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Single Ascending Dose Safety Study of Oxfendazole (OXFEND-02)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(study conducted under Clinical Trials Agreement as NIAID registration NCT02234570)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01584362
First Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2016
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Collaborators:
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
School of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Gilman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  Purpose
This research is being done to learn about the safety in humans of a medicine that is already used in cows and pigs to treat worms. The medicine may be useful for people who have these or other worms. The medicine will be studied first in healthy people, who will be given a very small amount of the medicine once. If the smallest amount of medicine is found to be safe, a slightly higher amount will be given to a new group of volunteers. The highest amount that will be tested is similar to the amount given to animals. If the medicine can be given safely to healthy people in the planned amounts, a later study will be done in people who have worms to see if the medicine kills the worms.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tenia Solium Infection Drug: oxfendazole Drug: placebo Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Oxfendazole (Toward the Treatment of Neurocysticercosis)

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Further study details as provided by Robert Gilman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • serious adverse events [ Time Frame: up to three weeks after dosing ]
    Proportion of patients who present with serious adverse events (SAEs) related to oxfendazole.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • adverse events [ Time Frame: up to three weeks after dosing ]
    proportion of subjects who present with adverse events (AEs) related to ocfendazole

  • Pharmacokinetic Profile [ Time Frame: blood samples are drawn at 17 time points up to three weeks and urine is collected at 7 intervals up to 72 hours after dosing ]

    The following PK parameters will be analyzed:

    Maximum plasma concentration (Cmax), Time to Cmax (Tmax), Elimination rate constant (Iz), Elimination half-life (T½), Area under the curve to the final sample (AUC0-t), Area under the curve to infinity (AUC∞), Oral clearance (CL/F), Oral volume of distribution (Vz/F)



Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: August 2016
Study Completion Date: August 2016
Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: oxfendazole 0.3
administration of a single oral 0.3mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 0.3 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Placebo Comparator: placebo comparator
administration of a single oral dose of placebo
Drug: placebo
single oral dose of placebo
Experimental: oxfendazole 1.0
administration of a single oral 1.0 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 1.0 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Experimental: oxfendazole 3.0
administration of a single oral 3 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 3.0 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Experimental: oxfendazole 10
administration of a single oral 10 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 10 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Experimental: oxfendazole 20
administration of a single oral 20 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 20 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Experimental: oxfendazole 30
administration of a single oral 30 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole
Drug: oxfendazole
administration of a single oral 30 mg/kg dose of oxfendazole

Detailed Description:
The Phase I study proposed is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled evaluation of the safety and pharmacokinetics of escalating single oral doses of oxfendazole (0.3 to 30 mg/kg) in healthy volunteers. The dose will be increased approximately three-fold (one-half log) at each increment, and each cohort will comprise ten volunteers (eight drug, two placebo). Subjects will be monitored for three weeks after dosing, including monitoring the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of oxfendazole in blood and urine. Each new cohort will be dosed only after the three week safety data for the preceding group have been analyzed. If a clinically significant adverse event is observed, and if this event is possibly drug-related, an additional (and final) cohort of volunteers will repeat the highest tolerated dose of oxfendazole. Up to 70 volunteers (56 drug, 14 placebo) will complete the study.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Height and weight within 25% of means for his/her gender and age.
  • Willing to use two acceptable methods of contraception (approved oral, injectable, or implantable drug, IUD, diaphragm or condom with spermicidal jelly or foam, or sexual abstinence) for a minimum of one week before, and three weeks after dosing with oxfendazole; or surgically sterile.
  • Able to give written informed consent.
  • Able to provide a home phone number, and the name, address, and phone number of a person willing to assist making contact during the follow-up phase of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant.
  • Breast feeding.
  • Chronic drug/alcohol user.
  • Has clinically significant abnormalities in screening examinations
  • Has history of sensitivity to related benzimidazole compounds (e.g. albendazole, mebendazole).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01584362


Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
School of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert H Gilman, MD Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Robert Gilman, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01584362     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OXFEND-02, IND 113,628
IND 113,628 ( Other Identifier: FDA )
First Submitted: April 18, 2012
First Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016

Keywords provided by Robert Gilman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Taenia solium
neurocysticercosis
oxfendazole
clinical trial, phase 1
safety
pharmacokinetics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurocysticercosis
Central Nervous System Helminthiasis
Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Cysticercosis
Taeniasis
Cestode Infections
Helminthiasis
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Oxfendazole
Anthelmintics
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antinematodal Agents