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The Safety and Effectiveness of r-HuEPO in Patients With AIDS and Anemia Caused by AIDS and Treatment With AZT

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 1989
To determine the safety and efficacy of erythropoietin administered subcutaneously to AIDS patients with anemia secondary to their disease and/or concomitant zidovudine (AZT) therapy. Efficacy will be assessed by correction of anemia and decrease in transfusion requirements.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Drug: Epoetin alfa

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study With Open-Label Follow-Up to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Doses of r-HuEPO in AIDS Patients With Anemia Induced by Their Disease and AZT Therapy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • History of any primary hematologic disease.
  • Clinically significant disease / dysfunction of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, endocrine, neurologic, gastrointestinal, or genitourinary systems not attributable to underlying AIDS.
  • AIDS-related dementia.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg).
  • Presence of concomitant iron deficiency.
  • Anemia attributable to factors other than AIDS or zidovudine (AZT) therapy.
  • Acute opportunistic infection.
  • History of seizures.

Patients with clinically significant disease / dysfunction of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, endocrine, neurologic, gastrointestinal, or genitourinary systems not attributable to underlying AIDS are excluded.

  • Patients who have previously participated in any other r-HuEPO clinical study are excluded.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 30 days of study entry:

  • Experimental drug or experimental device.
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy.
  • Excluded within 2 months of study entry:
  • Androgen therapy.

Clinical diagnosis of AIDS related anemia.

  • Clinical diagnosis of AIDS.
  • Clinically stable for 1 month preceding study entry.
  • Maintenance dose of zidovudine (AZT) of at least 400 mg daily.

Substance abuse.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002302

United States, Georgia
AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
United States, New Jersey
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp
Raritan, New Jersey, United States, 088690602
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ortho Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Rarick M, Wilson E, Bernstein-Singer M, Gill PS, Muggia F, Levine AM. Double-blind placebo controlled study of recombinant human erythropoietin in AIDS patients with anemia caused by HIV infection and zidovudine. Int Conf AIDS. 1989 Jun 4-9;5:195 (abstract no MBO48) Identifier: NCT00002302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004B
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Recombinant Proteins
Injections, Subcutaneous
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Hematologic Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on May 22, 2017