ISIS 104838, an Inhibitor of Tumor Necrosis Factor, for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Isis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00048321
First received: October 29, 2002
Last updated: October 15, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
  Purpose

ISIS 104838 is an antisense oligonucleotide drug that reduces the production of a specific protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), a substance that contributes to joint pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis. ISIS 104838 works by blocking TNF-alpha messenger RNA, the "instruction" molecule that is required for the production of TNF-alpha protein. This trial will assess the safety and efficacy of ISIS 1048383 by subcutaneous injection, administered by 3 different dosing regimens for 3 months, versus placebo. Approximately 160 TNF-alpha inhibitor-naïve rheumatoid arthritis patients will be evaluated at 32 sites in the U.S. and Canada.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: ISIS 104838
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: ISIS 104838-CS7, A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial of the Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetic Profile of ISIS 104838 (TNF-Alpha Antisense Oligonucleotide) Subcutaneous Injections in Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: January 2002
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Age >/= 18 years.
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis for >/= 6 months.
  3. Active disease as defined by >/= 6 swollen and >/= 9 tender joints, AND an abnormal C-reactive protein or Westergren Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate lab test, OR Morning Stiffness >/= 1 hour.
  4. Use of at least one DMARD, and ability to discontinue any current DMARD.

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Onset of rheumatoid arthritis before the 16th birthday.
  2. Wheelchair or bed-bound functional level.
  3. No previous infliximab or etanercept treatment, or investigational therapy (not placebo) with other TNF-alpha inhibitors.
  4. Prednisone > 10 mg per day or more than one nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
  5. Patients with an active infection, a history of tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, other poorly controlled medical illness, or a malignancy within the last 5 years.
  6. Patients who require intravenous heparin therapy or with a history of a bleeding problem.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00048321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISIS 104838-CS7
Study First Received: October 29, 2002
Last Updated: October 15, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

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