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Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the Fixed-dose Combination of Estradiol / Dydrogesterone in Perimenopausal Women (Violet)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05156814
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 14, 2021
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2022
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Scientific Research Institute of Public Health, Russian Federation

Brief Summary:
To obtain new data allowing personalizing continuous hormonal therapy in perimenopausal women in Russia, the following clinical study is going to be conducted in the Russian Federation:

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Perimenopausal Disorder Hot Flashes Drug: Femoston® 1, Femoston® 2 Drug: Duphaston Drug: Klimadynon Drug: Divigel Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label, Comparative Study in Three Parallel Groups to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the Fixed-dose Combination of Estradiol / Dydrogesterone (Femoston® 1 or Femoston® 2, Coated Tablets) and the Combination Therapy of Dydrogesterone (Duphaston®, Coated Tablets) Plus Estradiol (Divigel, Gel for Topical Application, 0.1%) and Monotherapy With Cimicifuga Racemosa Rhizomatum Extract (Klimadynon®) in Perimenopausal Women
Actual Study Start Date : November 29, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2023


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fixed-dose Combination (FDC) estradiol / dydrogesterone
Femoston® 1 (1 mg estradiol / 10 mg dydrogesterone), Femoston® 2 (2 mg estradiol / 10 mg dydrogesterone)
Drug: Femoston® 1, Femoston® 2
Femoston® 1 (1 mg estradiol / 10 mg dydrogesterone), Femoston® 2 (2 mg estradiol / 10 mg dydrogesterone)

Active Comparator: Combination therapy with estradiol and dydrogesterone
Duphaston®, 10 mg and Divigel, 0.1%
Drug: Duphaston
Duphaston®, 10 mg

Drug: Divigel
Divigel, 0.1%

Active Comparator: non-hormonal therapy
Cimicifuga racemosa rhizomatum extract (Klimadynon®)
Drug: Klimadynon
Cimicifuga racemosa rhizomatum extract




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the average number of "hot flashes" per day* as percentages according to data from the patient diary after 84 days (3 cycles) since the initiation of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 84 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change in the total score on the Greene Climacteric Scale at the end of the therapy (364 days) compared to baseline. [ Time Frame: 364 days ]
    This scale includes 21 symptom-questions to assess the emotional-mental state (questions 1-11), somatic manifestations (questions 12 to 18), vasomotor status (questions 19 and 20) and sexual status (21 questions). There are 4 answer options for each question, as in the assessment of the Kupperman index: symptoms do not bother at all - 0 points, slightly bother - 1 point, bother quite strongly - 2 points, extremely pronounced - 3 points. Indicators characteristic of the presence of anxiety or depression - 10 points or more, scored in the first 11 questions. The presence of somatic disorders - 6 or more points in 12-18 questions. Violation of vasomotor function - 4 or more points in 19 and 20 questions.

  2. The frequency of "hot flashes" after 84 days since the initiation of treatment. [ Time Frame: 84 days ]
  3. Changes in the intensity of of menopausal symptoms calculated using the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) after 84, 168, and 364 days since the treatment initiation compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 84 days, 168 days, 364 days ]
    The questionnaire has 11 items and option to check one of 5 degrees of severity of symptoms (from 0 (none) to 5 (very severe) points at the questionnaire).

  4. Changes according to the Greene Climacteric Scale in each of the 4 subscales after 84, 168, and 364 days since the initiation of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 84 days, 168 days, 364 days ]
    This scale includes 21 symptom-questions to assess the emotional-mental state (questions 1-11), somatic manifestations (questions 12 to 18), vasomotor status (questions 19 and 20) and sexual status (21 questions). There are 4 answer options for each question, as in the assessment of the Kupperman index: symptoms do not bother at all - 0 points, slightly bother - 1 point, bother quite strongly - 2 points, extremely pronounced - 3 points. Indicators characteristic of the presence of anxiety or depression - 10 points or more, scored in the first 11 questions. The presence of somatic disorders - 6 or more points in 12-18 questions. Violation of vasomotor function - 4 or more points in 19 and 20 questions.

  5. Changes according to the "Hot Flush" Related Daily Interference Scale (HFRDIS) after 84, 168, and 364 days since the initiation of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 84 days, 168 days, 364 days ]
    The HFRDIS is 10-item scale measuring the degree hot flashes interfere with nine daily activities.

  6. The average treatment satisfaction score according to the Likert Scale after 84, 168, and 364 days since the initiation of treatment. [ Time Frame: 84 days, 168 days, 364 days ]
    Assessment of satisfaction with treatment is based on the patient's assessment of the degree of his consent or disagreement with the statements in a hierarchical sequence from "completely disagree" through "disagree", "find it difficult to answer", "agree" to "completely agree".

  7. Changes in the adipose tissue according to densitometry results after 364 days of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 364 days ]
  8. Changes in the waist circumference after 364 days of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 364 days ]
  9. Changes in the bone tissue according to densitometry results after 364 days of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 364 days ]
  10. Changes in the bone resorption marker β-Cross laps after 364 days of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 364 days ]
  11. Changes in the bone formation marker (P1NP) after 364 days of treatment compared to baseline (Visit 0). [ Time Frame: 364 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Caucasian women in perimenopause (STRAW -1/ +1a) with an intact uterus.
  2. Age from 40 to 55 years old as of the time of screening.
  3. Absence of natural menstruations within 4 months, but not longer than for 12 months.
  4. 50 or more episodes of "hot flashes" in the last 7 days according to the patient diary (at the screening).
  5. Patients scoring more than 12 points on the Greene Scale.
  6. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels more than 25 IU/L, estradiol levels less than 190 pmol/L.
  7. Consent to the use of barrier methods of contraception.
  8. Body mass index <30 kg / m2.
  9. Signed Informed Consent Form.
  10. Mammography performed within 6 months prior to inclusion in the study.
  11. Absence of clinically significant deviations according to the results of medical examination: physical examination (including assessment of the state of the mammary glands), measurement of indicators of vital body functions (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature) and gynecological examination.
  12. The patient's consent to perform all research procedures and adhere to all restrictions provided for by the research protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Smoking.
  2. Administration of drugs from the prohibited therapy list.
  3. Known hypersensitivity to estradiol, dydrogesterone, to the active component of the drug Klimadynon® (dry extract of rhizomes of cimicifuga racemose) or to any of the excipients of the study drugs.
  4. Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  5. Abnormal uterine bleeding from the vagina of unclear etiology within 12 months before the screening stage.
  6. Breast cancer (diagnosed, suspected, or past).
  7. Estrogen-dependent malignancies of the sex organs, including endometrial cancer (diagnosed, suspected, or past).
  8. Known or suspected progestogen-dependent neoplasms (e.g. meningioma).
  9. Untreated endometrial hyperplasia.
  10. Venous and arterial thrombosis/thromboembolism, currently or in history (including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke; angina pectoris, transient ischemic attack).
  11. Diagnosed hereditary or acquired predisposition to arterial or venous thrombosis/thromboembolism (eg, hyperhomocysteinemia, deficiency of protein C, protein S or antithrombin III, the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies).
  12. Acute or chronic liver disease in history (in case of deviation from a norm of liver function indicators); benign and malignant liver tumors (including hemangioma, adenoma, liver cancer) or an increase in Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) activity detected during screening by more than 1.5 times relative to the upper limit of normal.
  13. Porphyria.
  14. Epilepsy.
  15. Brain disorders and traumas.
  16. Galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome.
  17. Cholestatic jaundice and/or severe cholestatic itching (especially during a previous pregnancy or sex hormone intake).
  18. Uncontrolled hypertension.
  19. Diabetes mellitus.
  20. Adenomyosis grade >3 and uterine myoma (more than 3 nodes with an intermuscular or subserous arrangement with a diameter of more than 3 cm) and / or centripetal growth/submucous node location.
  21. Cholelithiasis.
  22. Systemic lupus erythematosus.
  23. Bronchial asthma.
  24. Otosclerosis.
  25. Known renal or hepatic insufficiency.
  26. Ovarian cysts >6 mm based on results of ultrasound scanning.
  27. Endometrial thickness ≥5 mm according to transvaginal ultrasound.
  28. Migraine headache or a history of severe migraine-type headaches.
  29. Other medical conditions which could interfere with the study-related procedures and/or influence the efficacy of the study drug.
  30. Simultaneous intake of excluded drugs.
  31. Participation in any other clinical study within 3 months before screening.
  32. Pathological result of smear for cytology (PAP test) and Human papillomavirus (HPV) test.
  33. The use of estrogens or combination drugs for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) within 6 months before the start of the study.
  34. Higher risk of thromboembolic complications due to prolonged immobilization for 2 weeks before the screening stage (for example, as a result of trauma or surgery).
  35. Previous major surgical interventions (including abdominal) within 6 months before the start of the study.
  36. Tumor of the pituitary gland.
  37. Severe pathology of the cardiovascular system: complicated lesions of the valvular apparatus of the heart, uncontrolled drug arrhythmia, chronic heart failure I - IV functional class.
  38. Sickle cell anemia.
  39. Congenital hyperbilirubinemia (Gilbert, Steven-Johnson and Rotor).
  40. A history of pancreatitis with severe hypertriglyceridemia.
  41. Polyp in the uterine cavity.
  42. Use of any drugs in the form of prolonged-release injections or implants within 3 months before the screening stage.
  43. A history of any other malignant neoplasms within 5 years prior to the study, with the exception of adequately treated squamous cell skin cancer.
  44. Anamnestic data on any clinically significant disease of the kidneys, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin and subcutaneous tissues, musculoskeletal system, blood and lymphatic system, nervous system.
  45. Positive blood test for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis.
  46. Alcoholism, drug addiction in history.
  47. Prior endometrial ablation therapy.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05156814


Contacts
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Contact: Tatiana Semykina +79219565085 ts@publichealthinstitute.org
Contact: Olga Sias +7 916 211 8811 lek@publichealthinstitute.org

Locations
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Russian Federation
Federal State Budget Institution "National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I.Kulakov" Recruiting
Moscow, Russian Federation
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scientific Research Institute of Public Health, Russian Federation
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Responsible Party: Scientific Research Institute of Public Health, Russian Federation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05156814    
Other Study ID Numbers: ESDYC001
First Posted: December 14, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 6, 2022
Last Verified: December 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Scientific Research Institute of Public Health, Russian Federation:
hot flashes
Estradiol
Dydrogesterone
Cimicifuga racemosa
Perimenopausal Women
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hot Flashes
Dydrogesterone
Progestins
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs