A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of l-Leucovorin in Combination With Trimethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole in the Therapy of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in Patients With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002002
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: July 1992
  Purpose

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of l-leucovorin in preventing toxicity from high dose trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole (TMP / SMX) used as a therapy for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients with AIDS.


Condition Intervention
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Carinii
HIV Infections
Drug: Trimethoprim
Drug: Sulfamethoxazole
Drug: Leucovorin calcium

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of l-Leucovorin in Combination With Trimethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole in the Therapy of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in Patients With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have the following:

  • Diagnosis of PCP.
  • Fit the CDC definition of AIDS.
  • Be receiving intravenous or oral trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) in doses of = or > 15mg/kg/day of the trimethoprim component.
  • Be receiving = or < 48 hours of trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole (TMP / SMX) prior to randomization.
  • Must sign informed consent in accordance with FDA guidelines.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Cannot take oral medications.
  • Require continued administration of anticonvulsant agents such as phenytoin, phenobarbital or primidone.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Continued administration of anticonvulsant agents such as phenytoin, phenobarbital or primidone.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Cannot take oral medications.
  • Require continued administration of anticonvulsant agents such as phenytoin, phenobarbital or primidone.

Prior Medication:

Excluded:

  • > 48 hours of trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole prior to randomization.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002002

Locations
United States, California
San Francisco Gen Hosp
San Francisco, California, United States, 941102859
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lederle Laboratories
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 056A, 76-9
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pneumonia
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Syndrome
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Mycoses
Pneumocystis Infections
Levoleucovorin
Trimethoprim
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination
Sulfamethoxazole
Antidotes
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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