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ACT MALI: Treatment of Malaria Based on Combination Therapies

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 28, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2010
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Test the hypothesis that repeated administration of Artesunate/Amiodaquine, Artesunate/Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine and Arthemeter-Lufemantrine for the treatment of consecutive episodes of uncomplicated malaria reduces the incidence of uncomplicated falciparum malaria and malaria attributable anemia

Condition Intervention Phase
Malaria Drug: Artesunate Drug: Artesunate + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine Drug: arthemether + lumefantrine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of the Public Health Benefit of Artemisinine Based Combination Therapies for Uncomplicated Malaria Treatment in Mali

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical and parasitological cure rate [ Time Frame: at day 28 ]
  • Clinical and biological tolerability [ Time Frame: During the study period ]

Enrollment: 780
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Arsucam® (AS 50mg/Aq153mg),oad, per os, 3 days of treatment
Drug: Artesunate
oad, per os, 3 days of treatment
Active Comparator: 2
Arsumax (AS 50mg) + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP=SDX 500mg/PYR 25mg), oad, per os
Drug: Artesunate + Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine
oad, per os
Active Comparator: 3
Coartem (arthemether 20mg+ lumefantrine 120 mg), bid, per os. Duration of treatment: 3 days
Drug: arthemether + lumefantrine
bid, per os. Duration of treatment: 3 days


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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body weight > 5kg
  • Residence in the investigator site area for the duration of the trial
  • Axillary temperature ≥ 37,5°C at Day 0
  • Confirmed Plasmodium falciparum infection,with parasitemia range from 2000 to 200000 asexual parasites /µl of blood

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Danger signs or signs of severe malaria
  • Other severe illnesses
  • Allergy to one of the drugs
  • Pregnant women

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00452907

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Bougoula, Mali
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Valérie Lameyre Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00452907     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARTEN_L_00848
First Submitted: March 27, 2007
First Posted: March 28, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Fanasil, pyrimethamine drug combination
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents