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Efficacy and Safety of Ospemifene in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Dryness and Vaginal Pain Associated With Sexual Activity

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00729469
First Posted: August 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2013
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Collaborators:
Hormos Medical
QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by:
Shionogi Inc.
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of ospemifene in postmenopausal women experiencing moderate to severe vaginal dryness and vaginal pain associated with sexual activity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrophy Vaginal Diseases Drug: Ospemifene 60 mg Drug: Placebo Drug: Non-hormonal vaginal lubricant Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Ospemifene in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Dryness and Vaginal Pain Associated With Sexual Activity, Symptoms of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), Associated With Menopause: A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study Comparing Oral Ospemifene 60 mg Dose With Placebo in Postmenopausal Women

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Further study details as provided by Shionogi Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Percentage of Parabasal Cells in the Maturation Index of the Vaginal Smear (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Percentage of Superficial Cells in the Maturation Index of the Vaginal Smears (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Vaginal pH (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Severity of the Most Bothersome Symptom of Vaginal Dryness Associated With Sexual Activity (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Percentage of Parabasal Cells in the Maturation Index of the Vaginal Smear (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Percentage of Superficial Cells in the Maturation Index of the Vaginal Smears (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Vaginal pH (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 12 in Severity of the Most Bothersome Symptom of Vaginal Pain Associated With Sexual Activity (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Percentage of Parabasal Cells in the Maturation Index (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Percentage of Superficial Cells in the Maturation Index (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Vaginal pH (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Severity of Most Bothersome Symptom of Vaginal Dryness Associated With Sexual Activity (Dryness Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Vaginal pH (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Severity of Most Bothersome Symptom of Vaginal Pain Associated With Sexual Activity (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Percentage of Parabasal Cells in the Maturation Index (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline to Week 4 in Percentage of Superficial Cells in the Maturation Index (Dyspareunia Strata) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 919
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Subjects on ospemifene 60 mg/day and non-hormonal lubricant
Subjects will receive a single, oral dose (1 tablet) of ospemifene 60 mg each morning with food for 12 weeks. All subjects will be provided vaginal lubricant (K-Y® Brand) and should use it as needed.
Drug: Ospemifene 60 mg
60 mg/day oral dose of ospemifene for 12 weeks - from Visit 2 (Randomization, Day 1) to Visit 4 (Week 12)
Drug: Non-hormonal vaginal lubricant
Vaginal lubricant should be used as needed
Placebo Comparator: Subjects on placebo and non-hormonal vaginal lubricant Drug: Placebo Drug: Non-hormonal vaginal lubricant
Vaginal lubricant should be used as needed

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Naturally or surgically menopausal
  • Moderate or severe symptoms of vaginal atrophy
  • 5% or fewer superficial cells in maturation index of vaginal smear
  • Vaginal pH greater than 5.0
  • Self reported Most Bothersome Symptom of vaginal dryness or vaginal pain associated with sexual activity, with a severity of moderate or severe at randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uterine bleeding of unknown origin, uterine polyps or symptomatic and/or large uterine fibroids
  • Current vaginal infection requiring medication
  • Clinically significant abnormal gynecological findings other than signs of vaginal atrophy (e.g.

uterine or vaginal prolapse of Grade 2 or higher)

  • Previous participation in any other ospemifene study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00729469


Sponsors and Collaborators
Shionogi
Hormos Medical
QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Shionogi Clinical Trials Administrator Clinical Support Help Line Shionogi
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Shionogi Clinical Trials Administrator, Shionogi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00729469     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-50821
First Submitted: August 4, 2008
First Posted: August 7, 2008
Results First Submitted: March 19, 2013
Results First Posted: June 28, 2013
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Keywords provided by Shionogi Inc.:
Vulvar and vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women
Menopausal symptoms
Vaginal atrophy
Urogenital atrophy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrophy
Vaginal Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Genital Diseases, Female
Tamoxifen
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Bone Density Conservation Agents