Safety and Efficacy Trial of Oral Testosterone Undecanoate (TU) in Hypogonadal Men

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
PharmaNet
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Clarus Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01403116
First received: July 25, 2011
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of an oral testosterone undecanoate formulation for use as testosterone-replacement therapy in men with low testosterone.


Condition Intervention Phase
Male Hypogonadism
Drug: oral testosterone undecanoate
Drug: topical testosterone gel 1%
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3, Active-Controlled, Safety and Efficacy Trial of Oral Testosterone Undecanoate (TU) in Hypogonadal Men

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Further study details as provided by Clarus Therapeutics, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of oral TU treated patients with average serum testosterone (T)concentrations (Cavg) between 300 and 1000 ng/dL. [ Time Frame: Following 90 days of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of change from baseline in safety parameters between treatment groups. [ Time Frame: 365 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    • Number of subjects with adverse events during treatment of one year
    • Change from baseline in safety laboratory parameters (i.e., clinical chemistry, hematology, cardiovascular biomarkers, PSA) for up to one year
    • Change from baseline in prostate volume for up to one year

  • Percentage of treated patients with maximum serum T concentrations (Cmax) values that are (a) less than 1500 ng;dL, (b) between 1500 and 1800 ng/dl, (c) between 1800 and 2500 ng/dL, and (d) greater than 2500 ng/dL. [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 325
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Oral testosterone undecanoate (TU) Drug: oral testosterone undecanoate
Starting dose: 200 mg T (as TU) BID. Doses may be titrated up to a maximum dose of 300 mg T (as TU) BID or down to a minimum dose of 100 mg T (as TU) BID based on serum T values collected at 4-6 hours post AM dose on Days 30 and 60.
Active Comparator: topical testosterone gel Drug: topical testosterone gel 1%
Starting dose: 5 g T applied once daily. Doses may be titrated up to a maximum dose of 10 g daily or down to a minimum dose of 2.5 g daily based on serum T values collected at 4-6 hours post AM dose on Days 30 and 60.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Serum testosterone of less than or equal to 300 ng/dL on two occasions within one week (may wash out from previous oral, topical or buccal testosterone therapy)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant intercurrent disease of any type, in particular liver, kidney, uncontrolled or poorly controlled heart disease, or psychiatric illness
  • Recent history of stroke, not including transient ischemic attack
  • Untreated, sever obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Hematocrit <35% or >48
  • Serum transaminases >2 times upper limit of normal, serum bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dL and serum creatinine > 2.0 mgk/dL
  • BMI > or equal to 36
  • Stable doses of lipid-lowering medication for less than 3 months
  • Stable doses of oral medication for diabetes for less than 2 months
  • Abnormal prostate DRE [palpable nodule(s)], elevated PSA (>4 ng/mL), IPSS score > or equal to 19 points.
  • History of breast cancer
  • Use of dietary supplement saw palmetto or phytoestrogens and use of any dietary supplements that may increase serum testosterone within previous 4 weeks
  • Known malabsorption syndrome and/or current treatment with oral lipase inhibitors
  • History of abuse of alcohol or any drug substance within the previous 2 years
  • Current use of antiandrogens, estrogens, oral CYP3A4 inducers or inhibitors, or long-acting opioid analgesics
  • Receipt of any drug as part of a research study within 30 days of initial dose administration in this study.
  • Blood donation within the 12 week period before the initial study dose.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Clarus Therapeutics, Inc.
PharmaNet
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ronald Swerdloff, MD Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Clarus Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01403116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLAR-09007
Study First Received: July 25, 2011
Last Updated: December 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Clarus Therapeutics, Inc.:
testosterone
male hypogonadism
low testosterone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypogonadism
Eunuchism
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Testosterone
Testosterone enanthate
Testosterone undecanoate
Testosterone 17 beta-cypionate
Methyltestosterone
Androgens
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anabolic Agents

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