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Efficacy and Safety Study of Gevokizumab to Treat Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris

This study has been completed.
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XOMA (US) LLC Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2011
Last updated: March 3, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether gevokizumab is effective in the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acne Vulgaris
Drug: Placebo
Drug: gevokizumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Gevokizumab in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris

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Further study details as provided by XOMA (US) LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The mean absolute change from baseline in inflammatory facial lesion count at Day 84 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 84 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of subjects with a successful treatment outcome at Day 84 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 84 ]
    Successful treatment outcome is defined as an improvement of >= 2 grades from the baseline grade on the dichotomized facial Investigator's Global Assessment scale.

Enrollment: 127
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Sterile solution administered subcutaneously on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 56
Experimental: low dose gevokizumab Drug: gevokizumab
Sterile solution administered subcutaneously on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 56
Experimental: high dose gevokizumab Drug: gevokizumab
Sterile solution administered subcutaneously on Day 0, Day 28, and Day 56


Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of moderate to severe acne vulgaris
  • Acne vulgaris unresponsive to oral antibiotics
  • Willingness to maintain current habits for facial cleaning, shaving, and application of cosmetics through the end of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of medications or treatments from specified pre-treatment time periods through the end of the study
  • Beard, moustache, sideburns or other facial hair that may interfere with evaluation
  • Other forms of acne
  • History of malignancy within 5 years
  • History of allergic or anaphylactic reactions to monoclonal antibodies
  • History of tuberculosis
  • History of chronic systemic infections
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01498874

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Responsible Party: XOMA (US) LLC Identifier: NCT01498874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X052120
Study First Received: December 21, 2011
Last Updated: March 3, 2014

Keywords provided by XOMA (US) LLC:
Acne Vulgaris

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017