Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Benin

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2008
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Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement

Brief Summary:

Malaria is a life-threatening disease especially in small children. A high degree of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine has already spread to South-Benin where this study is taking place. In the past few years, the recommendation for a first-line treatment in this area has moved from chloroquine to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). There is growing evidence that Plasmodium falciparum resistance to SP has come to South-Benin. The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of SP to two compact artemisinin-based therapies (ACT): artemether-lumefantrine and the amodiaquine-artesunate coformulation. ACT will be unsupervised.

The primary endpoint is an effectiveness comparison (PCR corrected) at day 28. Secondary outcomes are effectiveness comparisons (PCR corrected) at day 14 and 42 and a study on the relationships between ACT PK data (day 3) and outcome.

Expected total enrollment: 225 patients

Study start: April 2007; expected completion: December 2007

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uncomplicated Malaria Drug: sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine Drug: artemether-lumefantrine Drug: amodiaquine-artesunate coformulation Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Versus Artemether-Lumefantrine Versus Amodiaquine-Artesunate Coformulation in Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria : an Open Randomized Study
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine

tablets 1,25/25 mg

1 tablet per 20 kg of body weight Single drug intake

Other Name: Fansidar
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: artemether-lumefantrine

tablets 20/120 mg

  • 1 tablet twice daily for 3 days below 15 kg of bodyweight
  • 2 tablets twice daily for 3 days below 24 kg of bodyweight
  • 3 tablets twice daily for 3 days below 35 kg of bodyweight
Other Name: coartem
Active Comparator: 3
amodiaquine-artesunate coformulation
Drug: amodiaquine-artesunate coformulation

one 25mg/67,5mg tablet, once daily for 3 days below 9 kg

one 50/135mg tablet, once daily for 3 days below 18 kg

Other Name: coarsucam

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. efficacy [ Time Frame: day 28 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. effectiveness comparisons (PCR corrected) [ Time Frame: day 14 and day 42 ]
  2. incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: day 42 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 119 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 6-119 months old
  • fever or history of fever of less than 24 hours
  • p falciparum parasitemia > 1000 trophozoïtes/µL
  • informed consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 5 kg
  • danger or severity signs of malaria
  • known underlying chronic disease
  • Hb < 5g/dL
  • adequate malaria treatment taken within 3 days before visit

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00460369

Centre de santé
Allada, Benin
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
Principal Investigator: Jean-François Faucher, MD PhD Institut de recherche pour le développement UR010
Study Director: Philippe Deloron, MD PhD Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UR010

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Faucher, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Identifier: NCT00460369     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Malariallada
First Posted: April 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Keywords provided by Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement:
uncomplicated malaria

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Artemether-lumefantrine combination
Fanasil, pyrimethamine drug combination
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents