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Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Octreotide Acetate in Patients With Acromegaly, With Micro or Macroadenomas

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: October 9, 2005
Last updated: April 25, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of octreotide acetate to decrease GH and IGF-I levels in acromegalic patients, with microadenomas (≤ 10 mm) or macroadenomas (> 10 mm).

Condition Intervention Phase
Acromegaly Drug: Octreotide acetate Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Octreotide Acetate in Patients With Acromegaly, With Micro or Macroadenomas

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the use of octreotide acetate to reduce levels of GH and IGF-I in Acromegalic patients with micro (< 10 mm) and macroadenomas (> 10 mm)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability of multiple doses
  • The efect of octreotide acetate in the tumor efect
  • To evaluate the capability to reduce sign and symptoms of Acromegaly

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2003
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Octreotide acetate Drug: Octreotide acetate
Other Name: SMS995


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients aged 18 - 80 years.
  • Newly diagnosed or previously treated acromegalic patients.
  • Lack of suppression of GH nadir to <1.0 microg/L, after oral administration of 75 g of glucose (OGTT).
  • IGF-I levels above the upper limits of normal, i.e. 97th percentile (adjusted for age and gender).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Requires surgery for recent significant deterioration in visual fields or other neurological signs, which are related to the pituitary tumor mass.
  • No evidence of pituitary adenoma on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Symptomatic cholelithiasis.
  • Unstable angina, sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or a history of acute myocardial infarction within the three months preceding study entry.
  • Liver disease such as cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis or chronic persistent hepatitis, or persistent ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase 2 x > upper limit of normal, or total bilirubin 1.5 x > upper limit of normal.
  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating, or are of childbearing potential and not practicing a medically acceptable method for birth control. Medically acceptable methods include oral birth control pills, intrauterine devices, or mechanical methods (e.g. vaginal diaphragm, vaginal sponge or condom with spermicidal jelly). If oral contraception is used, the patient must have been practicing this method for at least two months prior to the screening visit and must agree to continue the oral contraceptive throughout the course of the study, and for one month after the study has ended.
  • History of immunocompromise, including a positive HIV test result (ELISA and Western blot).

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00242541

Novartis Investigative Site
Mexico City, Mexico
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00242541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSMS995BMX02
Study First Received: October 9, 2005
Last Updated: April 25, 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
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