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The Safety and Effectiveness of Nevirapine Plus Lamivudine Plus Other Anti-HIV Drugs

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002368
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the tolerance, safety, and effectiveness of Viramune in preventing clinical AIDS progression events or death when used in combination with Lamivudine and background nucleoside therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Nevirapine Drug: Lamivudine Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Eligible patients will be randomized to treatment with either 1) open-label 3TC twice daily plus Viramune once daily for 2 weeks and then with Viramune twice daily; or 2) open label 3TC twice daily plus Viramune placebo once daily for 2 weeks and then twice daily Viramune. Patients will start Viramune and 3TC on study day 0. Patients will be evaluated for development of AIDS progression events at months 1, 2, 3, and 4, and every 2 months thereafter until 18 months after the last patient is enrolled or 24 months, whichever occurs first.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 2000 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An International, Double Blind, Randomized, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Tolerance, Safety, and Effectiveness of Viramune (Nevirapine) in Preventing Clinical AIDS Progression Events or Death When Used in Combination With Lamivudine (3TC) and Stable (>= 4 Weeks) Background Nucleoside Therapy

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Documented HIV infection.
  • CD4+ cell count <= 200 cells/mm3.
  • Life expectancy > 3 months.
  • Written informed consent from parent or guardian for patients < 18 years of age.
  • Willingness and ability to follow protocol requirements.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with any of the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

Patient is enrolled or plans to enroll during the course of this study in another clinical study of an antiretroviral or other agent used to treat HIV-1 infection.

  • NOTE:
  • Patients are allowed to participate in opportunistic infection clinical studies if the investigational agent is not contraindicated for the study.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Patient is receiving therapy with an antiretroviral agent other than ZDV, d4T, ddI, ddC, or 3TC.
  • Patient is receiving acute therapy for a clinical AIDS progression event such as systemic chemotherapy.
  • Dicumarol, Warfarin and other anticoagulant medications.
  • Tolbutamide.
  • Investigational drugs (unless included in opportunistic infection clinical trial) and all antiretroviral agents (excluding ZDV, ddC, ddI, d4T and 3TC).
  • Neurotoxic drugs.
  • Cimetidine.
  • Erythromycin.

Concurrent Treatment:


Radiation therapy.

Patients with any of the following prior conditions and symptoms are excluded:

History of clinically important disease other than HIV-1 infection or related diseases that, in the opinion of the investigator, may put the patient at risk because of participation in this study.

Prior Medication:


  • Patient has received prior therapy with Viramune or any other non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
  • Patient has received any immunosuppressive or cytotoxic drugs or any other experimental agent within 4 weeks prior to study day 1.
  • Patient has received treatment with erythromycin, coumadin/warfarin, phenobarbital, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, or ticarcillin/clavulanic acid within 2 weeks prior to study day 0.

Risk Behavior:


Patients who are active chronic alcohol or substance abusers or have an active psychiatric condition sufficient to impair compliance with protocol requirements.


Patient must be receiving stable nucleoside therapy with at least one agent for >= 4 weeks prior to study day 0. Zidovudine (ZDV), Zidovudine + Dideoxycytidine (ddC), or Zidovudine + Didanosine (ddI) must be used unless prior intolerance precludes ZDV use. Stable use means no change in dose > 50% for any background nucleoside within four weeks prior to study day 0.


  • If patient is ZDV intolerant, ddC, ddI or D4T monotherapy is allowed.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002368

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002368    
Other Study ID Numbers: 200E
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: August 2002
Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Drug Therapy, Combination
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Disease Progression
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Blood-Borne Infections
Communicable Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases
Urogenital Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers