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The Safety and Effectiveness of Isoprinosine in Patients With Weakened Immune Systems and Lymph Node Disease

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: NCT00002296
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:

The objective of this Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with immunologic deficiency is to determine the effect of Isoprinosine in producing an immuno-restorative response within the study observation period (including the 2-month period following cessation of the 28 days of treatment), measured by one or more of the following immunological parameters:

  • Increase in natural killer (NK) cell activity.
  • Increase in total T-cells (OKT-11).
  • Increases in absolute number and percentage of T-helper cells (OKT-4).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lymphatic Disease HIV Infections Drug: Inosine pranobex Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Effect of Isoprinosine in Immunodepressed Patients With Uncomplicated Generalized Lymphadenopathy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • History of gout, uric acid urolithiasis, uric acid nephrolithiasis, renal dysfunction and severe gastric ulcer.
  • Lymphoid malignancy.
  • Infectious mononucleosis caused by cytomegalovirus or Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Heart disease (especially if receiving cardiac glycosides).
  • Hemophilia.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Kaposi's sarcoma or overt opportunistic infections as follows:
  • Candida albicans, Pneumocystis carinii, Herpes simplex, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Toxoplasma gondii, Legionella, Cryptosporidium, Isospora, and Papovavirus.
  • Active evidence of infectious mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) as determined by heterophil test (EBV) or cell culture (CMV).
  • History of gout, uric acid urolithiasis, uric acid nephrolithiasis, renal dysfunction, and severe gastric ulcer.
  • Critical illness.
  • Condition requiring hospitalization.
  • Women of childbearing age are excluded.
  • Hemophilia.

Prior Medication:


  • Steroids.
  • Cytotoxic immunosuppressive agents.
  • Antiviral medicine.

Prior Treatment:


  • Radiotherapy.

Patients who have unexplained immunodepression and are at risk of developing AIDS.

  • Patients with prolonged generalized lymphadenopathy for 3 or more months (greater than 1 cm at two or more noncontiguous sites).

IV drug abuse.

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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): NCT00002296

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United States, California
Newport Pharmaceuticals International Inc
Laguna Hills, California, United States, 92656
Sponsors and Collaborators
Newport Pharmaceuticals International

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00002296    
Other Study ID Numbers: 008C
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: June 1989
Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Immune Tolerance
Inosine Pranobex
Killer Cells
T-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS-Related Complex
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphatic Diseases
Inosine Pranobex
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents