What is this summary about? This is a summary of research studies (known as clinical trials) called LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2. The LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies looked at how well a medication called relugolix combination therapy worked to reduce heavy bleeding at the time of menstruation compared with placebo. The studies also looked at what side effects were reported in women with uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding. What were the results? Researchers looked at 388 adult women in the LIBERTY 1 study and 382 adult women in the LIBERTY 2 study. All women had heavy menstrual bleeding with uterine fibroids before the start of the LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies. The women were given one of three treatments during the studies: relugolix combination therapy or placebo for 24 weeks, or delayed relugolix combination therapy (relugolix alone for the first 12 weeks, then relugolix combination therapy for the last 12 weeks of the studies). More women taking relugolix combination therapy in the LIBERTY 1 study (73%) and LIBERTY 2 study (71%) had menstrual blood loss of less than one-third of a cup (80 mL) and had reduction of at least 50% less blood loss during their last menstrual period after 24 weeks of taking the medicine compared with placebo (LIBERTY 1: 19% and LIBERTY 2: 15%). The women taking relugolix combination therapy also had less pain than those taking placebo. Side effects were similar across treatment groups. Headaches and hot flushes were the most common side effects. What do the results mean? More women with uterine fibroids taking relugolix combination therapy for 24 weeks were likely to have fewer uterine fibroid symptoms than women receiving placebo. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT03049735 (LIBERTY 1); NCT03103087 (LIBERTY 2)

A plain language summary of the safety of relugolix combination therapy and improvement in symptoms in women with uterine fibroids from the LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies

Venturella R.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

What is this summary about? This is a summary of research studies (known as clinical trials) called LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2. The LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies looked at how well a medication called relugolix combination therapy worked to reduce heavy bleeding at the time of menstruation compared with placebo. The studies also looked at what side effects were reported in women with uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding. What were the results? Researchers looked at 388 adult women in the LIBERTY 1 study and 382 adult women in the LIBERTY 2 study. All women had heavy menstrual bleeding with uterine fibroids before the start of the LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2 studies. The women were given one of three treatments during the studies: relugolix combination therapy or placebo for 24 weeks, or delayed relugolix combination therapy (relugolix alone for the first 12 weeks, then relugolix combination therapy for the last 12 weeks of the studies). More women taking relugolix combination therapy in the LIBERTY 1 study (73%) and LIBERTY 2 study (71%) had menstrual blood loss of less than one-third of a cup (80 mL) and had reduction of at least 50% less blood loss during their last menstrual period after 24 weeks of taking the medicine compared with placebo (LIBERTY 1: 19% and LIBERTY 2: 15%). The women taking relugolix combination therapy also had less pain than those taking placebo. Side effects were similar across treatment groups. Headaches and hot flushes were the most common side effects. What do the results mean? More women with uterine fibroids taking relugolix combination therapy for 24 weeks were likely to have fewer uterine fibroid symptoms than women receiving placebo. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT03049735 (LIBERTY 1); NCT03103087 (LIBERTY 2)
2023
pain
relugolix
uterine fibroids
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