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A Study of Letrazuril in the Treatment of AIDS-Related Diarrhea

Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID) · Aug 30, 2001

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Trial Information

Current as of March 02, 2024

Completed

Keywords

Cryptosporidiosis Diarrhea Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Antiprotozoal Agents Triazines

Description

Letrazuril, the p-fluor analog of diclazuril, has been shown in an animal model to prevent infections by organisms closely related to the intracellular parasite Cryptosporidium. Reliable data are needed to show the effectiveness of letrazuril in treating AIDS-related cryptosporidial diarrhea. Four groups of eight patients receive escalating doses of oral letrazuril (or placebo). In each group, six patients are randomized to receive letrazuril and two patients receive matching placebo. In the pharmacokinetics determination phase of the study, patients receive a single dose of letrazuril or ...

Gender

All

Eligibility criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Concurrent Medication:
  • Allowed:
  • Anti-diarrheal and antiemetic medications.
  • Anti-HIV agents such as zidovudine, ddI, and ddC if dosing regimens were stable for at least 3 weeks prior to start of study drug.
  • Patients must have:
  • AIDS.
  • Chronic diarrhea with presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in a stool specimen.
  • CD4 count < 150/mm3 (not required if patient has had cryptosporidiosis for a minimum of 4 weeks).
  • Life expectancy of at least 1 month.
  • Prior Medication:
  • Allowed:
  • Anti-HIV agents such as zidovudine, ddI, and ddC if dosing regimens were stable for at least 3 weeks prior to start of study drug.
  • Anti-diarrheal and antiemetic medications.
  • Exclusion Criteria
  • Co-existing Condition:
  • Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
  • Grade 4 hematologic toxicity or grade 3 other toxicity ( patients with grade 3 hepatic toxicity may be enrolled if abnormalities are considered to be caused by biliary cryptosporidiosis).
  • Presence of other diarrhea-causing pathogens.
  • Active (defined as newly diagnosed, progressive, or requiring therapeutic intervention) opportunistic infection that requires antimicrobial therapy (patients receiving maintenance or prophylactic antimicrobial therapy for opportunistic infection may be enrolled if the dosing regimen has been stable for at least 3 weeks).
  • Evidence of cytomegalovirus retinitis or colitis.
  • Concurrent Medication:
  • Excluded:
  • Ganciclovir, cancer chemotherapy, or interferon-alpha or other immunomodulating agents.
  • Any investigational drug (drugs available under an FDA-authorized expanded access program will not be considered investigational).
  • Prior Medication:
  • Excluded:
  • Any investigational drug within 1 month prior to start of study drug (drugs available under an FDA-authorized expanded access program will not be considered investigational).
  • Ganciclovir, cancer chemotherapy, or interferon-alpha or other immunomodulating agents within 7 days prior to start of study drug.

Attachments

readout_NCT00001018_2024-03-02.pdf

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NCT00001018_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

New York, New York, United States

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Timeline

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