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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral VT-1161 in Patients With Acute Vaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01891331
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2013
Results First Posted : July 6, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2018
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if the novel oral agent VT-1161 is safe and effective in treating patients with acute vulvovaginal candidiasis (also referred to as yeast infection). VT-1161 has been designed to inhibit CYP51, an enzyme essential for fungal growth. Inhibition of CYP51 results in the accumulation of chemicals know to be toxic to the fungus. CYP51 is the molecular target of the class of drugs referred to as 'azole antifungals'. All currently approved azole drugs have poor selectivity for CYP51 and this results in many of the side effects associated with the azole antifungals. The safety profile of the class similarly limits use in chronic treatment of non-life-threatening fungal infections. VT-1161 has been design to be safer and more active against the fungal species typically responsible for vaginal yeast infections (i.e. vulvovaginal candidiasis).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal Drug: VT-1161 Drug: Fluconazole Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 55 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2A, Randomized, Double-Blind, Dose Ranging Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of VT-1161 Oral Tablets Compared to Fluconazole in the Treatment of Patients With Moderate to Severe Acute Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Yeast Infections
Drug Information available for: Fluconazole

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: VT-1161 300mg QD Drug: VT-1161
Experimental: VT-1161 600mg QD Drug: VT-1161
Experimental: VT-1161 600mg BID Drug: VT-1161
Active Comparator: Fluconazole 150mg Drug: Fluconazole

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Subjects With Therapeutic Cure at 28 Days for All-Analysis Population [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

    For this trial, therapeutic cure was defined as mycological AND clinical cure. Mycological cure was defined as a negative fungal culture for Candida species. Clinical cure was defined as all of the following:

    1. complete resolution of signs and symptoms pertaining to vulvovaginal candidiasis;
    2. any new sign or symptom observed at 28 days determined by investigator to not be related to vulvovaginal candidiasis;
    3. no use of any other antifungal drug therapy for treatment of vulvovaginal irritation and/or pruritus by subject.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females ≥18 and <65 years
  • Clinical diagnosis of symptomatic acute VVC
  • Positive KOH .At least one vulvovaginal sign (vulvovaginal erythema, edema, or excoriation).
  • At least one vulvovaginal symptom (vulvovaginal itching, burning, or irritation)
  • A minimum composite vulvovaginal signs and symptoms score of ≥6
  • must be be able to swallow capsules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of major organ system disease
  • History of cervical cancer
  • History of diabetes mellitus
  • Pregnant
  • Recent use of systemic antifungal drugs or systemic antimicrobial therapy for any reason
  • Recent use of drugs to treat vaginal infections
  • Recent use of immunosuppressive therapies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01891331

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United States, Florida
Altus Research
Lake Worth, Florida, United States, 33461
Healthcare Clinical Data, Inc
North Miami, Florida, United States, 33161
United States, New York
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203
United States, North Carolina
Lyndhurst Clinical Research
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607
Lyndhurst Clinical Research
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
United States, Pennsylvania
Drexel Vaginitis Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
United States, Texas
Brownstone Clinical Trials, LLC
Irving, Texas, United States, 75062
United States, Washington
Harborview ID Research Clinic
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Viamet Identifier: NCT01891331    
Other Study ID Numbers: VMT-VT-1161-CL-004
First Posted: July 3, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 6, 2018
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Vaginal Diseases
Vulvar Diseases
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