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DHEA Against Vaginal Atrophy - Safety Study of 12 Months

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
EndoCeutics Inc. Identifier:
First received: December 3, 2010
Last updated: February 19, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
The purpose of this Phase III trial is to assess the long-term safety of intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in non-hysterectomized postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy aged 40 to 75 years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vaginal Atrophy Drug: DHEA Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: DHEA Against Vaginal Atrophy - Safety Study of 12 Months

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Further study details as provided by EndoCeutics Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline over time of clinical safety data: adverse event (AE) reporting, vital signs, physical examination findings, gynecological examination findings, clinical laboratory tests, endometrial biopsy, mammography and Pap smear. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline over time of vaginal cell maturation (percentage of parabasal and superficial cells). [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]
  • Change from baseline over time of vaginal pH. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]
  • Change from baseline over time of self-assessment of symptoms of vulvar/vaginal atrophy. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Enrollment: 530
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: DHEA
0.5% DHEA (intravaginal)
Drug: DHEA
Vaginal suppository containing 0.5% (6.5 mg) DHEA; daily dosing with one suppository for 52 weeks.
Other Name: Prasterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Vaginorm


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women (non-hysterectomized)
  • Women between 40 and 75 years of age.
  • Willing to participate in the study and sign an informed consent.
  • Women who have self-identified symptom(s) of vaginal atrophy.
  • Willing to have endometrial biopsy at screening and end of study (Week 52).

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Hypertension equal to or above 140/90 mm Hg.
  • The administration of any investigational drug within 30 days of screening visit.
  • Endometrial hyperplasia, cancer or endometrial histology showing proliferative, secretory or menstrual type characteristics at histologic evaluation of endometrial biopsy performed at screening.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01256671

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Sponsors and Collaborators
EndoCeutics Inc.
Principal Investigator: David F Archer, MD Clinical Research Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
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Responsible Party: EndoCeutics Inc. Identifier: NCT01256671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ERC-230
Study First Received: December 3, 2010
Last Updated: February 19, 2016

Keywords provided by EndoCeutics Inc.:
Vulvar/Vaginal Atrophy
Atrophic Vaginitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on July 24, 2017