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Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Solid Oral Posaconazole (SCH 56592) in Subjects at High Risk for Invasive Fungal Infections

Cancer Type
Symptom Management
Trial Phase
Phase I
18 Years and older, Male and Female
Study Type
Protocol IDs
P05615 (primary)
Study Sponsor


The purpose of this study is to collect pharmacokinetic (PK) information related to how well intravenous Posaconazole (POS IV), is distributed in the body and to determine the safety and tolerability of this new formulation. In addition, the PK, safety, and tolerability of switching from taking POS IV to taking Posaconazole Oral Suspension (POS Oral) will be evaluated. The data collected in this study will be compared to data collected in previous studies.

Individuals who have been diagnosed by their physicians with a blood disease or cancer that can affect their infection-fighting white blood cells will be asked to participate in the trial. Since these blood diseases and their treatments can weaken the immune system, they may put these individuals at a high risk for getting a serious fungal infection of their internal organs or blood (invasive fungal infection). As these fungal infections can be hard to detect early and can be life-threatening, many physicians believe that individuals diagnosed with these diseases should receive antifungal therapy to try to lower their risk of getting this type of infection.

Enrollment into this study will take place in several stages (cohorts). The determination of which cohort an individual will be asked to participate in is based on which cohort is open at the site at the time the individual is approached to consider study participation. Overall, about 250 individuals (subjects) are expected to take part in this study from approximately 48 centers around the world.

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