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Drug Use Investigation for FLOLAN (Epoprostenol) Injection 0.5mg・1.5mg

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: June 30, 2011
Last updated: May 15, 2017
Last verified: May 2017

The objective of this study is to evaluate the incidence of adverse events in Japanese pulmonary arterial hypertension subjects treated with epoprostenol injection based on prescribing information under the conditions of general clinical practice and also to grasp the following items;

  1. Unknown adverse reactions (especially, significant adverse reactions)
  2. Adverse reaction onset status under practical drug use conditions
  3. Factors possibly influential on safety
  4. Factors possibly influential on efficacy
  5. Patient's prognosis, efficacy and safety in long-term use

Condition Intervention
Cardiovascular Disease Drug: Epoprostenol

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Drug Use Investigation for FLOLAN (Epoprostenol) Injection 0.5mg・1.5mg

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of incidence of adverse events in Japanese subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with epoprostenol injection [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 748
Study Start Date: August 1999
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Subjects prescribed epoprostenol
Subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension prescribed epoprostenol injection during study period
Drug: Epoprostenol


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All Japanese subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension who are treated with epoprostenol injection

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with cardiovascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with hypersensitivity to epoprostenol
  • Subjects with right cardiac failure during an acute exacerbation
  • Subjects with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Subjects with serious left ventricular dysfunction
  • Subjects whose pulmonary edema getting worse during dose initiation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01387191

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT01387191     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 112300
Study First Received: June 30, 2011
Last Updated: May 15, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 25, 2017