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Oseltamivir Pharmacokinetics in Morbid Obesity

2014-07-24 14:11:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This trial asks the question: do people of much greater than average body weight need more of a drug called oseltamivir than current recommendations suggest. Oseltamivir is a drug given to people who have influenza, and currently is also being used to fight the new H1N1 influenza. Some people of larger than average body weight require larger amounts of drugs to see the same effects as others of an average body weight. No studies have ever been conducted looking at the possibility of oseltamivir being one of those drugs. Our Study's hypothesis states that those of an above average body weight will have different amounts of drug in their blood than those of people of normal body weight if they are given the normal amount prescribed for influenza. Our study will give oseltamivir to twenty people for 7 days. Half of the people will be of normal body weight and the others will be of a much higher than normal body weight. Using blood samples the investigators will determine if the amounts of oseltamivir are significantly lower in the blood of patients in the above normal body weight group.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Morbid Obesity

Intervention

Patients with a BMI < 30 given Oseltamivir, Patients with a BMI > 40 given Oseltamivir

Location

Human Vaccine Challenge Unit, IWK Health Center
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Canada
B3K 6R8

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

IWK Health Centre

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:07-0400

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