Compassionate Use Study of Two Dose Levels of Thalidomide in Adults With HIV Wasting Syndrome
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To allow patients with HIV-associated wasting to receive thalidomide treatment at 1 of 2 doses. To gain safety and efficacy data from a broader base of patients with HIV-associated wasting in order to support Celgene's pivotal placebo-controlled study.
Condition or disease
HIV InfectionsHIV Wasting Syndrome
Patients are randomized to receive thalidomide at 1 of 2 doses for 12 weeks initially, with response assessed at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12. Patients failing the low dose will be eligible to increase the dose to the higher dose. Treatment may continue indefinitely. After 12 weeks, patients continuing treatment are evaluated every 2 months for up to 6 additional months, then every 6 months thereafter.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Prophylaxis or treatment for opportunistic infection.
Patients must have:
Prior enrollment on Celgene's placebo-controlled thalidomide study, provided patient meets specified criteria for not continuing on that study.