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Cotrifazid Safety and Efficacy Against Malaria

This study has been terminated.
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
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Policlinique Médicale Universitaire Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 1999
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of Cotrifazid to treat uncomplicated resistant malaria and to compare the outcome with mefloquine or quinine+sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP)

Condition Intervention Phase
Clinical Malaria Drug: Cotrifazid vs mefloquine or quinine+SP Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised Safety and Efficacy Trial of Rifampicin/Cotrimoxazole/Isoniazid Versus Mefloquine or Quinine+SP Against Resistant Malaria in Papua New Guinea

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Further study details as provided by Policlinique Médicale Universitaire:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical treatment failure rate on day 14.
  • Incidence of adverse events.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parasitological failure rate on day 14
  • Fever clearance time
  • Parasite clearance time
  • Symptoms clearance time
  • Occurrence of complications

Estimated Enrollment: 330
Study Start Date: April 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2003
Detailed Description:

Design: Open-label, block-randomised, comparative, multicentric trial. Setting: Four primary care health facilities, two in urban and two in rural areas of Madang and East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Participants: Patients of all ages with recurrent uncomplicated malaria Intervention: Random assignment to receive either Cotrifazid, mefloquine or the standard treatment of quinine+sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP).

Outcome measures: Incidence of clinical and laboratory adverse events; rate of clinical and/or parasitological failure at day 14


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

All subjects > 6 months of age who presented at the centres and who were diagnosed with malaria (history of fever, OptiMAL® test positive, no other major symptom) and who had already been treated for malaria in the 28 days before, could be included in the study, if the subject or legal guardian (for children) gave informed consent and if the clinician in charge would have given the standard treatment for resistant malaria independent of the study -

Exclusion Criteria:

A subject was not to be included if the clinician preferred to use quinine for whatever reason, if the patient had one of the symptoms or signs of complicated or severe malaria (i.e. history of recent convulsion, any neurological sign or impairment of consciousness, heavy vomiting, haemoglobinuria, respiratory distress, bleeding, circulatory collapse, shock, jaundice, haemoglobin < 5 g/dl), had contra-indications for mefloquine (history of psychiatric disorder, epilepsy), or was pregnant.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00322907

Papua New Guinea
Health centers
Madang and Maprik, Madang and East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinique Médicale Universitaire
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
Principal Investigator: Blaise Genton, MD, PhD Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
  More Information Identifier: NCT00322907     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Fatol 1
Study First Received: May 5, 2006
Last Updated: May 5, 2006

Keywords provided by Policlinique Médicale Universitaire:
clinical trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Muscle Relaxants, Central
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuromuscular Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Fatty Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Leprostatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors processed this record on September 21, 2017