Safety and Efficacy of Pasireotide Long Acting Release (LAR) vs. Octreotide LAR in Patients With Active Acromegaly

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2008
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

The patients will receive either Pasireotide LAR or Octreotide LAR for one year of treatment.

The objective of this study is to compare the proportion of patients with a reduction of mean GH level to <2.5 µg/L and the normalization of IGF-1 to within normal limits (age and sex related) between the two treatment groups (pasireotide LAR and octreotide LAR) at 12 months.

Following one year of treatment patients may proceed into the study extension. Patients who did not respond to the treatment they were randomized to (based on month 12 assessment results) will be switched to the other treatment arm at month 13.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Pasireotide
Drug: Octreotide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Blinded Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Pasireotide LAR vs. Octreotide LAR in Patients With Active Acromegaly

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean growth hormone (GH) level and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) level,12 months. [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect of pasireotide LAR and octreotide LAR on tumor volume at 12 months [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Effect of pasireotide LAR and octreotide LAR on normalization of IGF-1 at 12 months [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Effect of pasireotide LAR and octreotide LAR on the reduction of mean GH level AND normalization of IGF-1 at month 6 and 9 [ Time Frame: At 6 months & at 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Effect of pasireotide LAR and octreotide LAR on health related quality of life at 12 months [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 533
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SOM230 LAR @ 40mg
SOM230 LAR @ 40mg
Drug: Pasireotide
Active Comparator: Octreotide LAR @ 20 mg
Octreotide LAR @ 20 mg
Drug: Octreotide
Sandostatin LAR
Other Name: Octrotide LAR


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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Patients with active acromegaly (based on elevated GH and IGF-1 levels)
  • Patients who have undergone one or more pituitary surgeries, but have not been treated medically, or de-novo patients presenting a visible pituitary adenoma on MRI and who refuse pituitary surgery or for whom pituitary surgery is contraindicated
  • Patients for whom written informed consent to participate in the study has been obtained prior to any study related activity

Exclusion criteria:

  • Patients who are being or were treated with octreotide, lanreotide, dopamine agonists or GH antagonists with the exception of a single dose of short-acting octrotide or short-acting dopamine agonists. In case of a single dose of short-acting octrotide, the dose should not be used to predict the response to the octretide treatment. The single dose of short-acting octreotide or short-acting dopamine agonists should not be administered in the 3 days prior to randomization
  • Patients with compression of the optic chiasm causing any visual field defect
  • Patients who have received pituitary irradiation within the last ten years prior to visit 1
  • Poorly controlled diabetic patients

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00600886

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Chair: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT00600886     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSOM230C2305, 2007-001972-36
Study First Received: January 14, 2008
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Argentina: Ministry of Health
Australia: Department of Health
Belgium: Ministry of Social Affairs, Public Health and the Environment
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Canada: Food Inspection Agency
China: Ministry of Health
Colombia: Institutional Review Board
Czech Republic: Ministry of Health
Denmark: Ministry of Health
France: Ministry of Health
Greece: Ministry of Health and Welfare
Germany: Ministry of Health
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Israel: Ministry of Health
Italy: Ministry of Health
Korea, Republic of: Food and Drug Administration
Mexico: Ministry of Health
Netherlands: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency
Poland: Ministry of Health and Social Security
Portugal: Ministry of Health
Russia: Ministry of Public health
Spain: Ministry of Health and Consumption
Sweden: Medical Products Agency
Switzerland: Ethikkommission
Turkey: Ministry of Health
Taiwan: Department of Health
United Kingdom: Health Protection Agency
Venezuela: Ministry of Health and Social Development

Keywords provided by Novartis:
growth hormone,
insulin-like growth factor I,
somatostatin analogue

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pituitary Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Gastrointestinal Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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