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Effect of Ferrlecit® Versus Oral Iron on Iron Deficient Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00224055
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Watson Pharmaceuticals
  Purpose
This study compares the effect of Ferrlecit® (a form of intravenous iron) to ferrous sulfate (a form of oral iron) in treating anemia and iron deficiency in chronic kidney disease patients who are not receiving erythropoietic agents (hormones that stimulate the bone marrow to make more red blood cells).

Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency Kidney Failure, Chronic Drug: Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex in Sucrose Injection Drug: Ferrous sulfate tablets Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-label Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Ferrlecit® vs Oral Iron in Iron Deficient Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

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Further study details as provided by Watson Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Hemoglobin (Hgb) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 10 weeks ]
    Change from baseline to 7 weeks after 4 consecutive weekly Ferrlecit 250 mg intravenious infusion and change from baseline to 4 weeks after 6 weeks oral ferrous sulfate 325 mg tablets t.i.d.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Serum Ferritin [ Time Frame: Baseline to 10 weeks ]
    Change from baseline to 7 weeks after 4 consecutive weekly Ferrlecit 250 mg intravenious infusion and change from baseline to 4 weeks after 6 weeks oral ferrous sulfate 325 mg tablets t.i.d.


Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2004
Primary Completion Date: September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: IV iron
Sodium ferric gluconate
Drug: Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex in Sucrose Injection
Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex in Sucrose Injection (Ferrlecit®), 250 mg IV weekly for 4 weeks
Active Comparator: oral iron
ferrous sulfate
Drug: Ferrous sulfate tablets
ferrous sulfate, 325 mg oral, three times daily for 6 weeks

  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:

  • Moderate to severe anemia
  • Iron deficiency
  • Moderate to severe chronic kidney disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving dialysis
  • Known sensitivity to Ferrlecit® or any of its components
  • Receiving therapy with erythropoietic agent
  • Clinically unstable
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00224055


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Watson Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Naomi Dahl, Pharm.D. Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Watson Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00224055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FER0202
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Results First Submitted: February 29, 2012
Results First Posted: March 29, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Watson Pharmaceuticals:
Iron deficiency
Anemia
Chronic kidney disease
Sodium Ferric Gluconate
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/drug therapy/etiology
Kidney Failure, Chronic/blood/complications/therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Anemia
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Renal Insufficiency
Hematologic Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Anemia, Hypochromic
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Iron
Ferric gluconate
Ferric Compounds
Trace Elements
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hematinics