Trial Condition(s):

Vasomotor Symptoms as a sex hormone-dependent disorder in women and men

A study to learn how safe elinzanetant is, how it affects the body, and how it moves into, through and out of the body after single and multiple doses in Japanese healthy female adults

Bayer Identifier:

21774 Identifier:


EudraCT Number:

Not Available

EU CT Number:

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Study Completed

Trial Purpose

Researchers are looking for a new way to treat women who have symptoms that are caused by the sex hormonal changes that happen when a woman’s body is going through the menopause. These symptoms include Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS) (hot flashes), and changes in blood pressure. Menopause is when women stop having a menstrual cycle, also called a period. During the period, the ovaries increasingly produce less sex hormones as a result of the natural ageing process and related hormonal adjustments. The decline in hormone production can lead to various symptoms which, in some cases, can have a very adverse effect on a menopausal woman's quality of life.

In this study, researchers want to learn more about a new substance called elinzanetant. Elinzanetant was developed to treat symptoms caused by sex hormonal changes. It works by blocking a group of proteins called neurokinins from sending signals to other parts of the body, which play a role in starting the symptoms.

In this study, the researchers will learn how safe elinzanetant is and how it affects the body of healthy Japanese women compared to a placebo. A placebo is a treatment that looks like a medicine but does not have any medicine in it. Before a new treatment can be given to patients, researchers do studies in healthy participants to learn more about its safety and how it acts in the body.

There will be 2 parts to this study. In Part A, the participants will take a single dose of either elinzanetant or the placebo. In Part B, the participants will take multiple doses of elinzanetant or the placebo. The participants will take each study treatment as capsules by mouth.

The main purpose of this study is to learn how safe elinzanetant is and how it affects the body. To answer this question, the researchers will collect the medical problems the participants have after receiving the treatment and that may or may not be related to the study treatment. These medical problems are also known as “adverse events”.

During Part A, the participants will stay at their study site for a total of 9 days. They will take either elinzanetant or the placebo only on Day 1 of their stay. During Part B, the participants will stay at their study site for a total of 15 days. They will take either elinzanetant or the placebo once a day for 7 days of their stay. Each participant will be in the study for a total of approximately 5 weeks for Part A and approximately 6 weeks for Part B.

During the study, the doctors will:
•    take blood and urine samples;
•    check the participants’ health;
•    ask the participants questions about what medicines they are taking and if they are having adverse events.

Inclusion Criteria
- Japanese participants who are overtly healthy as determined by medical evaluation including medical history, physical examination, blood pressure, pulse rate, 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG), body temperature, and laboratory tests.
  - Non-smoker, at least from 3 months before the screening visit onwards.
  - Body weight of at least 40 kg and body mass index (BMI) within the range 18.0 and 30.0 kg/m^2 (inclusive).
Exclusion Criteria
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women. 
  - Any clinically relevant abnormal findings in medical history and physical examination.
  - History or evidence of any clinically relevant cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematologic, hepatic, immunologic, metabolic, urologic, pulmonary, neurologic, dermatologic, psychiatric, renal and/or other clinically relevant disease.
  - Relevant diseases or febrile illness within the last 4 weeks prior to the first study intervention administration.
  - Regular use of medicines, or dietary supplements or other substances, e.g., carnitine products, anabolics, high dose vitamins.
  - Use of any systemic or topical medicine or substance within 4 weeks before first study drug intervention, which oppose the study objectives, or which might influence them. This includes medicines and natural remedies (e.g St. John’s wort) that are altering the activity of CYP3A4 enzyme and the transporters Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) and P-gp.
  - ECG: PR interval > 210 msec, QT interval corrected using Bazett’s formula (QTcB) >450 msec, QRS duration > 110 msec at screening visit.
  - Systolic blood pressure below 90 or above 140 mmHg; diastolic blood pressure below 40 or above 90 mmHg at screening visit.
  - Pulse rate below 50 or above 90 beats per minute (bpm; a lower pulse rate between 45 and 50 bpm is acceptable in case of normal thyroid function and absence of symptoms of bradycardia) at screening visit.
  - Participants with a presence of any of the following, confirmed by a repeat test: aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and/or bilirubin above 1.2 x upper limit of normal (ULN) at screening visit.
  - Participants with a presence of gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) > ULN confirmed by a repeat test, CK (creatine kinase)>2x ULN, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) outside normal range at screening visit.
  - History of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). 
  - Suspected or confirmed active or prior SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2) infection according to local guidelines/practice.
  - Contact with SARS-CoV-2- positive or COVID-19 patient within the last 4 weeks prior to admission to the study site.
  - Positive SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (ribonucleic acid) test. 
  - Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 within 14 days before first administration of the study intervention or vaccination planned before completion of the last study visit.

Trial Summary

Enrollment Goal
Trial Dates
Could I receive a placebo?
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Where to Participate


SOUSEIKAI Fukuoka Mirai Hospital

Fukuoka, Japan, 813-0017

Trial Design