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The aim of this project is to determine whether, in liver transplant patients with side effects due to ICN, the use of MMF in monotherapy can be optimised by dose adjustment based on the area under the curve (AUC) of mycophenolic acid (MPA). It involves a multicentre phase IV trial with direct individual benefit.
A population of 130 liver transplant patients at 2 to 10 years post-transplant, showing significant clinical ICN side effects and being given bitherapy by ICN +MMF will be included and randomised 1:1 in two arms:
- Arm 1: progressive interruption of ICN after obtaining an AUC of MPA of 50 mg.h/l, followed by MMF monotherapy with dose adjustment based on the AUC of MPA,
- Arm 2: continuation of the ICN+MMF bitherapy without MMF therapeutic drug monitoring.
The main judgement criterion will be the incidence of acute rejection in the 2 groups at 6 months. The secondary judgment criterion will be the evaluation of the benefit of stopping ICN on the side effects caused by these drugs.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Mycophénolate Mofétil, Ciclosporine A, Tacrolimus
CHU de Besançon
University Hospital, Limoges
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:18-0400
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