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TELI TAD - Telithromycin in Tonsillitis in Adolescents and Adults

Information source: Sanofi
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Condition(s) targeted: Tonsillitis; Pharyngitis

Intervention: Telithromycin (Drug); Penicillin (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Sanofi

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
ICD CSD, Study Director, Affiliation: Sanofi


This is a multinational, randomized (1: 1), double blind, comparator-controlled, 2 parallel treatment group study in subjects equal to or over 13 years of age, with Streptococcus pyogenes tonsillitis/pharyngitis (T/P). Each subject will receive either telithromycin, 400 mg over-encapsulated tablets, 800 mg once daily for 5 days or penicillin V 250 mg over-encapsulated tablets, 500 mg three times daily for 10days. Matching placebo capsules will be dispensed to maintain the blind between the treatment groups. A positive rapid identification test for streptococcal Group A antigen will be required for all subjects at Visit 1 (Day 1) for entry into the study. Throat swab specimens for bacterial culture, identification, and antibiotic-susceptibility testing will be taken at Visits 1, 3 and 4.

Clinical Details

Official title: Multinational, Randomized, Double Blind, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 5 Days Telithromycin 800 mg od Versus 10 Days Penicillin V 500 mg Tid in Adolescent and Adult Subjects Equal to or Over 13 Years With Streptococcus Pyogenes Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: To compare the bacteriologic efficacy of 5-days of telithromycin to 10-days of penicillin V insubjects at the posttherapy/test-of-cure (TOC) visit in the per protocol population.

Secondary outcome: To compare the bacteriologic efficacy of 5-days of telithromycin to 10-days of penicillin V insubjects at the posttherapy/test-of-cure (TOC) visit andlate posttherapy visit (Visit 4) in the bacteriologic modified intent to treat population.


Minimum age: 13 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: Age equal to or over 13 years;

- For female subjects, the following conditions are to be met:

- Subject is premenarchal or surgically incapable of bearing children,

- Subject is of childbearing potential and all of the following conditions are


- Have normal menstrual flow within 1 month before study entry,

- Have negative pregnancy test (urine pregnancy test sensitive to at least 50

mU/mL, and

- Must agree to use an accepted method of contraception throughout the study

(if sexually active);

- Clinical diagnosis of acute tonsillitis/pharyngitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes

based on:

- A positive result from a rapid detection test for Group A streptococcal antigen

and submission of a throat swab specimen for bacterial culture, identification, and antibiotic-susceptibility testing; and

- A sore and scratchy throat and/or pain on swallowing (odynophagia) together with

at least 2 of the following clinical signs:

- Tonsil and/or pharyngeal erythema and/or exudate;

- Cervical adenopathy;

- Uvular edema;

- Fever

Exclusion Criteria:

- Symptoms that collectively suggest nonstreptococcal T/P (eg, laryngitis, coryza,

conjunctivitis, diarrhea, cough);

- History of positive throat culture for Streptococcus pyogenes in the absence of

clinical signs and symptoms of T/P;

- Infection of the deep tissues of the upper respiratory tract (eg, epiglottitis,

retropharyngeal or buccal cellulitis, or abscess of the retropharynx, tonsil, or peritonsillar area) or of the suprapharyngeal respiratory tract and its connecting structures (eg, sinusitis, otitis media, or orbital/periorbital cellulitis);

- History of rheumatic heart disease;

- Known congenital prolonged QT syndrome;

- Known or suspected uncorrected hypokalemia (≤3 mmol/L [mEq/L) or hypomagnesemia or

bradycardia (<50 bpm);

- Known impaired renal function, as shown by creatinine clearance ≤25 mL/min

- Myasthenia gravis;

- History of hypersensitivity or intolerance to macrolides, penicillins, or


- Previous enrollment in this study or previous treatment with telithromycin;

- Children of the investigator or subinvestigator, research assistant, pharmacist,

study coordinator, other staff, or relative thereof directly involved in the conduct of the protocol.

- Is currently being treated with systemic antibacterials or has been treated with

systemic antibacterials within 14 days prior to enrollment;

- Has been treated with any investigational medication within the last 30 days;

- Has been treated with rifampicin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, or St. John's wort within

the last 2 weeks.

Locations and Contacts

Sanofi-Aventis, San Jose, Costa Rica

Sanofi-Aventis, San Isidro, Buenos Aires 1642, Argentina

Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, United States

Sanofi-Aventis, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

Additional Information

Starting date: February 2006
Last updated: April 2, 2009

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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