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The study is to be performed in public health facilities in Central and West Africa where Pyramax will be used as treatment of uncomplicated malaria episodes, including repeat episodes. The study is to assess the safety of Pyramax, particularly in patients with underlying liver function abnormalities, in patients who have co-morbid conditions, such as HIV, and also in very small children (<1 year of age).

Clinical Trial Description

This is a non-comparative Cohort Event Monitoring study. The study will assess the safety of Pyramax in terms of the evaluation and identification of the hepatic safety events in a sub group of patients enrolled with liver function tests (LFT)s >2x upper limit of normal (ULN) from blood taken immediately prior to treatment without any clinical signs or symptoms of hepatotoxicity and with signs and symptoms of uncomplicated malaria confirmed by a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) or microscopy (thick blood smear). The study will compare the clinical hepatic safety of Pyramax between a cohort of patients enrolled with LFTs >2xULN and a cohort of patients enrolled with normal LFTs matched for demographic characteristics.

An estimated 8,572 malaria episodes are to be recruited to provide 120 malaria episodes in patients with baseline raised LFTs >2xULN for follow up of liver function. A cohort of at least 2% of children who are <1 year of age will be included for monitoring of liver function. ;

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NCT number NCT03201770
Study type Interventional
Source Shin Poong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Contact Jang Sik Shin
Phone +82-2-2189-3468
Status Recruiting
Phase Phase 4
Start date June 22, 2017
Completion date December 2019

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