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Extension Study of Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium With Short-term or no Steroid Use Compared With Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium With Standard Steroid Therapy in de Novo Kidney 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: NCT00240955
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2017
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Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to assess the long-term safety and tolerability of EC-MPS on the patients who completed the core study and wish to continue treatment on EC-MPS.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Transplantation Drug: Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 79 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Two Immunosuppressive Regimens Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS) With Short-term Steroid Use or Free of Steroids Compared With a Regimen of EC-MPS With Standard Steroids in de Novo Kidney Recipients
Study Start Date : March 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium based on adverse event (AE) reporting.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria/ Exclusion Criteria

  • All patients who completed the core study and who are still receiving the EC-MPS and wish continue treatment with EC-MPS and from whom written informed consent has been obtained

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00240955

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Novartis Novartis
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00240955    
Other Study ID Numbers: CERL080A2404E1
First Posted: October 18, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Renal/Kidney, Transplantation, steroids, EC-MPS
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mycophenolic Acid
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action