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A Study to Compare Safety and Efficacy of Prograf + Myfortic and Advagraf + Myfortic in Liver Transplantation Patients

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2016
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Astellas Pharma Taiwan, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc
To compare the safety and efficacy of Prograf® with Myfortic® to Advagraf® extended release tacrolimus with Myfortic® in de novo liver transplant recipients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Transplantation Drug: Prograf Drug: Advagraf Drug: Myfortic Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label, Comparative, Multi-Center Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Prograf® (Tacrolimus)/ Myfortic® and Advagraf® (Extended Release Tacrolimus) / Myfortic® in de Novo Liver Transplant Recipients

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of biopsy confirmed acute rejection [ Time Frame: during the 6 months post-transplant. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient and graft survival rates [ Time Frame: during the 6 months post-transplant ]
  • Time to first biopsy confirmed acute rejection episode [ Time Frame: during the 6 months post-transplant ]
  • Incidence of anti-lymphocyte antibody therapy for treatment of rejection [ Time Frame: during the 6 months post-transplant. ]
  • Safety assessed by adverse events, laboratory parameters, physical examinations and vital signs [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 44
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Prograf with Myfortic Drug: Prograf
Other Names:
  • Tacrolimus
  • FK506
Drug: Myfortic
Other Name: Mycophenolate sodium
Experimental: Advagraf with Myfortic Drug: Advagraf
Other Names:
  • Extended release tacrolimus
  • FK506E
  • MR4
Drug: Myfortic
Other Name: Mycophenolate sodium


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is a primary liver transplant recipient
  • Female patients of child bearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to transplant
  • Patient has been fully informed and has signed an IRB approved informed consent form and is willing and able to follow study procedures
  • Patient must receive 1st dose of study drug within 24 hours of pre-transplantation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has previously received or is receiving an organ transplant other than a liver
  • Patient currently requires dialysis
  • Patient has received a liver transplant from a non-heart beating donor
  • Patient has received an ABO incompatible donor liver
  • Recipient or donor is known to be seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Patient has fulminant hepatic failure, unless hemodynamically stable
  • Patient has an uncontrolled concomitant infection, a systemic infection requiring treatment (except viral hepatitis), or any other unstable medical condition that could interfere with the study objectives
  • Patient is currently taking or has been taking an investigational drug in the 30 days prior to transplant
  • Patient has a known hypersensitivity to tacrolimus, enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium or corticosteroids
  • Patient is pregnant or lactating
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01018914

Taichung, Taiwan
Tainan, Taiwan
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Astellas Pharma Taiwan, Inc.
Study Chair: Use Central Contact Astellas Pharma Inc
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01018914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADVLTx-0901-TW
First Submitted: November 23, 2009
First Posted: November 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents