A Study of Trimetrexate in the Treatment of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) in Patients With AIDS Not Previously Treated for PCP
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of trimetrexate (TMTX) given at increasing doses along with the leucovorin calcium (LCV) for treating Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in AIDS patients TMTX is an experimental new drug which is effective for treatment of PCP, but has been given to only a few patients. Therefore it is not certain if TMTX is better, the same as, or not as effective as conventional drugs against PCP.
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Carinii
Drug: Trimetrexate glucuronate
Drug: Leucovorin calcium
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Escalating Doses of Intravenous Trimetrexate as Therapy for Previously Untreated Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in AIDS Patients With Subsequent Comparison of Intravenous and Oral Pharmacokinetics|
|Study Completion Date:||April 1989|
TMTX is an experimental new drug which is effective for treatment of PCP, but has been given to only a few patients. Therefore it is not certain if TMTX is better, the same as, or not as effective as conventional drugs against PCP.
Increasing doses of TMTX are used in combination with LCV as initial treatment for PCP in 50 AIDS patients. Doses are increased for 21 days on a once daily and then a twice daily basis. Dose escalations occur in subsequent groups of patients.
|United States, California|
|Los Angeles County - USC Med Ctr|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033|
|Study Chair:||Masur H|