Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition asthma
Treatment mepolizumab
Phase phase 2
Sponsor GlaxoSmithKline
Start date August 2015
End date December 2016
Trial size 28 participants
Trial identifier NCT02377427, 200363

Summary

Mepolizumab is a humanized immunoglobulin G (IgG1) monoclonal antibody (mAb) that exhibits dose proportional and time-independent pharmacokinetics. This pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) study is conducted to support the use of mepolizumab in children aged 6 to 11 years with severe eosinophilic asthma and characterize the PK/PD of mepolizumab 40 milligrams (mg) or 100 mg administered subcutaneously depending on participant body weight. Participants with bodyweight <40 kilogram (kg) will be dosed with mepolizumab 40 mg and participants with body weight >=40 kg will be dosed with mepolizumab 100 mg subcutaneously in upper arm or thigh at Visit 2 (Week 0). Approximately 40 male or femaleparticipants aged 6 to 11 years will be screened to achieve approximately 28 eligible participants entering the treatment phase to allow availability of 20 evaluable participants, with a minimum of six participants enrolled in the <40 kg bodyweight group. The total duration of the study will be 22 weeks and will include a run-in period of 1-2 weeks, a treatment period of 12 weeks and a follow-up phase of 8 weeks. A participant will be considered having completed the study if the participant completes all phases of the study including the follow-up phase (Week 20 [visit 8]).

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification pharmacokinetics/dynamics study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Experimental)
Participants with bodyweight <40 kg will receive 0.4 milliliter (mL) of reconstituted mepolizumab subcutaneously, in upper arm or thigh at Visit 2 (Week 0).
mepolizumab
Mepolizumab is supplied as 100 mg lyophilised cake in sterile vials for subcutaneous administration in upper arm or thigh. The vial will be reconstituted with sterile water for injection prior to individual use.
(Experimental)
Participants with bodyweight >=40 kg will receive 1.0 mL of reconstituted mepolizumab subcutaneously, in upper arm or thigh at Visit 2 (Week 0).
mepolizumab
Mepolizumab is supplied as 100 mg lyophilised cake in sterile vials for subcutaneous administration in upper arm or thigh. The vial will be reconstituted with sterile water for injection prior to individual use.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Composite of PK parameters of mepolizumab following subcutaneous administration to participants with severe eosinophilic asthma: AUC (0-Infinity), Cmax, t1/2.
time frame: Pre-dose one blood sample will be collected at Week 4, Week 8, Week 9, Week 12, Week 16 and Week 20
Change from baseline in blood eosinophil count at Week 12
time frame: Baseline( screening) and Week 12

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Body weight-adjusted clearance
time frame: Pre-dose one blood sample will be collected at Week 4, Week 8, Week 9, Week 12, Week 16 and Week 20
Change from baseline in Asthma Control Questionnaire-7 (ACQ-7) measured at Week 12
time frame: Baseline (screening) and Week 12
Change from baseline in ACQ-7 measured at Week 4,8,16 and 20
time frame: Baseline (screening) and up to Week 20
Number of participants with adverse events (AEs) as a measure of safety and tolerability
time frame: Up to Week 20
Composite of clinical laboratory assessments as a measure of safety: hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis.
time frame: Up to Week 20
Number of participants with positive anti-mepolizumab and neutralizing antibodies
time frame: Week 0,Week 16, Week 20.
Vital sign measurement as a measure of safety
time frame: Up to Week 20

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 years up to 11 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Between 6 and 11 years of age inclusive, at the time of screening. - Diagnosis of severe asthma, defined by the regional asthma guidelines (i.e., National Institute of Health (NIH), Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), etc.), for at least 12 months prior to Visit 1. If the participant is naïve to the study site, the participant/guardian must self-report a physician diagnosis of asthma and the investigator must confirm by review of medical history with the participant/guardian. - Eosinophilic airway inflammation that is related to asthma characterized as eosinophilic in nature as indicated by: elevated peripheral blood eosinophil count of >=300 cells per microliter (cells/μL) demonstrated in the past 12 months OR elevated peripheral blood eosinophil count of >=150/μL at visit 1. - A well-documented requirement for regular treatment with inhaled corticosteroid (>=400 microgram per day (μg/day) fluticasone propionate dry powder inhaler (DPI) or equivalent daily) in the 12 months prior to Visit 1 with or without maintenance oral corticosteroids (OCS). - Current treatment with an additional controller medication for at least 3 months or a documented failure in the past 12 months of an additional controller medication for at least 3 successive months. [e.g., long-acting beta-2-agonist (LABA), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), or theophylline.] - Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1): Persistent airflow obstruction at either visit 1 or visit 2 (FEV1 performed prior to first dose of study medication) as indicated by: A pre-bronchodilator FEV1 <110% predicted OR FEV1: Forced vital capacity (FVC) ratio <0.8 recorded at visit 1. - Previously confirmed history of two or more exacerbations requiring treatment with systemic corticosteroids (CS) (intramuscular [IM], intravenous, or oral), in the 12 months prior to visit 1, despite the use of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). For participants receiving maintenance CS, the CS treatment for the exacerbations must have been a two-fold increase or greater in the dose. - No changes in the dose or regimen of baseline ICS and/or additional controller medication during the run-in period. - Male or female: Females of childbearing potential must commit to consistent and correct use of an acceptable method of contraception for the duration of the trial and for 4 months after the last dose of investigational product. A urine pregnancy test is required of girls of childbearing potential. This test will be performed at the initial screening visit (visit 1) and will be performed at each scheduled study visit prior to the administration of investigational product, and during the early withdrawal and follow-up visits. - Parent(s)/guardian able to give written informed consent prior to participation in the study, which will include the ability to comply with the requirements and restrictions listed in the consent form. If applicable, the participant must be able and willing to give assent to take part in the study according to the local requirement. Exclusion Criteria: - Participants with any history of life threatening asthma (e.g. requiring intubation), immunosuppressive medications intake or immunodeficiency disorder. - Participants with any medical condition or circumstance making the volunteer unsuitable for participation in the study. - Significant abnormality of rate, interval, conduction or rhythm in the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), determined by the investigator in conjunction with the age and gender of the child at Visit 1. - Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and bilirubin >2x upper limit of normal (ULN) (isolated bilirubin >1.5xULN is acceptable if bilirubin is fractionated and direct bilirubin <35%) at Visit 1. - Parent/guardian has a history of psychiatric disease, intellectual deficiency, substance abuse, or other condition (e.g. inability to read, comprehend and write) which will limit the validity of consent to participate in this study. - Unwillingness or inability of the participant or parent/guardian to follow the procedures outlined in the protocol. - Participant who is mentally or legally incapacitated. - Children who are wards of the state or government. - A participant will not be eligible for this study if he/she is an immediate family member of the participating investigator, sub-investigator, study coordinator, or employee of the participating investigator. - Xolair (trademark owned by Genentech NOVARTIS): Participants who have received omalizumab (Xolair) within 130 days of Visit 1. - Other Biologics: Participants who have received any biological (other than Xolair) to treat inflammatory disease within 5 half-lives of visit 1. - History of sensitivity to any of the study medications, or components thereof or a history of drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the investigator or Medical Monitor, contraindicates their participation. - Hypersensitivity: Participants with allergy/intolerance to a monoclonal antibody or biologic. - The participant has participated in a clinical trial and has received an investigational product within the following time period prior to the first dosing day in the current study: 30 days, 5 half-lives or twice the duration of the biological effect of the investigational product (whichever is longer).

Additional Information

Official title An Open-label Study to Characterize the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Mepolizumab Administered Subcutaneously in Children From 6 to 11 Years of Age With Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
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