Clinical Trial, Phase II
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Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Response in Patients With Acne Vulgaris Treated With Clascoterone.

BACKGROUND: Clascoterone cream 1% is a topical androgen receptor inhibitor approved to treat acne vulgaris in patients =>12 years of age. This report provides details of patients who developed laboratory signs of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression without clinical signs of adrenal suppression during the clascoterone development program.

METHODS: Two open-label, multicenter, Phase 2 trials evaluated HPA axis suppression in patients with moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris. Study 1 (NCT01831960) enrolled cohorts of adults =>18 years of age and adolescents =>12 to <18 years of age. Study 2 (NCT02720627) enrolled adolescents 9 to <12 years of age. Patients applied clascoterone twice daily at maximum-exposure dosages for 14 days. Adrenal suppression was evaluated via cosyntropin stimulation test (CST) at baseline and day 14. Patients with an abnormal CST result (serum cortisol level =<18 µg/dL) had a follow-up CST approximately 4 weeks later. Blood was collected for pharmacokinetic analysis. Other safety assessments included adverse events (AEs), physical examination/vital signs, and electrocardiography.

RESULTS: Overall, 5/69 clascoterone-treated patients had an abnormal CST result on day 14, including 1/20 adults, 2/22 patients aged =>12 to <18 years, and 2/27 patients aged 9 to <12 years. All patients had normal cortisol levels at follow-up testing approximately 4 weeks later. No relationship was observed between abnormal CST results and clascoterone plasma concentrations or the amount of study drug applied. No clinically relevant AEs or clinically significant changes in safety measures were observed in patients with adrenal suppression.

CONCLUSION: Clascoterone induced laboratory evidence of mild, reversible HPA axis suppression under maximum-use exposure. J Drugs Dermatol. 2024;23(6):433-437.     doi:10.36849/JDD.7997.

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