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Eculizumab (Soliris) in Covid-19 Infected Patients (SOLID-C19)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04288713
Expanded Access Status : Available
First Posted : February 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Pitts, M.D., Hudson Medical

Brief Summary:
Covid-19 has spread rapidly throughout the world causing widespread panic, death, and injury. While this virus is the provocateur, it is often the patient's own disproportionate immune response which deals the most devastating (and often fatal) damage. A specific part of the immune system, known as the complement, has been shown to cause such damage in other types of coronaviruses. In the SOLID-C19 study, Soliris (Eculizumab) will be used to modulate the activity of the distal complement preventing the formation of the membrane attack complex. By modulating this portion of the immune response, mortality can be halted while the patient has time to recover from the virus with supportive medical care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Coronavirus Drug: Eculizumab

Detailed Description:

Recorded Endpoints:

  • Mortality
  • Time in the ICU
  • Time on a ventilator


An Emergency FDA IND must be submitted (FDA form 3926) for each patient.

Subsequent to approval the primary investigator will obtain an authorization letter from Alexion Pharmaceuticals.


Prior to dosing the patient must receive ceftriaxone IV and this must be continued during the entire duration of therapy (vaccination will be mentioned shortly and is the only exception to prophylactic antibiotic coverage). If there is a clinical reason why the patient cannot receive Ceftriaxone (allergy, supply, etc) then an alternative prophylactic antibiotic covering Neisseria meningitis must be given for the duration of therapy. The SeroB and Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines can be given if the duration of antibiotic therapy becomes unsafe or unfeasible. In that case, antibiotic therapy should be withdrawn no sooner than 2 weeks after vaccination with both meningococcal vaccines (see ACIP guidelines in complement deficient patients). It is preferred that vaccination is avoided while the patient is acutely ill and that prophylactic antibiotics are used as meningococcal vaccination can upregulate the immune system possibly worsening the patient's condition.

Standard dosing protocol - Eculizumab 900mg IV every 7 days. Eculizumab is given IV over 30 minutes without the need of a pump (although one can be used if available).

Supplemental doses of eculizumab can be given if clinically warranted at the discretion of the investigator and clinical team.

The team should perform Murray scores daily for the first 72 hours THEN every other day unless a change is deemed necessary by the attending physician. (table 2)

Complement blood levels should be drawn every 72 hours. They may be drawn sooner if there is clinical inquiry which would affect clinical decision making and/or after a dose of Eculizumab is given.

The duration of therapy is at the discretion of the clinical team and investigator.

Follow up at day 7, 14, and 28 after discharge.

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Study Type : Expanded Access
Expanded Access Type : Individual Patients, Treatment IND/Protocol
Official Title: Soliris to Stop Immune Mediated Death In Covid 19 Infected Patients. A Trial of Distal Complement Inhibition.

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Eculizumab
    A distal complement inhibitor.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or older.
  • Confirmed Covid-19 infection
  • ARDS
  • ICU patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active Neisseria infection.
  • Concomitant enrollment in another experimental/off-label immunosuppressive therapy trial.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04288713

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Contact: Thomas C Pitts, M.D. 6465967386 Drpitts@hudsonmedical.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hudson Medical
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Responsible Party: Thomas Pitts, M.D., Thomas C Pitts, M.D., Hudson Medical
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04288713    
Other Study ID Numbers: COVID19
First Posted: February 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
Keywords provided by Thomas Pitts, M.D., Hudson Medical:
Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Corona Virus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Complement Inactivating Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs