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A Study to Assess the Effect of Tocilizumab + Methotrexate on Signs and Symptoms in Patients With Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00106548
First received: March 25, 2005
Last updated: June 10, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

This 3 arm study will compare the safety and efficacy, with regard to reduction of signs and symptoms, of tocilizumab versus placebo, both in combination with methotrexate (MTX). in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who currently have an inadequate response to MTX. Patients wil be randomized to receive tocilizumab 4mg/kg iv, tocilizumab 8mg/mg iv, or placebo iv, every 4 weeks; all patients will also receive methotrexate 10-25mg weekly. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is 500+ individuals.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Methotrexate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind Study of Safety and Reduction in Signs and Symptoms During Treatment With Tocilizumab Versus Placebo, in Combination With Methotrexate, in Patients With Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with ACR 20 response [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients ACR 50/70 responses; change from baseline in ACR core set components. [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters, vital signs [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 623
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
4mg/kg iv / month
Drug: Methotrexate
10-25mg/week
Experimental: 2 Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
8mg/kg iv / month
Drug: Methotrexate
10-25mg/week
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: Placebo
iv / month
Drug: Methotrexate
10-25mg/week

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients at least 18 years of age with moderate to severe active RA for at least 6 months;
  • inadequate response to a stable dose of MTX;
  • patients of reproductive potential must be using reliable methods of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • major surgery (including joint surgery) within 8 weeks before entering study, or planned surgery within 6 months after entering study;
  • prior treatment failure with an anti-tumor necrosis factor agent;
  • women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Clinical Trials, Study Director, Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00106548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WA17822
Study First Received: March 25, 2005
Last Updated: June 10, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Signs and Symptoms
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Methotrexate
Abortifacient Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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