Summary

for people ages 18-85 (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Immune Globulin (Human), 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified (IGIV-C) as a corticosteroid (CS)-sparing agent in subjects with CS-dependent Myasthenia Gravis (MG).

Official Title

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of lGIV-C as a Corticosteroid Sparing Agent in Corticosteroid Dependent Patients With Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Details

This study consists of 2 phases: IGIV-C Run-in Phase and Corticosteroid Tapering/IGIV-C Maintenance Phase.

In the Run-in Phase, subjects will receive a total of 3 doses of IGIV-C (1 loading dose of 2 g/kg and 2 maintenance doses of 1 g/kg) while maintaining a stable dose of corticosteroids.

In the CS Tapering/IGIV-C Maintenance Phase, subjects will continue 1 g/kg IGIV-C and begin a prescribed CS tapering regimen where the CS dose is decreased every 3 weeks.

Approximately 60 subjects are planned to be enrolled in the study across multiple centers in North America and Europe. The total duration of study participation for each subject is up to 45 weeks.

Keywords

Myasthenia GravisMuscle WeaknessIGIV-C

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-85

  • Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody positive
  • Confirmed diagnosis of generalized MG historically meeting the clinical criteria for diagnosis of MG defined by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America classification of Class II, III, IV, or V historically
  • At Screening, subjects may have symptoms controlled by CS. Subjects who only have a history of ocular MG may not enroll.
  • On systemic CS for a minimum period of at least 3 months and on a stable CS dose of >=15 mg/day and <=60 mg/day (prednisone equivalent) for the month prior to Screening.
  • At least 1 previous completed attempt to taper CS in order to minimize CS dose (lowest feasible dose based on observed MG signs and symptoms)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Any dose change in concomitant immunosuppressant therapy, other than CS, in the prior 6 months
  • Any change in CS dose or acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (e.g., pyridostigmine) dose in the 1 month prior to Screening
  • A 3-point change in Quantitative Myasthenia Gravis score, increased or decreased, between the Screening/Week -3 (Visit 0) and Baseline (Week 0 [Visit 1])
  • Any episode of myasthenic crisis (MC) in the 1 month prior to Screening, or (at any time in the past) MC or hospitalization for MG exacerbation associated with a previous CS taper attempt
  • Evidence of malignancy within the past 5 years (non-melanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of cervix is allowed) or thymoma potentially requiring surgical intervention during the course of the trial (intent to perform thymectomy)
  • Thymectomy within the preceding 6 months prior to Screening
  • Rituximab, belimumab, eculizumab or any monoclonal antibody used for immunomodulation within the past 12 months prior to Screening
  • Have received immune globulin treatment given by IV, subcutaneous, or intramuscular route within the last 3 months prior to Screening
  • Received plasma exchange performed within the last 3 months prior to Screening
  • History of anaphylactic reactions or severe reactions to any blood-derived product
  • History of recent (within the last year) myocardial infarction or stroke
  • Uncontrolled congestive heart failure; embolism; or historically documented (within the last year) electrocardiogram changes indicative of myocardial ischemia or atrial fibrillation
  • Current known hyperviscosity or hypercoagulable state
  • Currently receiving anti-coagulation therapy. Oral anti-platelet agents are allowed (e.g., aspirin, clopidogrel, ticlopidine)
  • Females of child-bearing potential who are pregnant, have a positive serum pregnancy test, breastfeeding, or are unwilling to practice a highly effective method of contraception throughout the study.
  • Renal impairment
  • Aspartate aminotransferase or alanine aminotransferase levels exceeding more than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal for the expected normal range for the testing laboratory.
  • Hemoglobin (Hb) levels <9 g/dL

Locations

  • University of California-Irvine
    OrangeCalifornia92868United States
  • University of Washington Medical Center
    SeattleWashington98105United States

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Grifols Therapeutics LLC
ID
NCT02473965
Phase
Phase 2
Study Type
Interventional
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