A Pharmacokinetic Study of CellCept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) Versus Mycophenolate Sodium in Kidney Transplant Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 16, 2009
Last updated: October 7, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

This open-label, 2-arm study will compare the pharmacokinetics of CellCept and mycophenolate sodium in kidney transplanted patients on a calcineurininhibitor-free mycophenolic acid-based therapy. On the study day patients will take their prescribed medication (either CellCept or mycophenolate sodium). Blood samples will be drawn directly before and at intervals up to 12 hours after intake of the study medication. Anticipated time on study treatment is 12 hours and target sample size is >30.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplantation
Drug: mycophenolate mofetil [CellCept]
Drug: mycophenolate sodium
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Pharmocokinetics of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Enteric Coated Mycophenolate Sodium in Calcineurininhibitor-free Treated Patients After Renal Transplantation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics of CellCept versus mycophenolate sodium: Cmax, Tmax, C0, Cmin, AUC0-12 [ Time Frame: sampling predose and at 20, 40 and 75 minutes and 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 hours after intake ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: mycophenolate mofetil [CellCept]
single oral dose (500mg tablets or 250mg capsules) as prescribed
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: mycophenolate sodium
single oral dose (180mg or 360mg enteric coated tablets) as prescribed


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
  • kidney transplantation >/=6 months ago
  • on mycophenolic acid-based, calcineurininhibitor-free therapy for >/=3 months, >/=1 month on stable dose
  • co-therapy with 5mg prednisone for >/=1 month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • active gastrointestinal ulcus
  • severe diarrhea od gastrointestinal disease
  • severe impairment of renal function
  • current malignancy
  • Lesch-Nyhan- or Kelley-Seegmiller-Syndrome
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01033864

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, 60528
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01033864     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML22641, 2009-012355-15
Study First Received: December 16, 2009
Last Updated: October 7, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Mycophenolate mofetil
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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