A Study of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients Less Than 2 Years Old With Active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2016 by Hoffmann-La Roche
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 18, 2011
Last updated: March 1, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
This study will investigate the pharmacokinetics and safety of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients less than 2 years old with active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Patients will receive RoActemra/Actemra infusions every 2 weeks. The anticipated time on study treatment is 12 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: Tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Pharmacokinetic and Safety Study of Tocilizumab (TCZ) in Patients Less Than 2 Years Old With Active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA)

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics (plasma concentration of tocilizumab) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety (incidence of adverse events) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Single Arm Drug: Tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
Tocilizumab infusions every 2 weeks for 12 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, less than 24 months old at baseline
  • Diagnosis of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA)
  • Duration of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) lasting at least 3 months since the onset of sJIA symptoms
  • Presence of active disease
  • Uncontrolled disease despite treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any other auto-immune, rheumatic disease or overlap syndrome other than systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Not fully recovered from recent surgery or less than 6 weeks since surgery at the time of screening visit, or planned surgery during study
  • Any significant concurrent medical or surgical condition which would jeopardize the patient's safety
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01455701

Contact: Reference Study ID Number: NP25737 www.roche.com/about_roche/roche_worldwide.htm 888-662-6728 (U.S. and Canada) global.rochegenentechtrials@roche.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01455701     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NP25737 
Study First Received: October 18, 2011
Last Updated: March 1, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Juvenile
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016