Condition: Kidney Disease
The study is a multicenter, international study with a 28 week randomized, double blind parallel group, placebo and active comparator controlled period and a 24 week open label extension period in patients with T2DM who are treated with metformin at the time of study screening. Approximately 675 patients will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups. The study will assess change in HbA1c through 28 weeks for Metformin DR compared to placebo as a primary endpoint. In addition, assessments of change in HbA1c for Metformin DR compared to Metformin IR and assessment of absolute change in HbA1c will be evaluated in the study. Screening and Run-in Period: The study will include an up to 10-day screening period, an 4 to 8-week metformin washout period, and a 2-week single blind (patient blinded) placebo run-in period. Treatment Period: Patients that are determined eligible based upon the screening and run-in criteria will enter the 28-week double-blind treatment period. During the double-blind treatment period, patients will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups (Group A, B, or C) in a 1:1:1 ratio. The 3 treatments are Metformin DR (1800 mg Metformin DR with matching placebo for Metformin IR), Metformin IR (1500 mg Metformin IR with matching placebo for Metformin DR), and placebo (matching placebo for Metformin IR with matching placebo for Metformin DR). For those patients randomized to Metformin IR, their Metformin IR dose will be titrated to prevent gastrointestinal intolerability: Open Label Extension Period: Upon completion of the 28 week treatment patients will be eligible for an additional 24 weeks of open label extension period where assigned study treatment will continue and additional efficacy, safety and tolerability data will be collected and analyzed.
This study is conducted to see if ziltivekimab reduces the risk of having cardiovascular events (for example heart attack and stroke) in people with cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and inflammation. Participants will either get ziltivekimab (active medicine) or placebo (a dummy medicine which has no effect on the body). This is known as the study medicine. Which treatment participants get is decided by chance. Participants chance of getting ziltivekimab or placebo is the same. Ziltivekimab is not yet approved in any country or region in the world. It is a new medicine doctors cannot prescribe. Participants will get the study medicine in a pre filled syringe. Participants will need to use the pre filled syringe to inject the study medicine into a skinfold once-monthly. The study is expected to last for up to 4 years. Participants will have up to 20 clinic visits. Participants will have blood and urine samples taken at most of the clinic visits. Participants will have their heart examined using sound waves (echocardiography) and electrodes (electrocardiogram). Women cannot take part if pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to get pregnant during the study period.
Location(s): Jacksonville (Headquarters)