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Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability Rollover Study of Eteplirsen in Subjects With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

key information

study id #: NCT01540409

condition: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

status: completed


The primary objective of this study is to assess the ongoing efficacy, safety, and tolerability of an additional 212 weeks of treatment with eteplirsen injection in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) subjects who have successfully completed the 28 week eteplirsen study: Study 4658-us-201. This study will also evaluate the correlation between biomarkers for DMD and the clinical status of participating DMD subjects.

intervention: AVI-4658 (Eteplirsen)

mechanism of action: Exon-skipping to promote dystrophin production

results: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT01540409

last updated: August 01, 2019

study details

start date: February 27, 2012

estimated completion: August 16, 2017

phase of development: Phase 2

size / enrollment: 12

study description:
This is an open label, multiple dose extension study to assess the ongoing efficacy, safety, and tolerability of weekly intravenous (IV) infusions of eteplirsen in DMD subjects who have successfully completed Study 4658-us 201.
Subjects will have the opportunity to enroll in this study during the last visit of Study 4658-us-201 (Week 28). Eligible subjects will receive once weekly IV infusions of eteplirsen (50 or 30 mg/kg) for an additional 212 weeks. Subjects will receive the same dose of eteplirsen they received in Study 4658-us-201. Subjects will thereafter continue to receive once weekly IV infusions of eteplirsen for up to an additional 72 week period (through week 284). If commercial eteplirsen becomes available during this additional 72 week period, participation in the study will be discontinued as subjects transition to commercial eteplirsen.
Safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetic (PK), and biomarker assessments will be performed at scheduled visits; adverse events (AEs) and concomitant medications and therapies will be continuously monitored.
If review of data from this open label study suggests that continued treatment with eteplirsen is warranted, this study may be extended by protocol amendment or subjects who successfully complete this study may have the opportunity to participate in a separate follow on, open label eteplirsen study.

primary outcomes:

  • Change From Baseline in the 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) at Week 240 [ Time Frame: Parent Baseline and Week 240 ]
    This study used a modified version of the 6MWT test procedure described in American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2002 guidelines, specifically adapted for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The participant was asked to walk a set course of 25 meters for 6 minutes (timed) and the distance walked in meters was recorded. Increases from baseline in 6MWT distance are indicative of improvement and decreases from baseline indicate worsening. Baseline here corresponds to the baseline in the parent study (4658-us-201, NCT01396239).
  • Change From Baseline in the Percentage of Dystrophin Positive Fibers (PDPF) at Week 48 [ Time Frame: Parent Baseline and Week 48 ]
    Dystrophin expression as assessed by percent dystrophin positive fibers was measured by immunohistochemistry (IHC) technique using primary anti-dystrophin antibody. Percent change from baseline is the arithmetic difference of the treatment time point minus baseline divided by baseline calculated for individual subjects. Baseline here corresponds to the baseline in the parent study (4658-us-201, NCT01396239).

inclusion criteria:

• Eligible Sexes:

A subject must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this study.
• The subject and/or their parent/legal guardian are willing and able to provide signed informed consent.
• The subject has successfully completed 28 weeks of treatment in Study 4658-US-201.
• The subject has a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who is able to understand and comply with all of the study procedure requirements.

exclusion criteria:
A subject who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from this study.
• The subject has a prior or ongoing medical condition that, in the Investigator's opinion, could adversely affect the safety of the subject or make it unlikely that the course of treatment or follow-up would be completed or impair the assessment of study results.

study contacts

sponsor: Sarepta Therapeutics

investigators: Medical Director, Sarepta Therapeutics

trial center locations: United States