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A Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Cefdinir Oral Suspension Versus Azithromycin in Pediatric Subjects With Acute Otitis Media

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2008
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Brief Summary:
To compare the safety and efficacy of cefdinir oral suspension, 7 mg/kg every 12 hours for 5 days, to azithromycin oral suspension 10 mg/kg/day (Day 1) then 5 mg/kg/day (Days 2-5) for a total of 5 days, in children between 6 months and 6 years of age, with AOM.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Otitis Media Drug: cefdinir (Omnicef) Drug: azithromycin Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 357 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Cefdinir Oral Suspension Versus Azithromycin in Pediatric Subjects With Acute Otitis Media
Study Start Date : November 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ear Infections

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: cefdinir (Omnicef)
oral suspension, 7 mg/kg every 12 hours for 5 days
Other Names:
  • ABT-198
  • Omnicef
  • cefdinir

Active Comparator: 2 Drug: azithromycin
oral suspension 10 mg/kg QD on Day 1 then 5 mg/kg QD on Days 2-5 for a total of 5 days.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical cure rate at Evaluation 2 [ Time Frame: 9 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sustained clinical cure rate at Evaluation 4 [ Time Frame: 25 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis, documented by medical history and physical examination, is AOM I 1 week.
  • Clinical symptoms include >=1 of the following: Otalgia (earache or pain), this may be expressed as ear pulling or nabbing; Ear fullness; Decreased hearing, this may be based on reports from parents or legally authorized representatives; Discharge from the external auditory canal (following acute perforation of the tympanic membrane).
  • At least two (2) of the following signs are present in at least one ear: Full or bulging or perforated tympanic membrane, which may be erythematous (note - since hyperemia may be present in a febrile or crying child, a red tympanic membrane alone is insufficient for the diagnosis of AOM); Loss of tympanic membrane landmarks (opacity of the tympanic membrane); Abnormal tympanic membrane mobility on biphasic pneumatic otoscopy, due to the presence of pus or fluid behind the tympanic membrane and edema of the tympanic membrane. Have evidence of middle ear fluid demonstrated by acoustic reflect tympanometry (ear check) showing values of 3, 4 or 5.
  • Generally in good health based on medical history, vital signs, physical exam, and historical laboratory results.
  • Subject must be a suitable candidate for oral antibiotic therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous enrollment in this study.
  • Enrollment in any other investigational study using unapproved products or unapproved doses; in the previous four weeks prior to study start.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions to cefdinir, other cephalosporins, azithromycin, other macrolide and azalide antibiotics, and/or sensitivity to multiple allergens.
  • Presence of tympanostorny tubes or otitis externa at Evaluation 1.
  • Systemic treatment with any anti-infective agent within 14 days prior to Evaluation 1 or during the study.
  • Treatment with a long-acting injectable antimicrobial agent (e.g., penicillin G benzathine) within 4 weeks prior to study drug administration.
  • Concomitant infection that requires additional antimicrobial therapy.
  • Evidence of chronic, suppurative otitis media.
  • Evidence of perforation of the tympanic membrane > 24 hours.
  • Evidence of a physiologic, anatomic, or immunologic defect, which would interfere with resolution of this episode of acute otitis media.
  • Immunocompromised subject (e.g., neutropenic subjects).
  • Presence of a disease, complicating factor (e.g., mastoiditis), or structural abnormality that would preclude evaluation of the subject's therapeutic response.
  • Any expectation that treatment with probenecid will be expected during the study drug administration period.
  • Known significant renal or hepatic impairment.

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Responsible Party: Angela M Nilius, Abbott Identifier: NCT00645112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M03-630
First Posted: March 27, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 27, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Otitis Media
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents