Minocycline in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
The purpose of the study is to see how safe and effective minocycline is in the treatment of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC).
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Open Label Pilot Study Evaluating Minocycline in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)|
- To evaluate the safety and estimate the efficacy at the maximally tolerated dose, 100 mg BID, in 30 patients with PSC. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Single Arm, active treatment||
Minocycline 100 mg capsules twice a day before breakfast and before dinner.
The purpose of the study is to determine the safety profile of minocycline in patients with PSC and to compare the effects of minocycline on the baseline values of the following parameters: symptoms of pruritus and fatigue, liver biochemistries, Mayo Risk Score, the development of clinical progression and complications of liver disease.