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A Study Comparing the Acceptability of Pentasa® Sachets Versus Pentasa® Tablets in Children With Crohn´s Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00225810
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2011
Information provided by:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:

The primary objective of the clinical trial is the assessment of the acceptability of the new Pentasa formulation - PentasaR Sachets in comparison with the reference PentasaR tablets 500 mg in children with Crohn's disease. After the screening period (which includes medical history, physical examination, basic haematology, serum chemistry , urine analysis and stool microbiology , PCD Activity Index )patients will receive (visit I) Pentasa sachets 1g or Pentasa tablets 500mg for next 4 weeks according to the randomisation scheme in common dose 2× 1 g of PentasaR Sachets 1 g or PentasaR tablets 500 mg. The formulation of Pentasa will be switched at Visit 2, patients will receive the medication for next 4 weeks. Patients will record the acceptability of the both forms of the medication.

In 6 patients from each group (selected by the randomization), stool and urine will be taken to assess concentrations of mesalazine and N-acetylmesalazine during Visit 2 and Visit 3. Adverse events will be recorded during the whole course of the treatment period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn's Disease Drug: Crohn's Disease Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Multicentre, Controlled, Randomised, Open, Cross-over Study Comparing the Acceptability of Pentasa® Sachets Versus Pentasa® Tbl. 500 mg in Children With Crohn´s Disease
Study Start Date : October 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Crohn's Disease

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the acceptability of Pentasa Sachets in comparison with the reference Pentasa tablets 500mg in children with Cohn's disease.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the safety of both formulations of Pentasa.
  2. To compare the concentration of mesalazine and N-acetylmesalazine in urine and stool during the administration of both formulations of Pentasa.
  3. To compare the PCD activity index at Week 4 and 8 Phase IV Study design: instead of Single Blind use Open Total enrollment: 29 patients.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Established diagnose of Crohn's disease
  • Age 8-18 years, both sexes
  • Weight above 40 kg
  • Oral maintenance treatment with 5-ASA and any concomitant antinflammatory medication (maintained at the same dose during the study) before inclusion is permitted,
  • written informed consent obtained (patient and his/her guardian)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of allergy to salicylates
  • Patients with known significant hepatic or renal function abnormalities
  • Positive enteric pathogens in stool (Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, Campylobacter)
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Patients with a known history of disease, including mental/emotional disorder, that would interfere with their participation in the study,
  • Patients who participated in another clinical study in the last 3 months,
  • Patients who are unable to comply with the requirements of the protocol
  • Patients who are unable to fill in the diary cards

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00225810

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Czech Republic
Faculty Hospital Bulovka, Paediatric Clinic
Prague, Czech Republic
Faculty Hospital Motol, Paediatric Clinic
Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Clinical Development Support Ferring Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Clinical Development Support, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00225810    
Other Study ID Numbers: PENT-IBD-CH CZ
First Posted: September 26, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents