Effect of Ceftobiprole on Human Intestinal Microflora

2014-08-27 03:19:49 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of ceftobiprole treatment on intestinal microflora in healthy volunteers.


This is an open-label, single center study to investigate the effect on human intestinal microflora of multiple doses of ceftobiprole treatment administered at 8 hours intervals for 7 consecutive days. Careful investigation of the effect of Ceftobiprole treatment on the intestinal microflora is of importance since alteration of the intestinal microflora balance may facilitate colonization by pathogenic bacteria strains or enable microorganisms already present in the normal microflora to develop resistance. A total of 7 fecal samples will be collected on day 2, 4, 7, 10, 14 and 21 for determination of ceftobiprole concentration in fecal, intestinal microflora pattern and measuring the susceptibility for Ceftobiprole of isolated bacterial strains. A total of 13 plasma samples will be collected on day 1, 4, 7, 10, 14 and 21 for determination of ceftobiprole concentration in plasma. Safety evaluations including physical examination, vital signs, clinical laboratory tests, electrocardiogram and adverse event monitoring will be performed throughout the study. 500 mg ceftobiprole, intravenous infusion over 120 minutes, every 8 hours for 7 consecutive days

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science


Antimicrobial Agent






Janssen-Cilag International NV

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:49-0400

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