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Efficacy and Safety of TAK-875 in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Takeda Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2009
Last updated: March 13, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of multiple doses of TAK-875, once daily (QD), in subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: TAK-875
Drug: Glimepiride
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy Placebo-and Active-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of TAK-875 in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by Takeda:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in Glycosylated Hemoglobin at Week 12. [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in Fasting Plasma Glucose at Week 12. [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
  • Change from Baseline in Body Weight at Week 12. [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
  • Incidence of Hypoglycemia During Double-Blind Treatment Period. [ Time Frame: Per Occurrence (up to 12 weeks) ]

Enrollment: 426
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TAK-875 6.25 mg QD Drug: TAK-875
TAK-875 6.25 mg, tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Experimental: TAK-875 25 mg QD Drug: TAK-875
TAK-875 25 mg, tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Experimental: TAK-875 50 mg QD Drug: TAK-875
TAK-875 50 mg, tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Experimental: TAK-875 100 mg QD Drug: TAK-875
TAK-875 100 mg, tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks
Experimental: TAK-875 200 mg QD Drug: TAK-875
TAK-875 200 mg, tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks
Active Comparator: Glimepiride 2 mg or 4mg QD Drug: Glimepiride
TAK-875 placebo-matching tablets and Glimepiride 2 mg or 4mg, capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Amaryl®
  • Glyree
Placebo Comparator: Placebo QD Drug: Placebo
TAK-875 placebo-matching tablets and Glimepiride placebo-matching capsules, orally, once daily for up to 12 weeks

Detailed Description:

TAK-875 is under clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in humans. Non-clinical as well as Phase I clinical data suggest that TAK-875 stimulates insulin secretion only at elevated blood glucose levels.

This study is being conducted to study glycemic effects and safety of TAK-875 compared with placebo and glimepiride in subjects with type 2 diabetes who are inadequately controlled on a stable dose of metformin as monotherapy.

Subjects participating in this study are required to fast for 8 hours prior to each study visit, and will be educated in recognition and self-management of hypoglycemia. In addition, during this Run-in Period compliance with study medication will be documented. Subjects who are less than 80% or more than120% compliant with the single-blind, placebo regimen during the run-in period will not be randomized.

At the conclusion of the Run-in period, appropriate subjects will be randomized into the 12 week double-blind treatment period.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant meets 1 of the following criteria:

    • A historical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus without the chronic use of antidiabetic therapy within 8 weeks prior to Screening, and with at least an 8-week documented history of a diet and exercise plan at Screening.
    • A historical diagnosis of mellitus and stable on at least 1500 mg per day or the respective (individually) maximal tolerated dose of metformin as monotherapy for at least 2 months prior to Screening.
  • Has a glycosylated hemoglobin level at Screening between 7.5% and 10.0%, inclusive, if on metformin and greater than or equal to 7.5% to less than 11% if treated with diet and exercise alone.
  • Has a fasting plasma glucose level less than 260 mg/dL, at Screening.
  • Has a fasting C-peptide concentration greater than or equal to 0.8 ng/mL at Screening.
  • If participant takes any chronic medications, the dose of these medications must have been stable (no change in dose or drug) for at least 4 weeks prior to Screening.
  • Participant's body mass index at Screening is greater than or equal to 23 and less than or equal to 45 kg/m2.
  • Is able and willing to monitor glucose with a home glucose monitor and consistently record his or her own blood glucose concentrations.
  • Females of childbearing potential who are sexually active must agree to use a medically accepted means of contraception, and can neither be pregnant nor lactating from Screening throughout the duration of the study and for 1 month after the last dose of study drug.
  • Compliance with single-blind study medication during the Run-in Period is at least 80% and does not exceed 120% based on tablet counts performed by the study staff.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has systolic blood pressure greater than 160 mm Hg or diastolic pressure greater than 100 mm Hg at Screening or Baseline (as confirmed by repeat measurement 30 minutes after initial measurement).
  • Has history of cancer that has been in remission for less than 5 years prior to Screening. A history of basal cell carcinoma or stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is allowed.
  • Has a creatine phosphokinase level greater than or equal to 5 times the upper limit of normal at Screening.
  • Has a hemoglobin level of less than or equal to 12 g/dL (120 gm/L) for men and less than or equal to 10 g/dL (100 gm/L) for women at Screening.
  • Has alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels greater than or equal to 2.5 times upper limit of normal at Screening.
  • Has a total bilirubin level greater than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL at Screening.
  • The subject has a serum triglyceride concentration greater than or equal to 400 mg/dL at Screening.
  • Has an estimated glomerular filtration rate less than or equal to 60 mL/min using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation at Screening.
  • Has abnormal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.
  • Has a positive test result for hepatitis B surface antigen or hepatitis C antibody or human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Has macro-albuminuria at Screening
  • Has a history of laser treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy within 6 months prior to Screening.
  • Has diabetic gastroparesis that in the investigator's opinion is moderate or severe and hence may impair absorption of study medication.
  • Has had coronary angioplasty, coronary stent placement, coronary bypass surgery, myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, clinically significant abnormal electrocardiogram, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior or at Screening.
  • Has a history of any hemoglobinopathy that may affect determination of glycosylated hemoglobin.
  • Received treatment with probucol within 1 year of randomization.
  • Donated or received any blood products within 12 weeks prior to Screening.
  • Received treatment for more than 7 days within 4 weeks or 8 weeks (depending on the medication) prior to Screening.
  • Is on any insulin treatment.
  • Received any investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to Screening.
  • Is hypersensitive to TAK-875, its excipients or glimepiride.
  • Has a history of drug abuse or a history of alcohol abuse within 2 years prior to Screening.
  • Has any other physical or psychiatric disease or condition that in the judgment of the investigator may affect life expectancy or may make it difficult to successfully manage and follow the subject according to the protocol.
  • Is required to take or intends to continue taking any disallowed medication, any prescription medication, herbal treatment or over-the counter medication that may interfere with evaluation of the study medication, including:

    • Probucol
    • Chronically used insulin
    • Chronically used oral or parenteral glucocorticoids
    • Chronically used over-the-counter or prescription weight-loss medications and/or Orlistat Niacin more than 200 mg/day, including niacin-containing products such as Advicor®
    • Chronically used peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists, ezetimibe, oral or injectable hypoglycemic agents other than metformin bile-acid binding agents such as cholestyramine and colesevelam
    • Investigational medications
    • Warfarin and phenytoin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01007097

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Clinical Science Takeda
  More Information

Responsible Party: Takeda Identifier: NCT01007097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TAK-875_201
U1111-1111-1019 ( Registry Identifier: WHO )
Study First Received: November 2, 2009
Last Updated: March 13, 2016

Keywords provided by Takeda:
Diabetes Mellitus, Non Insulin Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus, Type II
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors processed this record on May 25, 2017