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Efficacy and Safety of Enteric-Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS) in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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: NCT00229138
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2017
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Brief Summary:
This study will investigate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of EC-MPS with tacrolimus at both reference and reduced levels. This study will take into account safety aspects such as decreased renal toxicity by reducing the overall exposure to tacrolimus.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Transplantation Drug: EC-MPS, Tacrolimus Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 291 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Six-month, Prospective, Multicenter, Open Label, Parallel, Randomized Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of EC-MPS With Basiliximab, Corticosteroids and Two Different Levels of Tacrolimus in de Novo Renal Transplant Recipients
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

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Drug Information available for: Tacrolimus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: reduced Tacrolimus Drug: EC-MPS, Tacrolimus
Active Comparator: Reference Tacrolimus Drug: EC-MPS, Tacrolimus

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. renal function at 6 months posttransplant as measured by glomerular filtration rate [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy as measured by combined incidence of biopsy proven acute rejection episodes, graft loss, and death at 6 months
  2. Renal function as measured by calculated creatinine clearance
  3. Cockcroft-Gaultand serum creatinine at 6 months
  4. Gastrointestinal tolerability as measured by gastrointestinal
  5. symptom rating scale (GSRS) at various time points
  6. Safety as measured by incidence of adverse events
  7. Effects on glucose metabolism at months 3 and 6 after transplantation.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female kidney transplantation patients, 18 to 70 years of age, receiving a primary cadaveric, living unrelated, or non-HLA identical living related donor kidney.
  • The renal cold ischemic time (CIT) must be <30 hours
  • The age of the donor must be between 10 and 65 years

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who have previously received an organ transplant
  • Patients who are recipients of a multiple organ transplants
  • Recipients of non heart-beating donor organs
  • ABO incompatibility against the donor

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00229138

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United States, New Jersey
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Novartis

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00229138     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CERL080A2409
First Posted: September 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Keywords provided by Novartis:
De novo kidney recipients,
glomerular filtration rate
Treatment in de novo kidney recipients
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action