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ACT MALI: Treatment of Malaria Based on Combination Therapies

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00452907
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2010
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Brief Summary:
Test the hypothesis that repeated administration of Artesunate/Amiodaquine, Artesunate/Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine and Arthemeter-Lufemantrine for the treatment of consecutive episodes of uncomplicated malaria reduces the incidence of uncomplicated falciparum malaria and malaria attributable anemia

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malaria Drug: Artesunate Drug: Artesunate + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Drug: arthemether + lumefantrine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 780 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of the Public Health Benefit of Artemisinine Based Combination Therapies for Uncomplicated Malaria Treatment in Mali
Study Start Date : July 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malaria

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Arsucam® (AS 50mg/Aq153mg),oad, per os, 3 days of treatment
Drug: Artesunate
oad, per os, 3 days of treatment

Active Comparator: 2
Arsumax (AS 50mg) + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP=SDX 500mg/PYR 25mg), oad, per os
Drug: Artesunate + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine
oad, per os

Active Comparator: 3
Coartem (arthemether 20mg+ lumefantrine 120 mg), bid, per os. Duration of treatment: 3 days
Drug: arthemether + lumefantrine
bid, per os. Duration of treatment: 3 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical and parasitological cure rate [ Time Frame: at day 28 ]
  2. Clinical and biological tolerability [ Time Frame: During the study period ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body weight > 5kg
  • Residence in the investigator site area for the duration of the trial
  • Axillary temperature ≥ 37,5°C at Day 0
  • Confirmed Plasmodium falciparum infection,with parasitemia range from 2000 to 200000 asexual parasites /µl of blood

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Danger signs or signs of severe malaria
  • Other severe illnesses
  • Allergy to one of the drugs
  • Pregnant women

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00452907

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Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Bougoula, Mali
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Valérie Lameyre Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00452907    
Other Study ID Numbers: ARTEN_L_00848
First Posted: March 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Vector Borne Diseases
Fanasil, pyrimethamine drug combination
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents