The Effect of Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol on Bone Density in Pediatric Subjects With Anorexia Nervosa
Information source: McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on June 20, 2008
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Condition(s) targeted: Osteoporosis
Intervention: norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol (Drug)
Phase: Phase 2
Sponsored by: McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trial, Study Director, Affiliation: McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol on
lumbar spine (L1-L4) and total hip bone mineral density (BMD) in pediatric subjects with
Official title: The Effect of Ortho Tri-Cyclen on Bone Mineral Density in Pediatric Subjects With Anorexia Nervosa: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Study design: Treatment, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary outcome: The change in total lumbar spine (L1-L4) bone mineral density from baseline to Cycle 6 (Visit 6).
Secondary outcome: The percent change in total lumbar spine BMD from baseline to Cycle 6. The change and percent change in total lumbar spine BMD from baseline to Cycle 13. The change and percent change in total hip BMD from baseline to Cycle 6 and Cycle 13.
Although oral contraceptives are prescribed in an effort to prevent bone loss in adolescents
with anorexia nervosa, there have been no previous definitive placebo-controlled studies
evaluating the effectiveness of oral contraceptive treatment on bone mineral density in
pediatric females with anorexia nervosa. This is a randomized (patients are assigned
different treatments based on chance), multicenter, double-blind (neither the patient nor the
physician knows whether drug or placebo is being taken, or at what dosage),
placebo-controlled study to evaluate the bone mineral density in pediatric patients with
anorexia nervosa following treatment with norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol or placebo for 13
consecutive 28-day cycles.
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol is packaged in a 28-day blistercard. Each tablet contains the
following: a) Days 1-7 0. 180 mg norgestimate/0. 035 mg ethinyl estradiol b) Days 8-14 0. 215 mg
norgestimate/0. 035 mg ethinyl estradiol c) Days 15-21 0. 250 mg norgestimate/0. 035 mg ethinyl
estradiol d) Days 22-28 inactive tablets;One tablet is to be taken once daily by mouth.
After 28 days, the next cycle is started the following day without interruption.
Color-matched placebo tablets are identically pack
Minimum age: N/A.
Maximum age: 17 Years.
- Patients must have a monthly period
- Health status consistent with anorexia nervosa
- Meet the modified DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
guideline for anorexia nervosa
- Must discontinue the following prior to Baseline visit: hormonal contraceptives for 3
- Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) for 1 month
- NORPLANT for 3 months
- DepoProvera and other depot hormone injections, for 6 months
- Lupron, Lupron Depot 3. 75 mg and 7. 5 mg, Synarel, Zoladex, Cetrotide for 3 months
- Lupron Depot 11. 25 mg, 15 mg, 22. 5 mg, 30 mg for 6 months
- Non-smoker or smoking <= 15 cigarettes per day
- Must agree to use reliable non-hormonal alternate method of birth control during the
- History or presence of disorders commonly accepted as contraindications to steroid
hormonal therapy including but not limited to the following - active or histroy of
deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolitic disorders or hypercoagulation
disorders, cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or
migraines with focal aura, benign or malignant liver tumor which developed during the
use of oral contraceptives or estrogen-containing products, known or suspected
carcinoma of any body system, diabetes mellitus with vascular involvement
- Recent history of alcohol or substanace abuse
- Patients with primary ammenorrhea (abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation)
who in the opinion of the physician, are not appropriate candidates for hormonal
therapy (eg, have not grown to an acceptable adult height)
- Subjects who are suicidal
- Patients who have received any experimental drug and/or used any experimental device
within 30 days before the start of the study
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Starting date: September 2002
Ending date: April 2004
Last updated: May 11, 2007