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A Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of IONIS-AGT-LRx in Hypertensive Participants With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure (ASTRAAS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04714320
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 19, 2021
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of IONIS-AGT-LRx compared to placebo on systolic blood pressure (SBP) from baseline to Study Day 85 in uncontrolled hypertensive participants on ≥ 3 antihypertensive medications and to evaluate the effect of IONIS-AGT-LRx on SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and plasma angiotensinogen (AGT) at each scheduled visit in uncontrolled hypertensive participants on ≥ 3 antihypertensive medications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Drug: IONIS-AGT-LRx Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This study will be a Phase 2, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in up to 150 participants. Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio and will receive a once-weekly subcutaneous (SC) treatment with either IONIS-AGT-LRx or matching placebo. The length of participation in the study will be approximately 29 weeks, which includes an up to 4-week screening period, a 12-week treatment period, and a 13-week post-treatment period.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of IONIS-AGT-LRx, an Antisense Inhibitor of Angiotensinogen Production Administered Subcutaneously for 12 Weeks to Hypertensive Patients With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
Actual Study Start Date : March 4, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: IONIS-AGT-LRx
Multiple doses of IONIS-AGT-LRx will be administered subcutaneously once-weekly for 12 weeks.
Drug: IONIS-AGT-LRx
Multiple doses of IONIS-AGT-LRx will be administered by SC injection.
Other Name: ISIS 757456

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
IONIS-AGT-LRx-matching placebo will be administered subcutaneously once-weekly for 12 weeks.
Drug: Placebo
IONIS-AGT-LRx-matching placebo will be administered by SC injection.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) from Baseline to Study Day 85 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 85 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Baseline in plasma AGT to each scheduled, post-baseline visit [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Day 169 ]
  2. Change from Baseline to Study Day 85 in 24-hour mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) measured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Day 85 ]
  3. Percentage of participants reaching the goals of seated automated office seated SBP ≤ 140 mmHg, DBP ≤ 90 mmHg, and both during the study [ Time Frame: Up to Day 169 ]
  4. Percentage of participants reaching the goals of automated office seated SBP ≤ 130 mmHg, DBP ≤ 80 mmHg, and both during the study [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Day 169 ]
  5. Change from Baseline on seated automated office SBP to each scheduled, post-Baseline visit [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Day 169 ]
  6. Change from Baseline on seated automated office DBP to each scheduled, post-Baseline visit [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Day 169 ]
  7. Change from Baseline to Study Day 85 in 24-hour mean SBP measured by ABPM [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 85 ]


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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or females aged 18-80 inclusive and weighing ≥ 50 kilograms (kg) at the time of informed consent
  • Females: must be non-pregnant and non-lactating, and either surgically sterile or post-menopausal
  • Males must be abstinent, surgically sterile or if engaged in sexual relations with a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP), a highly effective contraceptive method must be used
  • Body mass index (BMI) ≤ 45.0 kilograms per square meter (kg/m^2)
  • At screening, the participant must have been on a stable regimen (per Investigator judgement) of 3 or more antihypertensive medications for at least 1 month prior to screening and will be required to maintain this regimen throughout the study. The combination of antihypertensive medications must be in the following categories: a) angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), b) beta blocker: c) calcium channel blocker d) non-potassium sparing diuretic, e) alpha-1 blocker f) centrally acting sympatholytic agent or g) direct acting vasodilators (e.g. hydralazine)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant abnormalities in screening laboratory results, medical history according to Investigator judgment
  • History of secondary hypertension (HTN) including, but not limited to any of the following: renovascular HTN (unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis), coarctation of the aorta, primary hyperaldosteronism, Cushing's disease, pheochromocytoma, polycystic kidney disease, and drug-induced HTN
  • The use of the following at time of screening and during the course of the study:

    • Other medications for the treatment of HTN (e.g., minoxidil, diazoxide, renin inhibitors)
    • Medications that may cause hyperkalemia (e.g., cyclosporine or tacrolimus, pentamidine, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, all heparins)
    • Use of oral anticoagulants, unless stable for 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study drug and regular monitoring must be performed per clinical practice during the study unless the participant is receiving vitamin K agonists. If the participant is receiving vitamin K antagonists (e.g., warfarin) international normalized ratio (INR) should be in therapeutic range, as established by the Investigator, for 4 weeks prior to the first dose
    • Chronic administration of NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors (except aspirin for cardiovascular disease provided the total daily dose does not exceed 325 mg)
    • Potassium sparing diuretics (e.g., eplerenone, spironolactone, amiloride, triamterene)
  • History of bleeding diathesis, coagulopathy, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombotic cytopenic purpura (TTP), or any qualitative or quantitative platelet defect
  • Unstable/underlying known cardiovascular disease defined as:

    • Any history of congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] Class III-IV)
    • Any history of previous myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization, unstable or stable angina pectoris ˂ 1 year prior to screening
    • 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrating a QT interval (corrected using Fridericia's formula [QTcF]) ˃ 450 milliseconds (msec) in males and ˃ 470 msec in females at screening, or a history or evidence of long QT syndrome
    • Any hemodynamically unstable atrial or ventricular arrhythmias
    • Significant uncorrected valvular heart disease
    • Any history of stroke or transient ischemic attack < 1 year prior to screening
  • A cardiac valve repair, cardiac device implantation, and/or a hospitalization for heart failure within 3 months of screening
  • Active infection requiring systemic antiviral or antimicrobial therapy that will not be completed prior to Study Day 1
  • Participant works nighttime shifts (e.g., 11 PM to 7 AM)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04714320


Contacts
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Contact: Ionis Pharmaceuticals 800-679-4747 patients@ionisph.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04714320    
Other Study ID Numbers: ISIS 757456-CS4
First Posted: January 19, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2021
Last Verified: August 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Hypertension
Hypertensive
AGT
Angiotensinogen
Blood Pressure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases