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MK-8591 With Doravirine and Lamivudine in Participants Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (MK-8591-011) (DRIVE2Simplify)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)

Verified December 2017 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Sponsor
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.


Information provided by (Responsible Party)
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier
NCT03272347

First received: September 1, 2017
Last updated: December 13, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
History of Changes
Purpose

Purpose

This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, antiretroviral activity, and pharmacokinetics of 3 doses of MK-8591 in combination with doravirine (DOR) and lamivudine (3TC) administered to antiretroviral treatment-naïve adult participants with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV-1 Infection

Drug : MK-8591
Drug : Placebo to MK-8591
Drug : Doravirine
Drug : Placebo to Doravirine
Drug : Lamivudine
Drug : Placebo to Lamivudine
Drug : MK-1439A
Drug : Placebo to MK-1439A
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2B, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Comparator-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Antiretroviral Activity, and Pharmacokinetics of MK-8591 Given in Combination With Doravirine (DOR) and Lamivudine (3TC) in HIV-1-Infected Treatment-Naïve Adults

Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • HIV-1 RNA at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    Percentage of participants with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL at Week 24
  • HIV-1 RNA at Week 48 [ Time Frame: Week 48 ]
    Percentage of participants with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL at Week 48
  • Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: Up to Week 120 ]
    Number of participants experiencing AEs
  • Discontinuations [ Time Frame: Up to Week 120 ]
    Number of participants discontinuing study drug due to AEs
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV-1 RNA up to Week 72 [ Time Frame: Up to Week 72 ]
    Percentage of participants with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL up to 48 weeks after 3TC and placebo are discontinued from the regimen
  • CD4+ T-cell count at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ]
    Change from baseline in mature T-helper (CD4+ T)-cell count at Week 24
  • CD4+ T-cell count at Week 48 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    Change from baseline in CD4+ T-cell count at Week 48
  • CD4+ T-cell count at Week 96 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 96 ]
    Change from baseline in CD4+ T-cell count at Week 96
  • HIV-1 RNA up to Week 96 [ Time Frame: Up to Week 96 ]
    Percentage of participants with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL up to 72 weeks after 3TC and placebo are discontinued from the regimen

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: November 27, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 29, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 9, 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-8591 0.25 mg
Participants will be treated once daily (QD) with 0.25 mg MK-8591, 100 mg DOR, 300 mg 3TC, and placebo to MK- 1439A for a minimum of 24 weeks. Between week 24 through week 52, 3TC and placebo to MK-1439A may be discontinued. Around Week 60, participants may be switched to a selected open label dose of MK-8591 and DOR 100 mg QD and continue treatment until Week 120.
Drug: MK-8591

MK-8591 at 0.25 mg, 0.75 mg or 2.25 mg is orally administered QD in capsule form for up to 52 weeks. After Week 60 a selected dose may be administered.

Drug: Doravirine

Doravirine 100 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 120 weeks

Other Name: MK-1439
Drug: Lamivudine

Lamivudine 300 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Other Name: 3TC
Drug: Placebo to MK-1439A

Placebo to MK-1439A is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Experimental: MK-8591 0.75 mg
Participants will be treated QD with 0.75 mg MK-8591, 100 mg DOR, 300 mg 3TC, and placebo to MK- 1439A for a minimum of 24 weeks. Between week 24 through week 52, 3TC and placebo to MK-1439A may be discontinued. Around Week 60, participants may be switched to a selected open label dose of MK-8591 and DOR 100 mg QD and will continue treatment until Week 120.
Drug: MK-8591

MK-8591 at 0.25 mg, 0.75 mg or 2.25 mg is orally administered QD in capsule form for up to 52 weeks. After Week 60 a selected dose may be administered.

Drug: Doravirine

Doravirine 100 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 120 weeks

Other Name: MK-1439
Drug: Lamivudine

Lamivudine 300 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Other Name: 3TC
Drug: Placebo to MK-1439A

Placebo to MK-1439A is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Experimental: MK-8591 2.25 mg
Participants will be treated QD with 2.25 mg MK-8591, 100 mg DOR, 300 mg 3TC, and placebo to MK- 1439A for a minimum of 24 weeks. Between week 24 through week 52, 3TC and placebo to MK-1439A may be discontinued. Around Week 60, participants may be switched to a selected open label dose of MK-8591 and DOR 100 mg QD and will continue treatment until Week 120.
Drug: MK-8591

MK-8591 at 0.25 mg, 0.75 mg or 2.25 mg is orally administered QD in capsule form for up to 52 weeks. After Week 60 a selected dose may be administered.

Drug: Doravirine

Doravirine 100 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 120 weeks

Other Name: MK-1439
Drug: Lamivudine

Lamivudine 300 mg is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Other Name: 3TC
Drug: Placebo to MK-1439A

Placebo to MK-1439A is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Active Comparator: MK-1439A
Participants will be treated QD with placebo to MK-8591, placebo to DOR, placebo to 3TC, and MK-1439A consisting of 100 mg DOR + 300 mg 3TC + 300 mg tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) for a minimum of 24 weeks. Between week 24 through week 52 placebo treatments may be discontinued and participants will receive only MK-1439A QD open label up to Week 120.
Drug: Placebo to MK-8591

Placebo to MK-8591 is orally administered QD in capsule form for up to 52 weeks

Drug: Placebo to Doravirine

Placebo to Doravirine is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Drug: Placebo to Lamivudine

Placebo to Lamivudine is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 52 weeks

Drug: MK-1439A

MK-1439A consisting of 100 mg Doravirine + 300 mg Lamivudine + 300 mg tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is orally administered QD in tablet form for up to 120 weeks.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has HIV-1 infection
  • Is naïve to anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
  • Is clinically stable, with no signs or symptoms of acute infection, at the time of entry into the study
  • Female is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP); but if WOCBP agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance


Exclusion Criteria:
  • Is a user of recreational or illicit drugs or has had a history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence that may interfere with trial participation
  • Has significant hypersensitivity or other contraindication to any of the components of the study drugs
  • Has a history of malignancy ≤5 years prior
  • Female expects to donate eggs at any time during the study
  • Is breastfeeding or expecting to conceive
  • A WOCBP who has a positive urine pregnancy test on Day 1 before the first dose of study treatment
  • Has been treated for a viral infection other than HIV-1, such as hepatitis B, with an agent that is active against HIV-1
  • Has used systemic immunosuppressive therapy or immune modulators within 30 days prior to treatment in this study or is anticipated to need them during the course of the study
  • Requires any of the following prohibited medications: Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Rifabutin, Rifampin, Herbal remedies, St. John's Wort, Modafinil, Bosentan, Nafcillin, Pentostatin
  • Is currently participating in or has participated in an interventional clinical trial with an investigational compound or device within 30 days of signing informed consent to participate in this current trial
  • Has a documented or known virologic resistance to any approved HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor, protease inhibitor, integrase inhibitor
  • Has active hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection defined as detectable HCV RNA or HBV co-infection defined as hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]-positive
  • Has a current (active) diagnosis of acute hepatitis due to any cause
  • Has previously been randomized in a study and received MK-8591, DOR, MK-1439A, or 3TC.

contacts and locations

Contacts and Locations

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision.Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below.For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03272347

Contacts

Contact:   Toll Free Number 1-888-577-8839 Trialsites@merck.com

Locations

United States, Arizona
Pueblo Family Physicians ( Site 0119) Active, not recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85015
United States, Illinois
Northstar Medical Center ( Site 0102) Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
Contact: Study Coordinator    773-296-2400
United States, Missouri
Kansas City CARE Clinic ( Site 0106) Recruiting
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
Contact: Study Coordinator    816-777-2759
United States, Texas
Saint Hope Foundation, Inc. ( Site 0116) Recruiting
Bellaire, Texas, United States, 77401
Contact: Study Coordinator    713-447-1822
North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants, PA ( Site 0103) Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Contact: Study Coordinator    214-823-2533

Sponsors and Collaborators

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Investigators

Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
More Information

More Information


Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.  
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03272347   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 8591-011  
  2017-000437-32  
Study First Received: September 1, 2017  
Last Updated: December 13, 2017  

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes  
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No  

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lamivudine
Tenofovir

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on December 15, 2017
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