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Study of Favipiravir Compared to Standard of Care in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04542694
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2020
Results First Posted : November 5, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Promomed, LLC

Brief Summary:
This is open-labe randomized multicenter comparative Phase III study conducted in 5 medical facilities. The objective of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of Favipiravir compared with the Standard of care (SOC) in hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 pneumonia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID-19 Drug: Favipiravir Drug: Standard of care Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Upon signing the informed consent form and screening, 200 eligible patients with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed COVID-19 are randomized at a 1:1 ratio to receive either Favipiravir 1600 mg twice a day (BID) on Day 1 followed by 600 mg BID on Days 2-14 (1600/600 mg), or SOC. The course of treatment by Favipiravir is 14 days.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-label Randomized Multicenter Comparative Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Areplivir Film-coated Tablets (PROMOMED RUS LLC, Russia) in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
Actual Study Start Date : May 21, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 10, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : August 20, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Favipiravir (Areplivir)

Arm 1 (n=100) receives the study drug Areplivir film-coated tablets:

on day 1 of therapy - 1600 mg (8 tablets) 2 times a day; on days 2-14 of treatment - 600 mg (3 tablets) 2 times a day. The drug is taken orally every 12 hours, swallowing whole tablet without chewing and washing down with a glass of water. The course of treatment is 14 days. The test drug is administered in hospital setting under supervision of a clinical investigator. The test drug is not handed over to the patient.

Drug: Favipiravir
200 mg coated tablets

Active Comparator: Standard of care

Arm 2 (n=100) patients receive standard therapy prescribed in accordance with the recommended treatment regimens included in the Interim Guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) approved by the Russian Ministry of Health (but not Favipiravir) by decision of the investigator and taking into account the availability of drugs at the study site. Might include hydroxychloroquine (with or without azithromycin), chloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir or other recommended schemes.

Standard therapy is administered in hospital setting. Discharge of patients from a hospital is carried out in accordance with the local practice of the study site in compliance with the current sanitary and epidemiological regime.

Drug: Standard of care

Drug: Standard of Care Standard of Care will be prescribed in accordance with the recommended treatment regimens presented in the Russian guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 according to the decision of the Investigator.

Other Name: Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir, etc.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of Clinical Status Improvement [ Time Frame: By Visit 3, approximately 10 days ]
    Rate of clinical status improvement by categorical ordinal scale of clinical status improvement by 2 or more categories by Day 10 WHO Ordinal Scale for Clinical Improvement (WHO-OSCI), 0 - uninfected (There are no clinical and virological signs of infection), 8 - dead, higher scores mean a worse outcome

  2. Time to Clinical Improvement [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Time (in days) to improvement in clinical status by WHO categorical ordinal scale of clinical status improvement.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of Viral Elimination by Day 10 [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    Percentage of patients with elimination (clearance) of COVID-19 according to PCR data by day 10 (negative PCR results).

  2. Time Before the End of Fever [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Time (in days) before the end of fever (body temperature < 37.2 ° C for 3 consecutive days without antipyretic medication).

  3. Change in the Level of Lung Damage According to CT [ Time Frame: Days 15, 21, 28 ]
    Assessment of lung injury (degree of damage by "empirical" visual scale and % of patients) according to CT data comparing to baseline. The number of patients in whom by the end of therapy there was an improvement in the condition of the lungs (a decrease in the volume of the lesion according to CT)

  4. Rate of Transfer to the Intensive Care Unit [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
    Percentage of patients transferred to intensive care unit (% of patients).

  5. Rate of the Use of Non-invasive Lung Ventilation [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
    Percentage of cases with non-invasive lung ventilation (% of patients).

  6. Rate of the Use of Mechanical Ventilation [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
    Percentage of cases with mechanical lung ventilation (% of patients)

  7. Mortality [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
    Incidence of fatal cases (% of patients)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Signing and dating of the Informed Consent Form of the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) by patients.
  2. Men and women aged 18 to 80 years inclusive at the time of signing the Informed Consent Form in PIL.
  3. No difficulty with oral medication (e.g. swallowing disorder).
  4. Patient diagnosed with "Coronavirus infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (confirmed)1, moderate severity form*" established in accordance with the Interim Guidelines of the Russian Ministry of Health for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), (revision 6 of 28.04.2020).

    *Moderate severity form: fever above 38 °C, BR above 22/min, dyspnea during exercise, pneumonia (confirmed by lung CT), SpO2 < 95%, C reactive protein (CRP) serum level above 10 mg/l.

  5. Patient should be hospitalized no more than 48 hours before the start of the study therapy.
  6. Positive PCR result for presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA at screening phase (results obtained within 7 days prior to screening are appropriate).
  7. Patient's consent to use reliable contraceptive methods throughout the study and within 1 month for women and 3 months for men after its completion. Persons eligible for participation in the study: - Women who have a negative pregnancy test and use the following contraceptives: barrier method (condom or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vaulted cap)) or double barrier method of contraception (condom or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vaulted cap) plus spermicide (foam/gel/film/cream/suppository)). Women incapable of childbearing may also participate in the study (with past history of: hysterectomy, tubal ligation, infertility, menopause more than 1 year) or men with preserved reproductive function who use barrier contraceptives, as well as men with infertility or vasectomy in the past medical history.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hypersensitivity to favipiravir and/or other components of the study drug.
  2. Impossibility of CT procedure (for example, gypsum dressing or metal structures in the field of imaging).
  3. The need to use drugs from the list of prohibited therapy.
  4. Need for treatment in the intensive care unit.
  5. Impaired liver function (AST and/or ALT ≥ 2 UNL and/or total bilirubin ≥ 1.5 UNL) at the time of screening.
  6. Impaired kidney function (creatinine clearance according to Cockcroft-Gault formula less than 45 ml/min) at the time of screening.
  7. Positive testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and/or C.
  8. Chronic heart failure FC III-IV according to New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification.
  9. Malabsorption syndrome or other clinically significant gastrointestinal disease that may affect absorption of the study drug (non-correctable vomiting, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and others).
  10. Malignancies in the past medical history.
  11. Alcohol, pharmacological and/or drug addiction in the past medical history and/or at the time of screening.
  12. Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or other history of mental pathology or suspicion of their presence at the time of screening.
  13. Severe, decompensated or unstable somatic diseases (any disease or condition that threaten the patient's life or impair the patient's prognosis, and also make it impossible for him/her to participate in the clinical study).
  14. Any history data that the investigating physician believes could lead to complication in the interpretation of the study results or create an additional risk to the patient as a result of his/her participation in the study.
  15. Patient's unwillingness or inability to comply with procedures of the Study Protocol (in the opinion of physician investigator).
  16. Pregnant or nursing women or women planning pregnancy.
  17. Participation in another clinical study for 3 months prior to inclusion in the study.
  18. Other conditions that, according to the physician investigator, prevent the patient from being included in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04542694

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Russian Federation
State Clinical Hospital №50
Moscow, Russian Federation
Regional Clinic Hospital of Ryazan
Ryazan', Russian Federation
City Hospital N40 of Kurortny District
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Medical institute Ogarev Mordovia State university
Saransk, Russian Federation
Smolensk clinical hospital №1
Smolensk, Russian Federation
Sponsors and Collaborators
Promomed, LLC
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Principal Investigator: Dmitriy Pushkar Moscow State Clinical Hospital №50
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Promomed, LLC:
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Responsible Party: Promomed, LLC Identifier: NCT04542694    
Other Study ID Numbers: FAV052020
First Posted: September 9, 2020    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 5, 2020
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2020
Last Verified: November 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Promomed, LLC:
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
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents