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Safety and Efficacy Dose of Artesunate Used in Combination With LAPDAP Treatment of Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria

2014-08-27 03:36:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Drug resistance to a range of antimalarial treatments has become widespread in Africa, South East Asia and South America. Because the rapid spread of drug resistance threatens a public health disaster in these areas of the world and to comply with the WHO-Roll Back Malaria policy of using Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT), there is a need to develop new, safe, effective and affordable ACT.

Chlorproguanil-dapsone-artesunate (CDA)is a new ACT that is being developed for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Africa.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Malaria

Intervention

Chlorproguanil-dapsone-artesunate (CDA)

Location

GSK Clinical Trials Call Center
Banjul
Gambia
PO Box 273

Status

Completed

Source

GlaxoSmithKline

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:36:35-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A sulfone active against a wide range of bacteria but mainly employed for its actions against MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. Its mechanism of action is probably similar to that of the SULFONAMIDES which involves inhibition of folic acid synthesis in susceptible organisms. It is also used with PYRIMETHAMINE in the treatment of malaria. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p157-8)

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