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US Cycle Control and Blood Pressure Study

This study has been completed.
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Bayer Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2009
Last updated: September 23, 2015
Last verified: January 2014
Birth Control Patch Study

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Gestodene/EE (FC Patch Low, BAY86-5016)
Drug: Oral contraceptive (equivalent to the active treatment tablets of Levlite), 21-day blister SH D00593A
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate Cycle Control, Bleeding Pattern, Blood Pressure, Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism of the Transdermal Contraceptive Patch (Material no. 80876395 / 2.1 mg Gestodene and 0.55 mg Ethinylestradiol) Versus an Oral Comparator Containing 20 µg Ethinylestradiol and 100 µg Levonorgestrel in a 21-day Regimen for 7 Cycles in 400 Women

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cycle control parameters and bleeding pattern indices [ Time Frame: Treatment cycles 2-7 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of pregnancies while on treatment up to 14 days after removal of the last patch [ Time Frame: 7 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days and follow-up period of 14 days ]
  • Evaluation of blood pressure changes during the dosing-free interval [ Time Frame: 7 treatment cycles each consisting of 28 days ]

Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Gestodene/EE (FC Patch Low, BAY86-5016)
21-day regimen per cycle (1 patch a week for 3 weeks followed by a 7-day patch-free period) for 7 cycles and placebo tablets matching the conditions of the treatment of Arm 2
Active Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Oral contraceptive (equivalent to the active treatment tablets of Levlite), 21-day blister SH D00593A
21-day regimen per cycle (1 tablet a day for 3 weeks followed by a 7-day tablet-free period) for 7 cycles and placebo patches matching the conditions of the treatment of Arm 1


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female subject requesting contraception
  • Age: 18 - 45 years (inclusive); smokers must not be older than 35 years at the time of informed consent
  • Normal cervical smear not requiring further follow-up (a cervical smear has to be taken at screening visit or a normal result has to be documented within the previous 6 months)
  • History of regular cyclic menstrual periods

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • 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: NCT00920985

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00920985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91556
Study First Received: June 15, 2009
Last Updated: September 23, 2015

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Pregnancy prevention
Female contraception

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptives, Oral
Ethinyl Estradiol
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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