Oral Ciclosporin for Colonic Release in Ulcerative Colitis (CyCol™)
A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of a Controlled Release Minicapsule Formulation of Ciclosporin (CyCol™) in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
  • Phase

    Phase 2
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

This is a multi-center study in Ireland and United Kingdom to determine the effects, safety and tolerability of a drug called CyCol™ in improving mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).

Informed consent will be obtained and following confirmation of eligibility and disease assessment, study participants will be randomised (allocated by chance) to take either CyCol™, or placebo, orally once every day for four weeks. Study visit assessments will include blood and stool tests, physical examinations and flexible sigmoidoscopies (inspection of the bowel wall using a flexible camera).

Half the participants will receive CyCol™ and half will receive placebo. At the end of treatment (4 weeks) study participants will be reassessed again and the findings in those who received CyCol™ will be compared with those who received placebo. Any side effects experienced during the study and the safety of treatment with CyCol™ will also be evaluated.
Study Started
Mar 31
Primary Completion
Aug 31
Study Completion
Sep 30
Last Update
Apr 19

Drug CyCol™

Orally, once per day for 4 weeks

  • Other names: Ciclosporin

Drug Placebo

Orally, once per day for 4 weeks

  • Other names: Sugar Pill

Placebo Placebo Comparator

CyCol™ Experimental


Inclusion Criteria:

Male or female aged > 18 years
Diagnosis of mild to moderate diagnosis of UC involving at least the rectum and sigmoid colon
Clinical severity assessed at screening using the Disease Activity Index (DAI)
Clinical severity documented and confirmed by flexible sigmoidoscopy, within 7 days of starting study treatment
Signed and dated written informed consent.
Willing to maintain current UC medication dosing regimen from screening until the end of the 4-week treatment period.
Able and willing to refrain from intake of St. Johns Wort or any other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal preparation that is known to affect cytochrome P450 metabolism throughout the 4-week treatment period.
Able and willing to refrain from intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice or any other food or drink that is known to affect cytochrome P450 metabolism throughout the 4 week treatment period of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

Severe or fulminant UC.
UC limited to rectum only.
Any previous colonic surgery.
Any histological evidence of dysplasia on colonoscopic biopsy.
Women of childbearing potential who are unable or unwilling to use adequate contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy.
Previous unsuccessful ciclosporin therapy.
Biologic therapy within the past 2 months prior to study treatment.
Methotrexate therapy within 4 weeks of study treatment.
A steroid treatment dose of greater than 10 mg/day prednisolone (or equivalent) within 4 weeks of study treatment.
Use of topical treatment (e.g. enemas) within 4 weeks of study treatment and unwilling to refrain from use of topical treatments from the screening visit until the end of the 4-week treatment period.
Significant renal impairment, hepatic impairment, uncontrolled hypertension, premalignant skin lesions or current malignancies, or any other severe co-morbid condition.
Known hypersensitivity to ciclosporin or any of its excipients.
Positive screening stool assay for Clostridium difficile, hemorrhagic E.coli 0157:H7, Salmonella or Shigella
Diagnosis of Crohn's colitis, ischemic colitis, NSAID-induced colitis, or radiation colitis.
No Results Posted