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Titles & IDs
Public title
Efficacy and Safety of Oral Famciclovir in Patients With Active Recurrent Genital Herpes
Scientific title
Efficacy and Safety of Oral Famciclovir in Patients With Active Recurrent Genital Herpes
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Recurrent Genital Herpes 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Infection 0 0 0 0
Sexually transmitted infections
Renal and Urogenital 0 0 0 0
Other renal and urogenital disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Famciclovir

Treatment: Drugs: Famciclovir

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Estimated probability being not lesion-free(i.e. not healed) 5.5 elapsed days (132 hours) after patient self-initiation therapy.
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Safety and tolerability assessed by AEs.
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Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Time between recurrences of genital herpes.
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Proportion of aborted (i.e. lesions did not appear)genital herpes recurrences. Change from baseline in symptoms or impairment. Change form baseline in functioning or disability.
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Key inclusion criteria
- Diagnosis of genital herpes

- Had at least 2 recurrences in past 12 months or 1 recurrence in past 6 months
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- - Currently taking suppressive herpes antiviral therapy

- Females who are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant during study

- History of allergy to famciclovir or similar products (e.g. aciclovir, valaciclovir)

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
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Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
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Novartis Investigative Site - North Ryde
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- North Ryde

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
This is a phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study to compare
the efficacy and safety of a two-day treatment with famciclovir (500 mg loading dose followed
by 250 mg 12-hourly) to standard five-day treatment with famciclovir (125 mg 12-hourly) in
patients with active recurrent genital herpes.

This study is not recruiting patients in the United States.
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Principal investigator
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Novartis Pharma AG
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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