A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) Dosing Every 2 Weeks Versus Once a Week in Anemic HIV-infected Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00246298|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (OBI business decision not to complete any additional research in HIV.)
First Posted : October 30, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anemia HIV||Drug: epoetin alfa||Phase 2|
In the Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART) era, anemia is one of the most common abnormalities in HIV-infected subjects. Epoetin alfa is proven to increase hemoglobin levels and improve quality of life in HIV-infected subjects. Although there are data to show that epoetin alfa dosed weekly significantly increases hemoglobin to a target level of 13 g/dL and every other week dosing can maintain target hemoglobin, there is no data to show that initiation of epoetin alfa every 2 weeks will increase hemoglobin levels significantly.
This randomized, two-arm, open-label study will evaluate if initiating PROCRIT® every other week dosing is as effective as initiating PROCRIT® weekly dosing, in increasing hemoglobin in anemic HIV-infected subjects. The Screening phase will start 2 weeks prior to the first dose of PROCRIT®. HIV-infected subjects who have a hemoglobin level of <12.0 g/dL and are on a stable antiretroviral regimen will be screened for study eligibility. In the treatment phase, subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive 40,000 IU PROCRIT® subcutaneous injections either weekly (QW) or every other week (Q2W). The primary endpoint is the change in hemoglobin from baseline to the end of study at Week 12. The safety and tolerability of PROCRIT® in this subject population will be assessed by evaluating adverse events, laboratory results and vital signs. The total duration of this study is 14 weeks, including a 2-week screening phase and a 12-week treatment phase. The primary hypothesis is that the mean increase in hemoglobin for subjects receiving PROCRIT® every 2 weeks is not lower than those receiving weekly PROCRIT® dosing by more than 1 g/dL. Subjects will initially receive 40,000 IU PROCRIT® subcutaneous injections either weekly (QW) or every other week (Q2W), with subsequent dose adjustments, if appropriate. The maximum length of PROCRIT® treatment for this study is 12 weeks.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||31 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Open-Label Study Assessing the Efficacy of Initiating PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) Dosing at Q2W vs. PROCRIT Dosing at QW in Anemic HIV-infected Subjects|
|Study Start Date :||October 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2006|
- Change in hemoglobin from baseline to the end of study at Week 12
- Safety and tolerability of every other week dosing and once a week dosing.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00246298
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|