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Efficacy and Safety Study of Clonidine Lauriad® to Treat Oral Mucositis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Onxeo Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2011
Last updated: July 7, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Clonidine Lauriad® to treat chemoradiation therapy induced severe oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Oral Mucositis
Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 50µg
Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 100µg
Drug: Placebo Lauriad®
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Multi-center, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Clonidine Lauriad® 50 μg and 100 μg Mucoadhesive Buccal Tablet (MBT) Applied Once Daily to Those of Placebo in the Prevention and Treatment of Chemoradiation Therapy Induced Oral Mucositis in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Onxeo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with an oral mucositis score≥ 3 using the WHO scale at cumulative radiation dose of 50 Gy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Comparison between groups of the percentage of patients with an oral mucositis score ≥ 3 using the WHO scale at cumulative radiation dose of 50 Gy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with an oral mucositis score≥ 3 using the WHO scale at cumulative radiation doses of 40 Gy and 60 Gy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 183
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Clonidine Lauriad® 50µg
50µg muco-adhesive buccal tablets, once de day, every day up to 8 weeks
Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 50µg
50µg muco-adhesive buccal tablet once day every day up to 8 weeks
Active Comparator: Clonidine Lauriad® 100µg
100µg muco-adhesive buccal tablets, once a day, every day up to 8 weeks
Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 100µg
100µg muco-adhesive buccal tablets, once a day, every day up to 8 weeks
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Lauriad®
Placebo muco-adhesive buccal tablets, once a day, every day up to 8 weeks
Drug: Placebo Lauriad®
placebo muco-adhesive buccal tablets, once a day, every day up to 8 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Aged > 18 years
  • Suffering from a newly diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx or larynx histologically-confirmed and having undergone resective surgery
  • Prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy allowed provided that, the patient did not experience a WHO grade > 2 oral mucositis during the neoadjuvant therapy.
  • Patient eligible to receive concurrent chemo-radiation defined as:

    1. A continuous course of conventional external beam irradiation (IMRT eligible) with a minimum cumulative radiation dose of 50 Gy or a maximum of 70 Gy, based on a daily dosing between 1.8 and 2.2 Gy combined with platinum based chemotherapy on a weekly or tri-weekly cycles.
    2. Planned radiation treatment fields must include at least two oral tissue sites (among right or left buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, tongue, right or left soft palate) with each site receiving a total of 50 Gy or a maximum of 70 Gy. The radiation treatment plan will be reviewed by a designated radiation oncologist.
  • ECOG performance status ≤2
  • Screening laboratory tests:

    1. Haemoglobin ≥ 10g/dL
    2. Absolute neutrophil counts ≥ 1500 cells/mm3
    3. Platelets ≥ 100.000/mm3
    4. Conjugated bilirubin ≤ 2 times Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
    5. Serum AST and ALT ≤ 3 ULN
    6. Negative serum pregnancy test
  • Women of child bearing potential must have effective contraception method (oral or device)
  • Signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Tumours of the lips, sinuses, salivary glands
  • Prior radiation of the head and neck area
  • Curative surgery less than 2 weeks or more than 15 weeks prior to the initiation of RT-CT
  • Presence of active infectious disease
  • Presence of active oral infectious disease, including oropharyngeal candidiasis and/or orofacial herpes
  • Presence of oral mucositis
  • Known or suspected chronic viral diseases including HIV
  • Systolic blood pressure < 100 mmHg and/or Diastolic blood pressure < 50 mmHg
  • Recent stroke within the last 6 months
  • Bradyarrhythmia (<60 b/min), including sinus node dysfunction or AV nodal conduction block 2nd or 3rd degree
  • Subjects with orthostatic hypotension, defined by a decrease of systolic BP and/or diastolic BP above 20 mmHg when the patient stands up
  • Renal insufficiency (creatinine blood level > 1.5ULN)
  • Ongoing heavy alcohol consumption (>100g alcohol/day)
  • Administration of any concomitant treatment likely to interfere with clonidine
  • Known hypersensitivity to clonidine, history of allergy or intolerance to milk proteins or any other component of the product
  • Presence of severe or uncontrolled depression
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Inability to give informed consent or comply with study requirements
  • Unable or unwilling to comply with follow-up visits
  • Participation to a clinical trial within 30 days prior to randomization and during the entire duration of the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01385748

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bérangère Vasseur, MD Onxeo
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Responsible Party: Onxeo Identifier: NCT01385748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BA2009/28/01
Study First Received: June 29, 2011
Last Updated: July 7, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antihypertensive Agents
Autonomic Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017