Randomized Study of Two Doses of Oral Valacyclovir in Immunocompromised Patients With Uncomplicated Herpes Zoster
I. Compare the efficacy and safety of two doses of oral valacyclovir in immunocompromised patients with uncomplicated herpes zoster.
II. Compare quality of life, pain, and medical resource utilization in patients treated with these 2 regimens.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||January 1997|
This is a randomized, double blind study.
Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
Arm I: Patients receive standard dose oral valacyclovir three times a day on Days 1-7.
Arm II: Patients receive higher dose oral valacyclovir three times a day on Days 1-7.
Both arms: Patients begin treatment within 72 hours after onset of zoster rash.
Quality of life is assessed on Days 1, 14, and 28 during study and then every 4 weeks through Week 24. Pain is assessed on Days 1-28 during study, and then weekly through Week 24. Medical resource utilization is assessed on Days 1, 8, 14, and 18 during study and then every 4 weeks through Week 24.
Patients are followed every 4 weeks through Week 24.
|United States, Texas|
|Center for Clinical Studies|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77058|
|Study Chair:||Stephen K. Tyring||University of Texas|