Efficacy and Safety of Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS) in de Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients

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First received: April 5, 2006
Last updated: February 1, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
This trial is designed to assess the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of EC-MPS in combination with cyclosporine microemulsion (CsA-ME) with or without steroids in kidney transplant recipients.

Condition Intervention Phase
De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients
Drug: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Prospective, Open Label, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS) in de Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • patient and graft survival
  • acute rejection incidence
  • graft function at 6 months post transplant.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • influence of age, gender, and post-transplantation complications on the main clinical outcomes

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion criteria

  1. Males and females aged 18 to 75 years.
  2. Recipients of living related kidney transplant, treated with cyclosporine, with or without corticosteroids, as primary immunosuppression.
  3. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to or at screening. Effective contraception must be used during the trial, and for 6 weeks following discontinuation of the study medication, even where there has been a history of infertility.
  4. Patients who are willing and able to participate in the full course of the study and from whom written informed consent has been obtained.

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Multi-organ recipients (e.g. kidney and pancreas) or previous transplant with any organ, other than kidney.
  2. Patients with any known hypersensitivity to other components of the formulation (e.g. lactose).
  3. Patients with low platelet count (< 75,000/mm3), with an absolute neutrophil count of < 1,500/mm3, and/or leukocytopenia (< 2,500/mm3), and/or hemoglobin < 6 g/dL at screening or baseline.
  4. Patients who have received an investigational drug within four weeks prior to study entry.
  5. Patients with a history of malignancy within the last five years, except excised squamous or basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
  6. Females of childbearing potential who are planning to become pregnant, who are pregnant and/or lactating, who are unwilling to use effective means of contraception.

Additional protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00312143

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00312143     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CERL080AEG01 
Study First Received: April 5, 2006
Last Updated: February 1, 2011
Health Authority: Egypt: Ministry of Health and Population

Keywords provided by Novartis:
De novo Kidney Transplant recipients, enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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