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The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic®) in combination with low-dose corticosteroids (Decortin H®) compared to a monotherapy with low-dose corticosteroids (Decortin H®) in subjects with chronic intraocular inflammation (non-infectious intermediate uveitis).
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a pro-drug containing mycophenolic acid (MPA) as active agent, is approved for the treatment of acute graft rejection after kidney-, heart- and liver-transplantation, and was shown in 1995 to be effective in inhibiting the development of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis. Further studies proved it to be a safe and effective steroid-sparing immunomodulatory for reducing the recurrence rate of non-infectious intermediate uveitis in humans. Although the adverse effect profile of MMF is comparatively benign, gastrointestinal adverse effects are a major concern and may limit its clinical benefit, because they may necessitate dose reduction, interruption, or even discontinuation of MMF.
An enteric-coated formulation of mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS, Myfortic) has been developed especially to reduce MPA-related gastrointestinal adverse events. This clinical trial is a prospective controlled study to evaluate whether a Myfortic based regimen will be able to reduce the probability of a relapse compared to steroid therapy alone and to test whether a Myfortic based therapy provides a superior behaviour compared to a steroid regimen.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Non-infectious Intermediate Uveitis
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Augenklinik
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:59-0400
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