A Study of MabThera (Rituximab) in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to a TNF-Blocker.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: October 7, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

This single arm study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of MabThera in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis whose current treatment with one or more TNF blocker had produced an inadequate response. Patients will receive MabThera (1g infusion) on day 1 and day 15, and will continue on their basic methotrexate therapy (10-25mg/week). The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: rituximab [MabThera/Rituxan]
Drug: Methotrexate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Study to Evaluate the Effect of MabThera on Treatment Response in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to Previous TNF Inhibition.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DAS 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ACR 20/50/70 and HAQ [ Time Frame: Weeks 2, 6, 16, 24, 36 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: rituximab [MabThera/Rituxan]
1g iv on days 1 and 15
Other Name: MabThera/Rituxan
Drug: Methotrexate
10-25mg po/week


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • diagnosed RA for >=3 months prior to first administration of study medication;
  • inadequate response or intolerance to >=1 anti-TNF therapies, alone or in combination with methotrexate;
  • if using NSAIDS, analgesics or oral corticosteroids, must be on a stable dose for >=2 weeks prior to start of study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other chronic inflammatory diseases;
  • use of parental corticosteroids within 4 weeks prior to screening;
  • severe heart failure, or severe, uncontrolled cardiac disease.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00424502

Budapest, Hungary, 1027
Budapest, Hungary, 1023
Debrecen, Hungary, 4032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00424502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20538
Study First Received: January 18, 2007
Last Updated: October 7, 2013
Health Authority: Hungary: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors

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