Efficacy and Safety of Oral Acarbose Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 15, 2011
Last updated: September 24, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The Purpose of This Study is to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Acarbose in Type 2 Diabetic Patients Using Two Different Formulations of Acarbose 50mg.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: EMS Acarbose
Drug: Bayer Acarbose
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Acarbose Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by EMS:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to day 98 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrease in mean Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to day 14, 28, 42, 70 and 98 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety will be evaluated by the Adverse events occurence [ Time Frame: Day 105 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Adverse events will be collected and followed in order to evaluate safety and tolerability

Enrollment: 79
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EMS Acarbose Drug: EMS Acarbose
EMS Acarbose 50 mg 3 times a day
Active Comparator: Bayer Acarbose Drug: Bayer Acarbose
Bayer Acarbose 50 mg 3 times a day

Detailed Description:

Study Design:

  • Multicenter
  • Phase III
  • Randomized
  • Double Blind
  • Prospective and Comparative
  • Experiment duration: 105 days
  • 5 visits
  • Efficacy
  • Adverse event

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be able to understand the study procedures agree to participate and give written consent.
  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (t2dm)b
  • Female patients of childbearing potential (i.e., ovulating, pre-menopausal, not surgically sterile) which agree to use a medically accepted contraceptive regimen for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or risk of pregnancy.
  • Lactation
  • Any pathology or past medical condition that can interfere with this protocol
  • Other conditions deemed reasonable by the medical investigator as to the disqualification of the individual from study participation.
  • Known hypersensitivity / intolerance to acarbose or any of its excipients
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01316861

Marcio Antonio Pereira Clinica
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP, Brazil, 12.245-000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Felipe Pinho, MD EMS S/A
  More Information

Responsible Party: EMS
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01316861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMSAGL0110 
Study First Received: March 15, 2011
Last Updated: September 24, 2013
Health Authority: Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Enzyme Inhibitors
Glycoside Hydrolase Inhibitors
Hypoglycemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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