Pharmacokinetics and Optimal Timing of Dronedarone Initiation Following Long-term Amiodarone in Patients With Paroxysmal or Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (ARTEMIS AF LT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01199081
First received: September 9, 2010
Last updated: June 6, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

Primary Objective:

- Explore Dronedarone and active metabolite pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles according to different timings of Dronedarone initiation.

Secondary Objective:

  • Explore potential PK interaction between Dronedarone and Amiodarone
  • Evaluate the rate of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) recurrence during the study period (from randomization up to 60 days after)
  • To assess the safety of the change from Amiodarone to Dronedarone and Dronedarone safety

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrial Fibrillation
Drug: Dronedarone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, International, Multi-center, Open-label Study to Document Pharmacokinetics and Optimal Timing of Initiation of Dronedarone Treatment Following Long-term Amiodarone in Patients With Paroxysmal or Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Whatever the Reason for the Change of Treatment.

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma levels of dronedarone and its metabolite [ Time Frame: At randomization (baseline), 3 hours after the first dose of dronedarone, after 1, 2 and 4 weeks of treatment with dronedarone (before dronedarone dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma levels of amiodarone and its metabolite [ Time Frame: At randomization (baseline), 3 hours after the first dose of dronedarone, after 1, 2 and 4 weeks of treatment with dronedarone (before dronedarone dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of patients with AF recurrence [ Time Frame: From randomization up to 60 days after ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of patients with Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESIs) [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks after randomization ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Specific AESIs are: congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Interstitial lung disease , severe skin disorders, peripheral neuropathy including optic neuropathy and increase in alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

  • Number of patients with symptomatic bradycardia (Heart Rate (HR) < 50 beats per minute at rest) [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks after randomization ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of patients with symptomatic tachycardia (HR > 120 beats per minute at rest) [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks after randomization ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 154
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group A

Dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for 8 weeks starting from randomization.

The last 2 months regimen of Amiodarone 200 mg/day is continued until randomization.

Drug: Dronedarone

Pharmaceutical form: tablet

Route of administration: oral (together with meal)

Dose regimen: 400 mg twice daily

Other Names:
  • Multaq®
  • SR33589
Experimental: Group B

Dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for 6 weeks starting 2 weeks after randomization.

The last 2 months regimen of Amiodarone 200 mg/day is continued until randomization.

Drug: Dronedarone

Pharmaceutical form: tablet

Route of administration: oral (together with meal)

Dose regimen: 400 mg twice daily

Other Names:
  • Multaq®
  • SR33589
Experimental: Group C

Dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for 4 weeks starting 4 weeks after randomization.

The last 2 months regimen of Amiodarone 200 mg/day is continued until randomization.

Drug: Dronedarone

Pharmaceutical form: tablet

Route of administration: oral (together with meal)

Dose regimen: 400 mg twice daily

Other Names:
  • Multaq®
  • SR33589

Detailed Description:

The maximum study duration per patient is 10 weeks

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

Screening:

  • Paroxysmal or persistent AF having received at least 6 months of amiodarone before screening with at least the last 2 months at a regimen of 200 mg/day (during at least 5 days per week) prior to screening
  • Requiring a change from amiodarone treatment whatever the reason, but without liver, lung or thyroid toxicity related to previous use of amiodarone
  • At least one cardiovascular risk factor (i.e. age > 70, hypertension, diabetes, prior cerebrovascular disease or left atrial diameter >= 50 mm
  • Effective anticoagulation treatments verified by International Normalized Ratio (INR) (target INR > 2)
  • QTc Bazett < 500 ms on 12-lead ECG

Randomization:

  • Outpatients and Inpatients (except patients hospitalized during screening period for SAE)
  • Sinus rhythm
  • Effective oral anticoagulation treatment verified by INR (target INR > 2). INR should be closely monitored after initiating dronedarone in patients taking vitamin K antagonist as per their label
  • QTc Bazett < 500 ms and PR < 280 ms on 12-lead ECG

Exclusion criteria:

Screening:

  • Contraindication to oral anticoagulation
  • Acute condition known to cause AF
  • Permanent AF
  • Bradycardia < 50 bpm at rest on the 12-lead ECG
  • History of, or current heart failure or left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Unstable hemodynamic conditions
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Previous catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation or catheter ablation scheduled in the next 10 weeks
  • Previous history of Amiodarone intolerance or toxicity
  • History of thyroid dysfunction
  • Mandatory contraindicated concomitant treatment:

    • potent cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) inhibitors
    • drugs or herbal products that prolong the QT interval and known to increase the risk of Torsade de Pointes
  • Previous treatment with class I or class III anti-arrhythmic drugs (including sotalol) other than amiodarone if the anti-arrhythmic drug was taken less than one week before the day of screening (if taken more than one week before screening, the patient can be included)

Randomization

  • Bradycardia < 50 bpm on the 12-lead ECG
  • History of, or current heart failure or left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Unstable hemodynamic conditions
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Mandatory contraindicated concomitant treatment:

    • potent cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) inhibitors
    • drugs or herbal products that prolong the QT interval and known to increase the risk of Torsade de Pointes

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanofi
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01199081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DRONE_C_04629, 2010-019247-19
Study First Received: September 9, 2010
Last Updated: June 6, 2013
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Amiodarone
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents

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