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Tacrolimus (FK506) Study in Moderate to Severe Refractory Ulcerative Colitis Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00347048
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc

Brief Summary:
This study consists of a 2-week placebo-controlled double-blind inter-group efficacy study in moderate to severe refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) patients followed by a maximum of 12-week open-label efficacy and safety study in responders.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ulcerative Colitis Drug: tacrolimus Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 62 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tacrolimus (FK506) P-III Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Study in Moderate to Severe Refractory Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

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Drug Information available for: Tacrolimus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: tacrolimus
Other Names:
  • FK506
  • Prograf

Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of Disease activity index score (DAI score) [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes of DAI score ( Total & each item) [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]
  2. Changes of clinical severity and symptom [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]
  3. Endoscopic finding [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]
  4. Patients impression [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]
  5. Amount of steroid [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 64 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate to severe refractory UC patients
  • Disease activity: more than 4 times of stool a day, bloody stool, moderate to severe endoscopic finding
  • Steroid resistance or dependence to meet at least one of the following condition:no efficacy with more than 40mg/day or 1mg/kg/day of steroid over at least 1 week, no efficacy with 30-40mg/day of steroid over at least 2 weeks,exacerbation along with steroid reduction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mild or fulminant type
  • Renal failure patients, hepatic failure patients
  • Patients taking 6-mercaptopurine, cyclosporin or other immunosuppressants within 12 weeks prior to entry
  • Patients who received LCAP or GCAP within 2 weeks prior to entry
  • Patients who changed the dose of steroid or started steroid within 2 weeks prior to entry.
  • Patients who changed the dose of steroid or started steroid within 1 week prior to entry in case they received more than 40 mg/ day or 1mg/kg/day of steroid just before the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00347048

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Chubu region, Japan
Hokkaido region, Japan
Kansai region, Japan
Kanto region, Japan
Kyushu region, Japan
Shin'etsu region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
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Study Chair: Use Central Contact Astellas Pharma Inc
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00347048    
Other Study ID Numbers: F506-CL-1107
First Posted: July 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014
Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
Ulcerative colitis
treatment outcome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action