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Compliance and Tolerability of Rivastigmine Transdermal Patch 10 cm² in Patients With Probable Alzheimer's Disease. (CARE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00731224
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate compliance, tolerability, safety, efficacy and caregiver burden of rivastigmine patch 10 cm² treatment in people with Alzheimer's disease (MMSE 10-26) initiating therapy for the first time with a cholinesterase inhibitor, and in patients who were unresponsive to previous cholinesterase inhibitor treatment in a community setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alzheimer's Disease Drug: Rivastigmine transdermal patch Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 380 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-week, Multi-center, Open-label Evaluation of Compliance and Tolerability of the Once-daily 10 cm² Rivastigmine Patch Formulation in Patients With Probable Alzheimer's Disease.
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Rivastigmine transdermal patch

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients who can reach the target rivastigmine patch size of 10 cm2 and stay on it for at least 8 weeks. [ Time Frame: At week 24 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study - Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL), Global Deterioration Scale (GDS), caregiver burden (Zarit Burden Interview). [ Time Frame: At baseline, wk 12 and wk 24 ]
  2. Patient compliance (drug accounting) [ Time Frame: During 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Probable Alzheimer's disease according to the NINCDS-ADRDA (National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association) and DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria;
  • MMSE score of ≥10 and ≤ 26;

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bradycardia (beats per minute less than 50)
  • Body weight less than 40 kg;
  • Hypersensitivity to cholinesterase inhibitors.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00731224

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00731224     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CENA713DAU01
First Posted: August 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Alzheimer's disease, rivastigmine, patch
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents