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Disulfiram Interactions With HIV Medications: Clinical Implications

This study has been completed
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco

Collaborator
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Information provided by (Responsible Party)
University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier
NCT00878306

First received: April 7, 2009
Last updated: May 4, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014
History of Changes
Purpose

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether disulfiram might be a safe and effective treatment for cocaine and/or alcohol dependence in patients with HIV disease. This research is designed to characterize the presence or absence of significant drug interactions between disulfiram and HIV medications using standard clinical pharmacology techniques as well as monitor any side effects that might occur when these medications are administered together.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Drug Abuse

Drug : Disulfiram
Drug : Disulfiram + Efavirenz
Drug : Disulfiram + Atazanavir
Drug : Disulfiram + Ritonavir
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Disulfiram Interactions With HIV Medications: Clinical Implications

Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • The effect of disulfiram on the pharmacokinetics of each of the antiretroviral medications to be studied [ Time Frame: Measured at Day 15 ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The effect of the antiretroviral medications on disulfiram measured by ALDH activity and disulfiram pharmacokinetics [ Time Frame: Measured at Day 0, Day 4, and Day 8 ]
  • Cardiac Conduction [ Time Frame: Measured at screening and during pharmacokinetic studies ]
  • Hepatic Function [ Time Frame: Measured at screening and during pharmacokinetic studies ]
  • Serum Lipids [ Time Frame: Measured at screening and during pharmacokinetic studies ]
  • Safety of co-administration of alcohol containing HIV preparations (ritonavir) and Disulfiram [ Time Frame: Measured at day 11- day 15 ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Disulfiram
Disulfiram
Drug: Disulfiram

62.5 mg daily x3 days, then 250 mg daily x3 days

Other Name: Antabuse
Experimental: Disulfiram + Efavirenz
Efavirenz alone, then in addition with Disulfiram
Drug: Disulfiram + Efavirenz

Efavirenz 600 mg daily x10 days, then in addition with 62.5 mg daily x3 days, then Disulfiram 250 mg daily x3 days

Experimental: Disulfiram + Atazanavir
Atazanavir alone, then in addition with Disulfiram
Drug: Disulfiram + Atazanavir

Atazanavir 400 mg daily x8 days, then in addition with 62.5 mg daily x3 days, then Disulfiram 250 mg daily x3 days

Experimental: Disulfiram + Ritonavir
Ritonavir alone, then in addition with Disulfiram
Drug: Disulfiram + Ritonavir

Ritonavir 200 mg daily x8 days, then in addition with 62.5 mg daily x3 days, then Disulfiram 250 mg daily x3 days

Detailed Description:

Cocaine and alcohol abuse are strongly linked to HIV infection and transmission of the virus. Disulfiram has long been approved by the US FDA for the treatment of alcohol and recent data shows it to be effective in reducing cocaine abuse. Disulfiram and antiretroviral medications (ARV) are metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A and concomitant use of these drugs could potentially produce adverse drug interactions underscoring the need to identify and understand the clinical implications of these drug interactions in order to more effectively treat individuals with both HIV disease and cocaine and/or alcohol use disorders. This will be accomplished by conducting studies aimed at identifying whether pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic drug interactions of importance occur between disulfiram and medications frequently utilized in those with HIV/AIDS.
Abuse of cocaine and/or alcohol has been shown to be a significant risk factor for HIV infections as a result of high risk sexual and drug use behaviors occurring in the context of use of these substances. Those with HIV infection and untreated cocaine and/or alcohol dependence are also at a high risk of transmitting HIV to others. Moreover, those with HIV disease and substance dependence often experience poor clinical outcomes as a result of nonadherence to HIV treatment regimens.
Disulfiram (DIS) is an inhibitor of ALDH and has been reported to alter hepatic cytochrome P450 enzyme function important to metabolism of many drugs frequently used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Although approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence, DIS has been studied as a treatment for cocaine addiction in recent years. DIS at the standard 250 mg daily dose has been associated with significant reductions in cocaine use as well as alcohol use in those with histories of concomitant cocaine-alcohol abuse. DIS 250 mg daily has been shown to have a significant pharmacokinetic interaction with cocaine resulting in delayed cocaine clearance. In order to more fully access possible use of DIS treatment for cocaine and/or alcohol dependence in this population, it is important to determine if any excess risk is conveyed as a result of drug interactions that might occur between DIS and the ARV medications.
This study will be using a standard clinical pharmacology study design using a within-subject design examining the two drug interaction studies between DIS (250 mg daily) and the following medications:

  1. Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, efavirenz 600 mg daily for 10 days
  2. Protease inhibitors atazanavir 400 mg daily for 8 days or ritonavir 200 mg daily for 8 days

Additional data will be collected and analyzed including:
  • Clinical data on effects of these medications alone and in combination on cardiac conduction, hepatic function, and serum lipids will be obtained
  • The safety of co-administration of alcohol containing HIV preparations (ritonavir) with DIS will be determined
  • The effect of ARV on DIS function as determined by ALDH activity and DIS and metabolite concentrations will be determined using a control sample within-subject design (DIS doses of 62.5 mg and 250 mg daily) and between subjects design.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility

    Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older  
    Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes  

    Criteria

    Inclusion Criteria:

    • Good health and without clinical findings that require medical or psychiatric intervention as determined by a physical and mental status examination and screening laboratory tests, urinalysis, and ECG
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Willing to abstain from alcohol during the study and for two weeks afterward


    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Patients who are receiving concurrently other drugs that are inducers or inhibitors of hepatic microsomal enzymes
    • Patients with a known sensitivity to the HIV therapeutics to be studied
    • Pregnant or nursing mothers
    • Current major affective or psychotic illnesses or suicidality
    • Clinically active hepatitis
    • Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coagulation disorders, or renal disease will be excluded
    • Those meeting criteria for current alcohol or drug dependence (other than nicotine)
    • HIV infection

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    Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00878306

    Locations

    United States, California
    San Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco, California, United States, 94110

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    University of California, San Francisco
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Investigators

    Principal Investigator: Elinore F McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D University of California, San Francisco
    More Information

    More Information


    Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco  
    ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00878306   History of Changes  
    Other Study ID Numbers: R01DA024982  
      R01DA024982  
    Study First Received: April 7, 2009  
    Last Updated: May 4, 2014  

    Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:

    Treatment of drug dependency with HIV medications
    HIV

    Additional relevant MeSH terms:
    HIV Infections
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Ritonavir
    Atazanavir Sulfate
    Efavirenz
    Disulfiram

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