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Use of NPSP558 in the Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism (REPLACE)

This study has been completed.
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NPS Pharma Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2008
Last updated: October 11, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Use of PTH (1-84) a recombinant hormone in escalating doses for the treatment of adults with hypoparathyroidism. The use of PTH should result in a decrease of calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Placebo
Drug: NPSP558
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Investigate the Use of NPSP558, a Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone (rhPTH[1-84]) for the Treatment of Adults With Hypoparathyroidism

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of calcium and vitamin D supplements [ Time Frame: Week 24 of dosing ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 134
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Sterile water for injection
Drug: Placebo
Placebo for subcutaneous injection
Drug: NPSP558
Parathyroid hormone 50, 75, or 100 mcg injectable subcutaneously daily
Experimental: 50, 75, 100 mcg NPSP558
Initial dose of 50mcg, to be titrated up to 75mcg and then 100mcg dependent upon response
Drug: Placebo
Placebo for subcutaneous injection
Drug: NPSP558
Parathyroid hormone 50, 75, or 100 mcg injectable subcutaneously daily

Detailed Description:

Patients with a history of hypoparathyroidism will be randomized to receive placebo or study drug for 24 weeks, which will be injected daily in either thigh. During that time they will be monitored for safety (specifically, calcium levels in the blood and urine). In addition, the patients' intake of Vitamin D and calcium will be measured.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients who meet all of the following inclusion criteria can be enrolled and potentially randomized into this study:

  • Adult males or females 18 to 85 years of age (prior to screening)
  • History of hypoparathyroidism for ≥ 18 months
  • Requirement for vitamin D metabolite/analog therapy with calcitriol ≥0.25 μg per day or alphacalcidol ≥0.50 μg per day prior to randomization. Requirement for supplemental oral calcium treatment ≥ 1000 mg per day over and above normal dietary calcium intake
  • Serum thyroid function tests within normal laboratory limits at screening
  • Serum magnesium levels within laboratory normal limits
  • Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level ≤ 1.5-fold the laboratory upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine clearance > 30 mL/min on two separate measurements OR creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min AND serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL
  • With regard to female patients: women who are postmenopausal and women who are surgically sterilized can be enrolled. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at Randomization and be willing to use two medically acceptable methods of contraception for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who have any of the following during the screening visit are not eligible for enrollment in this study:

  • Known history of hypoparathyroidism resulting from an activating mutation in the CaSR gene or impaired responsiveness to PTH (pseudohypoparathyroidism)
  • Any disease that might affect calcium metabolism or calcium-phosphate homeostasis other than hypoparathyroidism, such as active hyperthyroidism, Paget's disease, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or poorly controlled Type II diabetes mellitus (HbA1C > 8%), severe and chronic cardiac, liver or renal disease, Cushing's syndrome, neuromuscular disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, myeloma, pancreatitis, malnutrition, rickets, recent prolonged immobility, active malignancy, primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, a history of parathyroid carcinoma, hypopituitarism, acromegaly, or multiple endocrine neoplasia types I and II
  • Patients with a history of thyroid cancer must be documented to be disease-free for a period of at least 5 years
  • Patients dependent on regular parenteral calcium infusions (eg calcium gluconate) to maintain calcium homeostasis
  • Patients that have undergone gastric resection or have active peptic ulcer disease requiring medical therapy
  • Use of prohibited medications such as loop and thiazide diuretics, raloxifene hydrochloride, lithium, estrogens and progestins for hormone replacement therapy,methotrexate, or systemic corticosteroids within respective prohibited periods
  • Previous treatment with PTH-like drugs, including PTH(1-84), PTH(1-34) or other N-terminal fragments or analogs of PTH or PTH-related protein within 6 months prior to screening
  • Other drugs known to influence calcium and bone metabolism, such as calcitonin, fluoride tablets, or cinacalcet hydrochloride within the prohibited period
  • Use of oral bisphosphonates within the previous 6 months or IV bisphosphonate preparations within the previous 12 months prior to screening
  • Seizure disorder/epilepsy with a history of a seizure within the previous 6 months prior to screening
  • Presence of open epiphyses
  • Irradiation (radiotherapy) to the skeleton within 5 years
  • Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels greater than 1.5-fold the laboratory upper limit of normal
  • Participation in any other investigational trial in which receipt of investigational drug or device occurred within 6 months prior to screening for this study
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • History of diagnosed drug or alcohol dependence within the previous 3 years
  • Clinical history of renal calculi within the past 12 months
  • History of gout
  • Disease processes that may adversely affect gastrointestinal absorption, including but not limited to short bowel syndrome, bowel resection, tropical sprue, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease
  • Chronic/severe cardiac disease including but not limited to cardiac insufficiency, arrhythmias, bradycardia (resting heart rate < 60 beats/minute), or hypotension (systolic and diastolic blood pressures < 100 and 60 mmHg, respectively)
  • History of cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00732615

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NPS Pharma
Study Director: Hjalmar Lagast, M.D. NPS Pharma
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Responsible Party: NPS Pharma Identifier: NCT00732615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CL1-11-040
Study First Received: August 8, 2008
Last Updated: October 11, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endocrine System Diseases
Parathyroid Diseases processed this record on March 03, 2015