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Study on Safety and Efficacy of an Oral Contraceptive in Treating Acne Papulopustulosa

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 20, 2006
Last updated: December 17, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The purpose of the study is to determine safety and efficacy of an oral contraceptive in treating acne papulopustulosa.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acne Vulgaris
Drug: Valette
Drug: Diane
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Randomized Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of SH D 00659 E for 6 Treatment Cycles in Female Patients With Acne Papulopustulosa in Comparison to SH D 00659 G and Placebo.

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in lesions [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ISGA [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Parameters of safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 1326
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Valette
1 tablet 0.030 mg ethinylestradiol / 2 mg dienogest + 1 placebo tablet daily for 21 days followed by a 7-day tablet-free interval, oral administration for 6 cycles
Active Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Diane
1 tablet 0.035 mg ethinylestradiol / 2 mg cyproterone acetate + 1 placebo tablet daily for 21 days followed by a 7-day tablet-free interval, oral administration for 6 cycles
Placebo Comparator: Arm 3 Drug: Placebo
2 placebo tablets daily for 21 days followed by a 7-day tablet-free interval, oral administration for 6 cycles

Detailed Description:
The study has previously been posted by Schering AG, Germany. Schering AG, Germany has been renamed to Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany.Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany is the sponsor of the trial.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with mild to moderate facial papulopustular acne

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication against use of hormonal contraceptives
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00280657

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00280657     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91299
Study First Received: January 20, 2006
Last Updated: December 17, 2014

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Acne papulopustulosa

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases
Ethinyl Estradiol
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017