Iron Oligosaccharide in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subjects With Iron Deficiency Anaemia
A Phase III, Randomized, Comparative, Open-label Study of Intravenous Iron Oligosaccharide (Monofer®) Administered by Infusions or Repeated Bolus Injections in Comparison With Oral Iron Sulphate in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subjects With Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Phase

    Phase 3
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

The purpose of the trial is to demonstrate that intravenous iron oligosaccharide is non-inferior to oral iron sulphate in reducing iron deficiency anaemia secondary to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), evaluated as the ability to increase haemoglobin (Hb).
The study is designed to determine the effects of an investigational drug Monofer in subjects with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (an intestinal disease characterized by swelling, redness and sometimes ulcers in intestine) and with Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) (Anaemia is a condition characterized by deficiency of blood in the body).
Study Started
Oct 31
Primary Completion
Jul 31
Study Completion
Aug 31
Last Update
Nov 27

Drug Monofer

administered as intravenous infusions (A1)repeated weekly until total iron repletion is obtained administered as intravenous bolus injections (A2)as repeated bolus injections weekly until total iron repletion is obtained

Drug Iron Sulphate

200 mg daily

Iron Sulphate Active Comparator

tablets administered orally

Monofer Experimental

administered as intravenous infusions (A1) administered as intravenous bolus injections (A2)


Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects with a diagnosis of IBD with iron deficiency anaemia will be included if they meet all of the following criteria:

Men and women, aged more than 18 years.
Subjects diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and mild to moderate disease activity (defined as a score of less than or equal to 5 on the Harvey-Bradshaw index for Crohn's disease and a Mayo score (subscore without endoscopy) of less than or equal to 6 for ulcerative colitis).
Hb <12.0 g/dL (7.45 mmol/L).
Transferrin saturation (TfS) <20 %.

Exclusion Criteria:

Anaemia predominantly caused by other factors than iron deficiency anaemia.
Iron overload or disturbances in utilisation of iron (e.g. haemochromatosis and haemosiderosis).
Drug hypersensitivity (i.e. previous hypersensitivity to Iron Dextran or iron mono- or disaccharide complexes or to iron sulphate).
Known hypersensitivity to any excipients in the investigational drug products.
Subjects with a history of multiple allergies.
Active Intestinal Tuberculosis.
Active Intestinal amoebic infections.
Decompensated liver cirrhosis and hepatitis (alanine aminotransferase (ALT) > 3 times upper limit normal).
Acute infections (assessed by clinical judgement), supplied with white blood cells (WBC) and C-reactive protein (CRP)).
Rheumatoid arthritis with symptoms or signs of active joint inflammation.
Pregnancy and nursing
Extensive active bleeding necessitating blood transfusion.
Planned elective surgery during the study.
Participation in any other clinical study within 3 months prior to screening.
Intolerance to oral iron treatment.
Untreated B12 or folate deficiency.
Other I.V. or oral iron treatment or blood transfusion within 4 weeks prior to screening visit.
Erythropoetin treatment within 8 weeks prior to screening visit.
Diagnosis of Hepatitis B and/or C, confirmed by appropriate lab test.
Any other medical condition that, in the opinion of Investigator, may cause the patient to be unsuitable for the completion of the study or place the patient at potential risk from being in the study. Example, Uncontrolled Hypertension, Unstable Ischemic Heart Disease or Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus.
History of immunocompromise, including positive HIV test result
No Results Posted