Dose-Ranging Study of Oral Viscous Budesonide in Pediatrics With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meritage Pharma, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2008
Last updated: March 25, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, dose-ranging study in subjects with eosinophilic esophagitis, 2-18 years of age. Eligible subjects will be randomized into one of four treatment groups. The Treatment Period will be 12 weeks during which subjects will visit the clinic at study weeks 0 (Baseline Visit), 2, 4, 8 and 12 (Final Treatment Evaluation) for clinical symptom assessment and safety evaluation (including adverse events and vital signs). All study treatments (active drug and placebo) will be administered orally twice daily during the Treatment Period, once in the morning after breakfast and once in the evening at bedtime.

Condition Intervention Phase
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Drug: budesonide
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oral Viscous Budesonide Suspension (MB-7) in Subjects With Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study in Children and Adolescents

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage reduction in the eosinophilic esophagitis, Clinical Symptom Score and Final Treatment Evaluation, peak eosinophil count from the esophageal biopsies. [ Time Frame: 12-week course of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 82
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1 Drug: budesonide
oral suspension
Experimental: 2
Low Dose Group
Drug: budesonide
oral suspension
Experimental: 3
Medium Dose Group
Drug: budesonide
oral suspension
Experimental: 4
High Dose Group
Drug: budesonide
oral suspension


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects between the ages of 2-18 years, inclusive
  • History of clinical symptoms of esophageal dysfunction intermittently or continuously
  • Histologic evidence of EoE with a peak eosinophil count of greater than or equal to 20 eosinophils per HPF, from two or more levels of the esophagus, within six weeks prior to the Baseline Visit
  • At the Baseline Visit, subjects must have symptoms with a total EoE Clinical Symptom Score of greater than or equal to 3
  • Willingness and ability to continue the dietary therapy, environmental therapy, and/or medical regimens (including gastric acid suppression, if any) in effect at the Screening Visit
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test (beta human chorionic gonadotropin) prior to randomization into the study and sexually active subjects must agree to continue acceptable birth control measures throughout the duration of the study
  • Written informed consent (parent or legal guardian) and, as appropriate, subject assent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current use of immunomodulatory therapy (or anticipated use within 12 weeks following the Baseline Visit)
  • Diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic viral infection or immunodeficiency condition (current)
  • Use of swallowed topical corticosteroids for EoE in the 1 month prior to the biopsy required for entrance to this study or at any time between the biopsy and the Baseline Visit
  • Use of systemic (oral or parenteral) corticosteroid within 1 month prior to the biopsy required for entrance to this study or at any time between the biopsy and the Baseline Visit
  • Morning plasma cortisol level below the lower limit of normal (per Central Laboratory reference range) at the Screening Visit
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding within 1 month prior to the Screening Visit or between the Screening Visit and Baseline Visit
  • Current use of anticoagulants
  • Current disease of the gastrointestinal tract aside from the current EoE diagnosis
  • Evidence of concurrent eosinophilic gastritis, enteritis, colitis, or proctitis
  • Evidence of active infection with Helicobacter pylori
  • Evidence of unstable asthma or changes in asthma or allergic rhinitis therapy within 1 month prior to the biopsy required for entrance to this study
  • Any female who is pregnant, who is planning to become pregnant, or who is breast-feeding
  • Current evidence or history of hypersensitivity or idiosyncratic reaction to budesonide or any other ingredients of the study medication
  • Current evidence of oropharyngeal or esophageal candidiasis
  • Receipt of an investigational drug within 30 days prior to the biopsy required for entrance to this study
  • Any condition or abnormality that, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, would compromise the safety of the subject or successful conduct of the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00762073

United States, Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006
United States, California
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94305
Rady Children's Hospital
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
United States, Colorado
The Children's Hospital
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Georgia
Children's Center for Digestive Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
Emory University-Emory Children's Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
Center for Children's Digestive Health
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
United States, Indiana
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
United States, Nebraska
The Center for Human Nutrition
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68105
United States, Nevada
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
United States, New Jersey
South Jersey Pediatric Gastroenterology
Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States, 08330
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
United States, South Carolina
Children's Center for Digestive Health
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
United States, Virginia
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23507
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23219
Carilion Pediatric Gastroenterology
Roanoke, Virginia, United States, 24013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meritage Pharma, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided by Meritage Pharma, Inc.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Meritage Pharma, Inc. Identifier: NCT00762073     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MPI-101-01
Study First Received: September 29, 2008
Last Updated: March 25, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Meritage Pharma, Inc.:
eosinophilic esophagitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
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