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Maintenance of Remission With Budesonide Orodispersible Tablets vs. Placebo in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to prove the superiority of a 48-weeks treatment with budesonide orodispersible tablets versus placebo for the maintenance of clinico-pathological remission in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 75 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Signed informed consent, - Male or female patients, 18 to 75 years of age, - Confirmed clinico-pathological diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) according to established diagnostic criteria - Clinico-pathological remission of EoE, - A documented trial with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in order to rule out PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia, - Negative pregnancy test in females of childbearing potential at baseline visit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Clinical and endoscopic signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), - History of abnormal results in case of an optionally performed pH-monitoring of the distal esophagus, - Patients with PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia - Achalasia, scleroderma esophagus, or systemic sclerosis, - Other clinically evident causes than EoE for esophageal eosinophilia, - Any concomitant esophageal disease and relevant gastro-intestinal disease (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, oropharyngeal or esophageal bacterial, viral, or fungal infection [candida esophagitis]), - Any relevant systemic disease (e.g., AIDS, active tuberculosis), - If careful medical monitoring is not ensured: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, active peptic ulcer disease, glaucoma, cataract, or infection, - Liver cirrhosis or portal hypertension, - History of cancer in the last five years, - History of esophageal surgery at any time or of esophageal dilation procedures within the last 8 weeks prior to screening visit, - Upper gastrointestinal bleeding within 8 weeks prior to baseline visit, - Existing or intended pregnancy or breast-feeding.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 3
Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Ralph Mueller, PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Countries Germany

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Arms & Interventions


Experimental: Budesonide 0.5mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Budesonide 0.5mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Experimental: Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Placebo Comparator: Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily

Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily


Drug: - Budesonide 0.5mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Drug: - Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablet twice daily

Drug: - Placebo orodispersible tablet twice daily

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International Sites

Center for Digestive Diseases Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany



Center for Digestive Diseases Eppendorf

Hamburg, , 20249

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