Clinical Trials


Safety and Effectiveness of Fluconazole Versus SCH 56592 to Treat Thrush in HIV-Positive Patients

This study has been completed

Information provided by (Responsible Party)
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier

First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last Verified: February 2000
History of Changes


The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of 2 treatments for thrush (a fungal infection of the mouth and throat) in HIV-positive patients. Fluconazole is a drug that is commonly used to treat thrush. SCH 56592 is a new drug that will be compared to fluconazole.

Condition Intervention Phase
Candidiasis, Oral
HIV Infections

Drug : Posaconazole
Drug : Fluconazole
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Controlled Trial of SCH 56592 Oral Suspension Versus Fluconazole Suspension in the Treatment of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis (OPC) in HIV-Positive Patients

Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: August 1998

Detailed Description:

Patients receive SCH 56592 oral suspension or fluconazole suspension for 14 days. Patients remain on study for 44 days total and are monitored for safety and efficacy of study treatment.



Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria
You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have thrush (oropharyngeal candidiasis).
  • Agree to practice sexual abstinence or use effective barrier methods of birth control (e.g., condoms).
  • Are able to take study medication and return for clinic visits during the study.
  • Are expected to live for at least 2 months.

  • Exclusion Criteria
    You will not be eligible for this study if you:
  • Have received protease inhibitors for the first time within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Have received certain medications.
  • Have certain other types of fungal infections.
  • Have certain types of cancer.
  • Have received SCH 56592 within 3 months prior to study entry.
  • Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Cannot take medications by mouth.
  • Are allergic to azole drugs.
  • Have certain medical conditions.
  • Have been in this study before.

contacts and locations

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002446


United States, California
East Bay AIDS Ctr
Berkeley, California, United States, 94705
ViRx Inc
San Francisco, California, United States, 94109
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
San Francisco, California, United States, 94118
United States, Colorado
Infectious Disease and AIDS Clinic
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80204
United States, District of Columbia
Dupont Circle Physicians Group
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 200091104
United States, Florida
Boulevard Comprehensive Care Ctr
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32209
Miami Veterans Administration Med Ctr
Miami, Florida, United States, 33125
United States, Illinois
TRIAD Health Practice
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
United States, Indiana
Community Hosp Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46219
United States, Michigan
Wayne State Univ / Harper Hosp
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, New Jersey
UMDNJ - New Jersey Med School / Cooper Hosp
Camden, New Jersey, United States, 08103
Jersey City Med Ctr
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, 07304
United States, New York
SUNY / Health Science Ctr at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11203
United States, Pennsylvania
Univ of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
United States, South Carolina
Med Univ of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Texas
Amelia Ct Clinic
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Univ of Texas Health Sciences Ctr
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78284
Queen Elizabeth Hosp Respiratory Unit
St Michael, Barbados

Sponsors and Collaborators

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Responsible Party: Schering-Plough Identifier: NCT00002446   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 305A  
Study First Received: November 2, 1999  
Last Updated: June 23, 2005  

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
Administration, Oral
Antifungal Agents
Candidiasis, Oral
Pharyngeal Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Candidiasis, Oral
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