Last updated on March 2019

Evaluating the Pharmacokinetics Safety and Tolerability of Bedaquiline in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Infants Children and Adolescents With Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and tolerability of an antituberculosis drug, bedaquiline (BDQ), when used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected infants, children, and adolescents.

Detailed Study Description

This purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and tolerability of bedaquiline (BDQ) in combination with an optimized background multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected infants, children, and adolescents.

The study will enroll HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected children 0 to 18 years of age treated for clinically diagnosed or confirmed intrathoracic (pulmonary) MDR-TB and certain types of extrathoracic MDR-TB. Participants will be assigned to cohorts based on age. Cohort 1 will include children 6 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age; Cohort 2 will include children 2 years of age or older but less than 6 years of age; and Cohort 3 will include children 0 months of age and older but less than 2 years of age. Cohort 1 will be divided into two weight bands, one for participants weighing 15 kg or more but less than 30 kg and one for participants weighing 30 kg or more.

Study visits will occur at enrollment (Day 0) and at Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40, 48, 60, 72, 96, and 120. Participants in Cohort 1 will take BDQ once a day during the first 2 weeks. For the next 22 weeks, BDQ will be taken three times a week. Dosing for Cohorts 2 and 3 will be determined based on data from Cohort 1.

Study visits may include physical examinations, blood and urine collection, an electrocardiogram (ECG), medical history reviews, and other assessments.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02906007

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