A Study to Investigate Intravenous Tocilizumab in Participants With Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

  • COVID-19 Pneumonia
Trial Status:


This trial runs in
  • Allentown
  • Baltimore
  • Charleston
  • Cleveland
  • Fullerton
  • Houston
  • Jacksonville
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Norwalk
  • Oak Lawn
  • Park Ridge
  • paterson
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Reno
  • Sugar Land
  • Toledo
  • Washington
  • Winston-Salem
Trial Identifier:

NCT04363736 CA42481

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      Trial Summary

      This study will assess the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of two different doses of tocilizumab (TCZ) in combination with standard-of-care (SOC) in hospitalized adult participants with moderate to severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 2 Phase
      NCT04363736 , CA42481 Trial Identifier
      Tociliuzumab Treatments
      COVID-19 Pneumonia Condition
      Official Title

      A Phase-II, Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Efficacy of 8 mg/kg or 4mg/kg Intravenous Tocilizumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥18 Years Age
      No Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • Hospitalization with COVID-19 pneumonia confirmed by a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of any specimen [e.g., respiratory, blood, urine, stool, and other bodily fluids]) and evidence of pneumonia on chest X-ray or computed tomography scan
      • For severe patients, SpO2 </= 93% or PaO2/FiO2 < 300 mmHg. If a participant is on supplemental oxygen with SpO2 > 93%, but desaturation </= to 93% on lower supplemental oxygen or ambient air is documented during screening, the inclusion criterion is met
      • For moderate patients (those who do not qualify as severe based oxygen requirements), CRP > 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN) is required
      • For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraception, as defined by the protocol
      • For men: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use a condom, and agreement to refrain from donating sperm, as defined by the protocol
      Exclusion Criteria
      • Known severe allergic reactions to TCZ or other monoclonal antibodies
      • Active tuberculosis (TB) infection
      • Suspected active bacterial, fungal, viral, or other infection (besides SARS-CoV-2)
      • Participants who are on a mechanical ventilator > 24 hours or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), in shock, or combination thereof with other organ failure requiring treatment in an ICU
      • In the opinion of the investigator, progression to death is imminent and inevitable within the next 24 hours, irrespective of the provision of treatments
      • Receipt of oral anti-rejection or immunomodulatory drugs (including TCZ) within the past 3 months
      • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > 10 x ULN detected within 24 hours at screening or at baseline (according to local laboratory reference ranges)
      • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1000/uL at screening and baseline (according to local laboratory reference ranges)
      • Platelet count < 50,000/uL at screening and baseline (according to local laboratory reference ranges)
      • Pregnancy or breastfeeding, or positive pregnancy test at a predose examination
      • Treatment with an investigational drug within 5 drug-elimination half-lives or 30 days (whichever is longer) of randomization

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