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Inhibition of Ovulation, Patch, Ethinylestradiol and Gestodene

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : August 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
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Brief Summary:
Investigation of two transdermal hormone patch formulations for contraception regarding inhibition of ovulation over a period of 3 treatment cycles in healthy young female volunteers

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Contraception Ovulation Inhibition Drug: Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene (BAY86-5016) Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Study was suspended due to inconclusive toxicology findings regarding the used patch formulation to be clarified prior to re-start of the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Open-label, Randomized, Uncontrolled Study to Evaluate Inhibition of Ovulation of Two Transdermal Patch Formulations Containing 0.55 mg EE and Either 1.05 or 2.1 mg GSD in Healthy Young Female Vol. Over a Period of 3 Treatment Cycles
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birth Control

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene (BAY86-5016)
transdermal patch: 0.55mg EE+2.1mg GSD; 3x7 days patch- wearing phase and a patch-free interval of 7 days (1 pre-treatment cycle, 3 treatment cycles)

Experimental: Arm 2 Drug: Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene (BAY86-5016)
transdermal patch: 0.55mg EE+1.05 mg GSD; 3x7 days patch- wearing phase and a patch-free interval of 7 days (1 pre-treatment cycle, 3 treatment cycles

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary efficacy variable will be the proportion of volunteers with ovulation in at least one of the treatment cycles 2 and 3. [ Time Frame: 4 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of ovarian activity during treatment cycle2 and 3 (Hoogland score) [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
  2. Course of gonadotropins (FSH, LH, P, E2) [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
  3. Endometrial thickness [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
  4. Follicle size [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
  5. Pharmacokinetics of EE, GSD and SHBG in treatment cycles 2 and 3 [ Time Frame: 4 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent,
  • BMI: 18 - 30 kg/m²,
  • Healthy female volunteers,
  • Age 18-35 years (smoker not older than 30 years, inclusive),
  • Ovulatory pre-treatment cycle, at least 3 month since delivery,
  • Abortion or lactation before the first screening examination,
  • Willingness to use non-hormonal methods of contraception during entire study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications for use of combined (estrogen/gestodene) contraceptive (e.g. history of venous/arterial thromboembolic disease
  • Regular intake of medication other than OCs
  • Clinically relevant findings (blood pressure, physical and gynaecological examination, laboratory examination)
  • Anovulatory pre-treatment cycle

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00729404

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Berlin, Germany, 10115
Berlin, Germany, 10707
Berlin, Germany, 13342
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00729404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91558
2008-001198-13 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: August 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Bayer:
Female Contraception
Ovulation Inhibition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ethinyl Estradiol
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined