Expanded Access of Deferasirox to Patients With Congenital Disorders of Red Blood Cells and Chronic Iron Overload
This is an open-label, non-randomized, multi-center trial designed to provide expanded access of deferasirox to patients with congenital disorders of red blood cells and chronic iron overload from blood transfusions who cannot adequately be treated with locally approved iron chelators.
Sickle Cell Disease
Diamond Blackfan Anemia
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Study to Provide Expanded Access of (Exjade®) Deferasirox to Patients With Congenital Disorders of Red Blood Cells and Chronic Iron Overload From Blood Transfusions Who Cannot Adequately be Treated With Other Locally Approved Iron Chelators|
- Safety Profile of Deferasirox Based Upon Drug Administration and Reporting of Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of study (Median exposure time to drug was approximately 30 weeks; Maximum exposure was 104 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Safety as assessed by the number of participants with death, serious adverse events (SAE), and/or Adverse Events (AEs) leading to study drug interruption or discontinuation. Note: only treatment emergent AEs are summarized.
- The Change in Serum Ferritin Values From Baseline Through Completion of the Study [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of study (Median exposure time to drug was approximately 30 weeks; Maximum exposure was 104 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The number of participants with Improvement, No Change or Worsening in Serum ferritin category levels at the end of the study compared to baseline. Serum ferritin levels in µg/L were divided into to 6 categories: (<1000), (1000-<2500), (2500-<4000), (4000-<5500), (5500-<7000) and (>=7000). Improvement was defined as a shift to a lower category at the end of study compared to the category at baseline. Worsening was defined as a shift to a higher category at the end of the study compared to the category at baseline. No change was no change in category at end of study from baseline.
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Deferasirox was administered orally once a day, 30 minutes prior to breakfast. Dosage was based on participant's body weight. Starting dose was determined by the frequency of blood transfusions and recommended initial daily dose of deferasirox is 20 mg/kg body weight for patients receiving blood transfusion, 10 mg/kg for patients receiving less frequent transfusion/exchange transfusion and 30 mg/kg for patients receiving more frequent blood transfusions.
125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg tablets. Dosage was calculated based on participant's body weight. Tablets were dispersed in water, orange or apple juice and taken orally once a day.
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|Study Director:||Novartis Pharmaceuticals||Novartis Pharmaceuticals|