Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;52 Suppl 7:S520-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir167.

A randomized, double-blind phase 2 study comparing the efficacy and safety of an oral fusidic acid loading-dose regimen to oral linezolid for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Author information

  • 1Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. j.c.craft@att.net

Abstract

Fusidic acid (CEM-102), an orally bioavailable fusidane antibiotic with a unique mode of action, is under development for treatment of acute gram-positive bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and streptococci. A phase 2, adaptive design, randomized, double-blind, multiple-center study of 198 adult patients with cellulitis or wound infections was conducted to evaluate an oral CEM-102 loading-dose regimen (1500 mg twice per day on day 1 followed by 600 mg twice per day) compared with oral linezolid (600 mg twice per day) administered for 10-14 days. The CEM-102 loading-dose regimen demonstrated efficacy, safety, and tolerability that was comparable to linezolid for the treatment of acute gram-positive bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Clinical Trials registration. NCT00948142.

Comment in

PMID:
21546629
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk