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A Comparison of Fluconazole and Amphotericin B in the Treatment of Fungal Infections

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 1993
To compare the safety, tolerance and efficacy of fluconazole and amphotericin B as treatment for biopsy proven fungal infections in major organs, disseminated infection, suspected fungal infection and fungemia in adult neutropenic and non-neutropenic patients without AIDS, AIDS related complex (ARC), or extensive burns. HIV seropositive patients are allowed only if they also have a malignancy.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug: Fluconazole
Drug: Amphotericin B
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fluconazole Versus Amphotericin B: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study for Therapy of Fungal Infection

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

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


  • Immunostimulants under studies carried out under an IRB approved protocol.
  • Treatments of intercurrent non-fungal infection.
  • Allowed but requires monitoring during fluconazole therapy:
  • Barbiturates.
  • Phenytoin.
  • Oral hypoglycemics.
  • Coumarin-type anticoagulants.

Patients must have the following:

  • Diagnosis or presumption of fungal infection under defined conditions.
  • Written informed consent either from the patient or the patient's legal guardian.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Burns > 30 percent of the body.
  • Diagnosis of AIDS or AIDS related complex (ARC).
  • HIV positive unless they have a malignancy.
  • History of allergy to or intolerance of imidazoles or azoles.
  • Moderate to severe liver disease as defined by specific lab values.
  • Unlikely to survive more than 24 hours.
  • Evidence of previous amphotericin B sensitivity.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Concomitant antifungal agents other than the study drugs.
  • Immunostimulants, except for studies carried out under an IRB approved protocol.

Concurrent Treatment:


  • Lymphocyte replacements.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Defined disease conditions listed in Exclusion Co-Existing Conditions.
  • Unlikely to survive more than 24 hours.
  • Previous participation in this study; reentry for the same infection is not allowed.
  • Known to be unable to take amphotericin B due to acute toxicities.

Prior Medication:


  • Previous fluconazole therapy for this infection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002277

United States, Texas
Dr Layne Gentry
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Dr Temple Williams
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002277     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 012N  056-173 
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:
Amphotericin B

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Amphotericin B
Liposomal amphotericin B
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors
Antiprotozoal Agents
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