Bebtelovimab

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 8/15/2022
Drug Description

What is Bebtelovimab and how is it used?

Bebtelovimab is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of COVID-19. Bebtelovimab may be used alone or with other medications.

Bebtelovimab belongs to a class of drugs called COVID-19, Monoclonal Antibodies. 

It is not known if Bebtelovimab is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age who weigh over 88 pounds. 

What are the possible side effects of Bebtelovimab?

Bebtelovimab may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives, 
  • difficulty breathing, 
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, 
  • dizziness, 
  • low or high blood pressure
  • slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, 
  • chest pain, 
  • trouble breathing, 
  • fever, 
  • chills, 
  • nausea, 
  • headache, 
  • confusion, 
  • sweating, and
  • muscle pain

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Bebtelovimab include:

  • pain, soreness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site 

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Bebtelovimab. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse Reactions From Clinical Studies

The following adverse reactions have been observed in the clinical studies of bebtelovimab that supported the EUA. The adverse reaction rates observed in these clinical studies cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of other products and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice. Additional adverse events associated with bebtelovimab may become apparent with more widespread use.

The safety of bebtelovimab is primarily based on exposure of 602 ambulatory (non-hospitalized) subjects who received doses of bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, in the phase 1 and phase 2 portions of BLAZE-4, a randomized, single-dose clinical trial.

The following adverse reactions (i.e., adverse events assessed as causally related) have been observed in those who have received bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, at the authorized dose or higher:

  • Infusion-related reactions (n=2, 0.3%)
  • Pruritus (n=2, 0.3%)
  • Rash (n=5, 0.8%)

The most common treatment-emergent adverse events observed in subjects treated with bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, at the authorized dose or higher, included nausea (0.8%) and vomiting (0.7%).

Required Reporting For Serious Adverse Events And Medication Errors

The prescribing healthcare provider and/or the provider’s designee is/are responsible for mandatory reporting of all serious adverse events* and medication errors potentially related to bebtelovimab within 7 calendar days from the healthcare provider’s awareness of the event, using FDA Form 3500 (for information on how to access this form, see below). The FDA requires that such reports, using FDA Form 3500, include the following:

  • Patient demographics and baseline characteristics (e.g., patient identifier, age or date of birth, gender, weight, ethnicity, and race)
  • A statement "Bebtelovimab use for COVID-19 under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)” under the “Describe Event, Problem, or Product Use/Medication Error” heading
  • Information about the serious adverse event or medication error (e.g., signs and symptoms, test/laboratory data, complications, timing of drug initiation in relation to the occurrence of the event, duration of the event, treatments required to mitigate the event, evidence of event improvement/disappearance after stopping or reducing the dosage, evidence of event reappearance after reintroduction, clinical outcomes).
  • Patient’s preexisting medical conditions and use of concomitant products
  • Information about the product (e.g., dosage, route of administration, NDC #).

Submit adverse event and medication error reports, using Form 3500, to FDA MedWatch using one of the following methods:

  • Complete and submit the report online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
  • Complete and submit a postage-paid FDA Form 3500 (https://www.fda.gov/media/76299/download) and return by:
    • Mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or
    • Fax to 1-800-FDA-0178, or
  • Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to request a reporting form

In addition, please provide a copy of all FDA MedWatch forms to:

Eli Lilly and Company, Global Patient Safety
Fax: 1-317-277-0853
E-mail: [email protected]
Or call Eli Lilly and Company at 1-855-LillyC19 (1-855-545-5921) to report adverse events.

The prescribing health care provider and/or the provider’s designee is/are responsible for mandatory responses to requests from FDA for information about adverse events and medication errors following receipt of bebtelovimab.

*Serious adverse events are defined as:

  • Death;
  • A life-threatening adverse event;
  • Inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization;
  • A persistent or significant incapacity or substantial disruption of the ability to conduct normal life functions;
  • A congenital anomaly/birth defect;
  • Other important medical event, which may require a medical or surgical intervention to prevent death, a life-threatening event, hospitalization, disability, or congenital anomaly.

Other Reporting Requirements

Healthcare facilities and providers will report therapeutics information and utilization data as directed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Bebtelovimab is not renally excreted or metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes; therefore, interactions with concomitant medications that are renally excreted or that are substrates, inducers, or inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzymes are unlikely.

Indications

INDICATIONS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the emergency use of bebtelovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg):

  • with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing,and
  • who are at high risk1 for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, and
  • for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options approved or authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate [see Clinical Studies].

Limitation Of Authorized Use

  • Bebtelovimab is not authorized for treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in geographic regions where infection is likely to have been caused by a non-susceptible SARS-CoV-2 variant based on available information including variant susceptibility to this drug and regional variant frequency.
    • FDA’s determination and any updates will be available at: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization#coviddrugs.2
  • Bebtelovimab is not authorized for use in patients, who:
    • are hospitalized due to COVID-19, OR
    • require oxygen therapy and/or respiratory support due to COVID-19, OR
    • require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate and/or respiratory support due to COVID-19 and are on chronic oxygen therapy and/or respiratory support due to underlying non-COVID-19 related comorbidity.

Treatment with bebtelovimab has not been studied in patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bebtelovimab, may be associated with worse clinical outcomes when administered to hospitalized patients with COVID-19 requiring high flow oxygen or mechanical ventilation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Bebtelovimab is not FDA-approved for any use, including for use as treatment of COVID-19 [see Emergency Use Authorization].

Bebtelovimab is authorized only for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of bebtelovimab under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

Justification For Emergency Use Of Drugs During The COVID-19 Pandemic

There is currently an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus. The Secretary of HHS has declared that:

1 For information on medical conditions and factors associated with increased risk for progression to severe COVID-19, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html. Healthcare providers should consider the benefit-risk for an individual patient.

2 FDA will monitor conditions to determine whether use in a geographic region is consistent with this scope of authorization, referring to available information, including information on variant susceptibility [see Microbiology], and CDC regional variant frequency data available at: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions.

  • A public health emergency related to COVID-19 has existed since January 27, 2020.
  • Circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 27, 2020 declaration).

An EUA is a FDA authorization for the emergency use of an unapproved product or unapproved use of an approved product (i.e., drug, biological product, or device) in the United States under certain circumstances including, but not limited to, when the Secretary of HHS declares that there is a public health emergency that affects the national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad, and that involves biological agent(s) or a disease or condition that may be attributable to such agent(s). Criteria for issuing an EUA include:

  • The biological agent(s) can cause a serious or life-threatening disease or condition;
  • Based on the totality of the available scientific evidence (including data from adequate and well-controlled clinical trials, if available), it is reasonable to believe that
    • the product may be effective in diagnosing, treating, or preventing the serious or life-threatening disease or condition; and
    • The known and potential benefits of the product - when used to diagnose, prevent, or treat such disease or condition - outweigh the known and potential risks of the product, taking into consideration the material threat posed by the biological agent(s);
  • There is no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the serious or life-threatening disease or condition.
Information Regarding Available Alternatives For The EUA Authorized Use

Veklury (remdesivir) is FDA-approved for the treatment of COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, who are not hospitalized and have mild-to-moderate COVID-19, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. Veklury is administered via intravenous infusion for a total treatment duration of 3 days.

Although Veklury is an approved alternative treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, FDA does not consider Veklury to be an adequate alternative to bebtelovimab for this authorized use because it may not be feasible or practical for certain patients (e.g., it requires a 3-day treatment duration).

Other therapeutics are currently authorized for the same use as bebtelovimab. For additional information on all products authorized for treatment or prevention of COVID-19, please see https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization.

For information on clinical studies of bebtelovimab and other therapies for the treatment of COVID-19, see www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Dosage

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage

The dosage in adults (18 years and older) and pediatric patients (≥12 years of age and weighing at least 40 kg) is bebtelovimab 175 mg.

Administer bebtelovimab as soon as possible after positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and within 7 days of symptom onset.

Bebtelovimab must be administered as a single intravenous injection over at least 30 seconds.

Dosage Adjustment In Specific Populations

No dosage adjustment is recommended in pregnant or lactating individuals, in geriatrics, in individuals with renal impairment, or in individuals with mild hepatic impairment [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].

Dose Preparation And Administration

General Information
  • Bebtelovimab should be prepared by a qualified healthcare professional using aseptic technique.
  • Inspect bebtelovimab vial visually for particulate matter and discoloration. Bebtelovimab is clear to opalescent and colorless to slightly yellow to slightly brown solution. Discard the vial if the solution is cloudy, discolored or visible particles are observed.
  • Bebtelovimab may only be administered in settings in which healthcare providers have immediate access to medications to treat a severe infusion reaction, such as anaphylaxis, and the ability to activate the emergency medical system (EMS), as necessary.
  • Clinically monitor patients for possible infusion-related reactions during administration and observe patients for at least 1 hour after injection is complete.
Materials Needed For Administration
  • 1 bebtelovimab vial (175 mg/2 mL)
  • 1 disposable polypropylene dosing syringe capable of holding 2 mL
  • 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection for flushing
  • Optional: 1 syringe extension set made of polyethylene or polyvinylchloride with or without di-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP)
Preparation
  • Remove bebtelovimab vial from refrigerated storage and allow to equilibrate to room temperature for approximately 20 minutes before preparation.Do not expose to direct heat. Do not shake vial. Inspect the vial.
  • Withdraw 2 mL from the vial into the disposable syringe.
  • Discard any product remaining in the vial.
  • This product is preservative-free and therefore, should be administered immediately.
    • If immediate administration is not possible, store the syringe for up to 24 hours at refrigerated temperature (2°C to 8°C [36°F to 46°F]) and up to 7 hours at room temperature (20°C to 25°C [68°F to 77°F]). If refrigerated, allow the prepared syringe to equilibrate to room temperature for approximately 20 minutes prior to administration.
  • If used, attach and prime the syringe extension set.
  • Administer the entire contents of the syringe via IV injection over at least 30 seconds.
  • After the entire contents of the syringe have been administered, flush the injection line with 0.9% Sodium Chloride to ensure delivery of the required dose.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Bebtelovimab is a sterile, preservative-free, clear to opalescent and colorless to slightly yellow to slightly brown solution available as:

  • Injection: 175 mg/2 mL (87.5 mg/mL) in a single-dose vial

Bebtelovimab injection is a sterile, preservative-free clear to opalescent and colorless to slightly yellow to slightly brown solution supplied in a single-dose vial.

Antibody Concentration Package Size NDC
Bebtelovimab 175 mg/2 mL (87.5 mg/mL) One vial per carton 0002-7589-01

Storage And Handling

Bebtelovimab is preservative-free. Discard unused portion.

Store unopened vials in a refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) in the original carton to protect from light.

DO NOT FREEZE, SHAKE, OR EXPOSE TO DIRECT LIGHT.

Manufuctured by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA. Revised: Jun 2022.

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse Reactions From Clinical Studies

The following adverse reactions have been observed in the clinical studies of bebtelovimab that supported the EUA. The adverse reaction rates observed in these clinical studies cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of other products and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice. Additional adverse events associated with bebtelovimab may become apparent with more widespread use.

The safety of bebtelovimab is primarily based on exposure of 602 ambulatory (non-hospitalized) subjects who received doses of bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, in the phase 1 and phase 2 portions of BLAZE-4, a randomized, single-dose clinical trial.

The following adverse reactions (i.e., adverse events assessed as causally related) have been observed in those who have received bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, at the authorized dose or higher:

  • Infusion-related reactions (n=2, 0.3%)
  • Pruritus (n=2, 0.3%)
  • Rash (n=5, 0.8%)

The most common treatment-emergent adverse events observed in subjects treated with bebtelovimab, alone or in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, at the authorized dose or higher, included nausea (0.8%) and vomiting (0.7%).

Required Reporting For Serious Adverse Events And Medication Errors

The prescribing healthcare provider and/or the provider’s designee is/are responsible for mandatory reporting of all serious adverse events* and medication errors potentially related to bebtelovimab within 7 calendar days from the healthcare provider’s awareness of the event, using FDA Form 3500 (for information on how to access this form, see below). The FDA requires that such reports, using FDA Form 3500, include the following:

  • Patient demographics and baseline characteristics (e.g., patient identifier, age or date of birth, gender, weight, ethnicity, and race)
  • A statement "Bebtelovimab use for COVID-19 under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)” under the “Describe Event, Problem, or Product Use/Medication Error” heading
  • Information about the serious adverse event or medication error (e.g., signs and symptoms, test/laboratory data, complications, timing of drug initiation in relation to the occurrence of the event, duration of the event, treatments required to mitigate the event, evidence of event improvement/disappearance after stopping or reducing the dosage, evidence of event reappearance after reintroduction, clinical outcomes).
  • Patient’s preexisting medical conditions and use of concomitant products
  • Information about the product (e.g., dosage, route of administration, NDC #).

Submit adverse event and medication error reports, using Form 3500, to FDA MedWatch using one of the following methods:

  • Complete and submit the report online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
  • Complete and submit a postage-paid FDA Form 3500 (https://www.fda.gov/media/76299/download) and return by:
    • Mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or
    • Fax to 1-800-FDA-0178, or
  • Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to request a reporting form

In addition, please provide a copy of all FDA MedWatch forms to:

Eli Lilly and Company, Global Patient Safety
Fax: 1-317-277-0853
E-mail: [email protected]
Or call Eli Lilly and Company at 1-855-LillyC19 (1-855-545-5921) to report adverse events.

The prescribing health care provider and/or the provider’s designee is/are responsible for mandatory responses to requests from FDA for information about adverse events and medication errors following receipt of bebtelovimab.

*Serious adverse events are defined as:

  • Death;
  • A life-threatening adverse event;
  • Inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization;
  • A persistent or significant incapacity or substantial disruption of the ability to conduct normal life functions;
  • A congenital anomaly/birth defect;
  • Other important medical event, which may require a medical or surgical intervention to prevent death, a life-threatening event, hospitalization, disability, or congenital anomaly.

Other Reporting Requirements

Healthcare facilities and providers will report therapeutics information and utilization data as directed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Bebtelovimab is not renally excreted or metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes; therefore, interactions with concomitant medications that are renally excreted or that are substrates, inducers, or inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzymes are unlikely.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the "PRECAUTIONS" Section

PRECAUTIONS

There are limited clinical data available for bebtelovimab. Serious and unexpected adverse events may occur that have not been previously reported with bebtelovimab use.

Hypersensitivity Including Anaphylaxis And Infusion-Related Reactions

Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been observed with administration of other SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies and could occur with administration of bebtelovimab. If signs and symptoms of a clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction or anaphylaxis occur, immediately discontinue administration and initiate appropriate medications and/or supportive care.

Infusion-related reactions, which may occur up to 24 hours after the injection, have been observed in clinical trials of bebtelovimab when administered with other monoclonal antibodies and may occur with use of bebtelovimab alone. These reactions may be severe or life threatening.

Signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions may include:

Administer appropriate medications and/or supportive care if an infusion-related reaction occurs.

Hypersensitivity reactions occurring more than 24 hours after the injection have also been reported with the use of SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies under Emergency Use Authorization.

Clinical Worsening After SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibody Administration

Clinical worsening of COVID-19 after administration of SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody treatment has been reported and may include signs or symptoms of fever, hypoxia or increased respiratory difficulty, arrhythmia (e.g., atrial fibrillation, sinus tachycardia, bradycardia), fatigue, and altered mental status. Some of these events required hospitalization. It is not known if these events were related to SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody use or were due to progression of COVID-19.

Limitations Of Benefit And Potential For Risk In Patients With Severe COVID 19

Treatment with bebtelovimab has not been studied in patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bebtelovimab, may be associated with worse clinical outcomes when administered to hospitalized patients with COVID-19 requiring high flow oxygen or mechanical ventilation. Therefore, bebtelovimab is not authorized for use in patients, regardless of age, who:

  • are hospitalized due to COVID-19, OR
  • require oxygen therapy and/or respiratory support due to COVID-19, OR
  • require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate and/or respiratory support due to COVID-19 and are on chronic oxygen therapy and/or respiratory support due to underlying non-COVID-19 related comorbidity.

Nonclinical Toxicology

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility

Carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, and reproductive toxicology studies with bebtelovimab have not been conducted.

Use In Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Risk Summary

Severe hypersensitivity reactions and infusion-related reactions, have been observed with administration of bebtelovimab, including in pregnant patients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. There are risks to the mother and fetus associated with untreated COVID-19 in pregnancy as well as potential risks to the fetus associated with severe maternal hypersensitivity and infusion-related reactions (see Clinical Considerations).

There are insufficient data to evaluate a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Bebtelovimab should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk for the mother and the fetus. There are maternal and fetal risks associated with untreated COVID-19 in pregnancy (see Clinical Considerations).

Data

Nonclinical reproductive toxicity studies have not been performed with bebtelovimab. In tissue cross reactivity studies using human fetal tissues, no binding of clinical concern was detected for bebtelovimab. Human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) antibodies are known to cross the placental barrier; therefore, bebtelovimab has the potential to be transferred from the mother to the developing fetus. It is unknown whether the potential transfer of bebtelovimab provides any treatment benefit or risk to the developing fetus.

The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2 to 4% and 15 to 20%, respectively.

Clinical Considerations

Disease-associated Maternal and/or Embryo-fetal Risk

COVID-19 in pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, including preeclampsia, eclampsia, preterm birth, premature rupture of membranes, venous thromboembolic disease, and fetal death.

Maternal Adverse Reactions

Pregnant patients who develop severe hypersensitivity and infusion-related reactions should be managed appropriately, including obstetrical care [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Lactation

Risk Summary

There are no available data on the presence of bebtelovimab in human or animal milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. Maternal IgG is known to be present in human milk. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for bebtelovimab and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from bebtelovimab or from the underlying maternal condition. Breastfeeding individuals with COVID-19 should follow practices according to clinical guidelines to avoid exposing the infant to COVID-19.

Pediatric Use

Bebtelovimab is not authorized for use in pediatric individuals under 12 years of age or weighing less than 40 kg. The safety and effectiveness of bebtelovimab have not been assessed in pediatric patients. The recommended dosing regimen in patients 12 years to less than 18 years of age, weighing at least 40 kg, is expected to result in comparable serum exposures of bebtelovimab as those observed in adults.

Geriatric Use

Of the 602 patients receiving bebtelovimab in BLAZE-4, 10.5% were 65 years of age and older and 3.3% were 75 years of age and older. Based on population PK analyses of samples from 573 patients over an age range of 14 to 89 years, there was no impact of age on PK. Therefore, there is no difference in the PK of bebtelovimab in geriatric patients compared to younger patients.

Overdose & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

Doses up to 1750 mg of bebtelovimab (10 times the authorized dose of bebtelovimab) have been administered in clinical trials without dose-limiting toxicity. Treatment of overdose with bebtelovimab should consist of general supportive measures including monitoring of vital signs and observation of the clinical status of the patient. There is no specific antidote for overdose with bebtelovimab.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No contraindications have been identified based on the limited available data for the emergency use of bebtelovimab authorized under this EUA.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Mechanism Of Action

Bebtelovimab is a recombinant neutralizing human IgG1λ monoclonal antibody (mAb) to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and is unmodified in the Fc region. Bebtelovimab binds the spike protein with a dissociation constant KD = 0.046 to 0.075 nM and blocks spike protein attachment to the human ACE2 receptor with an IC50 value of 0.39 nM (0.056 mcg/mL).

Pharmacodynamics

The exposure-response relationships of bebtelovimab for viral loads and clinical outcomes are unknown.

Pharmacokinetics

A summary of PK parameters of bebtelovimab following administration of a single dose of 175 mg bebtelovimab is provided in Table 1.

Table 1: Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Bebtelovimab Administered IV in Adults and Pediatric Patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg)

Bebtelovimab (175 mg)
N=585
Systemic Exposure
  Geometric Mean (%CV) Cmax, mcg/mL 59.9 (31.9)
  Geometric Mean (%CV) Cday 29, mcg/mL 4.55 (70.9)
  Geometric Mean (%CV) AUCinf, mcg day/mL 539 (41.5)
Distribution
  Geometric Mean (%CV) Vss (L) 4.55 (25.8)
Elimination
  Geometric Mean (%CV) Elimination Half-Life (day) 11.5 (27.0)
  Geometric Mean (%CV) Clearance (L/day) 0.325 (41.5)
Abbreviations: CV = coefficient of variation; Cmax = maximum concentration; Cday,29 = drug concentration on day 29; AUCinf = area under the concentration versus time curve from zero to infinity; Vss = steady-state volume of distribution.

Specific Populations

The PK profile of bebtelovimab was not affected by age, sex, race, or baseline viral load based on a population PK analysis. Body weight had no clinically relevant effect on the PK of bebtelovimab in adults with COVID-19 over the body weight range of 45 kg to 194 kg.

Patients With Renal impairment

Renal impairment is not expected to impact the PK of bebtelovimab, since mAbs with molecular weight >69 kDa are known not to undergo renal elimination. Similarly, dialysis is not expected to impact the PK of bebtelovimab.

Patients With Hepatic Impairment

Bebtelovimab is expected to be degraded into small peptides and amino acids via catabolic pathways in the same manner as other IgG monoclonal antibodies and human endogenous IgG antibodies. Based on population PK analysis, there is no significant difference in PK of bebtelovimab in patients with mild hepatic impairment compared to patients with normal hepatic function. Bebtelovimab has not been studied in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment.

Drug Interactions

Bebtelovimab is not renally excreted or metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes; therefore, interactions with concomitant medications that are renally excreted or that are substrates, inducers, or inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzymes are unlikely.

Microbiology

Antiviral Activity

The cell culture neutralization activity of bebtelovimab against SARS-CoV-2 was measured in a dose-response model quantifying plaque reduction using cultured Vero E6 cells.

Bebtelovimab neutralized the USA/WA/1/2020 isolate of SARS-CoV-2 with an estimated EC50 value = 0.044 nM (6.4 ng/mL). Bebtelovimab demonstrated antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity on Jurkat reporter cells expressing FcγRIIIa following engagement with target cells expressing spike protein. Bebtelovimab did not elicit complement-dependent cytotoxicity activity in cell-based assays.

Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) Of Infection

The risk that bebtelovimab could mediate viral uptake and replication by immune cells was studied in THP-1 and Raji cell lines and primary human macrophages. In general, experiments with bebtelovimab did not demonstrate productive viral infection in immune cells exposed to SARS-CoV-2 at concentrations of mAb down to 60,000-fold below the approximate EC50 value for neutralization.

Antiviral Resistance

There is a potential risk of treatment failure due to the development of viral variants that are resistant to bebtelovimab.

Nonclinical selection studies using a directed evolution of a yeast displayed Spike RBD identified that substitutions at residues K444, V445, G446, and P499 interfered with bebtelovimab’s ability to block the Spike RBD:ACE-2 interaction. Pseudotyped virus-like particle (VLP) neutralization assays confirmed a 5-fold or greater reduction in susceptibility to bebtelovimab of viral variants with the following substitutions: K444E (>862), K444N (>1,901-fold), K444Q (208-fold), K444T (>1,814-fold), V445A (111-fold), V445F (369-fold), V445G (>730-fold), G446D (69-fold), G446R (7-fold), G446V (8-fold), P499H (>1,606-fold), P499R (>1,870-fold), and P499S (25-fold). In the context of Delta spike protein, G446V substitution had reduced susceptibility of 16.4-fold.

Pseudotyped VLP assessment using the full-length spike genes from different variant lineages indicate that bebtelovimab retains activity (<5-fold reduction) against the Alpha (B.1.1.7, UK origin), Beta (B.1.351, South Africa origin), Gamma (P.1, Brazil origin), Delta (B.1.617.2, India origin), Delta [+K417N] (AY.1/AY.2, India origin), Epsilon (B.1.427/B.1.429, California origin), Iota (B.1.526, New York origin), Kappa (B.1.617.1, India origin), Lambda (C.37, Peru origin), Omicron (B.1.1.529/BA.1, South Africa origin), Omicron [+R346K] (BA.1.1), Omicron BA.2, Omicron BA.2 [+L452Q] (BA.2.12.1), and Omicron BA.4/BA.5 variant lineages (Table 2). The Mu (B.1.621, Colombia origin) variant showed a reduction in susceptibility to bebtelovimab of 5.3-fold.

Table 2: Bebtelovimab Pseudotyped Virus-Like Particle Neutralization Data for SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Variants

Lineage with Spike Protein Substitution Country First Identified WHO Nomenclature Key Substitutions Testeda Fold Reduction in Susceptibility
B.1.1.7 UK Alpha N501Y No changeb
B.1.351 South Africa Beta K417N + E484K + N501Y No changeb
P.1 Brazil Gamma K417T + E484K + N501Y No changeb
B.1.617.2/AY.3 India Delta L452R + T478K No changeb
AY.1/AY.2 (B.1.617.2 sublineages) India Delta [+K417N] L452R + T478K + K417N No changeb
B.1.427/B.1.429 USA (California) Epsilon L452R No changeb
8B.1.526c USA (New York) Iota E484K No changeb
B.1.617.1 India Kappa L452R + E484Q No changeb
C.37 Peru Lambda L452Q + F490S No changeb
B.1.621 Colombia Mu R346K + E484K + N501Y 5.3
B.1.1.529/BA.1 South Africa Omicron [BA.1] G339D + S371L + S373P + S375F + K417N + N440K + G446S + S477N + T478K + E484A + Q493R + G496S + Q498R + N501Y + Y505H No changeb
BA.1.1 South Africa Omicron [+R346K] BA.1 + R346K No changeb
BA.2 South Africa Omicron [BA.2] G339D + S371F + S373P + S375F + T376A + D405N + R408S + K417N + N440K + S477N + T478K + E484A + Q493R + Q498R + N501Y + Y505H No changeb
BA.2.12.1 USA Omicron [BA.2+L452Q] BA.2 + L452Q No changeb
BA.4/BA.5 South Africa Omicron [BA.4/BA.5] G339D + S371F + S373P + S375F + T376A + D405N + R408S + K417N + N440K + L452R + S477N + T478K + E484A + F486V + Q498R + N501Y + Y505H No changeb
a Key substitutions occurring in the receptor binding domain of spike protein are listed. Pseudotyped VLP contained the full-length spike protein reflective of the consensus sequence for each of the variant lineages.
b No change: <5-fold reduction in susceptibility.
c Isolates of the B.1.526 lineage harbor several spike protein amino acid substitutions, and not all isolates contain the E484K substitution (as of February 2021).

In authentic SARS-CoV-2 assays, bebtelovimab retained activity (<5-fold reduction) against variant virus isolates from the Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1), Delta (B.1.617.2/AY.3), Omicron (B.1.1.529/BA.1), Omicron [+R346K] (BA.1.1), Omicron BA.2, and Omicron BA.2 [+L452Q] (BA.2.12.1) lineages, as well as SARS-CoV-2 (USA/WA/1/2020 isolate) engineered to express the L452R substitution present in the Epsilon (B.1.427/B.1.429) lineage or the E484K substitution present in the Iota (B.1.526) lineage (Table 3).

Table 3: Authentica SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Data for Bebtelovimab

Lineage with Spike Protein Substitution Country First Identified WHO Nomenclature Key Substitutions Testedb Fold Reduction in Susceptibility
B.1.1.7 UK Alpha N501Y No changec
B.1.351 South Africa Beta K417N, E484K, N501Y No changec,d
P.1 Brazil Gamma K417T, E484K, N501Y No changec
B.1.617.2/AY.3 India Delta L452R, T478K No changec,d
B.1.427/B.1.429 USA (California) Epsilon L452R No changec
B.1.526e USA (New York) Iota E484K No changec
B.1.1.529/BA.1 South Africa Omicron G339D + S371L + S373P + S375F + K417N + N440K + G446S + S477N + T478K + E484A + Q493R + G496S + Q498R + N501Y + Y505H No changec,d
BA.1.1 South Africa Omicron [+R346K] BA.1 + R346K No changec
BA.2 South Africa Omicron [BA.2] G339D + S371F + S373P + S375F + T376A + D405N + R408S + K417N + N440K + S477N + T478K + E484A + Q493R + Q498R + N501Y + Y505H No changec,d
BA.2.12.1 USA Omicron [BA.2+L452Q] BA.2 + L452Q No changec
a The B.1.1.7, B.1.351, B.1.617.2, B.1.1.529/BA.1, and BA.2 variants were assessed using cell culture-expanded virus isolates and tested using a plaque reduction assay; the B.1.351, P.1, B.1.617.2, B.1.1.529/BA.1, BA.1.1, BA.2, and BA.2.12.1 variants were assessed using cell culture-expanded isolates and tested using a microneutralization assay with a CPE-based endpoint titer to determine the IC>99; the B.1.526/E484K and B.1.427/B.1.429/L452R substitutions were assessed using recombinant SARS-CoV-2 (USA/WA/1/2020 isolate with E484K or L452R) and tested using a plaque reduction assay.
b Key substitutions occurring in receptor binding domain of spike protein which are associated with each lineage.
c No change: <5-fold reduction in susceptibility when compared to ancestral control isolate using the same methodology.
d These viral variants have been tested with two different neutralization methodologies, both yielding <5-fold reductions in susceptibility.
e Isolates of the B.1.526 lineage harbor several spike protein amino acid substitutions, and not all isolates contain the E484K substitution (as of February 2021).

Genotypic analysis and phenotypic testing are ongoing to monitor for potential bebtelovimab-resistance-associated spike variations in clinical trials. Baseline sequencing data are available for 611 of the subjects in the BLAZE-4 (Arms 9-14) Study. Of these, 552 (90.3%) were infected with a variant of interest or concern, as designated by the WHO. No subject was infected with virus of the Omicron lineage or sub-lineages. The majority of subjects in the trial were infected with Delta (49.9%) and Alpha (28.6%). These were distributed across the treatment groups with Delta and Alpha infection rates of 60.2% and 23.1% in placebo, 31.3% and 41.8% in bebtelovimab alone arms, and 58.3% and 21.9% in the bebtelovimab with bamlanivimab and etesevimab arms, respectively. Gamma and Mu infections comprised 5.6% and 3.8% of the total infections respectively. Subjects infected with Beta, Delta [+K417N], Iota, and Lambda variants were the minority with 0.5%, 0.8%, 0.7%, and 0.5% total infections, respectively. All other subjects in the trial had SARS-CoV-2 infections from either non-WHO classified viruses (3.3%), or the lineage was not able to be determined based on the baseline sequence data (6.4%). Detection of viral variants with a 5-fold or greater reduction in susceptibility to bebtelovimab at baseline has been rare, with only one G446V substitution (8-fold shift) observed transiently out of 611 subjects in the BLAZE-4 (Arms 9-14) study that had baseline sequencing available (0.2%, 1/611).

Analysis of treatment-emergent variants focused on changes at amino acid positions with known phenotypically confirmed bebtelovimab-associated variations (i.e., K444, V445, G446, and P499) in serial viral samples obtained in the BLAZE-4 (Arms 9-14) bebtelovimab Phase 2 Study. Treatment-emergent substitutions detected at ≥15% or ≥50% allele fractions at these positions included K444E/N, V445G, G446V, and P499H/R. These substitutions resulted in a 5-fold or greater reduction in susceptibility to bebtelovimab in pseudotyped VLP assays: K444E (>862), K444N (>1,901-fold), V445G (>730-fold), G446V (8-fold), P499H (>1,606-fold), and P499R (>1,870-fold). Additional treatment-emergent substitutions detected at ≥15% or >50% allele fractions outside the epitope in at least 2 subjects included C379F (n=2) and G404C (n=2), seen in bebtelovimab in combination with bamlanivimab and etesevimab arms.

Considering all substitutions detected at ≥15% allele fraction at positions K444, V445, G446, and P499, 5.5% (11/199) of subjects treated with bebtelovimab alone harbored a variant that was treatment-emergent. This was more frequent than observed in the placebo arm (0%, 0/112), or when bebtelovimab was administered together with bamlanivimab and etesevimab (0.3%, 1/312). The appearance of these treatment-emergent bebtelovimab resistance-associated substitutions was associated with higher viral loads in the subjects in whom they were detected, but none of these subjects were hospitalized. The majority of the variants were first detected on Day 5 (n=3) and Day 7 (n=6) following treatment initiation.

It is possible that bebtelovimab resistance-associated variants could have cross-resistance to other mAbs targeting the receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2. The clinical impact is not known.

Immune Response Attenuation

There is a theoretical risk that antibody administration may attenuate the endogenous immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and make patients more susceptible to re-infection.

Animal Toxicology And/Or Pharmacology

In toxicology studies, bebtelovimab had no adverse effects when administered intravenously to rats.

In tissue cross reactivity studies using human adult and fetal tissues, no binding of clinical concern was detected for bebtelovimab.

Antiviral Activity In Vivo

Prophylactic administration of bebtelovimab to male Syrian golden hamsters (n=5 to 8 per group) resulted in 2 to 4 log10 decreases in viral genomic RNA and viral replication (subgenomic RNA) from lung tissue, as well as decreases in lung weight and improvements in body weight compared to controls.

The applicability of these findings to a treatment setting is not known.

Clinical Studies

The data supporting this EUA for treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 are primarily based on analyses of data from the Phase 2 portion of the BLAZE-4 trial (NCT04634409) that enrolled both low risk and high risk subjects (treatment arms 9-14). This trial evaluated the clinical efficacy data from subjects receiving 175 mg bebtelovimab alone and together with 700 mg bamlanivimab and 1,400 mg of etesevimab.

BLAZE-4 is a Phase 1/2, randomized, single-dose clinical trial evaluating treatment of subjects with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 (subjects with COVID-19 symptoms who are not hospitalized). Efficacy of bebtelovimab, alone and together with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, was evaluated in low risk adults (i.e., those not at high-risk to progress to severe COVID-19) in a randomized part of the trial which included a placebo control arm (treatment arms 9-11). Low risk adults were randomized with a 1:1:1 ratio. High-risk adults and pediatric subjects (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) received open-label active treatments. One cohort of high risk subjects was randomized with 2:1 ratio (treatment arms 12 and 13). Another cohort of high risk subject was enrolled with no randomization (treatment arm 14). The trial enrolled subjects who were not hospitalized and had 1 or more COVID-19 symptoms that were at least mild in severity. Treatment was initiated within 3 days of obtaining the clinical sample for the first positive SARS-CoV-2 viral infection determination.

BLAZE-4 was conducted prior to the emergence of the Omicron variant. No subject in BLAZE-4 was infected with virus of the Omicron lineage or sub-lineages. The majority of participants in the trial were infected with Delta (49.8%) and Alpha (28.6%).

Phase 2 Data From The Placebo-Controlled Portion Of BLAZE-4 (Low Risk Subjects; Treatment Arms 9-11)

In this portion of the trial, adult subjects were treated with a single infusion of bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg (N=127), 175 mg bebtelovimab alone (N=125), or placebo (N=128). The majority (96.8%) of the subjects enrolled in these treatment arms did not meet the criteria for high-risk.

At baseline, median age was 35 years (with 1 placebo subject aged 65 or older); 56% of subjects were female, 79% were White, 36% were Hispanic or Latino, and 19% were Black or African American. Subjects had mild (74%) to moderate (26%) COVID-19; the mean duration of symptoms was 3.6 days; mean viral load by cycle threshold (CT) was 24.63 at baseline. The baseline demographics and disease characteristics were well balanced across treatment arms with the exception of baseline serology status. A higher percentage of subjects in the placebo arm were positive for baseline serology (15% vs. 9% for bamlanivimab, etesevimab, and bebtelovimab together, and 7% for bebtelovimab alone). Participants enrolled in these treatment arms had not received SARS-CoV-2 vaccine at baseline.

The primary endpoint was the proportion of subjects with persistently high viral load (PHVL) by Day 7. PHVL occurred in 26 subjects treated with placebo (21%) as compared to 16 (13%) subjects treated with bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg together [p=0.098], and 17 (14%) subjects treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone [p=0.147], a 38% (95% CI: -9%, 65%) and 34% (95% CI: -15%, 62%) relative reduction, respectively.

Secondary endpoints included mean change in viral load from baseline to Day 3, 5, 7, and 11 (Figure 1).

Figure 1: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Change from Baseline (Mean ± SE) by Visit from the Placebo-Controlled Portion of BLAZE-4 in Low Risk Adults (700 mg bamlanivimab, 1,400 mg etesevimab, 175 mg bebtelovimab together and 175 mg bebtelovimab alone)

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Change from Baseline (Mean ± SE) by Visit from the Placebo-Controlled Portion of BLAZE-4 in Low Risk Adults (700 mg bamlanivimab, 1,400 mg etesevimab, 175 mg bebtelovimab together and 175 mg bebtelovimab alone) - Illustration

For the secondary endpoint of COVID-19 related hospitalization (defined as ≥24 hours of acute care) or death by any cause by Day 29, these events occurred in 2 (1.6%) subjects treated with placebo as compared with 3 (2.4%) events in subjects treated with bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg together and 2 (1.6%) events in subjects treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone. There was 1 subject treated with bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg together who died on Day 5. Conclusions are limited as COVID-19 related hospitalization and death rates are expected to be low in a low risk population.

The median time to sustained symptom resolution as recorded in a trial specific daily symptom diary was 7 days (95%CI: 6, 8 days) for subjects treated with bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg together [p=0.289] and 6 days (95% CI: 5, 7 days) for subjects treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone [p=0.003] as compared with 8 days (95% CI: 7, 9 days) for subjects treated with placebo. Symptoms assessed were cough, shortness of breath, feeling feverish, fatigue, body aches and pains, sore throat, chills, and headache. Sustained symptom resolution was defined as absence of any of these symptoms, except for allowance of mild fatigue and cough, in two consecutive assessments.

Phase 2 Data From The Randomized, Open-Label Portion Of BLAZE-4 (High Risk Subjects; Treatment Arms 12-13)

In this portion of the trial, subjects were treated with a single infusion of bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg (N=50) or 175 mg bebtelovimab alone (N=100). The majority (91.3%) of the subjects enrolled in these dose arms meet the criteria for high-risk.

At baseline, median age was 50 years (with 28 subjects aged 65 or older); 52% of subjects were female, 75% were White, 18% were Hispanic or Latino, and 18% were Black or African American. Subjects had mild (75%) to moderate (25%) COVID-19; the mean duration of symptoms was 4.7 days; mean viral load by cycle threshold (CT) was 26.66 at baseline; and 20.7% of subjects had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. There were 2 pediatric patients enrolled (ages 14 and 17), one in each treatment arm. The baseline demographics and disease characteristics were well balanced across treatment groups.

The primary objective for these treatment arms was to characterize the safety profile of bebtelovimab 175 mg by evaluating adverse events and serious adverse events. Efficacy endpoints included the proportion of subjects with COVID-19 related hospitalization or death by any cause by Day 29, mean change in viral load from baseline to Days 3, 5, 7, and 11 and time to sustained symptom resolution.

The proportion of subjects with COVID-19 related hospitalization (defined as ≥24 hours of acute care) or death by any cause was assessed by Day 29. Events occurred in 2 (4%) subjects treated with bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg together and 3 (3%) subjects treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone. There was 1 subject treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone who died on Day 34.

Mean changes in viral load from baseline to Day 3, 5, 7, and 11 are shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Change from Baseline (Mean ± SE) by Visit from the Open-Label Portion of BLAZE-4 (700 mg bamlanivimab, 1,400 mg etesevimab, 175 mg bebtelovimab together and 175 mg bebtelovimab alone).

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Change from Baseline (Mean ± SE) by Visit from the Open-Label Portion of BLAZE-4 (700 mg bamlanivimab, 1,400 mg etesevimab, 175 mg bebtelovimab together and 175 mg bebtelovimab alone). - Illustration

The median time to sustained symptom resolution as recorded in a trial specific daily symptom diary was 7 days for subjects treated with bebtelovimab 175 mg alone.

Phase 2 Data From The Non-Randomized, Open-Label Portion Of BLAZE-4 (High Risk Subjects; Treatment Arm 14)

In this portion of the trial, subjects were treated with a single infusion of bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg (N=176). The majority (97.7%) of the subjects enrolled meet the criteria for high-risk.

At baseline, median age was 51 years (with 35 subjects aged 65 or older); 56% of subjects were female, 80% were White, 28% were Hispanic or Latino, and 16% were Black or African American. Subjects had mild (73%) to moderate (27%) COVID-19; the mean duration of symptoms was 4 days; mean viral load by cycle threshold (CT) was 23.45 at baseline; and 31% of subjects had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. There were 2 pediatric patients enrolled (ages 14 and 15).

The primary objective for this treatment arm was to characterize the safety profile of bamlanivimab 700 mg, etesevimab 1,400 mg, and bebtelovimab 175 mg by evaluating adverse events and serious adverse events. Efficacy endpoints included the proportion of subjects with COVID-19 related hospitalization or death by any cause by Day 29, mean change in viral load from baseline to Days 3, 5, 7, and 11, and time to sustained symptom resolution.

The proportion of subjects with COVID-19 related hospitalization (defined as ≥24 hours of acute care) or death by any cause was assessed by Day 29. Events occurred in 3 subjects (1.7%), and no subjects died.

Mean changes in viral load from baseline to Day 3, 5, 7, and 11 were -1.4, -3.1, -4.0, and -5.4, respectively.

The median time to sustained symptom resolution as recorded in a trial specific daily symptom diary was 8 days.

Overall Benefit-Risk Assessment And Limitations Of Data Supporting The Benefits Of The Product

Based on the data from BLAZE-4, bebtelovimab has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Additionally, a reduction in SARS-CoV-2 viral load on Day 5 was observed relative to placebo, though the clinical significance of this is unclear. The placebo-controlled phase 2 data are limited by enrollment of only subjects without risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19, and the trial was not powered or designed to determine a difference in the clinical outcomes of hospitalization or death between the placebo and bebtelovimab treatment arms [see Phase 2 Data From The Placebo-Controlled Portion Of BLAZE-4 (Low Risk Subjects; Treatment Arms 9-11) ]. Bebtelovimab has been studied in individuals who have risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19, but the efficacy analyses are limited due to the lack of a concurrent placebo control arm for this population [see Phase 2 Data From The Randomized, Open-Label Portion Of BLAZE-4 (High Risk Subjects; Treatment Arms 12-13), Phase 2 Data From The Non-Randomized, Open-Label Portion Of BLAZE-4 (High Risk Subjects; Treatment Arm 14) ].

However, based on the totality of scientific evidence available, including the available Phase 2 and pharmacokinetic data, along with the nonclinical viral neutralization data for Omicron and other variants of concern, it is reasonable to believe that bebtelovimab may be effective for the treatment of patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 to reduce the risk of progression to hospitalization or death. In addition, the mechanism of action for bebtelovimab is similar to other neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, including bamlanivimab and etesevimab, that have data from Phase 3 clinical trials showing a reduction in hospitalization or death in high risk patients infected with other SARS-CoV-2 variants. The safety profile of bebtelovimab is acceptable with monitorable risks and is comparable to other SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, including bamlanivimab and etesevimab. Considered together, these data support that the known and potential benefits of treatment with bebtelovimab outweigh the known and potential risks in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, and for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options approved or authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

Clinical data summarized above were similar for bebtelovimab alone as compared to the combination of bamlanivimab, etesevimab and bebtelovimab administered together. Bebtelovimab retains activity against currently circulating variants [see Microbiology].

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

As a healthcare practitioner, you must communicate to the patient and/or caregiver information consistent with the “FACT SHEET FOR PATIENTS, PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS” and provide them with a copy of this Fact Sheet prior to administration of bebtelovimab. However, if providing this information will delay the administration of bebtelovimab to a degree that would endanger the life of a patient, the information must be provided to the parent and/or caregiver as soon as feasible after bebtelovimab administration.

Remind patients treated with bebtelovimab that they should continue to self-isolate and use infection control measures (e.g., wear mask, isolate, social distance, avoid sharing personal items, clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces, and frequent handwashing) according to CDC guidelines.

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