Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Intravenous Secukinumab up to 52 Weeks in Subjects With Active Psoriatic Arthritis

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group, Phase III Multicenter Study of Intravenous Secukinumab to Compare Efficacy at 16 Weeks With Placebo and to Assess Safety and Tolerability up to 52 Weeks in Subjects With Active Psoriatic Arthritis

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04209205

Novartis Reference Number: CAIN457P12302

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Study Description

This study to provide up to 52 weeks of efficacy, safety and tolerability data to support registration of intravenous (i.v.) secukinumab (Initial dose of 6 mg/kg at Baseline (BSL) followed thereafter with 3 mg/kg administered every four weeks) in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) despite current or previous NSAID, DMARD and/or anti-TNF therapy.

Condition 
Psoriatic Arthritis
Phase 
Phase 3
Overall status 
Recruiting
Enrollment count 
380 participants
Start date 
Jan 29, 2020
Completion date 
Oct 03, 2022
Gender 
All
Age(s)
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)

Interventions

Drug
Secukinumab
Subjects will receive secukinumab i.v. (6 mg/kg) at BSL, followed by secukinumab 3 mg/kg i.v. every four weeks starting at Week 4 through Week 48 (exposure through week 52).
Drug
Placebo
Subjects will receive placebo i.v. at BSL, Week 4, 8 and 12 followed by secukinumab 3 mg/kg i.v. every four weeks starting at Week 16 through Week 48 (exposure through week 52).

Eligibility Criteria

Patients eligible for inclusion in this study have to fulfill all of the following criteria:

Diagnosis of PsA classified by CASPAR criteria and with symptoms for at least 6 months with moderate to severe PsA who must have at Baseline ≥3 tender joints out of 78 and ≥3 swollen out of 76 (dactylitis of a digit counts as one joint each)
Rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies negative at screening
Diagnosis of active plaque psoriasis or nail changes consistent with psoriasis or documented history of plaque psoriasis
Subjects with PsA should have taken NSAIDs for at least 4 weeks prior to randomization with inadequate control of symptoms or at least one dose if stopped due to intolerance to NSAIDs
Subjects taking corticosteroids must be on a stable dose of ≤10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent for at least 2 weeks before randomization and should remain on a stable dose up to Week 16
Subjects taking MTX (≤ 25 mg/week) are allowed to continue their medication if the dose is stable for at least 4 weeks before randomization and should remain on a stable dose up to Week 52.

Patients fulfilling any of the following criteria are not eligible for inclusion in this study:

Chest X-ray or chest MRI with evidence of ongoing infectious or malignant process, obtained within 3 months prior to screening and evaluated by a qualified physician
Subjects taking high potency opioid analgesics (e.g. methadone, hydromorphone, morphine)
Previous exposure to secukinumab or other biologic drug directly targeting IL-17 or IL-17 receptor
Ongoing use of prohibited psoriasis treatments / medications (e.g., topical corticosteroids, UV therapy) at randomization. The following wash-out periods need to be observed:
Oral or topical retinoids- 4 weeks
Photochemotherapy (e.g. PUVA)- 4 weeks
Phototherapy (UVA or UVB)- 2 weeks
Topical skin treatments (except in face, eyes, scalp and genital area during screening, only corticosteroids with mild to moderate potency)- 2 weeks
Any intramuscular or intravenous corticosteroid treatment within 4 weeks before randomization.
Any therapy by intra-articular injections (e.g. corticosteroid) within 4 weeks before randomization.
Subjects who have previously been treated with more than 3 different TNF inhibitors (investigational or approved).
Subjects who have ever received biologic immunomodulating agents, investigational or approved except for those targeting TNFα.
Previous treatment with any cell-depleting therapies including but not limited to anti-CD20 or investigational agents (e.g., CAMPATH, anti-CD4, anti-CD5, anti-CD3, anti-CD19)

Study Locations

United States
Novartis Investigative Site
Recruiting
Birmingham, 35205
Alabama
United States
Novartis Investigative Site
Recruiting
Fullerton, 92835
California
United States
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La Mesa, 91942
California
United States
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Upland, 91786
California
United States
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West Hills, 91307
California
United States
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Denver, 80230
Colorado
United States
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Lewes, 19958
Delaware
United States
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Clearwater, 33765
Florida
United States
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Miami, 33032
Florida
United States
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Ocoee, 34761
Florida
United States
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Palm Harbor, 34684
Florida
United States
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Plantation, 33324
Florida
United States
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Winter Park, 32789
Florida
United States
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Indianapolis, 46256
Indiana
United States
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Bowling Green, 42101
Kentucky
United States
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Columbia, 21046
Maryland
United States
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Saint Louis, 63117
Missouri
United States
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Lincoln, 68516
Nebraska
United States
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Voorhees, 08043
New Jersey
United States
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Greensboro, 27408
North Carolina
United States
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Middleburg Heights, 44130
Ohio
United States
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Oklahoma City, 73103
Oklahoma
United States
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Tulsa, 74136
Oklahoma
United States
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Duncansville, 16635
Pennsylvania
United States
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Mesquite, 75150
Texas
United States
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Newport News, 23608
Virginia
United States
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Charleston, 25304
West Virginia
United States
Bulgaria
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Burgas, 8000
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Bulgaria
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Sofia, 1431
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Bulgaria
Czechia
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Prague 2, 128 50
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Czechia
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Praha 4, 140 59
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Czechia
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Praha 5, 150 06
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Czechia
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Uherske Hradiste, 686 01
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Czechia
India
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Nashik, 422 101
Maharashtra
India
Malaysia
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Seremban, 70300
Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan, 68100
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Malaysia
Philippines
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Quezon City, 1102
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Philippines
Russian Federation
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Kemerovo, 650029
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Russian Federation
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Nizhny Novgorod, 603018
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Russian Federation
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Rostov on Don, 344022
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Russian Federation
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Saint Petersburg, 197022
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Russian Federation
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St Petersburg, 190068
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Russian Federation
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Yaroslavl, 150003
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Russian Federation
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Yekaterinburg, 620109
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Russian Federation
Thailand
Novartis Investigative Site
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Bangkoknoi, 10700
Bangkok
Thailand
Novartis Investigative Site
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Bangkok, 10400
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Thailand
Turkey
Novartis Investigative Site
Recruiting
Bursa, 16059
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Turkey

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