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Concentration-controlled Therapy of Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Proliferative Lupus Nephritis

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 5, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chulalongkorn University
To evaluate therapeutic response to MMF treatment in patients with International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) class III or IV lupus nephritis. Mycophenolic acid levels at 1-hour post dose will be monitored monthly up to 6 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lupus Nephritis Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Chulalongkorn University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate of Mycophenolic acid concentration-controlled therapy in active lupus nephritis patients at 6th month [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine Mycophenolic acid level related side effect. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Mycophenolate mofetil Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil
Drug : Mycophenolate Mofetil. Starting doses : 1000-1500 mg/day with titration based on Mycophenolic 1-hour post dose level.
Other Name: cellcept


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 16-60 years.
  • Ability and willingness to provide written informed consent (or to obtain consent from parent guardian where applicable) and to comply with the schedule of protocol requirements
  • Diagnosis of SLE according to ACR criteria. At least 4 criteria must have been present for the diagnosis of SLE. The 4 criteria do not have to be present at the time of screening
  • Active lupus nephritis defined as follows: Biopsy proven (within 16 weeks prior to screening) ISN Class III or IV (A or A/C) not include III(C) IV(C) and VI (>90% chronic irreversible scarring)

Exclusion Criteria:

Relates to SLE

  • Severe renal impairment as defined by calculated creatinine clearance or MDRD-GFR < 30 ml/min(except creatinine clearance or MDRD-GFR > 50 ml/min in the 12 weeks prior to screening)
  • History of serious disease or complication in any organ system that not appropriate to treatment immunosuppressive drug groups.

Related to Treatment

  • Previous of any Mycophenolate groups in the 3 months prior to screening.
  • Treatment with more than 2 g Cyclophosphamide in the last 6 months period prior to screening.
  • Receipt of more than 3 g IV pulse methylprednisolone within the last 3 months prior to screening.
  • Receipt of prednisolone dose > 30 mg/day for longer than 30 days within last 3 months prior to screening.

Related to General Health

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding mothers.
  • Evidence of significant uncontrolled concomitant disease in any organ system not related to SLE.
  • History of cancer, including solid tumors, hematological malignancies and carcinoma.
  • History of serious recurrent or chronic infection.
  • Evidence of current abuse of drugs or alcohol.

Related to Laboratory Findings

  • Neutrophile < 1,500/mm3, Hb < 7g/L, Platelet < 50,000/mm3 (except active SLE)
  • Positive HBsAg or anti-HCV or anti-HIV.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01042457

Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chulalongkorn University
Study Director: Yingyos Avihingsanon, MD Chulalongkorn University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Chulalongkorn University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01042457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-002
First Submitted: January 4, 2010
First Posted: January 5, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Chulalongkorn University:
trough level
therapeutic drug monitoring
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic acid
lupus nephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Nephritis
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action