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Mucomyst for Hepatitis C

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(Collaborator no longer interested, short of funds)
West Virginia University
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: June 26, 2007
Last updated: January 7, 2010
Last verified: June 2008
The study will examine the effects of treatment with N-acetylcysteine ( Mucomyst ) 1 gm twice a day for 30 dyas in 15 patients with hepatitis C. The primary outcome of interest wil be the changes in oxidant stress as measured by different oxidant stress markers level in sera. Secondary outcomes of interest will be changes in viral load of hep C and changes in liver function

Condition Intervention
Hepatitis C Drug: N-acetylcysteine(Mucomyst)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of Mucomyst (NAC) to Ameliorate Oxidant Stress as Measured by Surrogate Serum in Patients With Hepatitis C

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measurable oxidant stress [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in viral load of Hep C and changes in Liver Function tests [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1 Drug: N-acetylcysteine(Mucomyst)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patient with known hepatitis C

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient on another therapy for Hep C
  • Patient on dialysis
  • Patient who are allergic to Mucomyst
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00493610

United States, Ohio
VA Medical Center, Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45428
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
West Virginia University
Principal Investigator: Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD VA Medical Center, Dayton
  More Information

Responsible Party: Saklayen, Mohammad - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00493610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0031
Study First Received: June 26, 2007
Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Oxidant stress
Hepatitis C
Liver disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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