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Double-masked Study of AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution in Patients With Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension (Rocket-1)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02207491
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 4, 2014
Results First Posted : April 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the ocular hypotensive efficacy and ocular and systemic safety of AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution, 0.02% compared to the active comparator Timolol maleate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.5%

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ocular Hypertension Open-angle Glaucoma Drug: Timolol maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% BID Drug: AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution 0.02% Other: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 411 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-masked, Randomized, Multi-center, Active-controlled, Parallel, 3-month Study Assessing the Safety and Ocular Hypotensive Efficacy of AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution, 0.02% Compared to Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.5% in Patients With Elevated Intraocular Pressure
Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution 0.02% & Placebo
1 drop AR-13324 in the evening (PM) & 1 drop placebo in the morning (AM) in both eyes (OU)
Drug: AR-13324 Ophthalmic Solution 0.02%
1 drop once daily (QD), PM, OU
Other Name: Netarsudil

Other: Placebo
1 drop QD, AM, OU

Active Comparator: Timolol maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% BID
1 drop Timolol maleate twice daily (BID) in the morning (AM) & evening (PM) in both eyes (OU)
Drug: Timolol maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% BID
1 drop BID, AM/PM, OU

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular Pressure (IOP) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    The primary efficacy outcome is mean IOP

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Extent of Exposure [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Exposure to study medication in days for all treatment groups.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Subject Inclusion criteria:

  1. 0-2 years of age and 18 years or greater.
  2. Diagnosis of open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  3. Unmedicated (post-washout) IOP (Intraocular Pressure) >20 mm Hg and < 27 mm Hg in the study eye at 2 qualification visits.
  4. Corrected visual acuity in each eye equivalent to 20/200.
  5. Able and willing to give signed informed consent (parent or guardian consent for pediatric patient) and follow study instructions.

Subject exclusion criteria


  1. Glaucoma: pseudoexfoliation or pigment dispersion component, history of angle closure, or narrow angles. Note: Previous laser peripheral iridotomy is NOT acceptable.
  2. Intraocular pressure ≥27 mm Hg (unmedicated) in both eyes (individuals who are excluded for this criterion are not allowed to attempt requalification), or use of more than two ocular hypotensive medications within 30 days of screening. Note: fixed dose combinations count as two medications.
  3. Known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulations to be used (benzalkonium chloride, etc.), to topical anesthetics or beta adrenoceptor antagonists.
  4. Previous glaucoma intraocular surgery or glaucoma laser procedures in either eye
  5. Refractive surgery in either eye.
  6. Ocular trauma in either eye within the six months prior to screening, or ocular surgery or non-refractive laser treatment within the three months prior to screening.
  7. Recent or current evidence of ocular infection or inflammation in either eye. Current evidence of clinically significant blepharitis, conjunctivitis, or a history of herpes simplex or zoster keratitis at screening in either eye.
  8. Ocular medication in either eye of any kind within 30 days of screening.
  9. Clinically significant ocular disease in either eye (e.g., corneal edema, uveitis, severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca) which might interfere with the study, including glaucomatous damage so severe that washout of ocular hypotensive medications for one month is not judged safe.
  10. Central corneal thickness in either eye greater than 600 µm at screening.
  11. Any abnormality in either eye preventing reliable applanation tonometry of either eye.


  12. Clinically relevant abnormalities (as determined by the investigator) in laboratory tests at screening which may impact the study.
  13. Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to beta-adrenoceptor antagonists (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchial asthma; abnormally low blood pressure or heart rate; second or third degree heart block or congestive heart failure; severe diabetes).
  14. Clinically significant systemic disease (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes, myasthenia gravis, hepatic, renal, endocrine or cardiovascular disorders) which might interfere with the study.
  15. Participation in any investigational study within 30 days prior to screening.
  16. Changes of systemic medication that could have an effect on intraocular pressure within 30 days prior to screening, or anticipated during the study.
  17. Women of childbearing potential who are pregnant, nursing, planning a pregnancy, or not using a medically acceptable form of birth control. An adult woman is considered to be of childbearing potential unless she is one year post-menopausal or three months post-surgical sterilization. All females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test result at the screening examination and must not intend to become pregnant during the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02207491

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United States, New Jersey
Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Bedminster, New Jersey, United States, 07921
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aerie Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Theresa Heah, MD Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Responsible Party: Aerie Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT02207491    
Other Study ID Numbers: AR-13324-CS301
First Posted: August 4, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 13, 2018
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Keywords provided by Aerie Pharmaceuticals:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Eye Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Maleic acid
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors