Compassionate Use Study of Two Dose Levels of Thalidomide in Adults With HIV Wasting Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 1998

To allow patients with HIV-associated wasting to receive thalidomide treatment at 1 of 2 doses. To gain safety and efficacy data from a broader base of patients with HIV-associated wasting in order to support Celgene's pivotal placebo-controlled study.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
HIV Wasting Syndrome
Drug: Thalidomide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Compassionate Use Study of Two Dose Levels of Thalidomide in Adults With HIV Wasting Syndrome

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Detailed Description:

Patients are randomized to receive thalidomide at 1 of 2 doses for 12 weeks initially, with response assessed at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12. Patients failing the low dose will be eligible to increase the dose to the higher dose. Treatment may continue indefinitely. After 12 weeks, patients continuing treatment are evaluated every 2 months for up to 6 additional months, then every 6 months thereafter.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


  • Antiretroviral therapy.
  • Prophylaxis or treatment for opportunistic infection.

Patients must have:

HIV-associated wasting.

Prior Medication:


  • Prior enrollment on Celgene's placebo-controlled thalidomide study, provided patient meets specified criteria for not continuing on that study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002157

United States, New Jersey
Celgene Corp
Warren, New Jersey, United States, 07059
Sponsors and Collaborators
Celgene Corporation
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00002157     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 230B, W-002
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Wasting Syndrome
Wasting Syndrome
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Pathologic Processes
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Signs and Symptoms
Virus Diseases
Weight Loss
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
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