg per day during 24 weeks

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2010

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 49 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who are willing and able to participate in the study
  • patients from whom written informed consent has been obtained
  • patients who contribute to the National Insurance Scheme
  • patients with an age between 25 and 49 years old
  • non menopausal patients
  • patients who use a non hormonal contraception
  • patients with one or several , interstitial or subserous, uterine leiomyomas
  • echographic diameter of leiomyomas must be equal or higher than 30 mm
  • leiomyomas must be symptomatic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00219778

Poitiers University Hospital
Poitiers, France, 86000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poitiers University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Guillaume Magnin, Professor Poitiers University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00219778     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RUFIB
Study First Received: September 16, 2005
Last Updated: April 4, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases
Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Postcoital
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Luteolytic Agents
Menstruation-Inducing Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017