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Restore CFTR Function
A Phase 3 extension study of the long-term efficacy and safety of a triple combination therapy of VX-445, tezacaftor and ivacaftor in people with cystic fibrosis aged 6 and older
VX-445 is a medicine being studied for how well it works and how safe it is in people with cystic fibrosis. This study is an extension of existing study (VX18-445-106) to look at the long-term efficacy and safety of VX-445 in combination with tezacaftor and ivacaftor. All three are CFTR modulators which means that they help the faulty CFTR protein to work properly.
Tezacaftor is already approved for use and is what is known as a corrector. Ivacaftor is also already approved for use and is what is known as a potentiator. VX-445 is a corrector.
Participants from the previous study who chose to take part in this extension will take VX-445, tezacaftor and ivacaftor in the morning (in 2 tablets), and ivacaftor in the evening (1 tablet).
The study will involve up to 11 clinic visits and 15 telephone consultations over 100 weeks (approximately 2 years). During clinic visits, bloods and other samples, lung function, questionnaires, and other investigations will be used to measure how the drug is working.
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21 January 2020
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
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