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Test and Treat COVID 65plus+ (COVID65plus)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04351516
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (No Patients enrolled)
First Posted : April 17, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital Tuebingen

Brief Summary:
Patients over equal or older than 65 yearswill be treated with a hydroxychloroquine versus placebo reduced loading dose of 600mg on the first day followed with 400mg/day divided in 2x200mg for 6 more days resulting in a total duration of therapy of 7 days. Measurement of Hydroxychloroquine-levels will be performed on day 7, . A follow-up by video or telephone conference will be performed to observe drug intake and collect adverse events during treatment phase on a daily base on working days and once during the weekend (i.e. 6 out of 7 days). After treatment phase follow-up by telephone calls will be done on day 10, 30, 60 (+/- 2 days).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
SARS-CoV 2 COVID-19 Drug: Hydroxychloroquine Other: Placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of Hydroxychloroquine Versus Placebo in Early Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment of Elderly COVID19 Patients
Actual Study Start Date : April 21, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 1, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: hydroxychloroquine Drug: Hydroxychloroquine
dose of 600mg on the first day followed with 400mg/day divided in 2x200mg for 6 more days

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
Placebo: Film Coated Tablette

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ● Rate of hospitalization or death at day 7 after study inclusion [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Age ≥ 65 years
  • Mild to moderate symptomatic respiratory tract Infection defined as not requiring hospital admission: SpO2 >94%, respiratory rate <20, mental state alert, no signs of septic shock
  • Proven SARS-Cov2 infection by throat swab (PCR)
  • Onset of symptoms within the last 3 days before randomization
  • Must be able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements in the investigator's opinion. I.e. must be able to answer to questions concerning symptoms and side effects and must be able to consent to the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalization at study inclusion
  • Weight <50 kg
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Severe heart failure, characterized as NYHA class 3 or 4
  • Use of concomitant medications that prolong the QT/QTc interval.
  • QTc >450ms
  • Bilirubin ≥ 1,5 x UNL, (except for known M. Meulengracht)
  • AST/ALT ≥ 3 x ULN
  • Albumine ≤ 2.8 g/dl
  • Hemoglobin ≤ 9 g/dl
  • Leucocytes ≤ 2000/µl
  • Neutrophiles ≤ 1000/µl
  • Thrombocytes ≤ 100.000/µl
  • Troponin elevation
  • BNP > 500 pg/ml
  • Creatine kinase > 5 x ULN
  • Creatinine >1,5 mg/dl
  • Uncorrected hypopotassemia or hypomagnesemia
  • History of hypoglycemic events
  • History of or present cardial arrhythmia (except atrial fibrillation or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia)
  • Bradycardia < 60 beats/min
  • History of Retinopathy or Maculopathy
  • Psoriasis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Epilepsy
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes or need for highly immunosuppressive medication
  • Pre-existing medication with hydroxychloroquine
  • Known G6PD deficiency.
  • Participation in another interventional study
  • Known hypersensibility to hydroxychloroquine and its derivates

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04351516

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Uniklinikum Tuebingen
Tuebingen, Germany
Uniklinikum Ulm
Ulm, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University Hospital Tuebingen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04351516    
Other Study ID Numbers: COVID65plus
2020-001482-37 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: April 17, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2021
Last Verified: April 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pneumonia, Viral
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antirheumatic Agents