A Study of AF-219 in Subjects with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis with Persistent Cough


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of AF-219 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with persistent cough.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis based upon the American Thoracic Society / European Respiratory Society /Japanese Respiratory Society/ Latin American Thoracic Society  IPF 2011 guideline
  • Life expectancy of greater than 6 months
  • Stable medical condition (IPF) for at least 4 weeks
  • Self-reported history of troublesome daily cough for more than 8 weeks
  • Score of ≥ 40mm on the Cough Severity VAS at screening
  • Women of child-bearing potential must use 2 forms of acceptable birth control method from screening through the follow-up visit
  • Male subjects and their partners of child-bearing potential must use 2 methods of acceptable birth control from screening until 3 months after the last dose of study drug
  • Written informed consent
  • Willing and able to comply with all aspects of the protocol

Exclusion Criteria

  • Current smoker (i.e., within the last 30 days)
  • Initiation of treatment with an ACE-inhibitor within 4 weeks prior to the baseline visit (day 0) or during the study
  • History of upper respiratory tract infection within 4 weeks of the baseline visit (day 0)
  • History of opioid use for treatment of cough within 1 week of the baseline visit (day 0)
  • Requiring prohibited medications
  • Body mass index (BMI) <18 kg/m2 or ≥ 40 kg/m2
  • History of concurrent malignancy or recurrence of malignancy within 2 years prior to screening (not including subjects with <3 excised basal cell carcinomas)
  • History of a diagnosis of drug or alcohol dependency or abuse within approximately the last 3 years
  • Any condition possibly affecting drug absorption (e.g., gastrectomy, gastroplasty, any type of bariatric surgery, vagotomy, or bowel resection)
  • Recent history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (within 6 months prior to screening) not due to trauma, repaired vascular malformation, or aneurysm
  • Screening systolic blood pressure  >160 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure  >90 mm Hg
  • QTc interval >450 milliseconds in males, >470 milliseconds in females
  • Significantly abnormal laboratory tests at screening
  • Breastfeeding
  • Treatment with an investigational drug or biologic within 30 days preceding the first dose of study medication or plans to take another investigational drug or biologic within 30 days of study completion
  • Blood donation within 56 days or plasma donation within 7 days prior to dosing
  • Other severe, acute, or chronic medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with trial participation or investigational product administration or may interfere with the interpretation of trial results

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Vivek Iyer, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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