Efficacy of Calcipotriol Plus Betamethasone Gel Versus Calcipotriol Scalp Solution in Scalp Psoriasis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
LEO Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 21, 2005
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether once daily treatment for up to 8 weeks of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel is more effective than twice daily treatment of calcipotriol scalp solution in patients with scalp psoriasis. The primary outcome is patients with clear or minimal disease after 8 weeks treatment.

Further the occurrence of relapse and rebound after end of treatment in patients with clear or minimal disease will be investigated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Psoriasis of Scalp
Drug: Calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate (LEO80185 gel)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Calcipotriol Plus Betamethasone Dipropionate Gel Compared to DAIVONEX/DOVONEX Scalp Solution in Patients With Scalp Psoriasis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall disease severity according to investigator's assessment at week 8

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total sign score at week 8
  • Score for redness, thickness and scaliness at week 8
  • Overall disease severity according to the investigator's assessment at week 2 and 4
  • Overall disease severity according to patients at week 8
  • Relapse and rebound during the study

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2006

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

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Scalp psoriasis amenable to topical treatment
  • Psoriasis vulgaris on trunk and/or limbs
  • Extent of scalp psoriasis involving more than 10% of the total scalp area
  • Disease severity on the scalp graded as moderate or worse by the investigator
  • Consenting out-patients of 18 years or above

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • PUVA or Grenz ray therapy within 4 weeks prior to randomisation
  • UVB therapy within 2 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Systemic treatment with biological therapies, with a possible effect on scalp psoriasis within 6 months prior to randomisation
  • Systemic treatment with all other therapies than biologicals, with a possible effect on scalp psoriasis (e.g., corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, retinoids, immunosuppressants) within 4 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Any topical treatment of the scalp (except for non steroid medicated shampoos and emollients) within 2 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Topical treatment of the face, trunk and/or limbs with very potent WHO group IV corticosteroids within 2 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Current diagnosis of erythrodermic, exfoliative or pustular psoriasis
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00243464

Universitair Ziekenhuis Sint Raphaël, Dienst Dermatologie
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Canada, Ontario
Windsor Clinical Research Inc.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8W5L7
Department of Dermatology, Marselisborg Centres
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Hôpital de L'Archet, Service de Dermatologie
Nice, France, 06202
Göteborg, Sweden, 41135
Sponsors and Collaborators
LEO Pharma
Principal Investigator: Knud Kragballe, MD Department of Dermatology, Marselisborg Centres
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00243464     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MBL 0503 INT 
Study First Received: October 21, 2005
Last Updated: March 25, 2015
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, FAMHP
Canada: Health Canada
Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Sweden: Medical Products Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Betamethasone Valerate
Betamethasone benzoate
Betamethasone sodium phosphate
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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