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Efficacy and Safety of Estradiol and Progesterone Microspheres for the Treatment of Climacteric Symptoms.

This study has been completed.
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Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnologicos, S.A. Identifier:
First received: October 16, 2008
Last updated: August 21, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
During menopause a woman's body slowly produces less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Lower hormone levels in menopause may lead to hot flashes, vaginal dryness and osteoporosis. To help with these problems, women are often given estrogen or estrogen with progestin. The purpose of this study is to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of three doses of estradiol and progesterone for the treatment of the climacteric symptoms

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Estradiol and Progesterone
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Efficacy and Safety Study of Three Different Doses of a Formulation Composed of Crystalline Estradiol and Progesterone Microspheres, Indicated for Monthly IM Injection for the Treatment ot Climacteric Symptoms.

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Further study details as provided by Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnologicos, S.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of frequency and intensity of vasomotor symptoms [ Time Frame: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency and intensity of vulvar and vaginal atrophy symptoms Vaginal pH Index of vaginal maturation (surface, intermediate and parabasal cells) Karyopiknotic index Lipids profile Utian quality of life scale Green climacteric symptoms scale [ Time Frame: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 months ]

Enrollment: 103
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Estradiol and progesterone injection
Comparison of three different dosages of estradiol and progesterone a) 0.5 mg E/15 mg P; b) 1 mg E/20 mg P; c) 1 mg E/30 mg P
Drug: Estradiol and Progesterone
Injectable suspension of three different dosages of estradiol and progesterone a) 0.5 mg E/15 mg P; b) 1 mg E/20 mg P; c) 1 mg E/30 mg P. Administered on a monthly basis during a six-month period.
Other Name: estrogens and progestines
Drug: Estradiol and Progesterone
Injectable suspension of three different formulations of estradiol and progesterone a) 0.5 mg E/15 mg P; b) 1 mg E/20 mg P; c) 1 mg E/30 mg P. Each will be applied on a monthly basis during a six-month period
Other Names:
  • Estrogens
  • Progestins

Detailed Description:

Different formulations of estrogens and progestins have been used for the treatment of climacteric symptoms, however up to this date no formulation is completely satisfactory. Our company has developed a new technology for the preparation of controlled release bioerodible non-polymeric microspheres, these microspheres are capable of delivering doses of estradiol (E) and progesterone (P) at levels appropriate for the Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) in order to relieve the climacteric symptoms. Non clinical and clinical studies have been conducted aimed at assessing the pharmacokinetics of these microspheres, at several doses of progesterone and estradiol. Results show that sustained plasma profiles for both steroids within the therapeutic range for several days are attained. On this basis, a new efficacy and safety study is going to be conducted with the purpose of assessing and defining the most appropriate doses of estradiol and progesterone for the HRT of the climacteric symptoms.

Three different doses of progesterone and estradiol (0.5 mg of E + 15 mg of P vs 1 mg of E + 20 mg of P vs 1 mg of E + 30 mg of P) will be compared in terms of their efficacy and safety to treat the climacteric symptoms in healthy postmenopausal women.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 40 and 65 years.
  • Perimenopausal subjects: Women showing spontaneous amenorrhea during the last 11 months.
  • Postmenopausal subjects: Women with not less than 12 consecutive months of amenorrhea and FSH > 40 mIU/mL
  • Subjects showing vasomotor symptoms, not less than 3 hot flashes in a day or not less than 21 hot flashes in a week
  • Healthy subjects determined on the basis of a satisfactory complete clinical history, clinical laboratory tests, cervical cytology, endometrium biopsy and vaginal pelvic ultrasonography.
  • Subjects not receiving any hormonal treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with background of endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer.
  • Subjects with endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer assessed by endometrial biopsy.
  • Perimenopausal subjects with background of abnormal uterine bleeding unless the Principal Clinical Investigator considers that this abnormality is secondary to the menopausal condition.
  • Subjects with hypersensitivity to any medicament.
  • Subjects with direct family background of breast cancer.
  • Subjects with background of cardiovascular disease, renal, hepatic, metabolic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, endocrine, gynecologic disease including dysfunctional uterine bleeding, cervico uterine dysplasia, cancer, anemia, emotional disorders, or any other chronic degenerative disorders which could affect her participation in the study.
  • Subjects who require any medicament in the course of the study unless the Principal Clinical Investigator considers that there is no pharmacological interaction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00775242

Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnologicos, S.A.
Mexico, DF, Mexico, 03100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnologicos, S.A.
Principal Investigator: Manuel Cortes Bonilla, Ob/Gyn
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Juan Angeles Uribe, Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnológicos, S.A. Identifier: NCT00775242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02/PAF/06
Study First Received: October 16, 2008
Last Updated: August 21, 2009

Keywords provided by Centro A.F. de Estudios Tecnologicos, S.A.:
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hot flashes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polyestradiol phosphate
Estradiol 3-benzoate
Estradiol 17 beta-cypionate
Estradiol valerate
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
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