Last updated on February 2020

Safety of Sildenafil in Premature Infants


Brief description of study

Describe the safety of sildenafil in premature infants at risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and determine preliminary effectiveness and pharmacokinetics (PK) of sildenafil. Funding Source - FDA OOPD.

Detailed Study Description

This will be a multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, sequential dose escalating, double masked, safety data study of sildenafil in premature infants.

This is a Phase II study design, premature infants (inpatient in neonatal intensive care units) will be randomized in a dose escalating approach 3:1 (sildenafil: placebo) into 3 cohorts with escalating doses of sildenafil. There will be 40 randomized and dosed participants in each cohort for a total of up to 120 participants. Cohort 1 sildenafil dose will be 0.125 mg/kg q 8 hours IV or 0.25 mg/kg q 8 hours enteral. Cohort 2 sildenafil dose will be 0.5 mg/kg q 8 hours IV or 1.0 mg/kg q 8 hours enteral. Cohort 3 sildenafil dose will be 1 mg/kg q 8 hours IV or 2 mg/kg q 8 hours enteral.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03142568

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