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GnRH Antagonist

Elagolix for Endometriosis (PREGnant Trial)

Phase 3
Recruiting
Led By Hugh Taylor, MD
Research Sponsored by Yale University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age ≥18 and <40 years at time of egg retrieval or signing informed consent
Documentation of diagnosis of endometriosis by surgical visualization of endometriosis (laparoscopy or laparotomy) or diagnosis by pathology within the last 10 years before the initial trial entry visit or documentation of ovarian endometrioma >2 cm or two or more smaller endometriomas that total >2 cm in diameter. If entry is based on the presence of an endometrioma, transvaginal ultrasound evaluation must document the same unambiguous endometrioma on two separate occasions in more than one menstrual cycle. Images will be printed or transmitted electronically and read centrally by investigators at Yale to assure uniform diagnostic criteria (classic ground glass appearance) are applied
Must not have
Presence of hydrosalpinx measuring >2cm on ultrasound, untreated endometrial polyps or intrauterine adhesions
Patients with cirrhosis or abnormal LFTs per self report or documented in the electronic medical record (EMR)
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up up to 15 months
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Summary

This trial is testing a new medication given by mouth to women with endometriosis who are trying to get pregnant through IVF. The main goal is to see if the medication can increase the chances

Who is the study for?
This trial is for women with endometriosis who are struggling to get pregnant and planning to undergo IVF. Participants should not have received any hormonal treatments within the last three months.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if taking a GnRH antagonist called Elagolix before starting IVF can increase the chances of giving birth. Women in the trial will either receive Elagolix or a placebo (a pill without active medication).See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Elagolix may cause side effects like headache, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, reduced bone density, hot flashes, mood changes, and menstrual irregularities.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I am between 18 and 40 years old.
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My endometriosis was confirmed by surgery or pathology within the last 10 years, or I have an ovarian cyst linked to endometriosis.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
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I have a fluid-filled fallopian tube or untreated growths in my uterus.
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I have cirrhosis or abnormal liver function tests.
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I am scheduled for surgery related to endometriosis or in the abdominal area during the trial.
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I have been pregnant in the last 6 months.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~up to 15 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and up to 15 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Live birth rate
Secondary outcome measures
Biochemical pregnancy rate
Clinical pregnancy rate
Fertilization rate
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Pre-IVF Treatment with 60 day course of Placebo or SOC IVFExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
For those who agree to be randomized, subjects will be randomized to placebo, BID. The medication will be taken orally and subjects will be counseled to take the medication at the same time each day. This arm will also include participants who want to continue their ongoing or planned IVF and follow standard of care (SOC) (SOC IVF) if the participants do not want to delay the IVF procedure.
Group II: Pre-IVF Treatment with 60 day course of oral GnRH antagonistActive Control1 Intervention
For those who agree to be randomized, subjects will be randomized to elagolix 200mg BID. The medication will be taken orally and subjects will be counseled to take the medication at the same time each day. This arm will also include participants who do not want to be randomized while choose elagolix.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of North CarolinaOTHER
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Johns Hopkins UniversityOTHER
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Northwestern UniversityOTHER
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~192 spots leftby Jun 2026