Study Design

The efficacy and safety
of TRIPTODUR were
demonstrated in a multicenter
phase 3 study1,2

  • Study was conducted in 44 patients (n=39 girls; n=5 boys) with CPP aged 2 to 9 years who were naive to previous GnRH-agonist treatment1,2
  • Primary efficacy end point: Percentage of children with serum LH suppression to prepubertal levels (serum LH ≤5 IU/L thirty minutes after GnRH-agonist stimulation) at month 61,2

a  Serum levels of LH, FSH, estradiol (girls), and testosterone (boys) were measured.2
—LH and FSH were assessed both before and 30 minutes after stimulation with commercial leuprolide acetate 20 μg/kg subcutaneous injectable solution 1 mg/0.2 mL2
b  Transabdominal ultrasound was performed in girls; bone age was assessed by x-ray of the left hand and wrist.2

Presence of unstable intracranial tumors at screening was excluded by MRI or CT scans of the brain, unless they had been performed within 3 months prior to treatment initiation.2

LH suppression to prepubertal levels1

Percentage of Patients Achieving Prepubertal LHa
(GnRH-Stimulated LH ≤5 IU/L)1,b

Month 1

Month 6
(primary end point)

Month 12

93% of children
achieved LH
suppression with TRIPTODUR at
month 6 (primary endpoint)1

TRIPTODUR demonstrated
LH suppression to prepubertal
levels as early as month 11

3 patients presented with nonsuppressed LH levels at month 62

  • 2 of these nonresponders showed prepubertal levels at month 12, one of whom had a borderline LH value of 5.1 IU/L at month 6 but a suppressed testosterone level of 2 ng/dL. The other encountered a technical problem with the first injection, which is likely to have played a significant role regarding this treatment failure
  • The third nonresponder was a 9-year-old overweight boy with a BMI of 23.1 kg/m2, who may have required a higher drug dose for adequate hormonal suppression, or may represent one of the rare children with CPP who do not achieve suppression with GnRH agonists

95% of children (n/N=42/44) achieved prepubertal LH levelsa at months 2, 3, and 9.
a Serum LH ≤5 IU/L thirty minutes after GnRH-agonist stimulation.
b Results are from intent-to-treat (ITT) population.

Effective suppression of stimulated LH3

TRIPTODUR demonstrated
effective suppression of
stimulated LH
throughout the study3

Mean LH remained
suppressed to prepubertal
levels (≤5 IU/L)
at all time
points post-initiation of
TRIPTODUR3

Please go to section labeled "LH suppression to prepubertal levels" for more information about treatment nonresponders.

*Patients Achieving Prepubertal LHa (GnRH-Stimulated LH ≤5 IU/L)1,b

Effective suppression of gonadotropins and sex steroids2

TRIPTODUR demonstrated
effective suppression
of gonadotropins and
sex steroids
2

Suppression was achieved
from week 4 through week 482, for most patients

*Patients Achieving Prepubertal LHa (GnRH-Stimulated LH ≤5 IU/L)1,b

Clinical signs of puberty

TRIPTODUR arrested or reversed
progression of clinical signs of puberty1,2

77% of girls
(n/N=30/39) exhibited regression of uterine
length at month 121

100% of boys
(n/N=5/5) showed absence of progression
of testicular volume at month 121

a are from ITT population. bMonth 6 data: 64% (n/N=28/44). cMonth 6 data: 91% (n/N=40/44).

BA, bone age; BMI, body mass index; CA, chronological age; CPP, central precocious puberty; CT, computerized tomography; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; GnRH, gonadotropin-releasing hormone; IM, intramuscular; ITT, intent-to-treat; LH, luteinizing hormone; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TRIPTODUR

INDICATION

TRIPTODUR is indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients 2 years of age and older with central precocious puberty (CPP).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Contraindications

TRIPTODUR is contraindicated in:

Warnings and Precautions

Initial Rise of Gonadotropins and Sex Steroid Levels - During the early phase of therapy, gonadotropins and sex steroids rise above baseline because of the initial stimulatory effect of the drug. Therefore, a transient increase in clinical signs and symptoms of puberty, including vaginal bleeding, may be observed during the first weeks of therapy or after subsequent doses.

Psychiatric Events - Psychiatric events have been reported in patients taking GnRH agonists. Postmarketing reports with this class of drugs include symptoms of emotional lability, such as crying, irritability, impatience, anger, and aggression. Monitor for development or worsening of psychiatric symptoms during treatment with TRIPTODUR.

Convulsions - Postmarketing reports of convulsions have been observed in patients receiving GnRH agonists, including triptorelin. These included patients with a history of seizures, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, central nervous system anomalies or tumors, and patients on concomitant medications that have been associated with convulsions such as bupropion and SSRIs. Convulsions have also been reported in patients in the absence of any of the conditions mentioned above.

Adverse Reactions

In clinical trials for TRIPTODUR, the most common adverse reactions (≥4.5%) are injection site reactions, menstrual (vaginal) bleeding, hot flush, headache, cough, and infections (bronchitis, gastroenteritis, influenza, nasopharyngitis, otitis externa, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection).

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC Medical Information at 1-866-516-4950 or to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional safety information, please consult the TRIPTODUR full Prescribing Information

References

  1. 1. Triptodur [package insert]. Atlanta, GA: Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 2. Klein K, et al. Efficacy and safety of triptorelin 6-month formulation in patients with central precocious puberty. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2016;29(11):1241-1248. 3. Data on file, Arbor Pharmaceuticals.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TRIPTODUR

INDICATION

TRIPTODUR is indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients 2 years of age and older with central precocious puberty (CPP).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Contraindications

TRIPTODUR is contraindicated in:

  • Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to triptorelin or any other component of the product, or other GnRH agonists or GnRH.
  • Women who are or may become pregnant. Expected hormonal changes that occur with TRIPTODUR treatment increase the risk for pregnancy loss and fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be advised of the potential risk to the fetus.

Warnings and Precautions

Initial Rise of Gonadotropins and Sex Steroid Levels - During the early phase of therapy, gonadotropins and sex steroids rise above baseline because of the initial stimulatory effect of the drug. Therefore, a transient increase in clinical signs and symptoms of puberty, including vaginal bleeding, may be observed during the first weeks of therapy or after subsequent doses.

Psychiatric Events - Psychiatric events have been reported in patients taking GnRH agonists. Postmarketing reports with this class of drugs include symptoms of emotional lability, such as crying, irritability, impatience, anger, and aggression. Monitor for development or worsening of psychiatric symptoms during treatment with TRIPTODUR.

Convulsions - Postmarketing reports of convulsions have been observed in patients receiving GnRH agonists, including triptorelin. These included patients with a history of seizures, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, central nervous system anomalies or tumors, and patients on concomitant medications that have been associated with convulsions such as bupropion and SSRIs. Convulsions have also been reported in patients in the absence of any of the conditions mentioned above.

Adverse Reactions

In clinical trials for TRIPTODUR, the most common adverse reactions (≥4.5%) are injection site reactions, menstrual (vaginal) bleeding, hot flush, headache, cough, and infections (bronchitis, gastroenteritis, influenza, nasopharyngitis, otitis externa, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection).

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC Medical Information at 1-866-516-4950 or to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional safety information, please consult the TRIPTODUR full Prescribing Information

Please see full Prescribing Information for TRIPTODUR.