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First Time in Man Study of Finafloxacin Hydrochloride

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: NCT00483158
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2008
Information provided by:
MerLion Pharmaceuticals GmbH

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to study the safety of single doses and multiple doses of Finafloxacin hydrochloride in healthy volunteers. The level of Finafloxacin hydrochloride will be measured in the subjects blood and urine. One part of the study will assess if Finafloxacin hydrochloride eradicates Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacteria. Another part of the study will assess the activity of the drug in urine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Helicobacter Infections Urinary Tract Infection Drug: Finafloxacin hydrochloride Phase 1

Detailed Description:

New antibiotics are needed due to the increasing resistance of bacteria to existing antibiotics. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria of the stomach and has been shown to cause peptic ulcers and is implicated in gastric cancer. Up to 40% of the population has H. pylori. Current treatments used to eradicate H. pylori are a combination of a number of drugs including antibiotics and drugs which reduce the acid in the stomach. These treatments are complicated and some H. pylori is resistant to the antibiotics used.

This study is the first use of Finafloxacin hydrochloride in man and will examine its safety and make a preliminary study of its effectiveness as a single agent in eradicating H. pylori. The urine of subjects will also be used to test its effectiveness in killing the bacteria which cause urinary tract infections.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 95 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Dose-Escalating Study of Single and Multiple Oral Doses of Finafloxacin Hydrochloride in Healthy Subjects and a Study of H. Pylori Treatment in Healthy Carriers
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: A
Rising Single Dose
Drug: Finafloxacin hydrochloride
Tablets, oral single dose and multiple dose once daily for 7d

Placebo Comparator: B
Rising Multiple Dose
Drug: Finafloxacin hydrochloride
Tablets, oral single dose and multiple dose once daily for 7d

Experimental: C
Open Label H. pylori cohort
Drug: Finafloxacin hydrochloride
Tablets, oral single dose and multiple dose once daily for 7d

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of single and multiple oral doses of Finafloxacin HCl by assessing adverse events, physical examinations, clinical chemistry examination, hematology, ECG and urinalysis. [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the pharmacokinetic profile of single and multiple oral doses of Finafloxacin HCl in healthy subjects [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
  2. To determine the bactericidal activity of urine obtained from healthy subjects after administration of Finafloxacin HCl [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
  3. To explore the activity of multiple oral doses of Finafloxacin HCl against Helicobacter pylori using the effect on the urease breath test in healthy carriers as a model [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female healthy subjects
  • 18-55 years of age
  • In good health
  • For part C only, Helicobacter pylori carrier status as assessed by a positive result of the urease breath test at screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Abnormal physical findings of clinical significance at the Screening examination or baseline which would interfere with the objectives of the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00483158

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Swiss Pharma Contract Ltd
Basel, Switzerland, CH-4123
Sponsors and Collaborators
MerLion Pharmaceuticals GmbH
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Principal Investigator: Michael Seiberling, MD SWISS PHARMA CONTRACT LTD
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Responsible Party: Michael Seiberling, MD, Prinzipal Study Investigator, Swiss Pharma Contract, Basel, Switzerland Identifier: NCT00483158    
Other Study ID Numbers: FINA-001
First Posted: June 6, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008
Keywords provided by MerLion Pharmaceuticals GmbH:
Helicobacter pylori
First in Man
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
Urinary Tract Infections
Helicobacter Infections
Urologic Diseases
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
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