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Natural Soybean-derived Femarelle ®for Patients With Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver 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: NCT01269320
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Sponsors decision)
First Posted : January 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2012
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

This is a Single -arm, open-label, before-and after exploratory trial of 90 days of Femarelle ® to improve NAFLD and the metabolic syndrome.

Ingestion of Femarelle will improve non alcoholic steatohepatitis and the metabolic syndrome in patients suffering from these conditions.

Subjects will receive treatment with Femarele 530 mg (1 capsule twice a day) for 90 days and will then be monitored off study treatment for an additional 4 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nash Drug: Femarelle Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2012

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Femarelle
    Study treatment will consist of Femarelle, two 530mg oral tablets (equivalent to 322 mg of DT56a and 108 mg of Linum Usitatissimum extract each) twice a day for 90 days

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Biopsy proven NASH
  2. If suffering from diabetes may be treated by up to 2 oral medications, with stable doses for 2 months.
  3. If participating in sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy, the study volunteer must agree that two reliable methods of contraception will be used simultaneously while receiving the protocol-specified medication and for 1 month after stopping the medication.

    NOTE: Hormonal-based methods alone are not sufficient. At least two of the following methods MUST be used appropriately unless documentation of menopause, sterilization, or azoospermia is present:

    • Condoms (male or female) with or without a spermicidal agent. - Condoms are recommended because their appropriate use is the only contraception method effective for preventing HIV transmission
    • Diaphragm or cervical cap with spermicide
    • IUD
    • Hormonal-based contraception

    Study subjects who are not of reproductive potential (girls who have not reached menarche or women who have been post-menopausal for at least 24 consecutive months or have undergone hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy are eligible without requiring the use of contraceptives. Written or oral documentation communicated by clinician or clinician's staff is required by one of the following:

    • Physician report/letter
    • Operative report or other source documentation in the patient record (a laboratory report of azoospermia is required to document successful vasectomy)
    • Discharge summary
    • Laboratory report of azoospermia
    • FSH measurement elevated into the menopausal range as established by the reporting laboratory.
  4. Ability and willingness of subject or legal guardian/representative to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy or Breast-Feeding
  2. Continuous use of the following medications for more than 3 days within 30 days of study entry:

    • Immunosuppressives
    • Immune modulators
    • Systemic glucocorticoids
    • Anti-neoplastic agents
  3. Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the site investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements.
  4. Serious illness requiring systemic treatment and/or hospitalization within 30 days prior to entry.
  5. Surgery within the previous 3 months.
  6. Any serious infectious, cardiac, pulmonary, or kidney disease
  7. Hypersensitivity to Femarelle ®
  8. Malignancy of the uterus or breast
  9. Past thromboembolic event

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01269320

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Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT01269320    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0172-10-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: January 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2012
Last Verified: August 2011