Study of Cabergoline in Treatment of Corticotroph Pituitary Tumor

This study has been completed.
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Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2009
Last updated: April 28, 2009
Last verified: April 2009

This study was designed to check the efficacy of a new oral medical drug treatment, namely Cabergoline, for the treatment of Cushing Disease due to pituitary adenoma.

Background: Cabergoline is a Dopamine 2 receptor agonist. Corticotroph adenoma has shown to have the D2 receptor in in vitro studies.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cushing's Disease
Corticotroph Adenoma
Drug: Cabergoline
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Cabergoline in Treatment of Corticotroph Pituitary Tumor

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Further study details as provided by Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response in term of mid night cortisol < 5.0 mcg/dl and/or Standard two day dexamethasone suppression test < 1.8 mcg/dl

Study Start Date: November 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cabergoline Drug: Cabergoline
Dose 1 mg/week in divided doses, increased by 1 mg/week every month, to the maximum of 5 mg/week. If response is seen than the dose at which response is seen is continued until the end of the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with Cushing's disease uncured biochemically after pituitary surgery with adenoma on histopathology

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's intolerance to drug or known sensitivity to ergot derivatives
  • Pregnancy, lactation or female wishing to be pregnant
  • Any serious medical illness
  • Patient on any drugs known to have an interaction with cabergoline including antihypertensives like reserpine and methyl dopa, neuroleptics, metoclopramide, etc
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00889525

Seth GSMC & KEM hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 4000012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Principal Investigator: Nalini S Shah, DM Seth GSMC and KEM hospital, Mumbai
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Nalini S Shah, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College& KEM Hospital Identifier: NCT00889525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC/104/2005 
Study First Received: April 27, 2009
Last Updated: April 28, 2009
Health Authority: India: Drugs Controller General of India

Keywords provided by Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
Pituitary Neoplasms
Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Hypothalamic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Nervous System Neoplasms
Pituitary Diseases
Supratentorial Neoplasms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiparkinson Agents
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
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