Safety and Efficacy of Drug Combinations Against Schistosomiasis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2010
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Brief Summary:
This randomised, controlled, double-blinded clinical study investigates the safety and efficacy of MBD in combination with PZQ in the treatment of SCH and STH in children aged 1-15 years of age.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parasitic Diseases Drug: albendazole + praziquantel Drug: mebendazole + praziquantel Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 650 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Gaps in Helminth Control: Safety and Efficacy of Drug Combinations. Praziquantel Study
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 1
albendazole + praziquantel
Drug: albendazole + praziquantel
albendazole (400 mg one dose) + praziquantel (40 mg/kg body weight)

Active Comparator: 2
mebendazole + praziquantel
Drug: mebendazole + praziquantel
mebendazole (500 mg one dose) + praziquantel (40 mg/kg body weight)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Record of adverse reactions [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Those with an age of 1-15 years of age
  • Are infected with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis
  • Whose parent consent and who are willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those with acute and chronic diseases other than schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis
  • Those with a history of any serious adverse drug reactions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01050374

Vector Control Division
Kampala, Uganda
Sponsors and Collaborators
DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development

Responsible Party: Harriet Namwanje Principal Investigator, Vector control division, Ministry of Health Identifier: NCT01050374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AO.UGA.PZQ
First Posted: January 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parasitic Diseases
Piperazine citrate
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anticestodal Agents
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antinematodal Agents