Rimonabant In Prediabetic Subjects To Delay Onset Of Type 2 Diabetes (RAPSODI)

This study has been terminated.
(Company decision taken in light of demands by certain national health authorities)
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First received: May 12, 2006
Last updated: June 12, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

Primary: effect of long-term administration on the time of progression to type 2 diabetes in patients with prediabetes (i.e., Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) or both at baseline).

Secondary: Effect on weight loss and weight maintenance, sustained effect of rimonabant following a washout period, other markers of glycemic control (fasting glucose, fasting-insulin and HbA1c), glucose tolerance and insulin responses during OGTTs, other risk factors (HDL-Cholesterol, TG), quality of life - Safety and tolerability.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prediabetic State
Drug: rimonabant (SR141716)
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Long-Term Administration of Rimonabant in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetic Status (i.e., Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG), Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) or Both)

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time of progression to type 2 diabetes [ Time Frame: study period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight, waist circumference, sustained effect following a washout period, HbA1C, fasting plasma glucose and 2-h post-glucose load plasma glucose, fasting insulin and 2-h post-glucose load insulin, HDL-Cholesterol and TG [ Time Frame: study period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2420
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: rimonabant (SR141716)
oral administration once daily
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: placebo
oral administration once daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No previous history of treatment for type 2 diabetes.
  • Diagnosis of :

    • IGT based on one OGTT and defined as a 2 hour post-challenge glucose (after a 75-g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) > 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) but < 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L), at the screening visit.
    • And / or IFG based on a Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) ³ 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) and < 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L), at the screening visit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absence of effective contraceptive method for females of childbearing potential.
  • Presence of any clinically significant endocrine disease according to the Investigator.Note: euthyroid patients on replacement therapy will be included if the dosage of thyroxine is stable for at least 3 months prior to screening visit.
  • Presence of any severe medical or psychological condition or chronic conditions/infections that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise the patient's safety or successful participation in the study.
  • Presence or history of cancer within the past five years with the exception of adequately treated localized basal cell skin cancer or in situ uterine cervical cancer.
  • Related to laboratory findings:

    • positive test for hepatitis B surface antigen and/or hepatitis C antibody;
    • Positive urine pregnancy test in females of childbearing potential ;
    • TSH and free T4 outside central laboratory normal range.
  • Related to previous or concomitant medications:

    • Within 3 months prior to screening visit and/or during the screening period:

      • anti-obesity drugs (e.g., sibutramine, orlistat, herbal preparations, etc),
      • systemic long-acting corticosteroids; prolonged use (more than 10 days) of systemic corticosteroids;
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00325650

United States, New Jersey
Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States, 08807
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: ICD CSD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: ICD Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00325650     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC5107 
Study First Received: May 12, 2006
Last Updated: June 12, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Prediabetic state
Impaired fasting glucose
Impaired glucose Tolerance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glucose Intolerance
Prediabetic State
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonists
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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