Study to Assess Efficacy of Tacrolimus + Methotrexate Versus Placebo + Methotrexate in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the combination of tacrolimus + methotrexate compared to methotrexate alone in the treatment of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis over 6 months in patients with partial response to methotrexate.
This is a Phase III, 6 month randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled multi-center study with a 6 month open-label extension. Patients will be randomized to the tacrolimus + methotrexate arm or the placebo + methotrexate arm in a ratio of 2:1. Patients who complete the 6-month double-blind phase will be eligible to enroll in the open-label phase of the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tacrolimus (Prograf®), Methotrexate
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Astellas Pharma Inc
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00036153
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid
Rheumatoid arthritis of children occurring in three major subtypes defined by the symptoms present during the first six months following onset: systemic-onset (Still's Disease, Juvenile-Onset), polyarticular-onset, and pauciarticular-onset. Adult-onset cases of Still's disease (STILL'S DISEASE, ADULT-ONSET) are also known. Only one subtype of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
Gold Sodium Thiomalate
A variable mixture of the mono- and disodium salts of gold thiomalic acid used mainly for its anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is most effective in active progressive rheumatoid arthritis and of little or no value in the presence of extensive deformities or in the treatment of other forms of arthritis.
Still's Disease, Adult-onset
Systemic-onset rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It differs from classical rheumatoid arthritis in that it is more often marked by acute febrile onset, and generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly are more prominent.
Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.
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