Anidulafungin Versus Fluconazole in the Treatment of Candidemia
Fluconazole is an FDA-approved drug that is widely used to treat fungal infections due to candida. The experimental drug anidulafungin has been found to be active in treating life-threatening fungal infections. The purpose of this study is to determine whether anidulafungin is as effective as fluconazole in treating candidemia, an invasive form of candidiasis.
Three hundred patients 16 years of age or older will participate in this study. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: one-half will receive anidulafungin; the other half will receive fluconazole. They will receive the drug for as few as 10 days or for up to 42 days, depending on the seriousness of the infection. The drug will be given over a four-hour period on the first day, and over two hours on the remaining days. While taking the study medication, participants will be required to give blood samples every week until the end of treatment. At two weeks and six weeks following the end of therapy, participants will return for evaluation.
Prior to their participation in this study, patients will undergo the following evaluations: a physical exam, an eye exam, an electrocardiogram, and possibly blood work.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase III, Double Blind, Randomized, Multi-Center Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Anidulafungin VS. Fluconazole in the Treatment of Patients With Candidemia and Other Forms of Invasive Candidiasis and Prevention of Complications|
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00058682
|United States, Maryland|
|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|