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A Randomized, Parallel Arm, Comparative, Open Label, Multicenter Study of the Activity and Safety of Two Formulations of Saquinavir in Combination With Other Antiretroviral Drugs

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: August 1997
To evaluate the antiviral activity and safety of two formulations of saquinavir in combination with licensed nucleoside antiretroviral drugs.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Saquinavir
Drug: Lamivudine
Drug: Stavudine
Drug: Zidovudine
Drug: Zalcitabine
Drug: Didanosine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Parallel Arm, Comparative, Open Label, Multicenter Study of the Activity and Safety of Two Formulations of Saquinavir in Combination With Other Antiretroviral Drugs

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Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Detailed Description:
Patients are randomized to receive either hard gel or soft gel capsules of saquinavir in combination with at least one licensed nucleoside antiretroviral. Treatment will continue for 48 weeks. After the first 16 weeks, patients will be given the opportunity to roll over to the saquinavir formulation of choice.

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • HIV infection.
  • Antiretroviral naiveness (i.e., less than 4 weeks of prior treatment) to at least one of the licensed nucleoside drugs.
  • No more than 2 weeks of prior treatment with a protease inhibitor.
  • No active opportunistic infection or other serious AIDS-defining condition.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Malabsorption or inadequate oral intake.
  • Lab or clinical abnormality worse than grade 3 (other than exercise-induced CPK elevations).
  • Unexplained, chronic diarrhea, defined as more than three loose stools per day persisting for 2 weeks or more within the month prior to study entry.
  • Active malignancy or anticipated need for chemotherapy during the study.
  • Anticipated need for disallowed medications during the study.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Other protease inhibitors.

Prior Medication:


  • More than 4 weeks of the prior nucleoside antiretroviral selected for the patient's regimen.
  • More than 2 weeks of any protease inhibitor.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002162

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00002162     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 229D
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Drug Therapy, Combination
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS-Related Complex
Antiviral Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors processed this record on May 22, 2017