Study of Pancrease MT Capsules in People with CF and Pancreatic Insufficiency
Johnson & Johnson
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STUDY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind withdrawal, multicenter study to evaluate the effectiveness of pancrelipase MT capsules compared with placebo in the treatment of adult (>18 to 60 years of age) and children/adolescent (7 to <18 years of age) patients with CF and who require pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) to control clinical symptoms of EPI and steatorrhea (excess fat in the feces).
7 Years - 60 Years
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Forty subjects were randomized in this double blind study testing the safety and efficacy of PANCREAZEÂ® (pancrelipase). The mean Coefficient of Fat Absorption (CFA) at the end of the open-label phase compared to the end of the double-blind phase decreased slightly by 1.5% in subjects who continued to received PANCREASE-MT compared with a decrease of 34.1% in those who received placebo.
The mean Coefficient of Nitrogen Absorption (CNA) showed similar results to CFA. Patients receiving PANCREASE-MT also had markedly better outcomes on clinical signs and symptoms of EPI, stool consistency, and CGI scores than those who received placebo
Adverse events occurred less frequently in the PANCREASE-MT treated group and were primarily gastrointestinal disorders. No unexpected adverse events were reported