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ISIS 14803-CS2, Treatment With ISIS 14803, Administered IV in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infections

This study has been completed.
Elan Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by:
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 6, 2002
Last updated: October 15, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
Purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, antiviral activity, and pharmacokinetic behavior of ISIS 14803 administered for up to 12 weeks by intravenous infusions in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic Drug: ISIS 14803 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must meet the following inclusion criteria during screening:

  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years.
  • Both males and females are eligible. All patients should be advised that there are no data on the possible reproductive (teratological) effects of ISIS 14803.


  • a) Females may participate if they are surgically sterile or post-menopausal. Pre-menopausal women may participate if they are abstinent or are compliant with a contraceptive regimen. Abstinence or contraceptive regimen must be maintained during the treatment period and for 4 weeks after discontinuation of therapy. A negative serum pregnancy test (i.e., human chorionic gonadotropin, hCG) within 2 weeks prior to dosing with ISIS 14803 is required for pre-menopausal women. Subjects must not be breast feeding.
  • b) Male patients must be surgically sterile, abstinent, or utilizing a barrier contraceptive method. Abstinence or contraceptive regimen must be maintained during the treatment period and for 4 weeks after discontinuation of therapy.
  • Anti-HCV antibody positive.
  • Plasma HCV RNA greater than 10,000 copies/mL.
  • Prior liver biopsy indicating chronic hepatitis.
  • WBC count less than or equal to upper limit of normal.
  • Absolute neutrophil count in normal range for the laboratory.
  • Platelet count greater than 130,000 cells/mm³.
  • Hemoglobin concentration greater than or equal to 11 g/dL.
  • PT in the normal range for the laboratory.
  • Normal aPTT.
  • Bilirubin in the normal range unless due to documented Gilbert's disease.
  • Serum creatinine less than or equal to 1.5 times the upper limit of the normal range.
  • Urinalysis showing no evidence of infection or active renal disease (e.g., proteinuria).
  • Subjects must be able to adhere to the visit schedule set forth in this protocol.
  • Written informed consent prior to the performance of any study related procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with any of the following criteria during screening will not be eligible:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (Western immunoblot confirmed presence of anti-HIV antibodies or detection of HIV RNA in blood).
  • Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (HBV surface antigen or DNA in blood).
  • Antiviral therapy for HCV within 3 months.
  • Immunomodulatory therapy (e.g., systemic corticosteriods or interferon) within 3 months.
  • Advanced or decompensated liver disease (e.g., history of bleeding varices, spontaneous hepatic encephalopathy, ascites) of any etiology such as alcohol, drug, obesity, or hemochromatosis.
  • ALT greater than 5x ULN.
  • Histologic evidence of cirrhosis.
  • Presence of an underlying disease state associated with active bleeding.
  • Undergoing therapeutic anticoagulation with heparin or warfarin.
  • Presence of any other active infection requiring therapy.
  • Presence of malignancy.
  • Presence or history of any significant medical illness that might interfere with this study.
  • Receipt of an investigational new drug, biological or therapeutic device within 30 days of study entry.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse requiring medical intervention within 2 years.
  • History of non-compliance with prescribed medical care.
  • Limited mental capacity or language skills to the extent simple instructions cannot be followed or information regarding adverse events cannot be provided
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00035945

United States, California
Isis Pharmaceuticals
Carlsbad, California, United States, 92008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Elan Pharmaceuticals
  More Information Identifier: NCT00035945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISIS 14803-CS2
Study First Received: May 6, 2002
Last Updated: October 15, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Hepatitis, Chronic processed this record on September 21, 2017