Safety of Artemether - Lumefantrine, and Other Malaria Drugs and Their Effect on the Auditory Function

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00386750
First received: October 11, 2006
Last updated: April 25, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

THIS STUDY IS NOT ENROLLING PATIENTS IN THE USA.

To evaluate the effects of artemether/ lumefantrine on the auditory function.


Condition Intervention Phase
Malaria
Falciparum
Drug: Artemether-lumefantrine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Single-center Study of the Effects of Co-artemether, Atovaquone-proguanil, and Artesunate-mefloquine on Auditory Function Following the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria in Patients 12 Years of Age or Older.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Auditory abnormalities at Day 7 assessed by Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) wave form latencies (a type of hearing test).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of auditory changes following 3 days of treatment with artemether-lumefantrine at Days 7, 28, and 42 days assessed by pure tone thresholds assessments (a type of hearing test)
  • Changes in auditory function with a non-ACT (artemisinin combined therapy) antimalarial (Malarone, atovaquone-proguanil) and another ACT combination (artesunate-mefloquine) assessed by pure tone thresholds (a type of hearing test)
  • Relationship between changes in auditory function and drug exposure.

Estimated Enrollment: 265
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • 12 years of age or older
  • P. falciparum parasitemia between 50 and 100,000 parasites/μl
  • History of fever or presence of fever (temperature ≥ 37.5°C)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Signs/symptoms of severe/complicated malaria
  • Ingestion of various antimalarial drugs, or antibiotics in the previous 2 weeks to 2 months
  • History of any drug-related hearing impairment.
  • Abnormal hearing function at study entry
  • Exposure to sustained loud noises, by self-report, within the past 24 hours. -- Present ear problems

(Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.)

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00386750

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Chair: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00386750     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCOA566A2412
Study First Received: October 11, 2006
Last Updated: April 25, 2012
Health Authority: Thailand: Ministry of Public Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Malaria
hearing
co-artemether
auditory
Plasmodium falciparum
marsh fever
Plasmodium infections
remittent fever
paludism
artemether
artemisinins
benflumetol
lumefantrine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malaria
Malaria, Falciparum
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Artemether
Artemisinins
Lumefantrine
Malarone
Artemether-lumefantrine combination
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antimalarials
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Coccidiostats
Schistosomicides
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
Anthelmintics

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