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A series of clinical studies will be conducted in normal, healthy adult volunteers to evaluate the potential for alterations in the pharmacokinetics of anti HIV drugs when botanicals/nutriceuticals are given concurrently via the oral route. Both the drugs and botanicals are known to rely upon or to modulate, respectively, metabolism via glucuronidation.
As per Brief Summary
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
General Clinical Research Center, Univiversity Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:05-0400
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