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Tolvaptan Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Study in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) (TEMPO3:4)

This study has been completed.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2007
Last updated: May 30, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
This study's purpose is to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of tolvaptan versus placebo in patients with ADPKD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Dominant Drug: Tolvaptan Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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 Phase 3, Multi-center, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-arm Trial to Determine Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Oral Tolvaptan Tablets Regimens in Adult Subjects With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Further study details as provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage Change Per Year in Total Kidney Volume From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 36 ]
    Kidney volume was assessed in T1-weighted magnetic resonance images collected at each study site and sent to a central reviewing facility. At the central reviewing facility, blinded radiologists used proprietary software to measure the volume of both kidneys.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of ADPKD Clinical Progression Events Per 100 Follow-up Years From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 36 ]
    These ADPKD events in the key secondary Outcome Measure were selected on the basis of their potential relationship to progressing cystogenesis. Reducing the rate of cyst development and expansion would likely slow the progression of ADPKD. The 4 events were: (1) Onset or progression of hypertension (someone is hypertensive if they have > 139 mmHg systolic blood pressure [BP], > 89 mmHg diastolic BP, or if they are taking antihypertensive medication at any BP level); (2) severe renal pain requiring medical intervention; (3) worsening albuminuria (by category, see below); and (4) worsening renal function, defined as a 25% decrease in 1/serum creatinine from Baseline. Albuminuria was assessed using spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio measurements (all measurements in mg/mmol). Categories included normal (< 2.8 female or < 2.0 male), microalbuminuria (2.8-28 female or 2.0-20 male), and overt proteinuria (> 28 female or > 20 male.

  • Change in Renal Function Per Year From Week 3 to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Week 3 to Month 36 ]
    Renal function was assessed using serum creatinine measurements and was estimated using 1/serum creatinine. The formula for 1/serum creatinine is: 1/Pcr, where Pcr = serum creatinine concentration (mg/dL). The change in renal function per year was based on the slope of change, obtained by regressing renal function data against time by subject.

  • Change in Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Per Year in Non-hypertensive Participants From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 36 ]
    For participants who were non-hypertensive (systolic BP ≤ 139 mmHg and diastolic BP ≤ 89 mmHg without taking antihypertensive medications) at baseline, mean arterial blood pressure was measured at scheduled clinic visits up to the point of exposure to antihypertensive therapy for any reason. The change in mean arterial blood pressure per year was based on the slope of blood pressure, obtained by regressing blood pressure against time by subject.

  • Area Under the Concentration-time Curve of Change in Renal Pain From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: At screening, Baseline, Day 1, every 4 months up to month 36/early tremination (ET), follow-up visit 1 and 2 ]
    Change from baseline in renal pain was assessed by a 0 to 10 pain scale as average area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) between baseline and the last trial visit or the last visit prior to initiating medical (eg, narcotic or anti-nociceptives [eg, tricyclic antidepressants]) or surgical therapy for pain. In the pain scale, score 0 represented no pain at all and score 10 represented the worst pain. A negative change score indicates less pain. AUC of renal pain was derived from renal pain scores within treatment period and was calculated using the trapezoidal rule, by dividing the number of days between the first and last assessment.

  • Number of Hypertensive Events Per 100 Follow-up Years in Non-hypertensive Participants From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 36 ]
    A hypertensive event was defined as a change from non-hypertensive (systolic BP ≤ 139 mmHg and diastolic BP ≤ 89 mmHg without taking antihypertensive medications) status to 1 of 3 conditions: (1) High pre-hypertensive (systolic BP [sBP] > 129 mmHg and/or diastolic BP [dBP] > 84 mmHg), (2) hypertensive (sBP > 139 mmHg and/or dBP > 89 mmHg), or (3) requiring antihypertensive therapy.

  • Percentage of Participants With a Clinically Sustained Decrease of Blood Pressure Leading to a Sustained Reduction in Antihypertensive Therapy From Baseline to Month 36 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 36 ]

Enrollment: 1445
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tolvaptan
Participants received the highest tolerated split-dose regimen (upon awakening and 9 hours later) of tolvaptan 45/15 mg, 60/30 mg, or 90/30 mg orally for 36 months.
Drug: Tolvaptan
Tolvaptan was supplied as tablets.
Other Names:
  • OPC-41061
  • OPC-156
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Participants received placebo (upon awakening and 9 hours later) orally for 36 months.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo was supplied as tablets.

Detailed Description:

This study evaluated whether or not tolvaptan is potentially beneficial, while maintaining an adequate safety profile, by reducing the rate of total kidney volume increase, while impacting the onset, severity, and progression of other important consequences of ADPKD.

During the 3-week titration phase, tolvaptan or placebo was titrated in weekly intervals from lowest to highest tolerated levels given in split-dose regimens of 45/15 mg, 60/30 mg and 90/30 mg orally upon awakening and approximately 9 hours later. As soon as a subject could not tolerate a given dose, the titration phase was over and the maintenance phase began at the dose level tolerated. The maintenance phase lasted to Month 36. Subjects were able to titrate down at any point during the study. Subjects were able to titrate up during the maintenance phase with Medical Monitor approval.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Legal adult age and able to give Informed Consent.
  • Adult subjects with a diagnosis of ADPKD. A diagnosis of ADPKD (age 18 or 20-50) required several cysts in each kidney (3 if by sonography, 5 if by CT or MRI) in those with a family history of ADPKD and 10 cysts (by any radiologic method) in each kidney and exclusion of other cystic kidney diseases if there was no family history.
  • Willingness to comply with reproductive precautions, if female.
  • Estimated creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min. Estimated from serum creatinine during screening using Cockcroft-Gault with correction for gender and race, where possible.
  • Rapidly progressive kidney growth (total volume ≥ 750 cc) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at randomization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior exposure to tolvaptan or other experimental PKD therapies.
  • Currently taking medication for purpose of affecting PKD cysts.
  • Women who are breast feeding and females of childbearing potential who are not using acceptable contraceptive methods.
  • In the opinion of the study investigator or sponsor may present a safety risk or confound study objectives.
  • Patients who are unlikely to adequately comply with study procedures.
  • Patients having contraindications to MRI.
  • Patients taking medications or having any illnesses likely to affect ADPKD outcomes.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00428948

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Vicente Torres, MD, PhD Mayo Medical Center
Study Director: Frank Czerwiec, MD, PhD Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc.
Study Director: Osamu Sato Otsuka Pharmaceutical Corporation, Ltd. Japan
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Identifier: NCT00428948     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 156-04-251
2006-002768-24 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: January 26, 2007
Results First Received: March 29, 2017
Last Updated: May 30, 2017

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.:
ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Polycystic Kidney Diseases
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant
Urologic Diseases
Kidney Diseases, Cystic
Antidiuretic Hormone Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Natriuretic Agents
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