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Tepilta® Versus Oxetacaine, Antacids and Placebo

This study has been terminated.
(The study stopped prematurely due to and administrative reasons, not based on grounds of safety.)
Trium Analysis Online GmbH
ICON plc
Clinipace Worldwide
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG Identifier:
First received: April 1, 2011
Last updated: May 18, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, therapeutic confirmatory multicentre trial with 4 parallel treatment groups. The design is adaptive group-sequential with two interim analyses, possible sample size re-estimation after the first or second interim analysis and drop-the-loser approach. The study design was primarily chosen to show superior efficacy of Tepilta® compared to the single components and to placebo. Evaluation of safety is a secondary objective.

Condition Intervention Phase
Radiation-induced Oesophagitis
Drug: oxetacaine, aluminium and magnesium hydroxide
Drug: oxetacaine
Drug: magnesium and aluminium hydroxide
Other: Vehicle
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Fixed Combination Product Tepilta® in the Treatment of Radiation-induced Oesophagitis Compared to Its Active Ingredients Oxetacaine and Antacids, and to Placebo

Further study details as provided by MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time from randomisation to requirement of additional systemic pain medication for oesophagitis (ASPO). [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ASPO: WHO analgesic pain ladder [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
    ASPO = Additional systemic pain medication for oesophagitis

  • Pain intensity recorded on NRS with scores 0-10 [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
    NRS = Numeric Rating Scale

  • Swallowing disorder recorded on NRS with scores 0-10 [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
    NRS = Numeric Rating Scale

  • Adapted CTCAE grade [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]

    CTCAE = Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events

    Severity of oesophageal symptoms will be evaluated by the investigator according to an adapted CTCAE grading system. In contrast to the original CTCAE classification the adapted version foreseen to be used in this study distinguishes level 2a and 2b.

    2a = symptomatic; altered eating/swallowing; oral supplements indicated; requiring predominantly pureed or soft diet, 2b = symptomatic; altered eating/swallowing; oral supplements indicated; requiring predominantly liquid diet.

  • Incidence of artificial nutrition due to radiation-induced oesophagitis [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
  • Incidence of interruptions of radiation therapy due to radiation-induced oesophagitis [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
  • Duration of pain medication intake after the end of Radiation Therapy [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]
  • Loss of body weight [ Time Frame: up to 11 weeks ]

Enrollment: 40
Actual Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2017
Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tepilta® Drug: oxetacaine, aluminium and magnesium hydroxide
20mg/10ml oxetacaine, 196mg/10ml magnesium hydroxide, 582mg/10ml aluminium hydroxide. Suspension for oral intake 3-6 times per day for a maximum of 11 weeks.
Other Name: Tepilta®
Active Comparator: Oxetacaine Drug: oxetacaine
20mg/10ml oxetacaine. Suspension for oral intake 3-6 times per day for a maximum of 11 weeks.
Active Comparator: Antacids Drug: magnesium and aluminium hydroxide
196mg/10ml magnesium hydroxide, 582mg/10ml aluminium hydroxide. Suspension for oral intake 3-6 times per day for a maximum of 11 weeks.
Other Name: Antacids
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Vehicle
Placebo suspension for oral intake 3-6 times per day for a maximum of 11 weeks.

Detailed Description:
Tepilta® Suspension is indicated for treatment of pain in the upper digestive system induced by radiation therapy, in particular for radiation-induced oesophagitis.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female ≥ 18 years.
  2. Score = 0 on NRS for oesophageal pain.
  3. Radiotherapy (RT) or combined radio-chemotherapy (RCT) of a solid tumour in head/neck/thorax region. A minimum length of 5 cm of the oesophagus must be included in high-dose radiation field.
  4. Duration of RT 5 to 8 weeks.
  5. Single radiation dosage of fractionated RT 1.8 to 2.0 Gy/day, of intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) 1.5 to 2.3 Gy/day, each for 5 days a week (single frequency deviations are allowed presuming that intended duration of RT remains 5 to 8 weeks).
  6. First radiation in the intended radiation area.
  7. Written informed consent.

    Randomisation criteria:

  8. Appearance of oesophageal pain as follows: Score ≥ 2 on Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) for pain during main daily meals is reached at least once.
  9. At least 20 Gy of the dose of radiation therapy in oesophageal area remaining.
  10. Oesophageal symptoms of grade ≤ 2a according to the adapted Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events CTCAE.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of allergic reaction to the study medication or its excipients (i.e. aluminium or magnesium hydroxide, oxetacaine, any other ingredient of study medication).
  2. Pregnancy, breast-feeding or planned pregnancy during the study.
  3. Known hypermagnesaemia.
  4. Known hypophosphataemia.
  5. Clinically significant obstipation, as judged by the investigator.
  6. Acute appendicitis.
  7. Total intended radiation dose at lips and the anterior oral cavity > 60% of total intended radiation dose at the swallowing process (pharynx, oesophagus).
  8. Hyper-fractionated RT.
  9. Intended naso-gastral tubes.
  10. Primary tumour of the cranial base, brain, oral cavity, lips, naso-pharynx, para-nasal sinuses.
  11. Known bone metastases.
  12. Reflux oesophagitis 3 months prior to the study.
  13. Continuous systemic pain treatment at the beginning of RT. Systemic pain medication for oesophagitis prior to randomisation must not be taken.
  14. Concomitant treatment with tetracyclines, cinolone derivatives (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, enoxacin, norfloxacin), cheno-desoxycholic acid, sodium fluoride, local anaesthetics (other than those used as study medication).
  15. Patients relying on levothyroxine after resection of thyroid carcinoma being hypothyroid and patients relying on levothyroxine due to other reasons not being euthyroid.
  16. Artificial nutrition at the beginning of radiation.
  17. Drug (licit and illicit) or alcohol abuse which would interfere with the patient's proper completion of the study.
  18. Exposure to an investigational product within the last 4 weeks, simultaneous exposure to another investigational product.
  19. Lack of ability or willingness to give informed consent.
  20. Anticipated non-availability for study visits / procedures.
  21. Lack of ability or willingness to keep patient's diary.
  22. Lack of willingness to have personal study related data collected, archived or transmitted according to the protocol.
  23. Vulnerable subjects.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01336530

Landeskrankenhaus Feldkirch
Feldkirch, Austria, 6807
Universitätsklinik für Strahlentherapie-Radioonkologie
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Universitätsklinikum Aachen
Aachen, Germany, 52074
RADIO LOG Strahlentherapie Altötting
Altötting, Germany, 84503
please contact Dr. Ingrid Schwienhorst/MEDA for details
Bad Homburg, Germany
VIVANTES Klinikum Neukölln
Berlin, Germany, 12351
Strahlenheilkunde Westend
Berlin, Germany, 14050
Franziskus Hospital
Bielefeld, Germany, 33615
Klinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie & Palliativmedizin
Bochum, Germany, 44791
Strahlentherapie Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Bonn, Germany, 53177
Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig GmbH
Braunschweig, Germany, 38114
Strahlentherapie Coesfeld
Coesfeld, Germany, 48653
Knappschaftskrankenhaus Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany, 44309
Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder) GmbH
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 15236
Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 60488
Strahlentherapie - Freising
Freising, Germany, 85354
Kreiskrankenhaus Gummersbach
Gummersbach, Germany, 51643
Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale), Germany, 06110
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Kath. Krankenhaus Marienhospital
Herne, Germany, 44625
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany, 04103
Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie
Marburg, Germany, 35033
Kliniken Maria Hilf GmbH
Mönchengladbach, Germany, 41063
Gemeinschaftspraxis für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie am Klinikum Schwabing
München, Germany, 80804
Klinikum der Universität München
München, Germany, 81377
Paracelsus-Klinik Osnabrück
Osnabrück, Germany, 49076
Paracelsus-Krankenhaus Ruit
Ostfildern, Germany, 73760
Brüderkrankenhaus St. Josef
Paderborn, Germany, 33098
Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann
Potsdam, Germany, 14467
Prosperhospital Recklinghausen
Recklinghausen, Germany, 45659
Universitätsklinikum Rostock AöR
Rostock, Germany, 18059
Klinik für Radioonkologie und Strahlentherapie
Stuttgart, Germany, 70174
Sponsors and Collaborators
MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Trium Analysis Online GmbH
ICON plc
Clinipace Worldwide
Principal Investigator: Frank Bruns, Dr. med. Hannover Medical School
Study Chair: Ursula Petzold, PhD MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  More Information

Responsible Party: MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG Identifier: NCT01336530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X-03030-3277
2009-014441-93 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: April 1, 2011
Last Updated: May 18, 2017

Keywords provided by MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG:
Oesophageal pain
Combined radio-chemotherapy
Oesophageal symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Magnesium Hydroxide
Aluminum Hydroxide
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017