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Vitiligo Treated With TL01 Combined With Tacrolimus Ointment Versus Placebo

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: December 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2008
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Oslo University Hospital

BACKGROUND Vitiligo is a common, often distressing condition. Many of the patients do not achieve sufficient effect from what is regarded as the treatment of choice at present, narrow band(NB)UVB(Tl01). There are reports on some patients partly successfully treated with Tacrolimus ointment.

AIM OF THE STUDY We want to study whether Tacrolimus ointment may give an additive effect on symmetric vitiligo in combination with NB-UVB.

METHODS This is a double blind left/right comparative study with 6 months treatment time. Patients are treated with whole body NB-UVB x 2 or x 3 weekly, in addition to Tacrolimus ointment versus placebo every night on affected half body sites. To measure effects we use photodocumentation in addition to morphometric registration of symmetric target lesions every 6 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vitiligo Drug: Tacrolimus ointment Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Vitiligo With Narrowband UVB (TL01) Combined With Tacrolimus (0.1%) Versus Placebo Ointment, a Randomized Right/Left Double Blind Comparative Study

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Tacrolimus ointment
    Tacrolimus ointment 0.1%every night for at least 3 months, half body side

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged at least 18 years with a stable, symmetric vitiligo

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with segmental vitiligo, aged < 18 years, known hypersensitivity to Tacrolimus, pregnant or breastfeeding women
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00807690

Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Eli Johanne Nordal, MD Rikshospitalet HF, Dept. of Dermatology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eli Johanne Nordal/senior consultant, Rikshospitalet HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00807690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 182-04066
First Submitted: December 11, 2008
First Posted: December 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
tacrolimus ointment 0.1%
narrowband UVB (TL01)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pigmentation Disorders
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action