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Budesonide Orodispersible Tablet vs. Placebo in Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOS-1)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02434029
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 5, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to prove the superiority of a 6-weeks treatment with budesonide effervescent tablets versus placebo for the induction of clinico-pathological remission in patients with acute eosinophilic esophagitis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Drug: Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily Drug: Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 88 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Phase III Trial on the Efficacy and Tolerability of a 6-week Treatment With Budesonide Effervescent Tablets vs. Placebo for Induction of Clinico-pathological Remission in Adult Patients With Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Actual Study Start Date : November 11, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 4, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : October 4, 2016

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Drug Information available for: Budesonide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Budesonide
Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily
Drug: Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily
Drug: Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of clinico-pathological remission [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of patients with histological remission [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  2. Rate of patients with resolutions of symptoms measured by numerical rating score of symptoms [ Time Frame: week 6 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent,
  • Male or female patients, 18 to 75 years of age,
  • Confirmed clinico-pathological diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) according to established diagnostic criteria
  • Active symptomatic and histological EoE,
  • A documented trial with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in order to rule out PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia,
  • Negative pregnancy test in females of childbearing potential at baseline visit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical and endoscopic signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • History of abnormal results in case of an optionally performed pH-monitoring of the distal esophagus,
  • Patients with PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia
  • Achalasia, scleroderma esophagus, or systemic sclerosis,
  • Other clinically evident causes than EoE for esophageal eosinophilia,
  • Any concomitant esophageal disease and relevant gastro-intestinal disease (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, oropharyngeal or esophageal bacterial, viral, or fungal infection [candida esophagitis]),
  • Any relevant systemic disease (e.g., AIDS, active tuberculosis),
  • If careful medical monitoring is not ensured: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, active peptic ulcer disease, glaucoma, cataract, or infection,
  • Liver cirrhosis or portal hypertension,
  • History of cancer in the last five years,
  • History of esophageal surgery at any time or of esophageal dilation procedures within the last 8 weeks prior to screening visit,
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding within 8 weeks prior to screening visit,
  • Existing or intended pregnancy or breast-feeding.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02434029

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Center for Digestive Diseases Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20249
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
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Study Director: Ralph Mueller, PhD Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02434029    
Other Study ID Numbers: BUL-1/EEA
2014-001484-12 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: May 5, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists