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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-004289-18
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:26588
    National Competent Authority:Finland - Fimea
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-11-07
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedFinland - Fimea
    A.2EudraCT number2005-004289-18
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Multi-centre, Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Trial Investigating Minocycline versus placebo as add-on therapy in patients who are on treatment with Interferon-beta-1a 44mcg tiw (Rebif®) for the Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Minocycline as add-on to Interferon-beta-1a (Rebif®) in RRMS (Recycline)
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number26588
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorMerck AB
    B.1.3.4CountrySweden
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameMinocycline 100 mg Film-coated Tablets
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNMinocycline Hydrochloride
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboFilm-coated tablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 8.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10063399
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this trial is to eastimate the effect of Minocycline versus placebo in patients receiving treatment with interferon-beta-1a (IFN-beta-1a) on the time to the first documented relapse in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objectives are to estimate the effect of Minocycline versus placebo in patients receiving treatment with interferon-beta-1a on:
    - The mean number of relapses per patient up to year 2.

    And in a limited number of 120 patients:
    - The number of new or enlarging lesions on T2 weighted MRI
    - Brain atrophy measured on MRI.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    To be eligible for inclusion into this study, the subjects must fulfil all of the following criteria, within 30 days prior to the first trial day, which is defined as the first day of treatment with Minocycline or placebo:
    - The patient must give written informed consent prior to any trial related activities.
    - Trial related activities are any procedures that would not have been performed during normal management of the patient.
    - Has stable disease without relapses in the last 30 days.
    - Is between the age of 18 and 55 years (both included).
    - Suffers from definite relapsing-remitting MS according to Poser criteria (CDMS or LSDMS) or definite MS according to McDonald criteria.
    - Has started treatment with Rebif 44 mcg 3 months ago (± 1 month) including the titration phase.
    - Has a disability equivalent to an EDSS of 5.5 or less.
    - Has shown clinical activity defined as at least one documented relapse within the last year.
    - The patient must be prepared to and considered able to follow the protocol during the whole trial period and to attend the planned visits, even if the treatment has to be withdrawn.
    - A female must either be post-menopausal or surgically sterilized, or use a hormonal contraceptive or intra-uterine device, or be sexually inactive for the duration of the study and be neither pregnant nor breast-feeding.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    To be eligible for inclusion in this study the subjects must not meet any of the following criteria:
    - Any condition that might give rise to similar symptoms as MS.
    - Has received any other immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatment than Rebif six months prior to inclusion into the trial.
    - Has received mitoxantrone or total lymphoid radiation at any time.
    - Has received treatment with glucocorticoids or ACTH later than one month prior to inclusion into the trial.
    - Has experienced a relapse within one month prior to inclusion into the trial.
    - Has suffered from major depression.
    - Alcohol or drug dependency
    - Has cardiac insufficiency, cardiomyopathy, significant cardiac dysrhytmia, unstable or advanced ischemic heart disease (NYHA III or IV), or significant hypertension (BP > 180/110 mmHg).
    - Has renal insufficiency defined as serum creatinine > 1.5 times the upper normal reference limit.
    - ALAT and ASAT (or either one if only one of the two is measured) more than 2 times the normal upper reference limit.
    - Leucopoenia < 2500 per microl. or thrombopenia < 100000 per microl.
    - Any medical illness requiring treatment with systemic corticosteriods
    - Any systemic disease that can influence the patient’s safety and compliance, or the evaluation of the disability
    - Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who plan to become pregnant during the study.
    - Known or suspected allergy to minocycline or other tetracyclines.
    - Participation in any other studies, involving other investigational products, within 30 days prior to participating in this trial.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The time to first documented relapse

    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.8Bioequivalence Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.9Dose response Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.13Others Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years5
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months10
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years5
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months10
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state60
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 320
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 320
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2006-01-26
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-12-15
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2011-04-07
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