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A Study of Tirzepatide (LY3298176) in Participants With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) (SYNERGY-NASH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04166773
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 18, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eli Lilly and Company

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if the study drug, tirzepatide administered once weekly, is safe and effective as a treatment for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Drug: Tirzepatide Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 196 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Tirzepatide Versus Placebo in Patients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Actual Study Start Date : November 19, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 22, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 22, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 5 mg Tirzepatide
5 milligrams (mg) tirzepatide administered subcutaneously (SC) once a week.
Drug: Tirzepatide
Administered SC
Other Name: LY3298176

Experimental: 10 mg Tirzepatide
10 mg tirzepatide administered SC once a week.
Drug: Tirzepatide
Administered SC
Other Name: LY3298176

Experimental: 15 mg Tirzepatide
15 mg tirzepatide administered SC once a week.
Drug: Tirzepatide
Administered SC
Other Name: LY3298176

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo administered SC once a week.
Drug: Placebo
Administered SC




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants with Absence of NASH with no Worsening of Fibrosis on Liver Histology [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    Percentage of Participants with Absence of NASH with no Worsening of Fibrosis on Liver Histology


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants with ≥1 Point Decrease in Fibrosis Stage with No Worsening of NASH on Liver Histology [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    Percentage of Participants with ≥1 Point Decrease in Fibrosis Stage with No Worsening of NASH on Liver Histology

  2. Percentage of Participants with ≥1 Point Increase in Fibrosis Stage on Liver Histology [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    Percentage of Participants with ≥1 Point Increase in Fibrosis Stage on Liver Histology

  3. Percentage of Participants that Achieve a ≥2 Point Decrease in NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) Activity Score (NAS) on Liver Histology, with ≥1 Point Reduction in at Least 2 NAS Components [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    Percentage of Participants that Achieve a ≥2 Point Decrease in NAS on Liver Histology, with ≥1 Point Reduction in at Least 2 NAS Components

  4. Mean Absolute Change from Baseline in Liver Fat Content by Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Proton Density Fat Fraction (MRI-PDFF) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
    Mean Absolute Change from Baseline in Liver Fat Content by MRI-PDFF

  5. Mean Change from Baseline in Body Weight [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
    Mean Change from Baseline in Body Weight



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • Participants must have a body mass index (BMI) ≥27 kilograms per square meter (kg/m²) and ≤50 kg/m² with stable body weight for at least 3 months
  • Participants with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)

    • If with T2DM, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ≤9.5%
  • Participants must be willing to undergo baseline and endpoint liver biopsies
  • Participants must have histologic diagnosis of NASH with stage 2 or 3 fibrosis by liver biopsy
  • Participants must not have known or suspected alcohol abuse (>14 units/week for women and >21 units/week for men) or active substance abuse
  • Participants must not have evidence of cirrhosis or other forms of liver disease
  • Participants must not have heart attack, stroke, or hospitalization for congestive heart failure in the past 6 months
  • Participants must not have active cancer within the last 5 years
  • Participants must not have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Participants must not have renal impairment with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <30 milliters/minute/1.73m²; for participants on metformin, eGFR <45 mL/min/1.73m²
  • Participants must not have a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes
  • Participants must not have a history of pancreatitis (acute or chronic)
  • Participants must not have calcitonin ≥35 nanograms per liter
  • Participant must not have family or personal history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 or medullary thyroid carcinoma (family is defined as a first degree relative)
  • Female participants must not be pregnant, breast-feeding, or intend to become pregnant or of childbearing potential and not using adequate contraceptive method (adequate contraceptive measures as required by local regulation or practice)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04166773


Contacts
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Contact: There may be multiple sites in this clinical trial. 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 clinicaltrials.gov@lilly.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
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Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04166773    
Other Study ID Numbers: 17361
I8F-MC-GPHR ( Other Identifier: Eli Lilly and Company )
2019-001550-26 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: November 18, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Anonymized individual patient level data will be provided in a secure access environment upon approval of a research proposal and a signed data sharing agreement.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: Data are available 6 months after the primary publication and approval of the indication studied in the US and EU, whichever is later. Data will be indefinitely available for requesting.
Access Criteria: A research proposal must be approved by an independent review panel and researchers must sign a data sharing agreement.
URL: http://vivli.org/

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
LY3298176
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Incretins
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists