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A Study of PEGASYS (Peginterferon Alfa-2a (40KD)) in Combination With Ribavirin in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) Previously Treated With PEG-Intron + Ribavirin

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00087568
First received: July 12, 2004
Last updated: November 3, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of PEGASYS plus r ibavirin in patients with CHC who could not tolerate or were not responsive to 1 2 weeks of therapy with PEG-Intron plus ribavirin. The anticipated time on study treatment is 1-2 years, and the target sample size is >100 individuals.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Drug: peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys]
Drug: Ribavirin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Study of the Safety and Tolerability of PEGASYS Plus Ribavirin in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Viral Infection Who Could Not Tolerate or Were Unresponsive to PEG-Intron Plus Ribavirin

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients able to complete prescribed length of Pegasys plus ribavirin therapy\n [ Time Frame: 36 and 60 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sum score of Beck Depression Inventory and Fatigue Severity Score, proportion of patients with each flu-like symptom, >=2 log drop or undetectable HCV-RNA, or normal ALT levels, adverse events, laboratory values\n [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: December 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
1
Drug: peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys]
180 micrograms weekly for 36 weeks (non-responders) or 60 weeks (non-tolerators)
Drug: Ribavirin
1000/1200mg po bid for 36 or 60 weeks

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients at least 18 years of age
  • CHC infection, genotype 1
  • unable to tolerate or not responsive to PEG-Intron + ribavirin therapy after 12 weeks of treatment
  • use of 2 forms of contraception during the study in both men and women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • medical condition associated with chronic liver disease (eg, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, toxin exposures)
  • patients with decompensated cirrhosis
  • patients receiving any systemic antiviral therapy or investigational drug, other than PEG-Intron + ribavirin, 24 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00087568

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00087568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML16965
Study First Received: July 12, 2004
Last Updated: November 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Interferon-alpha
Peginterferon alfa-2a
Ribavirin
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites
Antiviral Agents
Immunologic Factors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014