Prophylaxis Trial in High Risk Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients With Graft vs. Host Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00034645
First received: May 1, 2002
Last updated: September 16, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

This trial is in high risk patients to determine the safety, tolerance and efficacy of posaconazole (POZ) vs. fluconazole in the prophylaxis against development of invasive fungal infections (IFI).


Condition Intervention Phase
Mycoses
Drug: Posaconazole oral suspension
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: January 1999
Study Completion Date: February 2003
Detailed Description:

This study is designed to determine the safety, tolerance and efficacy of POZ used as prophylaxis of IFI in high-risk subjects with Grade II-IV acute graft vs. host disease (GVHD) or extensive chronic GVHD. The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of SCH56592 vs fluconazole in preventing proven or probable IFI within the time period from randomization to 16 weeks after the start of treatment with study drug.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant subjects with chronic or Grade II-IV acute GVHD being treated with high dose immunosuppressive therapy.
  • One of the following to the subject's prior immunosuppressive regimen:

    1. at least 1mg per kg per day of methylprednisolone or equivalent,
    2. Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) for the therapy of acute GVHD,
    3. Tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, or other steroid-sparing immunosuppressive regimen.
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  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00034645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C98316, C/I98-316
Study First Received: May 1, 2002
Last Updated: September 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Allogenic Stem cell transplantation
Fungal infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Posaconazole
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Trypanocidal Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014