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A Study to Assess Whether Macitentan Delays Disease Progression in Children With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)


Brief Summary

This is a prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled, parallel group, group-sequential, event-driven Phase 3 study to evaluate efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of macitentan in children.

Primary Purpose
Study Type
Phase III


Healthy Volunteers
Minimum Age
2 Years
Maximum Age

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent by the parent(s) or legally designated representative and assent from developmentally capable children prior to initiation of any study-mandated procedure
  • Males or females between greater than or equal to (>=) 2 years and less than (<) 18 years of age
  • Participants with body weight >= 10 kilograms (kg) at randomization
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) diagnosis confirmed by historical RHC (mPAP greater than or equal to [>=] 25 millimeters of mercury [mmHg], and Pulmonary artery wedge pressure [PAWP] less than or equal to [<=] 15 mmHg, and Pulmonary vascular resistance index [PVRi] greater than [>] 3 WU × m2), where in the absence of pulmonary vein obstruction and/or significant lung disease PAWP can be replaced by Left atrium pressure [LAP] or Left ventricular end diastolic pressure [LVEDP] (in absence of mitral stenosis) assessed by heart catheterization
  • PAH belonging to the Nice 2013 Updated Classification Group 1 (including participants with Down syndrome) and of following etiologies: idiopathic PAH; heritable PAH; PAH associated with congenital heart disease (CHD); Drug or toxin induced PAH; PAH associated with HIV; PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (PAH-aCTD); and World health organization (WHO) Functional class I to III
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at Screening and at Baseline, and must agree to undertake monthly pregnancy tests, and to use a reliable method of contraception (if sexually active) up to the end of study (EOS)

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with PAH due to portal hypertension, schistosomiasis, or with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and/or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • Participants with PAH associated with Eisenmenger syndrome, or with moderate to large left-to-right shunts
  • Participants receiving a combination of > 2 PAH-specific treatments at randomization.
  • Treatment with intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) prostanoids within 4 weeks before randomization, unless given for vasoreactivity testing
  • Hemoglobin or hematocrit <75 percent (%) of the lower limit of normal range
  • Serum Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and/or Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) greater than (>) 3 times the upper limit of normal range
  • Pregnancy (including family planning) or breastfeeding.
  • Any circumstances or conditions, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may affect full participation in the study or compliance with the protocol
  • Severe hepatic impairment, for example Child-Pugh Class C
  • Clinical signs of hypotension which in the investigator's judgment would preclude initiation of a PAH-specific therapy
  • Severe renal insufficiency (estimated creatinine clearance <30 mL/min or serum creatinine >221 micro-moles per liter [micro-mol/L])

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
Vanessa De Paz
  • UCLA Westwood
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