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Open-label Study to Investigate Systemic Exposure in Adult and Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Patients Treated 8.5 Days With Pimecrolimus Cream 1% Under Occlusion

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 17, 2009
Last updated: November 16, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This study will access the degree to which pimecrolimus is absorbed from pimecrolimus cream 1% into the blood when applied repeatedly under occlusion (i.e. areas treated wrapped in a plastic film) over 8 days in patients with moderate to severe atopic eczema.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atopic Dermatitis Drug: Pimecrolimus Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Non-comparative Open-label Study to Investigate the Efficacy, Safety and Systemic Exposure of Pimecrolimus in Adult and Pediatric Patients With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis Treated Topically for 8.5 Days With Pimecrolimus Cream 1% Under Occlusion

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pimecrolimus blood concentration [ Time Frame: Days 1, 9, 16 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy as assessed by the Eczema Area and Severity Index and the Investigators Global Assessment of disease severity. Efficacy outcomes were of an exploratory nature in this study. [ Time Frame: Days 1, 9, 16 ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2004
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pimecrolimus cream 1%
Drug: Pimecrolimus


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 2 - 18 years of age
  • Patients with a diagnosis of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, assessed by a score ≥ 3 at the Investigator's Global Assessment. AD to involve at least 30% of their body surface area as determined by the rule of nine or the Lund and Browder chart.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Erythrodermic patients with Netherton's syndrome
  • Patients with known serious adverse reactions or hypersensitivity to any of the excipients of the study medication
  • Patients with a history of cancer, skin malignancy or lymphoproliferative disorders or of immunocompromise, including a positive HIV (ELISA and Western blot), Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or Hepatitis C test result

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00925730

Novartis Investigative Site
Bonn, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00925730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASM981C2313
Study First Received: June 17, 2009
Last Updated: November 16, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Atopic dermatitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 16, 2017