Purpose

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and tolerability of bezlotoxumab in children aged 1 to <18 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who are receiving antibacterial drug treatment. The primary hypothesis is that the area under the concentration-time curve from 0 to infinity (AUC0-inf) of bezlotoxumab after treatment of pediatric participants with bezlotoxumab is similar when compared to the AUC0-inf of bezlotoxumab after treatment of adults with bezlotoxumab,

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 1 Year and 17 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • At screening has suspected or confirmed CDI, and is receiving or is planning to receive a 10- to 21-day course of antibacterial drug treatment for CDI
  • At study infusion has a diagnosis of CDI confirmed by a diagnostic assay which detects the presence of C. difficile toxin in stool, and is still receiving antibacterial drug treatment for CDI.
  • Female is not pregnant, and not breastfeeding; but if of childbearing potential agrees to follow contraceptive guidance during the treatment period and for at least 12 weeks after the last dose of study treatment
  • Participant and/or parent or caregiver must be able to read, understand, and complete the daily diary

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has an uncontrolled chronic diarrheal illness
  • At randomization, their planned course of antibacterial drug treatment for CDI is longer than 21 days
  • At screening has received any listed prohibited prior and concomitant treatments and procedures
  • Has previously participated in this study, has previously received bezlotoxumab, has received an experimental monoclonal antibody against C. difficile toxin B, or has received a vaccine directed against C. difficile or its toxins.
  • Has received an investigational study agent within the previous 30 days, or is currently participating in or scheduled to participate in any other clinical study with an investigational agent during the 12-week study period

Study Design

Phase
Phase 3
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Bezlotoxumab
A single intravenous (IV) infusion of 10 mg of bezlotoxumab per kg body weight. Dose may then be changed based on results from initial 12 participants.
  • Biological: Bezlotoxumab
    A single intravenous (IV) infusion of 10 mg of bezlotoxumab per kg body weight. Dose may then be changed based on results from initial 12 participants.
    Other names:
    • MK-6072
Placebo Comparator
Placebo
A single IV infusion of placebo for bezlotoxumab consisting of either 0.9% sodium chloride or 5% dextrose
  • Drug: Placebo
    A single IV infusion of placebo for bezlotoxumab consisting of either 0.9% sodium chloride or 5% dextrose.

Recruiting Locations

Montefiore Medical Center ( Site 0041)
Bronx, New York 10467
Contact:
Study Coordinator
718-741-2484

More Details

NCT ID
NCT03182907
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Study Contact

Toll Free Number
1-888-577-8839
Trialsites@merck.com

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