Efficacy and Safety of Montelukast in Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

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Tanta University

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 4

Conditions

Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Treatments

Other: Placebo
Drug: Montelukast

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04537780
Montelukast

Details and patient eligibility

About

the current study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Montelukast in the treatment of patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Full description

This is a randomized, prospective placebo-controlled study that will be conducted on 44 patients who fulfill the selection criteria and will be classified randomly into two groups. Group 1 (Control group n= 22): Patients will receive Placebo once daily at bedtime. Group 2 (Treatment group n= 22): Patients will receive Montelukast 10 mg daily at bedtime. The treatment duration will be 12 weeks. Patients will be recruited from National Liver Institute and Fever, Liver and GIT disease Shebin El-Kom hospital, Egypt. All participants will be informed about the nature of the study. The patients will give their informed consent.The study will be approved by Research Ethics Committee of faculty of pharmacy -Tanta University. Data of all patients will be private and confidential. Any unexpected risk will be reported to patients and ethical committee on time

Enrollment

44 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Adult (>18 years) overweight/obese subjects who have persistently abnormal aminotransferase level in two separate occasions over the past six months.

NAFLD will be assumed in patients with moderately elevated aminotransferase activities (<3x the upper limit of normal).

There is evidence of hepatic steatosis by imaging (increased liver echogenicity (bright), stronger echoes in the hepatic parenchyma, vessel blurring, and narrowing of the lumen of the hepatic veins) and there is no cause for secondary hepatic fat accumulation such as significant alcohol consumption, use of steatogenic medication or hereditary disorders. Patients with fibroscan score >7 kPa and <14 kPa will be included in the study.

Exclusion criteria

  • Alcohol abusers.
  • Presence of evidence for viral or autoimmune hepatitis.
  • Diabetic patients.
  • Patients with Wilson's disease and patients with hemochromatosis.
  • Patients with decompensated liver disease.
  • Patients show hypersensitivity to studied medications.
  • Patients taking medication known to cause steatosis.
  • Patients with other comorbid conditions that could potentially elevate transaminase, such as congestive heart failure, malignancy.
  • Pregnancy and lactating women.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

44 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

group 1
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
(Control group n= 22): Patients will receive Placebo once daily at bedtime for 12 weeks..
Treatment:
Other: Placebo
Group 2
Experimental group
Description:
Treatment group n= 22): Patients will receive Montelukast 10 mg daily at bedtime. The treatment duration will be 12 weeks.
Treatment:
Drug: Montelukast

Trial contacts and locations

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