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PREventative Study Against URate-lowering Drug-induced Gout Exacerbations 1 (PRE-SURGE1)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2009
Last updated: April 26, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
The purpose of this clinical research study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an experimental drug called rilonacept in subjects with gout who are beginning allopurinol treatment for gout. Subjects will participate in this study for approximately 22 weeks. Rilonacept is being studied for use in preventing allopurinol-induced gout flares.

Condition Intervention Phase
Intercritical Gout
Drug: rilonacept
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Rilonacept for the Prophylaxis of Gout Flares During the Initiation of Allopurinol Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of flares during the treatment period [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of modified gout flares per subject from Day 1 to Week 16 [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]
  • proportion of subjects with at least one flare from Day 1 to Week 16 [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]
  • proportion of subjects with at least two flares from Day 1 to Week 16 [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]
  • mean number of gout flare days per subject assessed from Day 1 to Week 16 [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]
  • mean number of days with the subject's pain score of 5 or more (daily diary) per subject from Day 1 to Week 16 [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]

Enrollment: 241
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
Drug: rilonacept
Placebo loading dose followed by placebo SC injections (2 mL) once a week for 16 weeks
Active Comparator: 2
rilonacept 80 mg
Drug: rilonacept
rilonacept 160 mg SC loading dose followed by rilonacept 80 mg/2 mL SC injections once a week for 16 weeks
Active Comparator: 3
rilonacept 160 mg
Drug: rilonacept
rilonacept 320 mg SC loading dose followed by rilonacept 160 mg/2 mL SC injections once a week for 16 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 to 80 years of age
  • Previously met the preliminary criteria of the ARA for the classification of the acute arthritis of primary gout
  • At least 2 gout flares in the year prior to the Screening Visit
  • Serum uric acid greater than or equal to 7.5 mg/dL at the Screening Visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute gout flare within 2 weeks of the Screening Visit or during Screening
  • Persistent chronic or active infections
  • History of an allergic reaction to allopurinol
  • History or presence of cancer within 5 years of the Screening Visit
  • Previous exposure to rilonacept
  • Use of allopurinol, benzbromarone, febuxostat, probenecid or sulfinpyrazone within 3 months prior to the Screening Visit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00829829

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United States, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, Arizona
Gilbert, Arizona, United States, 85296
Peoria, Arizona, United States, 85381
United States, Arkansas
Searcy, Arkansas, United States, 72143
United States, California
Concord, California, United States, 94520
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
Santa Maria, California, United States, 93454
United States, Connecticut
Trumball, Connecticut, United States, 06611
United States, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20003
United States, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, 32117
Delray Beach, Florida, United States, 33446
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32205
Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33458
Naples, Florida, United States, 34102
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33702
United States, Georgia
Gainsville, Georgia, United States, 30501
Rome, Georgia, United States, 30165
Tucker, Georgia, United States, 30084
Woodstock, Georgia, United States, 30188
United States, Idaho
Boise, Idaho, United States, 83713
United States, Indiana
Avon, Indiana, United States, 46123
Evansville, Indiana, United States, 47714
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46601
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Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67208
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States, 42101
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States, 42303
United States, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21286
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States, 21042
Resistertown, Maryland, United States, 01136
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Troy, Michigan, United States, 48098
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Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39202
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Florissant, Missouri, United States, 63031
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89123
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89146
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States, 07922
Freehold, New Jersey, United States, 07728
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Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11201
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, 27408
Hickory, North Carolina, United States, 28601
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States, 28516
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27612
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Akron, Ohio, United States, 44313
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45246
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Perrysburg, Ohio, United States, 43551
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Duncansville, Pennsylvania, United States, 16635
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States, 19006
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17601
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29406
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29204
Greer, South Carolina, United States, 29651
North Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29406
Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States, 29732
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38120
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Dallas, Texas, United States, 75224
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75231
Houston, Texas, United States, 77074
Longview, Texas, United States, 75605
Richardson, Texas, United States, 75080
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
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Burke, Virginia, United States, 22015
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23219
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Spokane, Washington, United States, 99204
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2X3X7
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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5G1T4
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7K0H6
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00829829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IL1T-GA-0810
Study First Received: January 23, 2009
Last Updated: April 26, 2012

Keywords provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals:
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Metabolic disorder
Purine-Pyrimidine Metabolism, Inborn Errors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Purine-Pyrimidine Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolic Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gout Suppressants
Antirheumatic Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Protective Agents
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