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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2010 by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2008
Last updated: March 30, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
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 Intervention Phase
Healthy Volunteers
Drug: raltegravir
Drug: Placebo
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (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

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: raltegravir
    raltegravir 400 mg BID for 7 days
    Other Name: Isentress
    Drug: Placebo
    Placebo BID for 7 days

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00772720

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

Responsible Party: Jose M Gatell, Hospital Clinic Identifier: NCT00772720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RALMET-VOLHCB
EUDRACT #: 2008- 003288-37
Study First Received: October 14, 2008
Last Updated: March 30, 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 processed this record on May 25, 2017