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Gout Dose Response Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ardea Biosciences, Inc. Identifier:
First received: August 7, 2009
Last updated: February 5, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
To compare the proportion of subjects whose serum urate (sUA) level is < 6.0 mg/dL after 28 days of dosing by treatment group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: RDEA594
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Safety and Efficacy Study of RDEA594 Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Hyperuricemia in Patients With Gout

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the proportion of subjects whose serum urate (sUA) level is < 6.0 mg/dL after 28 days of dosing by treatment group. [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the proportion of subjects whose sUA levels are <6.0 mg/dL, <5.0 mg/dL and <4.0 mg/dL at each weekly study visit during the Double-Blind Period. [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
  • To evaluate the absolute and percent reduction from baseline in sUA levels at each weekly study visit. [ Time Frame: 28 Days and through extension ]
  • To evaluate the percentage change in 24-hour urine urate level (excretion) from baseline to Day 28. [ Time Frame: 28 Days and through extension ]
  • To evaluate the incidence of gout flares. [ Time Frame: 28 Days and through extension ]
  • To evaluate the safety and tolerability of RDEA594 in subjects with gout. [ Time Frame: 28 Days and through extension ]
  • To evaluate the proportion of subjects whose sUA level decreases to or is maintained at <6.0 mg/dL in the Open-Label Extension Period. [ Time Frame: 18 Months ]

Enrollment: 123
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RDEA594 200 mg qd for 28 days Drug: RDEA594
Uricosuric agent for the treatment of gout
Experimental: RDEA594 200 mg, 400 mg
RDEA594 200 mg qd for 7 days followed by 400 mg qd for 21 days
Drug: RDEA594
Uricosuric agent for the treatment of gout
Experimental: RDEA594 200 mg, 400 mg and 600 mg
RDEA594 200 mg qd for 7 days followed by 400 mg qd for 7 days followed by 600 mg qd for 14 days
Drug: RDEA594
Uricosuric agent for the treatment of gout
Placebo Comparator: Matching placebo
RDEA594 matching placebo qd for 28 days
Drug: Placebo
Matching placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or post-menopausal or surgically sterile female.
  • 18 - 75 years of age.
  • Hyperuricemic (i.e., screening sUA ≥8 mg/dL).
  • Meets criteria for the diagnosis of gout as per the American Rheumatism Association (ARA) Criteria for the Classification of Acute Arthritis of Primary Gout.
  • Willing and able to give informed consent and adhere to visit/protocol schedules (informed consent must be given before the first study procedure is performed).
  • Subjects entering the optional Extension Period must have successfully completed the Double-Blind Treatment Period and Follow-up Period within approximately 4 months and must not have experienced any serious adverse events considered possibly related to study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Classified as an overproducer of urine urate (Cur > 6.0 ml/min/1.73 m2 24- hour urine).
  • Consumes more than 14 drinks of alcohol per week (e.g., 1 drink = 5 oz [150 ml] of wine, 12 oz [360 ml] of beer, or 1.5 oz [45 ml] of hard liquor).
  • History or suspicion of drug abuse.
  • Documented history of or suspicion of kidney stones.
  • History of rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease.
  • Confirmed (positive serology to HIV1 and HIV 2) or suspected HIV infection.
  • Positive serology to HCV antibodies (Abs), and/or hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • History of malignancy, except treated non-melanomatous skin cancer or cervical dysplasia.
  • History of cardiac abnormalities, including abnormal and clinically relevant ECG changes such as bradycardia (sinus rate <45 bpm), complete left bundle branch block (LBBB), second or third degree heart block, intraventricular conduction delay with QRS duration >120 msec, symptomatic or asymptomatic arrhythmias with the exception of sinus arrhythmia, evidence of ventricular pre-excitation, frequent palpitations or syncopal episodes, heart failure, hypokalemia, family history of Long QT Syndrome, and/or family history of sudden death in an otherwise healthy individual between the ages of 1 and 30 years.
  • Any condition predisposing them to QT prolongation including pathological Q-wave (defined as Q-wave >40 msec or depth > 0.4-0.5 mV).
  • Any use of a concomitant medication that prolong the QT/QTc interval within the 14 days prior to Baseline (Day 0)
  • QT interval corrected for heart rate according to Fridericia (QTcF) > 450 msec at Screening or pre-dose at Baseline (Day 0)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (above 150/95)
  • Inadequate renal function
  • Hemoglobin < 10 g/dL (males) or < 9 g/dL (females)
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) > 3 x ULN
  • Active peptic ulcer disease requiring treatment
  • History of xanthinuria, active liver disease, or hepatic dysfunction.
  • Requires therapy with any other urate-lowering medication, other than the study medication.
  • Requires long-term use of salicylates; diuretics; azathioprine; mercaptopurine; theophylline; intravenous colchicine; cyclosporine; cyclophosphamide; pyrazinamide; sulfamethoxazole; or trimethoprim
  • Taking medications known as enzyme inducers
  • Receiving a strong or moderate inhibitor of CYP3A4 or a P-gp inhibitor within 1 month prior to study drug dosing
  • Gout flare at screening that is resolved for less than one week prior to the first treatment with study medication (exclusive of chronic synovitis/ arthritis)
  • Female of childbearing potential
  • Received an investigational medication within 4 weeks prior to study medication administration
  • Previously participated in a clinical study involving RDEA806 or RDEA594.
  • Known hypersensitivity or allergy to RDEA594 or colchicine or any components in their formulations.
  • Body mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m2.
  • Taking greater than 1000 mg/day of Vitamin C.
  • Any other medical or psychological condition, which in the opinion of the Investigator and/or Medical Monitor, might create undue risk to the subject or interfere with the subject's ability to comply with the protocol requirements, or to complete the study.
  • Inadequate renal function after completing the Double-Blind Treatment period prior to entering Extension Period.
  • Requiring treatment with prohibited medications noted in exclusion criteria numbers 20-23 after completing the Double-Blind Treatment Period prior to entering the Extension Period.
  • Clinically relevant medical event as determined by the investigator in consultation with medical monitor prior to entering the Extension Period.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00955981

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
Study Director: Vijay Hingorani, MD, PhD, MBA Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Ardea Biosciences, Inc. Identifier: NCT00955981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDEA594-202
Study First Received: August 7, 2009
Last Updated: February 5, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Uricosuric Agents
Gout Suppressants
Antirheumatic Agents
Renal Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017