Pharmacokinetic Single Dose Trial of Empagliflozin in Children and Adolescents With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
Eli Lilly and Company
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Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2014
Last updated: March 22, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
The aim of the study is to generate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data to identify the safe-effective dose of empagliflozin in children and adolescents aged 10 to less than 18 years with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: empagliflozin medium dose
Drug: empagliflozin high dose
Drug: empagliflozin low dose
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Randomised, Multicentre, Single-dose, Parallel Group Trial to Evaluate Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Empagliflozin in Children and Adolescents From 10 to Less Than 18 Years of Age With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AUC0-infinity (Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to infinite time) [ Time Frame: up to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AUC0-tz (Area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to the the time of the last quantifiable concentration) [ Time Frame: up to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cmax (Maximum observed plasma concentration) [ Time Frame: up to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • tmax (Time of maximum observed plasma concentration) [ Time Frame: up to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • t1/2 (Terminal half-life in plasma) [ Time Frame: up to Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in urinary glucose excretion [ Time Frame: over 24 hours after study drug intake ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in fasting plasma glucose (mg/dL) [ Time Frame: 24 hours after study drug intake ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in 8-point plasma glucose profile [ Time Frame: over 24 hours after study drug intake ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: June 2014
Study Completion Date: February 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: empagliflozin high dose
Patient to receive a high dose of empagliflozin
Drug: empagliflozin high dose
Experimental: empagliflozin medium dose
Patient to receive a medium dose of empagliflozin
Drug: empagliflozin medium dose
Experimental: empagliflozin low dose
Patient to receive a low dose of empagliflozin
Drug: empagliflozin low dose


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Insufficient glycaemic control (HbA1c <=10.5%) despite diet and exercise and/or metformin and/or stable basal or MDI insulin
  • Negative for Islet Cell Antigen and Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase autoantibodies and fasting C-peptide levels >= 0.85 ng/ml
  • BMI > 50th percentile for age and sex

Exclusion criteria:

  • Uncontrolled hyperglycaemia with a glucose level > 240 mg/dl (> 13.3 mmol/l)
  • History of acute metabolic decompensation such as diabetic ketoacidosis within 3 months before the screening visit with the exception of acute de-compensation at the time of type 2 diabetes diagnosis
  • Treatment with weight reduction medications within 4 weeks before randomisation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02121483

United States, Connecticut
1245.87.01013 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
United States, Massachusetts
1245.87.01004 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States, Ohio
1245.87.01002 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Toledo, Ohio, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
1245.87.01012 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1245.87.01001 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1245.87.33001 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Lyon, France
1245.87.97202 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Beer Sheva, Israel
1245.87.97201 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Petah-Tikva, Israel
1245.87.97203 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Tel Hashomer, Israel
1245.87.52001 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Chihuahua, Mexico
South Africa
1245.87.27003 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Bellville, South Africa
1245.87.27002 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Pretoria, South Africa
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Eli Lilly and Company
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
  More Information

Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT02121483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1245.87  2013-002304-14 
Study First Received: April 22, 2014
Last Updated: March 22, 2016
Health Authority: France: Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé
Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration
Mexico: Federal Commission for Sanitary Risks Protection
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on August 23, 2016