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Clinical Study of Raloxifene and Strontium Ranelate in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Antonio Cano Sanchez, University of Valencia Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2012
Last updated: August 31, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare compliance and efficacy of raloxifene and strontium ranelate in a group of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Drug: Raloxifene
Drug: Strontium ranelate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Raloxifene and Strontium Ranelate on Compliance and Efficacy in Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

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Further study details as provided by University of Valencia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical study of raloxifene and strontium ranelate in postmenopausal osteoporosis [ Time Frame: One year ]
    Primary Outcome measure: compliance. Assessment of compliance assessed two variables, the number of participants maintaining treatment after one year and, among those that completed the one year treatment, the number of them that completed at least 80% of the prescribed dose.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical study of raloxifene and strontium ranelate in postmenopausal osteoporosis [ Time Frame: One year ]

    Secondary outcome measure: efficacy. Efficacy has been assessed by changes in axial bone mineral density (spine and hip) and by changes in biochemical bone markers (C-telopeptides and P1NP in serum).

    Axial densitometry has been performed prior to treatment and after completion of the programmed one-year treatment.

    Bone markers have been assessed prior to treatment and at the 3rd, 6th and 12th month of treatment.

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: raloxifene
60 mg/d for one year.
Drug: Raloxifene
60 mg/d for one year
Other Name: Evista
Active Comparator: strontium ranelate
2 g/d for one year.
Drug: Strontium ranelate
2 g/d, for one year
Other Name: Protelos

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of raloxifene and strontium rannelate in the management of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis.

DESIGN: Prospective, open label study. SETTING: University hospital menopause unit. PATIENTS: 80 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis were assigned to either raloxifene (60 mg/d) or strontium ranelate (2g/d). Participants were followed for 1 year.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Compliance with each regime. Secondary objectives were parameters of efficacy, including changes in bone mineral density and bone biochemical markers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women with densitometric osteoporosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary osteoporosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01544894

Hospital Universitario Dr Peset
Valencia, Spain, 46017
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Valencia
Study Director: Antonio Cano, MD University of Valencia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Antonio Cano Sanchez, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Valencia Identifier: NCT01544894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sr-ral-postmOTP
Study First Received: January 18, 2012
Last Updated: August 31, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Valencia:
Postmenopausal osteoporosis
Bone mineral density

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Raloxifene Hydrochloride
Strontium ranelate
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017