for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
completion around



Primary objective:

  • To evaluate the efficacy of oral reparixin versus standard care alone in limiting disease progression in adult patients hospitalised for infectious pneumonia acquired in the community (CAP), including COVID-19.

Secondary objectives:

  • To determine the effect of reparixin on several disease severity/progression measures including recovery, ventilatory free days and mortality.

Safety objectives:

  • To evaluate the safety of oral reparixin versus placebo in the specific clinical setting.

Official Title

Reparixin 1200 mg TID as add-on to SoC to Limit Disease Progression in Hospitalised Patients With COVID-19 and Other Community-Acquired Pneumonia. A Multicentre, Randomised, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled, Phase III Trial (REPAVID-22)


Multinational, multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, phase III trial.

It will enrol 526 male and female patients >18 years, hospitalised for CAP (including COVID-19), assigned (1:1) to receive either oral reparixin (treatment group) or matched placebo (control group) three times a day (TID) for up to 21 days. Randomisation will be stratified according to disease severity and site.

All the patients will receive the standard of care based on their clinical need, including COVID-19 and CAP medications, as per local standard therapy at the trial site and in line with international guidelines.

The primary outcome will be evaluated at day 28, secondary will be evaluated from day 3 to day 180.

An independent external data monitoring committee (DMC) will oversee the study and evaluate unblinded interim data for efficacy, futility, and safety.


Infectious Pneumonia, Severe COVID-19, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Infectious pneumonia acquired in the community (CAP), Pneumonia, Communicable Diseases, Infections, Reparixin


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Informed consent signed
  2. Male and female ≥18 years old;
  3. Patients hospitalized for clinically suspected CAP, defined as the occurrence of (within 48h from hospital admission):
    1. at least 1 of the following signs/symptoms: dyspnea, cough, purulent sputum, crackles (rales) and/or rhonchi
    2. body temperature > 38°C or <36°C (before or during admission) or leucocytosis (> local ULN)
    3. new/increased pulmonary infiltrate(s) by chest imaging
  4. Need for non-invasive supplemental oxygen (NIAID-OS 5-6; Appendix 14.4.1);
  5. SpO2 <92% at room air, or PaO2/FiO2 (or SpO2/FiO2) <300;
  6. Females of child-bearing potential and with an active sexual life must not wish to get pregnant within 30 days after the end of the study and must be using at least one of the following reliable methods of contraception:
    1. Hormonal contraception, systemic, implantable, transdermal, or injectable contraceptives for at least 2 months before the screening visit until 30 days after the last IMP dose
    2. A non-hormonal intrauterine device [IUD] or female condom with spermicide or contraceptive sponge with spermicide or diaphragm with spermicide or cervical cap with spermicide for at least 2 months before the screening visit until 30 days after the last IMP dose
    3. A male sexual partner who agrees to use a male condom with spermicide
    4. A sterile sexual partner

      Female participants of non-child-bearing potential or in post-menopausal status for at least 1 year will be admitted. For all female subjects, with child-bearing potential, pregnancy test result must be negative before first drug intake.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Treatment with IMV or ECMO (NIAID-OS 7);
  2. Hepatic dysfunction: ALT or AST > 5 ULN; history of chronic hepatic disease (defined with Child-Pugh score B or C);
  3. Renal dysfunction: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, MDRD) <50 mL/min/1.73 m2, or need for haemodialysis or hemofiltration;
  4. Current use of >2 immunosuppressive medications or immunosuppression status (AIDS, aplastic anaemia, asplenia, systemic chemotherapy within the past 3 months, neutropenia (ANC < local LLN), solid organ or bone marrow transplant recipients)
  5. Treatment with prohibited medication within 5 half-lives, and inability to stop during treatment period (see section 5.5.2);
  6. Anticipated discharge from the hospital or transfer to another hospital within 72 hours of screening
  7. History of:
    1. intolerance or hypersensitivity to ibuprofen to more than one medication belonging to the class of sulfonamides, such as sulfamethazine, sulfamethoxazole, sulfasalazine, nimesulide or celecoxib (hypersensitivity to sulphanilamide antibiotics alone, e.g. sulfamethoxazole does not qualify for exclusion)
    2. lactase deficiency, galactosemia or glucose-galactose malabsorption
    3. gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation due to previous NSAIDs therapy or recurrent peptic ulcer/haemorrhage
    4. allergy to reparixin or any component of the IMP formulation
  8. Active bleeding or bleeding diathesis (excluding menses), prior intracranial haemorrhage
  9. Participation in other interventional clinical trials

    10. Clinical condition not compatible with oral administration of the study drug 11. Pregnancy:

    1. positive or missing pregnancy test before first drug intake or day 1;
    2. pregnant or lactating women;
    3. women of childbearing potential and fertile men who do not agree to use at least one primary form of contraception for the duration of the study
      1. Current hospital stay >72h
      2. Complicated CAP-associated conditions, such as fungal pulmonary infection, tuberculosis infection, abscess, empyema, significant bilateral pleural effusion, massive pulmonary embolism


  • UCI Health accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • University of Southern California accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Dompé Farmaceutici S.p.A
Phase 3 research study
Study Type
Expecting 526 study participants
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