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Ampligen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00215813
Expanded Access Status : Available
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hemispherx Biopharma

Brief Summary:
This is an open label study of Ampligen in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Drug: Poly I: Poly C12U (Rintatolimod)

Detailed Description:
An Open-Label Study of Poly I: Poly C12U (Ampligen®) in Patients with Severely Debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). The FDA approved the study for cost recovery. Patients enrolled in the study are responsible for costs related to the therapy, e.g., drug cost, infusion cost, cost of supplies, diagnostic and other laboratory testing.

Study Type : Expanded Access
Expanded Access Type : Intermediate-size Population, Treatment IND/Protocol
Official Title: An Open-Label Study Of Poly I:Poly C12U (AMPLIGEN®) in Patients With Severely Debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Poly I: Poly C12U (Rintatolimod)
    200-400 mg IV infusions given twice weekly over a period of 30-60 minutes
    Other Names:
    • Ampligen
    • Rintatolimod

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (>= 12 months) as defined by the 1988 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC case definition for CFS or as defined only by the 1994 CDC case definition of CFS (Fukuda et al., Ann Intern Med. 1994; 121:953-959) (other clinical conditions which could present with similar symptoms must be excluded.).
  2. Age Range: >= 18 years old, <= 70 years old.
  3. Males or non-pregnant, non-lactating females: Females must be of non-child bearing potential (either post-menopausal for two years or surgically sterile including tubal ligation) or using an effective means of contraception (birth control pills, intrauterine device, diaphragm). Alternatively, female patients with a male partner having a successful vasectomy (considered successful if a volunteer reports that a male partner has either documentation of azoospermia by microscopy or a vasectomy more than 2 years ago with no resultant pregnancy despite sexual activity post-vasectomy).Females who are less than two (2) years post-menopausal, those with tubal ligations and those using contraception must have a negative serum pregnancy test at baseline within the four (4) weeks prior to the first study medication infusion. Every four weeks, and at study termination a pregnancy test should be performed, either serum or urine stick test. However, if the urine result is positive, a serum pregnancy test will be performed. Females of child bearing potential agree to use an effective means of contraception from four (4) weeks prior to the baseline pregnancy test until four (4) weeks after the last study medication infusion. All male patients agree not to be a sperm donor and to use an effective means of contraception while on study medication and until 90 days after the last study medication infusion.
  4. A reduced quality of life as determined by a Karnofsky performance score (KPS) of >= 20 and <= 60. The KPS must be rounded in increments of ten (10).
  5. Ability to provide written informed consent indicating awareness of the investigational nature of this study.
  6. Documentation (during baseline or historically following the onset of CFS) of a negative ANA or a negative anti-ds (double-stranded) DNA, a negative Rheumatoid Factor, and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Documentation during baseline of a normal T4 (or other laboratory evidence that subject is euthyroid) is also required.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Inability to return for scheduled treatment and assessments.
  2. Chronic or intercurrent acute medical disorder or disease making implementation or interpretation of the protocol or results difficult or unsafe.
  3. Pregnant or lactating females.
  4. Therapy with interferons, interleukins, or other cytokines or investigational drugs within 6 weeks of beginning study medication. Subjects must give written informed consent prior to discontinuation of investigational drugs.

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Contacts
Contact: Diane Young 732-249-3250 diane.young@hemispherx.net
Contact: Ann Marie Coverly 215-988-0080 annmarie.coverly@hemispherx.net

Locations
United States, Nevada
Sierra Internal Medicine
Incline Village, Nevada, United States, 89451
Contact: Glenda Hill    775-832-4886    ghill@sierrainternalmed.com   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Peterson, MD         
United States, North Carolina
Hunter-Hopkins Center, PA
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28210
Contact: Wendy Springs    704-543-9692    wendy@drlapp.net   
Principal Investigator: Charles Lapp, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hemispherx Biopharma
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Peterson, M.D. Sierra Internal Medicine
Principal Investigator: Charles W. Lapp, M.D. Hunter-Hopkins Center, P.A.

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Hemispherx Biopharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00215813     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMP 511
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018

Keywords provided by Hemispherx Biopharma:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS
ME
Ampligen
poly I:poly C12U
Rintatolimod

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Fatigue
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Virus Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Encephalomyelitis
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
poly(I).poly(c12,U)
Poly I-C
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Interferon Inducers
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs