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EU/LA Pearl Index Study - Transdermal Contraceptive Patch

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayer Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2009
Last updated: December 4, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The aim of the present study is to prove efficacy and safety of a new contraceptive patch.

Condition Intervention Phase
Contraception Drug: Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene (BAY86-5016) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Multicenter, Open-label, Uncontrolled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of the Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Containing 0.55 mg Ethinyl Estradiol and 2.1 mg Gestodene (Material no. 80876395) in a 21-day Regimen for 13 Cycles in 1650 Healthy Female Subjects

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Occurrence of pregnancy [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days and follow-up period of 14 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cervical smear [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]
  • Bleeding pattern and cycle control [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment compliance [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]
  • Subjective assessment of satisfaction with the treatment [ Time Frame: 13 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]

Enrollment: 1694
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene (BAY86-5016)
7-day patch containing 0.55 mg ethinylestradiol (EE) and 2.1 mg gestodene (GSD) in a 21-day regimen


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Requiring contraception
  • Normal cervical smear
  • Smokers not older than 30 years
  • History of regular cyclic menstrual periods

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Obesity (BMI> 30 kg/m2
  • Significant skin reaction to transdermal preparations or sensitivity to surgical / medical tape
  • Any disease that may worsen under hormonal treatment (cardiovascular, liver, metabolic)
  • Use of other contraceptive methods than study medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00914693

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Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00914693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91554
2008-004214-27 ( EudraCT Number )
310801 ( Other Identifier: Company internal )
Study First Received: May 5, 2009
Last Updated: December 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Fertility control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Ethinyl Estradiol
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined processed this record on August 17, 2017