3-year Study of Menostar Versus Evista to Prevent Osteoporosis in Post-menopausal Women

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 31, 2006
Last updated: December 29, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The aim of this trial is to investigate whether the Menostar patch is as safe and effective in the prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women as raloxifen, a drug already registered for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Menostar (Estradiol, BAY86-5435)
Drug: Raloxifene
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomized, Active- Controlled, 3-Year Study to Evaluate the Antiresorptive Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of a Ultra-Low Dose Estradiol Transdermal Delivery System Releasing 0.014 mg / Day Versus Oral Raloxifene Hydrochloride 60 mg / Day - as a Therapy for the Prevention of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Female Osteopenic Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage change in Bone Mineral Density at the lumbar spine [ Time Frame: after 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage change in Bone Mineral Density of the hip [ Time Frame: after 3 years ]
  • Percentage change in biochemical markers of bone turnover [ Time Frame: after 6 months ]
  • Proportion of patients with hot flushes [ Time Frame: after 3 year ]
  • Change in Women's Health Questionnaire [ Time Frame: after 2 years ]
  • Proportion of patients with an abnormal endometrial biopsy [ Time Frame: after 3 years ]
  • Pharmacogenetic analysis [ Time Frame: after 2 years ]
  • Digital breast density analysis [ Time Frame: after 2 years ]

Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Menostar (Estradiol, BAY86-5435)
Menostar (estradiol transdermal delivery system (SHP00577E), 0.014 mg/day)
Active Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Raloxifene
Raloxifene tbl. (60 mg/day)

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:   55 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Last (regular) menstrual period more than 5 years ago
  • Relative good state of health
  • Intact, normal uterus

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bone and musculoskeletal diseases
  • Clinically significant vertebral fracture within the last 12 months
  • Pre-existing cardiovascular disease (e.g. uncontrolled high/low blood pressure, stroke, thromboembolic event etc)
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (or treated with insulin)
  • Uncontrolled thyroid disorders
  • Relevant renal disorder or significant liver dysfunction (including cholestasis)
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse
  • History of immobilization of more than 2 months in the last 6 months
  • Smoking of more than 10 cigarettes per day
  • Unexplained uterine bleeding
  • Known or suspected malignant or premalignant disease (e.g. cancer of breast or uterus, melanoma)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00310531

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00310531     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91213  306871 
Study First Received: March 31, 2006
Last Updated: December 29, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency
Estonia: The State Agency of Medicine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Estradiol 17 beta-cypionate
Estradiol 3-benzoate
Estradiol valerate
Polyestradiol phosphate
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Estrogen Antagonists
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Therapeutic Uses

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