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A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Treating Sinus Infection With Levofloxacin 750 mg for 5 Days.

This study has been completed.
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
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Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier:
First received: October 7, 2005
Last updated: June 8, 2011
Last verified: April 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a once-daily administration of 750 milligrams levofloxacin (an antibiotic) for five days, in treating bacterial sinus infections.

Condition Intervention Phase
Maxillary Sinusitis Drug: levofloxacin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Multi-center, Non-comparative Sinus Puncture Study of 750 mg, Short-course Levofloxacin in the Treatment of Acute Maxillary Sinusitis

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to bacteriological eradication, defined as the complete eradication of original strain(s) from the sinus, by the 5th day of levofloxacin treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy: Clinical response on Day 5 and at the Post-Therapy Visit (Days 12-19); plasma and sinus aspirate concentrations on Days 2-4; levels of inflammatory mediators on Days 0-5. Safety: Adverse events, vital signs, and clinical laboratory tests.

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:

Acute bacterial sinusitis is a common diagnosis for which an antibiotic is prescribed in outpatients. Some types of bacteria that cause sinusitis are resistant to penicillin and certain other classes of antibiotics, but may be treatable with the antibiotic levofloxacin. This will be an open-label, multi-center, non-comparative clinical trial involving outpatients with protocol-defined acute bacterial sinusitis suitable for treatment with oral antibiotics. At the Preliminary Visit, a sinus radiograph will be obtained to confirm the clinical diagnosis of sinusitis, and the Investigator will perform a nasal exam. Sinus puncture and placement of an indwelling sinus catheter into an affected maxillary sinus will be performed on all eligible patients at the first visit. Patients meeting the study criteria will receive 750 milligrams levofloxacin tablets once daily for 5 days. The primary objective is to establish the rate and extent of bacteriological eradication, defined as eradication of pathogens from the maxillary sinus, and to establish the effectiveness and safety of once-daily 750 milligrams levofloxacin for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis in adults.

Levofloxacin 750 milligram tablet orally once a day for 5 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical signs and symptoms of acute maxillary sinusitis for 5 to 28 days
  • Visible nasal purulence evident on physical examination
  • CT scan or standard sinus x-ray (Waters' projections) performed within 5 days prior to the first dose of study drug, showing total sinus opacification or an air-fluid level
  • Agree to a maxillary sinus puncture and catheter placement
  • If female, using birth control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Need for hospitalization or intravenous antibiotics
  • History of head, neck, or nasal cancer or surgery
  • Previous allergy, serious adverse reaction to, or failed therapy with, levofloxacin or any other member of the quinolone class
  • Presence or history of serious complications of sinusitis
  • Previous antimicrobial therapy within 7 days of Study Entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00236652

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00236652     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004678
Study First Received: October 7, 2005
Last Updated: June 8, 2011

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Maxillary Sinusitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Maxillary Sinusitis
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Anti-Infective Agents
Renal Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors processed this record on September 21, 2017