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Open-label Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of DUEXIS® (Ibuprofen and Famotidine) Tablets in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Horizon Pharma Ireland, Ltd., Dublin Ireland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01563185
First received: March 20, 2012
Last updated: November 19, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
  Purpose

The primary objective of this Phase 4, multi-center, open-label study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of DUEXIS in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients aged 10 years to 16 years, 11 months, treated up to 24 weeks.

The secondary objectives are to evaluate the PK characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA patients and to evaluate the signs and symptoms of JIA in patients aged 10 years to 16 years, 11 months receiving DUEXIS for up to 24 weeks.


Condition Intervention Phase
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug: 800 mg ibuprofen/26.6 mg famotidine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of DUEXIS® (Ibuprofen and Famotidine) Tablets in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Horizon Pharma Ireland, Ltd., Dublin Ireland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Reporting Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 26/ET (adverse event data was collected at every visit, including telephone visits) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Safety assessments included AE monitoring, concomitant medication review, physical examinations (including vital signs and weight), and clinical laboratory assessments, including pregnancy testing for female patients. The outcome measure data table below describes the TEAEs experienced by patients.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Childhood Health Questionnaire Parent Form 50 (CHQ-PF50) Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline to Endpoint (Endpoint is the last post-baseline value obtained, as two subjects did not complete the study up until week 24). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    To assess patient quality of life while on study medication, the CHQ was administered to the patients' parent or guardian on Day 0 and at the Week 24/ET visit. The raw scale scores were transformed into scores on a 0 to 100 scale, 100 indicating best health and 0 indicating worst health. The algorithm is:

    Transformed Score = ((Actual Raw Score - Lowest Possible Raw Score)/(Possible Raw Score Range)) x100. The actual raw score is the mean of the item responses in a scale (sum of item responses/number of completed items). The possible raw score range is the highest possible raw score minus the lowest possible raw score. The outcome measure data table shows the average change in the CHQ concepts from Baseline to the week 24 visit. The average change in the CHQ concepts is on a -100 to 100 scale, -100 representing a negative change in health and 100 indicating a positive change in health.


  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Pediatric Core Measures: Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity and Parent's Assessment of Overall Well-being [ Time Frame: Baseline to Endpoint (Endpoint is the last post-baseline value obtained, as two subjects did not complete the study up until week 24). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The following 2 ACR pediatric Core Measures of JIA activity and the parent's assessment of discomfort were quantitatively assessed at baseline and each study visit: the physician's global assessment of disease activity and the parent's global assessment of overall well-being. These ACR values represent the average change in the physician's global assessment of disease activity and the parent's global assessment of overall well-being from the baseline visit to the week 24/ET visit. The ACR pediatric core measure: Physician's global assessment of disease activity and parent's assessment of overall well being was measured on a scale of 0-100 mm (0 = very good, 100=very poor).

  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Pediatric Core Measures: CHAQ - Disability Index [ Time Frame: Baseline to Endpoint (Endpoint is the last post-baseline value obtained, as two subjects did not complete the study up until week 24). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The following ACR pediatric Core Measure of JIA activity and the parent's assessment of discomfort were quantitatively assessed at baseline and each study visit: CHAQ - Disability Index. This ACR measurement represents the average change in the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) - Disability Index from the baseline visit to the week 24/ET visit. The CHAQ disability index is measured on a scale of 0-3 (0 = without any difficulty, 1 = with some difficulty, 2 = with much difficulty, 3 = unable to do).

  • ACR Pediatric Components by Time Point: Number of Joints With Active Arthritis and the Number of Joints With Limited Range of Motion Number of Joints With Active Arthritis [ Time Frame: Baseline to Endpoint (Endpoint is the last post-baseline value obtained, as two subjects did not complete the study up until week 24). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The following 2 ACR pediatric Core Measures of JIA activity and the parent's assessment of discomfort were quantitatively assessed at baseline and each study visit: number of joints with active arthritis and the number of joints with limited range of motion. These ACR values represent the average change in number of joints with active arthritis and the number of joints with limited range of motion from the baseline visit to the week 24/ET visit.

    The joints that were assessed include the right and left temporomandibular, sternoclavicular, arcomiclavicular, shoulder, elbow, wrist, MCP - 1. MCP - 2, MCP - 3, MCP - 4, MCP - 5, PIP - 1, PIP - 2, PIP - 3, PIP - 4, PIP - 5, DIP - 1, DIP - 2, DIP - 3, DIP - 4, and DIP - 5.


  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Pediatric Core Measures: Serum C Reactive Protein (CRP) Concentration [ Time Frame: Baseline to Endpoint (Endpoint is the last post-baseline value obtained, as two subjects did not complete the study up until week 24). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The following ACR pediatric Core Measure of JIA activity and the parent's assessment of discomfort were quantitatively assessed at baseline and each study visit: CRP Concentration. This ACR value represents the average change in Serum C Reactive Protein (CRP) Concentration from the baseline visit to the week 24/ET visit. The normal range referenced was 0 mg/L - 4.99 mg/L.

  • Single Dose Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA Patients: Time of Maximum Observed Concentration (Tmax) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tmax was estimated for ibuprofen and famotidine.The PK parameters for ibuprofen and famotidine represent average Tmax values following a single oral dose of DUEXIS. Samples were collected pre-dose and at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 to 10 hours following study drug administration.

  • Single Dose Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA Patients: Maximum Observed Concentration (Cmax) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, and 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Cmax was estimated for ibuprofen and famotidine. The PK parameters for ibuprofen and famotidine represent average Cmax values following a single oral dose of DUEXIS. Samples were collected pre-dose and at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 to 10 hours following study drug administration.

  • Single Dose Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA Patients: Area Under the Concentration-time Curve From the Time of Dosing to the Last Measurable Concentration (AUC(0-t)) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, and 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AUC(0-t) was estimated for ibuprofen and famotidine. The PK parameters for ibuprofen and famotidine represent average AUC values following a single oral dose of DUEXIS. Samples were collected pre-dose and at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 to 10 hours following study drug administration.

  • Multiple Dose Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA Patients: Individual Oral Clearance (CL/F) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose and 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours post-dose in the single dose group; sparse samples at random times in the multiple dose group ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CL/F was estimated in ibuprofen and famotidine.

  • Multiple Dose Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of DUEXIS in JIA Patients: Volume Distribution (V/F) [ Time Frame: Pre-dose and 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours post-dose in the single dose group; sparse samples at random times in the multiple dose group ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    V/F were estimated in ibuprofen and famotidine.


Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: DUEXIS
800 mg ibuprofen/26.6 mg famotidine
Drug: 800 mg ibuprofen/26.6 mg famotidine
Oral tablet taken three time per day
Other Name: DUEXIS

Detailed Description:
Approximately 30 JIA patients who meet all eligibility criteria and who are expected to require daily administration of an NSAID for up to 24 weeks will be enrolled. A subset of approximately 6 patients will participate in a single dose PK study at Day 0 with an abbreviated PK profile performed at Week 4 if possible. Multiple dose PK sampling will occur in all enrolled patients.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient and guardian are willing to consent to undergo up to 24 weeks of treatment with DUEXIS (ibuprofen 800 mg/famotidine 26.6 mg) oral tablet three times daily.
  2. Patient is male or female, aged 10 years to 16 years, 11 months.
  3. Patient is diagnosed with JIA for > 1 month including oligoarthritis, polyarthritis rheumatoid factor (RF) +, polyarthritis RF-, psoriatic arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, or undifferentiated and systemic arthritis without systemic features in the past 6 months.
  4. Patient must have currently active articular disease as defined by > 1 active joint (i.e., presence of swelling, or if no swelling is present, limitation of motion [LOM] accompanied by pain, tenderness, or both).
  5. Based upon investigator judgment, given current treatment patient is receiving and level of disease activity, it is determined appropriate for the patient to undergo up to 24 weeks of treatment with DUEXIS (ibuprofen 800 mg/famotidine 26.6 mg) oral tablet three times daily. The investigator will use his/her clinical judgment in determining the duration of treatment for the patient based on the standard of care up to 24 weeks of treatment.
  6. Weight > 48 kg and body mass index (BMI) > 5th percentile using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) BMI percentile calculator for child and teen at the screening visit.
  7. Patient is able to swallow a DUEXIS tablet whole.
  8. For the single dose pharmacokinetic (PK) subset, patients and guardians must be willing to participate in the serial blood sample collections at Day 0 and Week 4.
  9. Female patients of childbearing potential and male patients must agree to use medically acceptable methods of contraception, including abstinence, throughout the entire study period.
  10. Patient is willing and able to comply with the prescribed treatment protocol and evaluations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient has a history of or experienced any of the following:

    • NSAID-associated and/or primary peptic ulcer disease-associated serious gastrointestinal complications such as perforation of ulcers, gastric outlet obstruction due to ulcers, and/or acute gastrointestinal bleeding
    • NSAID-induced asthma exacerbation, acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis, and/or hepatitis
    • Malignant disease of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Erosive esophagitis
    • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the 14 days prior to study Day 0
    • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as evidenced by Hemoglobin A1c > 7%
    • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, and/or hepatitis C.
  2. Current symptoms of severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, cardiac, neurological, or cerebral disease.
  3. JIA disease is severe as defined by either physician's or parent's global assessments > 90 on a 100 point scale.
  4. Systemic JIA with any of the following manifestations within the last 6 months prior to enrollment: intermittent fever due to JIA, rheumatoid rash, hepatosplenomegaly, pleuritis, pericarditis, or macrophage activation syndrome.
  5. Active uveitis.
  6. Presence of any other rheumatic disease or major chronic infectious, inflammatory, immunologic disease (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease, hypogammaglobulinemia, or systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.).
  7. Presence at screening or history of any disease other than JIA that requires the use of chronic systemic corticosteroids.
  8. History of clinically significant drug or alcohol abuse.
  9. Presence at screening of any of the following laboratory values:

    • Hemoglobin < 9.0 g/dL
    • White blood cells < 2000/mm^3 (2 x 109/L)
    • Platelets < 150,000/mm^3 (150 x 109/L)
    • Serum creatinine > 1.5 times upper limit of normal
    • Serum ALT or AST > 2.0 times upper limit of normal
    • H. pylori positive
    • Any other lab value that in the opinion of the investigator might place the patient at unacceptable risk for participation in this study.
  10. Methotrexate > 20 mg/M^2/week or > 40 mg/week.
  11. Patient currently is participating in an investigational drug study, or patient participated in an investigational drug study within the 30 days (or < 5 terminal half-lives of elimination) prior to study entry.
  12. Females who are pregnant or breast feeding.
  13. Female patient has a positive serum pregnancy test at Screening and/or a positive urine pregnancy test at Study Day 0.
  14. Patient has a concomitant disease or condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, could interfere with the conduct of the study or could put the patient at unacceptable risk
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01563185

Locations
United States, Louisiana
Children's Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70118
United States, Massachusetts
Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
UMASS Memorial Children's Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
United States, Pennsylvania
Altoona Center for Clinical Research Altoona Arthritis
Duncansville, Pennsylvania, United States, 16635
United States, Texas
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Austin, Texas, United States, 78723
Sponsors and Collaborators
Horizon Pharma Ireland, Ltd., Dublin Ireland
Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Daniel J Lovell, MD, MPH Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  More Information

Responsible Party: Horizon Pharma Ireland, Ltd., Dublin Ireland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01563185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HZ-CA-402 
Study First Received: March 20, 2012
Results First Received: July 17, 2015
Last Updated: November 19, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Horizon Pharma Ireland, Ltd., Dublin Ireland:
JIA
ibuprofen
famotidine
pediatrics
for > 1 month

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Juvenile
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Ibuprofen
Famotidine
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Histamine H2 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 23, 2016