A Study Comparing Monthly Boniva (Ibandronate) and Weekly Risedronate in Women With Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2006
Last updated: April 2, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This 2 arm crossover study will evaluate patient reported preference for either once monthly Boniva (150mg p.o.) or once weekly risedronate (35mg p.o.). Patients with post-menopausal osteoporosis will be randomized to receive Boniva for 3 calendar months or risedronate for 12 weeks; they will then cross over to receive the alternative treatment for a further 12 weeks/3 months. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
Drug: Risedronate
Drug: ibandronate [Bonviva/Boniva]
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Open-label, Multi-center Study to Investigate Patient Preference on Dosing in Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Treated With Once Monthly Ibandronate and Once Weekly Risedronate. A Six Month, Two-sequence and Two-period Crossover Study.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients preferring monthly dosing with Bonviva over weekly dosing with risedronate [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Convenience of monthly Bonviva over weekly risedronate [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in serum CTX [ Time Frame: 12 weeks/3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Upper gastrointestinal symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 weeks/3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs and laboratory parameters [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 356
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: ibandronate [Bonviva/Boniva]
150mg po monthly for 3 months
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Risedronate
35mg po weekly for 12 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ambulatory women with post-menopausal osteoporosis;
  • patients who are bisphosphonate-naive, or who have previously received oral daily or i.v. bisphosphonate therapy (fulfilling certain criteria detailed in the protocol).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • malignant disease diagnosed within previous 10 years (except for successfully resected basal cell cancer;) breast cancer within previous 20 years;
  • inability to stand or sit upright for at least 60 minutes;
  • disease/disorder/treatment with drugs known to influence bone metabolism.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00377234

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00377234     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MA19547
Study First Received: September 15, 2006
Last Updated: April 2, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Ibandronic acid
Risedronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardiovascular Agents
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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