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Intrapulmonary Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics

This study has been terminated.
(Sanofi-Aventis wanted the study terminated.)
Information provided by:
University of Illinois at Chicago Identifier:
First received: April 14, 2006
Last updated: February 12, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The major objectives of this research are to see how much, and for how long, telithromycin and azithromycin get into the fluids and cells of the lung.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Telithromycin
Drug: azithromycin
Procedure: bronchoalveolar lavage
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Comparison of the Intrapulmonary and Plasma Concentrations of Telithromycin and Azithromycin in Healthy Adult Subjects

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Further study details as provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma and intrapulmonary drug concentrations and pharmacokinetic parameters [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • How long does the study antibiotics get into the fluids and cells of the lung. [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Telithromycin
    800 mg once a day for 5 days
    Other Name: Ketek
    Drug: azithromycin
    500 mg on day 1, and then 250 mg once-daily on days 2 through 5
    Other Name: Zithromax
    Procedure: bronchoalveolar lavage
    One bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage with each drug administration
    Other Name: Bronchoscopy with BAL
    Drug: Telithromycin
    Telithromycin 800 mg once a day
    Other Name: Ketek
Detailed Description:
The primary objective of this descriptive study is to determine and compare the plasma, epithelial lining fluid (ELF), and alveolar macrophage (AM) concentrations following multiple oral doses of telithromycin and azithromycin in healthy, non-smoking adult subjects.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 18 and 55 years, inclusive, of age
  • No history of smoking within the last 1 year
  • Body weight within +/- 15% of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company tables
  • No clinically important abnormalities in the medical history or physical exam
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must use reliable methods of birth control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to telithromycin, azithromycin, or any macrolide antibiotic
  • Allergy or serious adverse reactions to benzodiazepines or lidocaine
  • History of renal, gastrointestinal, or liver disease
  • Significant hypertension
  • Clinically significant heart or pulmonary diseases
  • History of drug or alcohol dependence within 12 months of study entry
  • Positive pregnancy test
  • Currently breast feeding
  • Use of any drug within 2 weeks of study entry
  • Received an investigational drug within 30 days of study entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00315601

United States, Arizona
Pulmonary Associates PA
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: Keith A. Rodvold, Pharm.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: Mark H. Gotfried, M.D. Pulmonary Associates, PA
Principal Investigator: Larry H. Danziger, Pharm.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Illinois at Chicago Identifier: NCT00315601     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-0748
Study First Received: April 14, 2006
Last Updated: February 12, 2009

Keywords provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:
Telithromycin (drug)
Azithromycin (drug)
Bronchoalveolar lavage (procedure)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017