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The Safety and Effectiveness of Saquinavir Soft Gelatin Capsules Combined With Other Anti-HIV Drugs

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: December 1996
To evaluate the safety and antiretroviral activity of saquinavir soft gelatin capsule formulation (SQV-SGC) in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Saquinavir Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-Label Study of the Safety and Activity of Saquinavir Soft Gelatin Capsule Formulation (Saquinavir SGC) in Combination With Other Antiretroviral Drugs

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

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Detailed Description:
All patients receive SQV as monotherapy or in combination with other antiretroviral drugs chosen by the investigator and patient. (This study provides only SQV.) Patients may not choose another protease inhibitor (PI) as part of their combination therapy; furthermore, patients taking PIs other than SQV must undergo a 5-day washout period before study-drug administration. Patients are monitored for adverse events and changes in routine laboratory tests, plasma viral load, and CD4+ T cell levels. Outcomes are analyzed by stratifying patients according to CD4+ T cell levels and prior history with protease inhibitors.

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

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


Antiretroviral treatments other than PIs.

Patients must have:

  • HIV infection.
  • No prior experience with PIs. (Note:
  • At least 75 percent of patients must be naive to PIs.)

Exclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


PIs other than SQV.

Prior Medication:


Any PIs (see note in General Criteria--Inclusion).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002425

United States, New Jersey
Consumer Contact
Nutley, New Jersey, United States, 071101199
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 229E
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Drug Therapy, Combination
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Dosage Forms
Anti-HIV 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
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors processed this record on September 21, 2017