Laquinimod Study in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients With Active Lupus Nephritis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Identifier:
First received: March 4, 2010
Last updated: March 17, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The study aims to evaluate the safety and clinical effect of daily oral treatment with laquinimod capsules in active lupus nephritis patients. This study will assess Laquinimod doses of 0.5mg /day and 1 mg/day in combination with standard of care treatment (mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids). Laquinimod is a novel immunomodulating drug which is currently in advanced stages of development by Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for Multiple Sclerosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lupus Nephritis
Drug: laquinimod
Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil
Drug: corticosteroids
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IIa, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Clinical Effect of Laquinimod in Active Lupus Nephritis Patients, in Combination With Standard of Care (Mycophenolate Mofetil and Steroids)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety, Tolerability, Effect on protein to creatinine ratio [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: laquinimod 0.5 mg
laquinimod 0.5 mg + Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) + corticosteroids
Drug: laquinimod
Laquinimod 0.5 mg or 1 mg
Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil
Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)
Drug: corticosteroids
Experimental: laquinimod 1 mg
laquinimod 1 mg + Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) + corticosteroids
Drug: laquinimod
Laquinimod 0.5 mg or 1 mg
Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil
Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)
Drug: corticosteroids
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) + corticosteroids + placebo
Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil
Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF)
Drug: corticosteroids
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects diagnosed with SLE
  2. Kidney biopsy within 12 months prior to baseline with a histological diagnosis of proliferative or membranous Lupus Nephritis
  3. Clinically active Lupus Nephritis as evident by urine protein to creatinine ratio

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects with severe renal impairment or dialysis
  2. Subjects with a clinically significant or unstable medical or surgical condition
  3. Women who are pregnant or nursing or who intend to be during the study period.
  4. Women of child-bearing potential who do not practice an acceptable method of birth control
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01085097

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Principal Investigator: David Jayne, Prof. University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
  More Information

Responsible Party: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Identifier: NCT01085097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LN-LAQ-201  2010-018329-20 
Study First Received: March 4, 2010
Last Updated: March 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Lupus Nephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Lupus Nephritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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