Safety and Tolerability of Ranibizumab in Patients With Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration

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First received: July 19, 2007
Last updated: April 14, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
This extension study will investigate the long-term safety and tolerability of multiple intravitreal injections of ranibizumab administered to patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration who have been previously treated in either of the two ongoing ranibizumab studies CRFB002A2302 (EXCITE) or CRFB002A2303 (SUSTAIN

Condition Intervention Phase
Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)
Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Drug: ranibizumab
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Long-term, Open-label, Multicenter Extension Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Ranibizumab in Patients With Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety assessed by incidence and severity of treatment emergent ocular and non-ocular adverse events over 24 month study period with ranibizumab monthly prn (0.5mg/0.05ml)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy assessed by mean change in BCVA from Baseline at M 6, 12, 18, and 24. Number of injections with ranibizumab. Safety assessed by AEs and SAEs leading to premature discont. of study drug, vital signs, and ophthalmic exams.

Enrollment: 234
Study Start Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: ranibizumab
Other Name: rhuFab V2, Lucentis


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completion of 12-month treatment period of study CRFB002A2302 (EXCITE) or CRFB002A2303

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent participation in another clinical trial, i.e. use of other investigational drugs
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Novartis Board of Hacettepe University , Ankara, turkey
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00504959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRFB002A2402 
Study First Received: July 19, 2007
Last Updated: April 14, 2010
Health Authority: Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Belgium: The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Great Britain: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Israel: Ministry of Health
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
Portugal: INFARMED (Instituito Nacional da Farmacia e do Medicamento)
Spain: Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios
Turkey: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD),
choroidal neovascularization (CNV),
vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Choroidal Neovascularization
Macular Degeneration
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Choroid Diseases
Eye Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
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