Safety Study of Azithromycin in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Negative for P. aeruginosa
Funding for this trial has been provided in full or in part by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
Number of Participants Being Recruited:
Single / Multi-Center:
STUDY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
This clinical trial was an open label extension of the azithromycin trial in children with CF who were not infected with P. aeruginosa. This study evaluated the safety of an additional 6 months of azithromycin treatment in participants who completed the placebo-controlled part of the study.
6 Years - 18 Years
>= 30 Percent Predicted
P. aeruginosa status:
B. cepacia status:
Other Primary Eligibility Requirements:
Only subjects who complete the 6 month randomized portion of this trial are eligible for this open label extension.
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One hundred forty-six subjects were enrolled in this 24-week open-label, follow on study to the randomized, placebo-controlled trial of azithromycin in children 7-18 years of age with CF uninfected with P. aeruginosa. The study assessed the durability of response to azithromycin and continued safety of tolerability of prolonged usage. Two treatment groups were assessed: subjects initially on azithromycin who stayed on azithromycin vs subjects initially on placebo who received azithromycin. Durability of treatment response to azithromycin was observed in the azithromycin-azithromycin group as measured by rate of pulmonary exacerbation and continued weight gain.
No significant improvements in lung function were observed with either of 2 treatment groups.
Compared with the preceding placebo-controlled study, there were no new safety concerns for adverse events, laboratory abnormalities, or emergent pathogens. Continued safety and tolerability were observed.