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A Study to Test Whether Nintedanib Influences the Components of Birth-control Pills in Women With Systemic Sclerosis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD)

Study Purpose

The main objective is to assess the potential influence of continuous intake of nintedanib on the systemic exposure of ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel when administered in combination.

Recruitment Criteria

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Study Type
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender Female
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Age >= 18 years - Female patient is postmenopausal or permanently sterilised (e.g. hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, or bilateral salpingectomy).
A postmenopausal state is defined as no menses for 12 months without an alternative medical cause
  • - 2013 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria for Systemic Sclerosis associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc) fulfilled - SSc disease onset (defined by first non-Raynaud symptom) within 7 years - SSc related Interstitial Lung Disease confirmed by High Resolution Computer Tomography (HRCT); Extent of fibrotic disease in the lung >= 10% - Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) >= 40% of predicted normal - Carbon Monoxide Diffusion Capacity (DLCO) 30% to 89% of predicted normal - Further inclusion criteria apply

    Exclusion criteria:

    - Aspartate Transaminase (AST), Alanine Transaminase (ALT) >1.5 x Upper Level of Normal (ULN).
- Bilirubin >1.5 x ULN - Creatinine clearance <30 mL/min - Clinically relevant anaemia at investigators discretion - Airway obstruction (pre-bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)/Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) <0.7) - Other clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities - Significant Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) - Cardiovascular diseases - More than 3 digital fingertip ulcers or a history of severe digital necrosis requiring hospitalization or severe other ulcers - Bleeding risk (such as predisposition to bleeding, fibrinolysis, full-dose anticoagulation, high dose antiplatelet therapy, history of hemorrhagic central nervous system (CNS) event within last year - International normalised ratio (INR) >2, prolongation of prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) by >1.5 x ULN) - History of thrombo-embolic event within last year - Previous or planned hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - Clinical signs of malabsorption or needing parenteral nutrition - Patients with underlying chronic liver disease (Child Pugh A, B, C hepatic impairment) - Previous treatment with nintedanib or pirfenidone - Further exclusion criteria apply

Trial Details

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Phase 1

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

Lead Sponsor
Boehringer Ingelheim

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

Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A

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

Agency Class
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Belgium, Germany, Spain

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

Scleroderma, Systemic

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International Sites

Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain




Hospital Vall d'Hebron

Barcelona, , 08035

Site Contact

Alfredo Guillén


Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain




Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona, , 08026

Site Contact

Iván Castellví Barranco


Heidelberg, Germany




Thoraxklinik-Heidelberg gGmbH am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Heidelberg, , 69126

Site Contact

Michael Kreuter

+49 (6221) 3961201

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany




Universitätsklinikum Erlangen

Erlangen, , 91054

UNIV UZ Gent, Gent, Belgium





Gent, , 9000

Site Contact

Vanessa Smith

+32 (0)9 332 28 56

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