A Phase III Study of Efficacy and Safety of Ligelizumab in the Treatment of CSU in Adolescents and Adults Inadequately Controlled With H1-antihistamines

  • End date
    Jan 26, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Updated on 28 January 2021
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The purpose of this study is to establish efficacy and safety of ligelizumab in adolescent and adult subjects with CSU who remain symptomatic despite standard of care treatment by demonstrating better efficacy over omalizumab.

The study population will consist of approximately 1050 male and female subjects aged 12 years who have been diagnosed with CSU and who remain symptomatic despite the use of H1-antihistamines. Of these, approximately 1000 adults and 50 adolescents are planned for inclusion in the study.

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, active- and placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. There is a screening period of up to 28 days, a 52 week double-blind treatment period, and a 12 week post-treatment follow-up period.

Condition Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Treatment Placebo, omalizumab, Ligelizumab
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03580369
SponsorNovartis Pharmaceuticals
Last Modified on28 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 12 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria?
Do you have any of these conditions: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria or Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria?
Do you have any of these conditions: Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria or Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria?
Do you have any of these conditions: Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria or Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria?
Do you have any of these conditions: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria or Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria?
Signed informed consent must be obtained prior to participation in the study. The subject's, parent's or legal guardian's signed written informed consent and child's assent, if appropriate, must be obtained before any assessment is performed. Of note, if the subject reaches age of consent (age as per local law) during the study, they will also need to sign the corresponding study Informed Consent Form (ICF) at the next study visit
Male and female subjects 12 years of age at the time of screening
CSU diagnosis for 6 months
Diagnosis of CSU refractory to H1-AH at approved doses at the time of randomization, as defined by all of the following
The presence of itch and hives for 6 consecutive weeks at any time prior to Visit 1 (Day - 28 to Day -14) despite current use of non-sedating H1-antihistamine
UAS7 score (range 0-42) 16 and HSS7 (range 0-21) 8 during the 7 days prior to randomization (Visit 110, Day 1)
Subjects must be on H1-antihistamine at only approved doses for treatment of CSU starting at Visit 1 (Day -28 to Day -14)
Willing and able to complete a daily symptom eDiary for the duration of the study and adhere to the study visit schedules

Exclusion Criteria

History of hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs or their excipients or to drugs of similar chemical classes (i.e. to murine, chimeric or human antibodies)
Subjects having a clearly defined cause of their chronic urticaria, other than CSU. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: symptomatic dermographism (urticaria factitia), cold-, heat-, solar-, pressure-, delayed pressure-, aquagenic-, cholinergic- or contact-urticaria
Diseases, other than chronic urticaria, with urticarial or angioedema symptoms such as urticarial vasculitis, erythema multiforme, cutaneous mastocytosis (urticaria pigmentosa) and hereditary or acquired angioedema (eg, due to C1 inhibitor deficiency)
Subjects with evidence of helminthic parasitic infection as evidenced by stools being positive for a pathogenic organism according to local guidelines. All subjects will be screened at Visit 1. If stool testing is positive for pathogenic organism, the subject will not be randomized and will not be allowed to rescreen
Any other skin disease associated with chronic itching that might influence in the investigators opinion the study evaluations and results (e.g. atopic dermatitis, bullous pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis, senile pruritus, etc.)
Prior exposure to ligelizumab or omalizumab
Any H2 antihistamine, LTRA (montelukast or zafirlukast) or H1 antihistamines use at greater than approved doses after Visit 1
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