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Safety and Efficacy of a Switch to MK-1439A in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1)-Infected Participants Virologically Suppressed on an Anti-retroviral Regimen in Combination With Two Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (MK-1439A-024) (DRIVE-SHIFT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02397096
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 24, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a switch to MK-1439A (MK-1439 [doravirine] plus lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) in HIV-1-infected participants virologically suppressed on a protocol-specified antiretroviral regimen. The primary hypothesis is that a switch to MK-1439A will be non-inferior to continuation of the regimen at Screening for 24 weeks, as assessed by the proportion of participants maintaining HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) <50 copies/mL. The Base Study will last up to 50 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV-1 Infection Drug: MK-1439A Drug: Baseline regimen of ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor Drug: Baseline regimen of cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir Drug: Baseline regimen of a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Drug: Baseline regimen of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Two optional study extensions are planned. Study Extension 1 will evaluate efficacy and safety of the switch to MK-1439A for an additional 2 years beyond the Base Study. Study Extension 2 will evaluate safety of the switch to MK-1439A until MK-1439A becomes locally available, or 2 years beyond Study Extension 1, whichever comes first.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 673 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized Study to Evaluate a Switch to MK-1439A in HIV-1-Infected Subjects Virologically Suppressed on a Regimen of a Ritonavir-boosted Protease Inhibitor and Two Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs)
Actual Study Start Date : June 9, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 22, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A
Participants receiving continuous antiretroviral therapy with a ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor (atazanavir, darunavir, or lopinavir) or cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir or a NNRTI (specifically, efavirenz, nevirapine, or rilpivirine) in combination with 2 NRTIs for >=6 months with undetectable HIV-1 RNA will switch on Day 1 to MK-1439A single tablet by mouth once daily for 48 weeks in the Base Study and, optionally, for up to an additional 4 years in the Study Extensions
Drug: MK-1439A
Single tablet containing MK-1439 (doravirine) 100 mg, lamivudine 300 mg, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg

Drug: Baseline regimen of ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with a ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor (atazanavir, darunavir, or lopinavir) administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with a NNRTI (efavirenz, nevirapine, or rilpivirine) administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with two NRTIs administered according to the product circular

Active Comparator: Delayed Switch to MK-1439A
Participants receiving continuous antiretroviral therapy with a ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor (atazanavir, darunavir, or lopinavir) or cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir or a NNRTI (specifically, efavirenz, nevirapine, or rilpivirine) in combination with 2 NRTIs for >=6 months with undetectable HIV-1 RNA will continue on this therapy until Week 24, at which time they will switch to MK-1439A single tablet by mouth once daily for 24 weeks in the Base Study and, optionally, for up to an additional 4 years in the Study Extensions
Drug: MK-1439A
Single tablet containing MK-1439 (doravirine) 100 mg, lamivudine 300 mg, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg

Drug: Baseline regimen of ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with a ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor (atazanavir, darunavir, or lopinavir) administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with a NNRTI (efavirenz, nevirapine, or rilpivirine) administered according to the product circular

Drug: Baseline regimen of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Baseline regimen of antiretroviral therapy with two NRTIs administered according to the product circular




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants Maintaining HIV-1 RNA <50 Copies/mL: Primary Analysis [ Time Frame: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 48; Delayed Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 24 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Baseline in Fasting Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) [ Time Frame: Both arms: Baseline and Week 24 ]
  2. Change from Baseline in Fasting Non-high-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (non-HDL-C) [ Time Frame: Both arms: Baseline and Week 24 ]
  3. Percentage of Participants Maintaining HIV-1 RNA <50 Copies/mL [ Time Frame: Both arms: Week 24 ]
  4. Change from Baseline in Cluster of Differentiation (CD4) Cell Counts [ Time Frame: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A arm: Baseline and Week 48; Both arms: Baseline and Week 24 ]
  5. Percentage of Participants Maintaining HIV-1 RNA <40 Copies/mL [ Time Frame: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 48; Both arms: Week 24 ]
  6. Percentage of Participants with HIV-1 RNA >=50 Copies/mL [ Time Frame: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 48; Delayed Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 24 ]
  7. Percentage of Participants Maintaining HIV-1 RNA <50 Copies/mL: Secondary Analysis [ Time Frame: Immediate Switch to MK-1439A arm: Week 48; Both arms: Week 24 ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving antiretroviral therapy with a ritonavir- or cobicistat-boosted protease inhibitor (atazanavir, darunavir, or lopinavir) or cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir or a NNRTI (specifically, efavirenz, nevirapine, or rilpivirine) in combination with 2 NRTIs (and no other antiretroviral therapy) continuously for >= 6 months
  • Receiving first or second retroviral regimen (participants receiving a NNRTI at Screening must be on their first retroviral regimen)
  • No history of using an experimental NNRTI
  • Not receiving lipid lowering therapy or on a stable dose of lipid lowering therapy at the time of enrollment
  • Male or female participant not of reproductive potential or, if of reproductive potential, agrees to avoid becoming pregnant or impregnating a partner while receiving study drug and for 14 days after the last dose of study drug by complying with one of the following: 1) practice abstinence from heterosexual activity, or 2) use acceptable contraception during heterosexual activity
  • For inclusion in Study Extension 1 (optional): completed the Week 48 visit; considered to have derived benefit from study participation up to Week 48; considered to be a clinically appropriate candidate for an additional 2 years treatment with study drug
  • For inclusion in Study Extension 2 (optional): completed the Week 144 visit; considered to have derived benefit from study participation up to Week 144; considered to be a clinically appropriate candidate for an additional 2 years treatment with study drug

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uses recreational or illicit drugs or has a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence
  • Received treatment for a viral infection other than HIV-1, such as hepatitis B, with an agent that is active against HIV-1 such as adefovir, emtricitabine, lamivudine, or tenofovir
  • Has documented or known resistance to study drugs including MK-1439, lamivudine, and/or tenofovir
  • Participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within 30 days or anticipates doing so during the course of this study
  • Used systemic immunosuppressive therapy or immune modulators within 30 days or anticipates needing them during the course of this study (short courses of corticosteroids will be allowed)
  • Current, active diagnosis of acute hepatitis due to any cause (participants with chronic hepatitis B and C may enter the study as long as they fulfill all entry criteria, have stable liver function tests, and have no significant impairment of hepatic function)
  • Has evidence of decompensated liver disease or has liver cirrhosis and a Child-Pugh Class C score or Pugh-Turcotte score >9
  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive at any time during the study
  • Female and is expecting to donate eggs or male and is expecting to donate sperm during the study

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02397096


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02397096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1439A-024
2014-005550-18 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: March 24, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ritonavir
Lopinavir
Darunavir
Atazanavir Sulfate
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Cobicistat
Nevirapine
Rilpivirine
Efavirenz
Protease Inhibitors
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers