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A Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Cefdinir Oral Suspension Versus Amoxicillin/Clavulanate in Pediatric Subjects With Acute Otitis Media

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First received: March 21, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2008
History: No changes posted
The primary objective is to compare the safety and efficacy of cefdinir oral suspension, 7 mg/kg/day ql2hrs for 5 days, to amoxicillin/clavulanate oral suspension 45 mg/kg/day (based on amoxicillin component), in divided doses, q12h for 10 days, in children between 6 months and 6 years of age, with AOM.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Otitis Media Drug: cefdinir (Omnicef) Drug: amoxicillin Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Cefdinir Oral Suspension Versus Amoxicillin/Clavulanate in Pediatric Subjects With Acute Otitis Media

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Cure Rate [ Time Frame: 9 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sustained Clinical Cure Rate [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Enrollment: 425
Study Start Date: February 2003
Primary Completion Date: April 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: cefdinir (Omnicef)
oral suspension (7 mg/kg, ql2hr) for 5 days
Other Names:
  • ABT-198
  • Omnicef
  • cefdinir
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: amoxicillin
oral suspension (45 mg/kg/day, q l2 hours) for 10 days


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis, documented by medical history and physical examination, is acute otitis media <=1 week
  • Clinical signs and symptoms include >=1 of the following: ear pain; ear fullness, decreased hearing, or discharge from the external auditory canal (following acute perforation of the tympanic membrane).
  • At least two of the following conditions are present in at least one ear: bulging tympanic membrane, which may have redness; loss of the normal light reflex and tympanic membrane landmarks and abnormal tympanic membrane mobility on biphasic pneumatic otoscopy, due to the presence of pus or fluid behind it and edema of the tympanic membrane.
  • Have evidence of middle ear fluid demonstrated by acoustic reflect-tympometry.
  • Generally in good health based on medical history, vital signs, physical exam, and historical laboratory results

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous enrollment in this study.
  • Enrollment in any other investigational study using unapproved products or unapproved doses, including investigational vaccines in the previous four weeks prior to study start.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions to cefdinir, other cephalosporins, penicillins, other drugs, and/or sensitivity to multiple allergens.
  • Presence of tympanostomy tubes or otitis externa at Evaluation 1.
  • Systemic treatment with any anti-infective agent within 7 days (14 days for azithromycin) prior to Evaluation 1 or during the study.
  • Treatment with a long-acting injectable antimicrobial agent (e.g., penicillin G benzathine) within 4 weeks prior to study drug administration.
  • Concomitant infection, that requires additional antimicrobial therapy.
  • Evidence of chronic, suppurative otitis media.
  • Evidence of a physiologic, anatomic, or immunologic defect, which would interfere with resolution of this episode of acute otitis media.
  • Presence of a disease, complicating factor (e.g., mastoiditis), or structural abnormality that would preclude evaluation of the subject's therapeutic response.
  • Known, severe renal impairment (i.e., creatinine clearance < 30 mUmid1.73 m2).
  • History of Augmentin-associated cholestatic jaundicehepatic dysfunction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00644943

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Responsible Party: Angela M Nilius, Ph.D., Abbott Identifier: NCT00644943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M02-541
Study First Received: March 21, 2008
Last Updated: March 21, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Otitis Media
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Clavulanic Acid
Clavulanic Acids
Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 20, 2017