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A Pilot Study of Oral Tinidazole for Women With Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00324142
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study Terminated Prematurely)
First Posted : May 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
This is a study of the drug tinidazole for women with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Half of the participants will get the drug for 10 days, the other half will get the drug for 10 days and then twice a week for 12 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis Drug: Oral tinidazole Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This study will recruit 60 women with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. These women must have a current infection to be enrolled in the study and have had two other infections within the past 12 months. After initial screening to make sure that the vaginal symptoms are due to bacterial vaginosis and not the results of a different infection, all of the women will receive tinidazole (a drug that is similar to metronidazole) by mouth for 10 days. At the end of the 10 days, patients will be re-examined. Those women who are free of bacterial vaginosis will enter the second phase of the study, where half of the patients will continue to take tinidazole twice a week for twelve weeks and the other half will take no medication. During this time participants will be examined by the study doctor every 4 weeks to see how effective the treatment has been at preventing the recurrence of bacterial vaginosis. At the end of the 12 weeks, women who are still free of bacterial vaginosis will be seen for 3 more visits over 3 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Oral Tinidazole for Women With Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Diseases
Drug Information available for: Tinidazole

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of oral tinidazole for treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis
  2. Efficacy of oral tinidazole for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction with tinidazole for recurrent bacterial vaginosis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current infection with bacterial vaginosis
  • 2 previous episodes of bacterial vaginosis within the past 12 months
  • Willing to use contraception
  • Able to swallow pills
  • Willing to refrain from douching or using vaginal products
  • Willing to refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before and for 72 hours after taking study medication (tinidazole)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women with same sex partners
  • Menstruating at initial exam
  • Presence of yeast, a sexually transmitted disease, or other vaginal infection
  • Purulent cervical discharge
  • Use of any drug for bacterial vaginosis or yeast within the past 2 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Taking lithium
  • Taking blood thinners (anticoagulation therapy)
  • Use of any investigational drug within the previous 30 days
  • Active HPV infection requiring treatment
  • Use of drugs that suppress the immune system
  • History of alcoholism
  • Taking disulfiram

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00324142

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United States, California
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Gunter, MD Kaiser Permamente

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Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente Identifier: NCT00324142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CN-06JGunt-01-B
First Posted: May 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012
Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:
Bacterial vaginosis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vaginosis, Bacterial
Vaginal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Bacterial Infections
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antitrichomonal Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents