A Study of Fluconazole in the Treatment of Fungal Infections of the Throat in Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
To determine the safety, toleration, and efficacy of fluconazole oral suspension in the treatment of esophageal candidiasis in immunocompromised patients, including those with AIDS.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Candidiasis, Esophageal HIV Infections Drug: Fluconazole Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Patients receive fluconazole oral suspension for a minimum of 3 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks. Patients are evaluated weekly, and treatment continues for 2 weeks after resolution of symptoms. Endoscopic exams and possibly biopsies are performed at baseline and at the end of treatment. Patients undergo follow-up at 2 weeks post-treatment.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 100 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Multicenter Trial of Fluconazole Oral Suspension in the Treatment of Esophageal Candidiasis in Immunocompromised Patients

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Drug Information available for: Fluconazole

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • AIDS or other immunocompromising condition.
  • Candidal esophagitis.
  • Life expectancy of at least 2 months.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Evidence of non-candidal systemic fungal infection.
  • Abnormalities that may preclude esophagoscopy or endoscopy.
  • Unable to tolerate fluconazole.
  • Unable to give informed consent.
  • Enrollment in other experimental trials of approved or non-approved drugs or systemic compounds (unless approved by the Pfizer Clinical Monitor).
  • Other condition that would make patient unsuitable for enrollment.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Concomitant oral or topical antifungal agent.
  • Other experimental medications.

Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:

History of allergy to imidazoles or azoles.

Prior Medication:


  • Any oral or topical antifungal therapy within the past 3 days. Active use of illicit or illegal drugs.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002339

United States, California
Los Angeles County - USC Med Ctr
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
United States, Texas
Houston Veterans Administration Med Ctr
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators

Publications: Identifier: NCT00002339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 120
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: April 1996

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Immunocompromised Host

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors