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Eltrombopag for Post Transplant Thrombocytopenia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01000051
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 22, 2009
Results First Posted : July 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2023
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if eltrombopag can help to improve platelet counts in patients with low platelets after they have had a stem cell transplant. The safety of this drug will also be studied.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thrombocytopenia Drug: Eltrombopag Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Eltrombopag for Post Transplant Thrombocytopenia
Actual Study Start Date : February 17, 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 4, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 4, 2018

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Drug Information available for: Eltrombopag

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Eltrombopag
Starting dose 50 mg/day orally for 8 weeks
Drug: Eltrombopag
Starting daily dose 50 mg orally on empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal) for 8 weeks. East Asians start at 25 mg daily.
Other Name: Promacta

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Once a day orally for 8 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Once a day, orally for 8 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparing the Efficacy of Eltrombopaq and Placebo [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 57 ]
    Comparison of the efficacy of eltrombopag and placebo in patients with thrombocytopenia post hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients >/= 35 days post HCT with Platelet count </= 20 x 10^9/l sustained for 7 days or patients are platelet transfusion dependent, and
  2. Neutrophil count >/= 1.5 x 10^9/l anytime within the last seven days before enrollment. Patients can be on myeloid or erythroid growth factors for example filgrastim), and
  3. Age >/= 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Recurrence or progression of primary malignancy after HCT
  2. ALT >/= 2.5 times the ULN
  3. Serum bilirubin >2mg/dl (unless due to Gilbert's syndrome)
  4. Documented deep vein thrombosis within 1 year before enrollment on the study, except if upper arm thrombosis related to central venous catheters, within 3 months before enrollment on the study.
  5. ECOG Performance status >2
  6. Pregnancy: Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use contraception prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. A woman of child-bearing potential is defined as a woman who has not been naturally post-menopausal for at least 12 consecutive months or with no previous surgical sterilization. A negative pregnancy test result will be required before any study drug is given.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01000051

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United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Chair: Uday Popat, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01000051    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-0106
NCI-2011-01099 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
First Posted: October 22, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 30, 2019
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2023
Last Verified: February 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Transplant Thrombocytopenia
Hematopoietic cell transplantation
Low platelet count
Blood clot
Stem Cell Transplant
Blood And Marrow Transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Blood Platelet Disorders
Hematologic Diseases