Urovant Sciences Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Program with Vibegron for Overactive Bladder in Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
“There are limited clinical data available in men who are taking medications for symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, yet continue to experience overactive bladder symptoms,” said Dr. Cornelia Haag-Molkenteller, Chief Medical Officer of Urovant.
An estimated 4.5 million men in
“COURAGE is an important development program for vibegron as there is currently no
About the COURAGE Phase 3 Trial
The COURAGE study is a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial in men with BPH who are also taking BPH medications but continue experiencing OAB symptoms. The study will be conducted in two phases, with the first phase focusing on safety and the second phase assessing efficacy and safety. Approximately 1,000 patients who meet eligibility requirements will be randomized to receive either 75 mg of vibegron or placebo daily for 24 weeks.
The co-primary efficacy endpoints will be measured at 12 weeks and include:
- Change from baseline in the average number of micturitions per 24 hours
- Change from baseline in the average number of urgency episodes per 24 hours
Secondary endpoints include change from baseline in the average number of nocturia episodes per night, which is awakening at night to use the bathroom to urinate.
The duration for the double-blind study is 24 weeks. In addition, a 28-week open-label extension study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of vibegron in men with OAB symptoms and on another therapy for BPH. Adverse events will be monitored throughout the trial. The 75 mg dose is the same dose tested in the international EMPOWUR Phase 3 trial for vibegron in patients with OAB. The Company recently announced positive topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 EMPOWUR study.
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