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A Study of Isoprinosine in Patients With Lymph Node Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: June 1989

The objectives of this study are to determine the effects of isoprinosine in patients diagnosed as having unexplained generalized lymphadenopathy. Variables to be examined will include:

Signs and symptoms:

  • Lymphadenopathy.
  • Fever.
  • Weight loss.
  • Occurrence of opportunistic infections.

Cell-mediated immune system parameters:

  • T-helper cell (OKT4) numbers and proportions.
  • T-suppressor cell (OKT8) numbers and proportions.
  • Natural killer (NK) cell activity.
  • Lymphocyte blastogenic response to phytohemagglutinin (PHA).
  • Lymphocyte blastogenic response to pokeweed mitogen (PWM).
  • Immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD) profile.
  • Circulating immune complexes. Infections characteristically associated with AIDS, such as Candida albicans, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Mycobacterium avium- intracellulare, Legionella, and Isospora.

Safety parameters:

  • Blood chemistry including serum uric acid (PurposeA-12).
  • Complete blood count (CBC).
  • Platelet count.

Condition Intervention
Lymphatic Disease
HIV Infections
Drug: Inosine pranobex

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Action of Isoprinosine (Inosiplex) in Patients With Unexplained Generalized Lymphadenopathy

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with a history of gout, uric acid urolithiasis, uric acid nephrolithiasis, renal dysfunction, or gastric ulceration are excluded.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Systemic corticosteroids.
  • Cytotoxic immunosuppressive agents.
  • Radiotherapy.

Critically ill patients or those with CDC-defined AIDS are excluded.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 1 month of study entry:

  • Immunotherapy.

Patients with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002297

United States, California
Newport Pharmaceuticals International Inc
Laguna Hills, California, United States, 92656
Sponsors and Collaborators
Newport Pharmaceuticals International
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002297     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 008A
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Inosine Pranobex
AIDS-Related Complex

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lymphatic Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Inosine Pranobex
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on April 24, 2017