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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.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Patients with a BMI < 30 given Oseltamivir, Patients with a BMI > 40 given Oseltamivir
Human Vaccine Challenge Unit, IWK Health Center
Not yet recruiting
IWK Health Centre
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:07-0400
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