Purpose

This is a blinded and placebo-controlled study of topical testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in symptomatic hypogonadal men with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 45 Years and 80 Years
Eligible Genders
Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Men between 45 and 80 years age
  • Participants with low serum testosterone concentrations (< 300 ng/dL) who exhibit at least one sign or symptom of hypogonadism and have evidence of cardiovascular (CV) disease or are at an increased risk for CV disease.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants with congenital or acquired hypogonadism for whom long-term therapy with placebo would not be medically appropriate
  • Participants with prostate specific antigen (PSA) > 3.0 ng/mL (or 1.5 if on 5-alpha reductase inhibitors)
  • Participants who have been treated with testosterone in the past 6 months and for whom testosterone therapy is contraindicated
  • Confirmed testosterone < 100 ng/dL
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 50
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) > 11%
  • Hematocrit (Hct) > 50%
  • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) < 30 ml/min
  • History of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism or prostate cancer or heart failure (Class III and IV).

Study Design

Phase
Phase 4
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Active Comparator
Arm A
Participants receiving topical testosterone
  • Drug: Testosterone
    It will be administered topically.
    Other names:
    • Androgel┬«
Placebo Comparator
Arm B
Participants receiving placebo
  • Drug: Placebo
    A matching placebo to testosterone will be administered topically.

Recruiting Locations

Tulane School of Medicine /ID# 170472
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
AbbVie

Study Contact

ABBVIE CALL CENTER
847.283.8955
abbvieclinicaltrials@abbvie.com

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