Compassionate Use of Triclabendazole for the Treatment of Parasites (Prior to FDA Approval; Expanded Access Program)
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Triclabendazole is a benzimidazole compound used as a systemic antihelmintic in veterinary practice. Triclabendazole is considered to be a second-line drug for parasites and is used when other preferred agents cannot be used because they are ineffective or because adverse reactions limit their use. Although Triclabendazole is widely used in developing countries for the treatment of parasites it is not approved by the FDA for this treatment in the US. It is currently being distributed in the US through a special arrangement with the FDA and the manufacturer on an individual patient approval basis. This arrangement requires that a single patient Investigational New Drug (IND) be obtained from FDA for each patient requiring Triclabendazole. Upon approval by FDA, the manufacturer (Novartis) will ship the drug directly to the prescribing physician.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 99 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patients with a diagnosis of parasites whose resistance pattern has indicated resistance to first line agents and sensitivity to Triclabendazole or in whom an additional drug needs to be added to their regimen because of inadequate response to existing therapy.
Patients with a parasite that is sensitive to Triclabendazole and who have experienced an allergic or adverse reaction to other agents that prevent their use.
Patients with parasitic disease that has responded to treatment with first line drugs but who experienced allergic or adverse reactions to these agents that has prevented their continued use or who have experienced a relapse in their disease that necessitates the addition, or substitution, of second-line agents
Patients who do not qualify for a study using Triclabendazole or for whom a study does not exist and thus the patient would not otherwise have access to the drug
Anyone whose parasitic disease can be adequately treated by other available medications.
Anyone who is allergic or who has had a severe adverse reaction to Triclabendazole in the past.