A Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of DFD-04

A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of DFD-04 (Itraconazole) Ointment, 5% in Patients With Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea Over 12 Weeks


Lead Sponsor: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited

Source Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
Brief Summary

The purpose of this exploratory study is to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DFD-04 Ointment for topical treatment of rosacea over 12 weeks of treatment.

Detailed Description

Subjects with mild to moderate papulopustular rosacea (Investigator's Global Assessment [IGA] grade 2-3), a Clinician's Erythema Assessment (CEA) score of 2-3 and 6-30 inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) were randomized to treatment with DFD-04 ointment or Vehicle ointment in a ratio of 2:1.

During the 12-week treatment period subjects used the IMP twice daily with approximately 12 hours between applications. Subjects were instructed to treat affected skin in a defined treatment area on the face.

The investigator assessed efficacy by using an IGA 5-point scale and CEA 4-point scale and by counting the number of inflammatory lesions on the face at Baseline (Day 1) and Weeks 4, 8 and 12 (End of Treatment [EoT], defined as complete clearance of inflammatory lesions or Week 12, whichever was earlier). Furthermore, a non-invasive biomarker assessment was done by using a Transdermal Analysis Patch (TAP) at Baseline (Day 1) and Weeks 4 and 12.

Safety assessments included investigator's assessment of application site reactions at Baseline (Day 1) and Weeks 4, 8, and 12 for all treated areas.

Other safety assessments included vital signs (blood pressure [BP] and pulse rate) and urine pregnancy tests (UPTs) (only for females), clinical laboratory parameters (serum and urine), extent of exposure, and Adverse Events.

In addition, pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis was performed to evaluate the systemic exposures of itraconazole and its active metabolite, hydroxyl-itraconazole, with blood samples drawn from the first 12 subjects at various pre-specified timepoints.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date July 2016
Completion Date November 2017
Primary Completion Date January 2017
Phase Phase 2
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in Inflammatory Lesion Counts At the end of study (12 weeks)
Number of Subjects With Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) Success At the end of study (12 weeks)
Number of Subjects With Treatment Success by Clinician's Erythema Assessment (CEA) Scale At end of study (12 weeks)
Enrollment 61

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: DFD-04 Ointment

Arm Group Label: DFD-04 Ointment

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Placebo Ointment

Arm Group Label: Placebo Ointment

Other Name: Placebo



Inclusion Criteria:

1. Subjects must be able to understand the requirements of the study and be willing to give written informed consent.

2. Subjects must be willing to provide authorization to use protected health information.

3. Subjects, any gender or race, must be in good general health as determined by the Investigator

4. Subjects must have a clinical diagnosis of papulopustular rosacea, Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) grade 2 - 3.

5. Subjects must have 6 - 30 inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea over the face.

6. Subjects must have a Clinician`s Erythema Assessment (CEA) score of 2 - 3.

7. Subjects must have no more than 2 nodules.

8. Subjects must agree to only use the study products and to not use any other treatment for rosacea (prescription or over the counter) or any other skin care or cosmetics product (make-up etc.) on the facial skin of the treatment area during the course of the study.

9. Subjects must be free of any systemic or dermatologic disorder, which in the opinion of the Investigator, will interfere with the study results.

10. Females have a negative urine pregnancy test at the Screening and Baseline Visit.

11. Females must either be postmenopausal with no menses for at least 12 months or surgically sterile (hysterectomy or tubal ligation) or agree to use a reliable method of contraception with a failure rate of less than 1 percent per year when used consistently and correctly.

12. Subject must be in good general health as determined by the investigator and supported by the medical history and normal or not clinically significant abnormal vital signs (blood pressure and pulse).

13. Subject is physically able to apply study product to all affected areas.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Females who are pregnant or nursing or planning to become pregnant during the study.

2. Subjects who have been treated for rosacea within the 30 days prior to the Baseline Visit.

3. Subjects who have been treated with systemic retinoids within 6 months prior to the Baseline visit.

4. Subjects who have participated in a trial involving any investigational product in the 30 days prior to the Baseline Visit.

5. Subjects with any disease or medical condition that would interfere with the study or place the subject at undue risk especially cardiovascular diseases, reduced lung function (including asthma), renal dysfunction or liver dysfunction.

6. Subjects who have been treated within 30 days prior to baseline visit with methadone,disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, quinidine, ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroergotamine, ergometrine (ergonovine), ergotamine, methylergometrine (methylergonovine)), irinotecan, lurasidone, oral midazolam, pimozide, triazolam, felodipine, nisoldipine, ranolazine, eplerenone, cisapride, lovastatin, simvastatin, ticagrelor, terfenadine, astemizole, mizolastine, eletriptan, as well as lovastatin, simvastatin and atorvastatin and, in subjects with varying degrees of renal or hepatic impairment, colchicine, fesoterodine, telithromycin and solifenacin.

7. Subjects who use or have used systemic steroids within the 30 days prior to the Baseline Visit or any other immunosuppressive medication.

8. Subjects positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C-test at screening.

9. Subjects who are unable to comply with study requirements.

10. Subjects with other skin diseases that may confound the evaluation of rosacea.

11. History of organ transplant requiring immunosuppression, HIV, or other immune compromised state.

12. Subject who in the opinion of the investigator or physician performing the initial examination the subject should not participate in the trial, e.g. due to probable noncompliance or inability to understand the trial and give adequately informed consent

13. Subject with close affiliation with the investigator (e.g. a close relative) or persons working at the respective trial sites or subject who are an employee of sponsor.

14. Subject institutionalized because of legal or regulatory order.

15. History of drug or alcohol abuse in the last year.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 64 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Srinivas R Sidgiddi, MD Study Director Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc.
Site 201 | Berlin, 10117, Germany
Site 208 | Berlin, 10783, Germany
Site 202 | Bochum, 44803, Germany
Site 205 | Hamburg, 22391, Germany
Site 203 | Mahlow, 15831, Germany
Site 204 | Munster, 48179, Germany
Site 207 | Potsdam, 14467, Germany
Site 206 | Wiesbaden, 65199, Germany
Location Countries


Verification Date

January 2019

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: DFD-04 Ointment

Type: Experimental

Description: DFD-04 (Itraconazole) Ointment

Label: Placebo Ointment

Type: Placebo Comparator

Description: Placebo Ointment

Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov