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Effects of Raltegravir (Isentress®) on Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function in Healthy Volunteers (RALMET-VOLHCB)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00772720
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2010 by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 15, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Raltegravir is the first of a new antiretroviral class. A better profile of metabolic toxicity is expected. In order to better define its effects, without interference with other drugs, a study on healthy volunteers is warranted.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Volunteers Drug: raltegravir Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study on the Effects of Raltegravir (Isentress®) on Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function in Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2011

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Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Drug: raltegravir
    raltegravir 400 mg BID for 7 days
    Other Name: Isentress
    Drug: Placebo
    Placebo BID for 7 days

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood levels of total cholesterol [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in HDL, LDL and triglycerides [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
  2. Oral glucose tolerance test [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
  3. Mitochondrial DNA levels [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Healthy male.
  2. age between 18 and 45.
  3. BMI between 19 and 25 kg/m2
  4. Normal physical exam.
  5. Blood analysis without relevant findings.
  6. Negative serology for hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
  7. Negative urine test for abuse drugs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Severe psychiatric disease.
  2. Dyslipemia.
  3. Alcohol intake above 30 g per day.
  4. Smokers
  5. Xanthine intake above 5 coffee cup -equivalents per day
  6. Use of any drugs in the last month
  7. Participation in other trials in the last 3 months
  8. Diseases capable to modify drug ADME
  9. Drug allergy
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00772720

Hospital Clinic Recruiting
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 08036
Contact: Esteban Martinez, MD    0034932275400 ext 3310    esteban@fundsoriano.es   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
More Information

Responsible Party: Jose M Gatell, Hospital Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00772720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RALMET-VOLHCB
EUDRACT #: 2008- 003288-37
First Posted: October 15, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Raltegravir Potassium
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
HIV Integrase Inhibitors
Integrase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action