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Micafungin Versus AmBisome in Invasive Candidiasis and Candidemia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier:
First received: March 22, 2005
Last updated: September 17, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of micafungin (FK463) versus liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) in treating neutropenic and non-neutropenic patients with confirmed invasive candidiasis or candidemia. Enrollment will include adult and pediatric patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Micafungin
Drug: Liposomal Amphotericin B
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double Blind, Comparative, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin (FK463) Versus Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome) in the Treatment of Invasive Candidiasis and Candidemia

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator's assessment of overall treatment success. Success is defined as clinical (complete or partial) and mycological (eradication or presumed eradication) response at the End of Therapy. [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical response (complete, partial, stabilization, progression) during the treatment period and the post-treatment period [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period and the 12 week post treatment followup period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mycological response (eradication, presumed eradication, persistence) during the treatment period and the post-treatment period [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period and the 12 week post treatment followup period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall incidence of emergent and recurrent fungal infections at the End of Study [ Time Frame: End of the 12 week post treatment followup peroid ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Independent Efficacy Review Committee's assessment of overall treatment success [ Time Frame: Prior to database lock ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Peak change of estimated glomerular filtration rate during the treatment period compared to Baseline [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of acute infusion related reactions as pre-defined [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient survival at the End of Therapy and at the End of Study [ Time Frame: End of the 2 to 8 week treatment period and end of the 12 week post treatment followup period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall incidence of Adverse Events (AE) [ Time Frame: Throughout study and post treatment followup period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 637
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Micafungin
Other Names:
  • Mycamine
  • FK463
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Liposomal Amphotericin B
Other Name: AmBisome

Detailed Description:
A phase III, multicenter, double-blind, comparative, parallel, randomized study. Enrollment will include adult and pediatric patients. The adult population is sized to test for non-inferiority. For the pediatric population, descriptive analyses are planned.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients either non-neutropenic with absolute neutrophil counts >= 500 cells/mm3 or neutropenic with absolute neutrophil counts < 500 cells/mm3 must have:

  • Candidemia or invasive candidiasis,
  • Confirmation and typical clinical signs and symptoms by fungal culture and/or histology,
  • Positive culture obtained no more than four days prior to the first dose of study medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with evidence of liver disease as defined by: a) SGOT/AST or SGPT/ALT > 10 times the upper limit of normal (ULN); or b) Total bilirubin > 5 times ULN.
  • Patients whose sole diagnosis is oropharyngeal and/or esophageal candidiasis and/or with positive cultures of urine specimens, sputum specimens, bronchoalveolar-lavage specimens or samples from indwelling drains.
  • Patients who have received prophylactic/empiric therapy with azoles or conventional amphotericin B for more than three days within one week prior to enrollment. Neutropenic patients, however, may have received prophylactic azoles without time restrictions.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00106288

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier: NCT00106288     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG-463-21-08 
Study First Received: March 22, 2005
Last Updated: September 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Thailand: Ministry of Public Health
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Canada: Health Canada
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Drug Agency
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Ireland: Irish Medicines Board
Belgium: Ministry of Social Affairs, Public Health and the Environment
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Portugal: National Pharmacy and Medicines Institute
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Poland: Ministry of Health
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Slovenia: Ministry of Health
Croatia: Ministry of Health and Social Care
Serbia and Montenegro: Agency for Drugs and Medicinal Devices
Austria: Federal Ministry for Health and Women

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Candidiasis, Invasive
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Amphotericin B
Liposomal amphotericin B
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
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