PEG-Intron Plus Rebetol Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Subjects Who Failed Response to Alpha-Interferon Plus Ribavirin (Study P02370AM2)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
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Schering-Plough Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2002
Last updated: October 13, 2009
Last verified: October 2009

The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of PEG-Intron 1.5 ug/kg/wk plus REBETOL (ribavirin) 800-1400 mg/day in adults with chronic hepatitis C with moderate to severe liver fibrosis or cirrhosis who failed to respond to previous treatment with an alpha interferon in combination with ribavirin. Patients who do not respond to PEG-Intron plus REBETOL (ribavirin) will be enrolled in a long-term maintenance study to evaluate the effectiveness of PEG-Intron monotherapy versus no treatment for the prevention of disease progression (Protocols P02569 and P02570).

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Cirrhosis
Biological: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b; SCH 54031)
Drug: REBETOL (ribavirin; SCH 18908)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PEG-Intron Plus REBETOL for the Treatment of Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Who Failed to Respond to Previous Combination Therapy (Any Alpha Interferon Treatment in Combination With Ribavirin)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) Rate [ Time Frame: Assessed at end of 24 weeks posttreatment follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) for Participants With Undetectable HCV-RNA at Treatment Week 12 [ Time Frame: 24 weeks posttreatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) for Participants With Detectable But ≥2 Log Drop in HCV-RNA at Treatment Week 12 [ Time Frame: 24 weeks posttreatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2333
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Overall study population Biological: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b; SCH 54031)
PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b) administered at a dose of 1.5 mcg/kg subcutaneously (SC) once a week (QW) for up to 48 weeks
Other Name: SCH 54031
Drug: REBETOL (ribavirin; SCH 18908)
REBETOL (ribavirin) administered on a weight basis: 800-1400 mg/day orally (PO) for up to 48 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age at entry 18-65
  • Positive for Hepatitis C
  • Nonresponder to previous treatment (minimum of 3 months) with an alpha Interferon plus ribavirin
  • Liver biopsy demonstrating moderate to severe fibrosis or cirrhosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any cause for the liver disease other than chronic hepatitis C
  • History or presence of complications of cirrhosis
  • Alcohol or illicit drug use or methadone treatment within the past 2 years
  • Treatment for chronic hepatitis C within the previous 6 months
  • Diseases or conditions that could interfere with the subject's participation in and completion of the study
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Responsible Party: Head, Clinical Trials Registry & Results Disclosure Group, Schering-Plough Identifier: NCT00039871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P02370
Study First Received: June 13, 2002
Results First Received: September 29, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Peginterferon alfa-2b
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 16, 2014