A Phase 2, Multicenter, Open-label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Pefcalcitol Ointment, 0.005%, Applied Topically Twice Daily (BID) for 8 Weeks in Adolescent Subjects 12 to < 17 Years of Age With Plaque Psoriasis

Study Purpose

A multi-center, open-label study that will evaluate the safety/tolerability and pharmacodynamics as well as the pharmacokinetic profile (sub-population analysis), in 50 evaluable adolescents 12 to < 17 years of age.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 12 Years - 16 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - male or females 12 to < 17 years of age - Have a confirmed diagnosis of plaque psoriasis - Negative pregnancy test - Group 1: Have plaque psoriasis with an IGA score of ≥ 2 (mild), with at least one lesion ) and up to 20% Body Surface Area (BSA) involvement not including psoriasis on the face and scalp - Group 2: Have plaque psoriasis with a IGA score of ≥ 2 (mild), with plaque psoriasis involving at least 10% and up to 20% Body Surface Area (BSA) not including psoriasis on the face and scalp

    Exclusion Criteria:

    - known allergy or intolerance to the study drug or other vitamin D3 analogs or any of its components - history of or active generalized guttate, pustular or erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis - history or presence of contact dermatitis induced by a topical medicine or other serious skin condition that is not well controlled - Use topical treatments known to have beneficial effects on psoriasis - Use phototherapy, oral corticosteroids, oral retinoid, oral immunosuppressive/immunomodulative drugs, cytostatics, cyclosporine or methotrexate within 30 days prior to the first dose of study drug - Use any approved biologics for psoriasis within 30 days or 5 half-lives of the biologic before the first dose of study drug - Are treated with medications known to worsen psoriasis - Are taking an oral vitamin D - Are taking medications that affect calcium metabolism; - Subjects who have an average of three (3) QTcF measurements of > 450 milliseconds as shown on the ECG (Group 2 only); - Have clinically significant abnormal calcium homeostasis parameters at Visit 1; - Have clinically significant liver or renal dysfunction - Have any other clinically significant laboratory abnormalities, co-morbidities or psychiatric conditions which that would place the subject at increased risk or would confound the primary or secondary objectives of the study; - Use of any investigational drugs or biologics and/or participated in any clinical trial within the last 60 days before the day of the first dose of study drug or are taking part in a non-medication study which, that would interfere with study compliance or outcome assessments; - Are pregnant or lactating females; - Have a known history of congenital or acquired immunodeficiency.

Trial Details

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Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

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Maruho Co., Ltd.
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Not yet recruiting

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Arms & Interventions


Experimental: pefcalcitol

pefcalcitol 0.005% BID for 8 weeks


Drug: - pefcalcitol ointment, 0.005%

pefcalcitol ointment, 0.005%

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