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Phase III

Efficacy and Safety of Nefecon in Patients w/ Primary IgA (Immunoglobulin A) Nephropathy (Nefigard)

  • Study HIC#:2000024668
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

The overall aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Nefecon 16 mg per day in the treatment of patients with primary IgAN (Immunoglobulin A nephropathy) at risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), despite maximum tolerated treatment with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade using angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II type I receptor blockers (ARBs).

  • Age18 years and older
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date04/16/2019
  • End Date10/31/2020

Trial Purpose and Description

The overall aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Nefecon 16 mg per day in the treatment of patients with primary IgAN (Immunoglobulin A nephropathy) at risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), despite maximum tolerated treatment with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade using angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II type I receptor blockers (ARBs).

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: 

1.Female or male patients 18 years
2.Biopsy-verified IgA nephropathy
3.Stable dose of RAS inhibitor therapy (ACEIs and/or ARBs) at the maximum allowed dose or Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) according to the 2012 KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines
4.Urine protein creatinine ratio1 g/24hr
5.eGFR ;45 mL/min per 1.73 m2 and 90 mL/min per 1.73 m2 using the Chronic Kidney Diseae Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula
6.Willing and able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:
1.Systemic diseases that may cause mesangial IgA deposition.
2.Patients who have undergone a kidney transplant.
3.Patients with acute or chronic infectious disease including hepatitis, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and chronic urinary tract infections.
4.Patients with liver cirrhosis, as assessed by the Investigator.
5.Patients with a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus which is poorly controlled.
6.Patients with history of unstable angina, class III or IV congestive heart failure, and/or clinically significant arrhythmia, as judged by the Investigator;
7.Patients with unacceptable blood pressure control defined as a blood pressure consistently above national guidelines for proteinuric renal disease, as assessed by the Investigator
8.Patients with diagnosed malignancy within the past 5 years. 

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