Leflunomide in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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First received: March 11, 2008
Last updated: March 27, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
A pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of leflunomide in SLE patients with active disease who are refractory to cyclophosphamide

Condition Intervention Phase
Systemic Lupus Eythematosus (SLE)
Drug: Leflunomide
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial of Leflunomide in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of patients who are able to achieve complete remission, defined as a SLEDAI of 0 [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of patients who are able to achieve partial remission, as defined by a SLEDAI of 1-3 [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: July 2004
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Leflunomide
    A loading dose of LEF 100mg daily for 3 days, followed by LEF 20mg daily for the remainder of the study or matching placebo
    Other Name: Arava

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fulfill the revised ACR criteria for SLE with either evidence of active disease according to SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing women, or those with life threatening disease
  • The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00637819

Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Iris Chan Sanofi
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Iris Chan/Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00637819     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HWA486_6014 
Study First Received: March 11, 2008
Last Updated: March 27, 2008
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Antirheumatic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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