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Evaluation of Reactogenicity and Safety of GSK Biologicals' Rotarix™ (Human Rotavirus Vaccine) in Infants

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2008
Last updated: November 24, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
This Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) will collect reactogenicity and safety data on the use of human rotavirus vaccine in healthy infants aged from 6 weeks (first dose) to not more than 24 weeks (second dose).

Condition Intervention Phase
Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Rotavirus Vaccines Biological: Rotarix™ Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reactogenicity and Safety of Two Doses of GSK Biologicals' Oral Live Attenuated Human Rotavirus Vaccine, Rotarix™ When Administered in Sri Lankan Infants Aged at Least 6 Weeks at the Time of First Vaccination.

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects With at Least One >= Grade "2" Fever, Vomiting or Diarrhoea [ Time Frame: During the 8-day solicited follow-up period ]

    Grade 2 fever was defined as axillary temperature > 38.0 to <= 39.0 degrees Celsius and grade 3 fever as axillary temperature > 39.0 degrees Celsius.

    Grade 2 vomiting was defined as 2 episodes of vomiting per day and grade 3 as 3 or more episodes of vomiting per day.

    Grade 2 diarrhoea was defined as 4-5 looser than normal stools per day and grade 3 as 6 or more looser than normal stools a day.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects Reporting Each Type of Solicited General Symptoms [ Time Frame: During the 8-day follow-up period ]
    Solicited symptoms included cough, diarrhoea, irritability, loss of appetite, fever (degrees Celsius) and vomiting.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Unsolicited Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: During the 31-day follow-up period ]
    Unsolicited AEs cover any AE reported in addition to those solicited during the clinical study and any solicited symptom with onset outside the specified period of follow-up for solicited symptoms.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Throughout the study period (Day 0 to Month 3 or 4) ]
    SAEs assessed include medical occurrences that result in death, is life threatening, require hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization, result in disability/incapacity or are a congenital anomaly/birth defect in the offspring of a study subject

Enrollment: 522
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Rotarix Group
Subjects received 2 oral doses of Rotarix vaccine at an interval of at least 4 weeks between doses. The first dose was given from the age of 6 weeks and vaccination with both doses was to be completed by 24 weeks of age.
Biological: Rotarix™
Two oral doses, with at least 4 weeks interval in-between


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Weeks to 19 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who the investigator believes that their parents/guardians can and will comply with the requirements of the protocol .
  • A male or female at least 6 weeks of age at the time of the first vaccination.
  • Written informed consent obtained from the parent or guardian of the subject.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of allergic disease or reactions likely to be exacerbated by any component of the vaccine.
  • Acute disease at the time of enrolment.
  • Any history of uncorrected congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract that would predispose for intussusception.
  • Any contraindication as stated in the updated and approved Prescribing Information
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00779779

Sri Lanka
GSK Investigational Site
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 03
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: E.D. Derilus; Clinical Disclosure Advisor, GSK Clinical Disclosure Identifier: NCT00779779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 111664
Study First Received: October 23, 2008
Results First Received: June 29, 2010
Last Updated: November 24, 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017