Herpes Zoster | Efficacy and Safety of Foscarnet Sodium and Sodium Chloride Injection in Patients With Herpes Zoster

Herpes Zoster research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Foscarnet Sodium and Sodium Chloride Injection in patients with herpes zoster, and observe incidence of Postherpetic neuralgia

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: 1.Patients with clinical diagnosis of Herpes Zoster, and able to be enrolled into the study ≤ 72 hours from appearance of rash; 2.18-65 years old, men and women; 3.VAS score≥4; 4.Patients haven't receive any antiviral medication before enrollment; 5.Patients able to understand the study procedures, agree to participate and give written consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients with history of allergy to Foscarnet Sodium or Acyclovir; 2. Other combined infection (bacteria, fungi) 3. Severe decline in immune function, or long-term use of corticosteroid and immunosuppressor 4. Serious liver or renal function abnormalities (Aspartate Transaminase(AST) or alanine transaminase(ALT) ≥ 2.5x upper limits of normal(ULN), Creatinine(Cr) or Blood urea nitrogen(BUN)≥ 1x ULN) 5. Women who are pregnant or lactating, and women of childbearing potential failed to use an adequate method of contraception to avoid pregnancy; 6. Patients using other antiviral drugs; 7. Long-term use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug, tricyclic antidepressant, anti-epileptic drugs or analgesic 8. Current malignant tumor; 9. Patients investigators consider as inappropriate to participate in the study

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Herpes Zoster

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:Foscarnet Sodium


Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Arm IFoscarnet Sodium and Sodium Chloride Injection 3g: 250ml, IV; Second administration: Foscarnet Sodium and Sodium Chloride Injection 3g: 250ml, IV

Arm IIFirst administration: Acyclovir for Injection 0.25g + 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250ml, IV; Acyclovir for Injection 0.25g + 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250ml, IV; Second administration: Acyclovir for Injection 0.25g+ 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection 250ml, IV

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: May 2014

Completed Date:

Phase: Phase 4

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Effective rate

Secondary Outcome: Incidence of Postherpetic neuralgia

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Cttq

Collaborator: Peking University People's Hospital

More information:

Breton G, Fillet AM, Katlama C, Bricaire F, Caumes E. Acyclovir-resistant herpes zoster in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: results of foscarnet therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Dec;27(6):1525-7.

Safrin S, Berger TG, Gilson I, Wolfe PR, Wofsy CB, Mills J, Biron KK. Foscarnet therapy in five patients with AIDS and acyclovir-resistant varicella-zoster virus infection. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Jul 1;115(1):19-21.

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