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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BFH772 in Rosacea Patients

This study has been completed.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2011
Last updated: March 24, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of BFH772 after 12 weeks of treatment as compared to an active control and vehicle in patients with erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea.

Condition Intervention Phase
Erythemato-telangiectatic Rosacea Drug: BFH772 1% ointment Drug: Vehicle ointment Drug: Noritate® 1% cream Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Proof of Concept (PoC) Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of 12 Week Administration of BFH772 Ointment in Rosacea Patients

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the effect of BFH772 treatment compared to vehicle on non-transient facial erythema using the Investigator's assessment of facial erythema score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate a patient's assessment of flushing frequency via patient reported episodes and facial redness via a patient reported score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • To measure blood levels of BFH772 in patients [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BFH772 Drug: BFH772 1% ointment
Placebo Comparator: Vehicle Drug: Vehicle ointment
Active Comparator: Metronidazole Drug: Noritate® 1% cream


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have persistent facial erythema on the cheeks of at least moderate severity.
  • Women must not be able to bear children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have more than 12 inflammatory lesions on the face
  • Previous treatment of facial skin with lasers or electrocauterisation within 2 months prior to entering the study
  • Have facial hair that makes it difficult to evaluate rosacea on the face Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01449591

United States, Arkansas
Novartis Investigative Site
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
United States, Michigan
Novartis Investigative Site
Ann Abor, Michigan, United States
United States, New Jersey
Novartis Investigative Site
Paramus, New Jersey, United States
United States, Oregon
Novartis Investigative Site
Portland, Oregon, United States
United States, Texas
Novartis Investigative Site
Austin, Texas, United States
United States, Washington
Novartis Investigative Site
Spokane, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01449591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBFH772A2203
Study First Received: September 19, 2011
Last Updated: March 24, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea

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Skin Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017