A Study to Evaluate Oral VT-1161 in the Treatment of Patients With Acute Vaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

CYP51 is an enzyme essential for fungal growth. Inhibition of CYP51 results in the accumulation of compounds toxic to the fungus. CYP51 is the target of the class of drugs referred to as 'azole antifungals'. The lack of selectivity by the azole antifungals is responsible for many of the side effects associated with these drugs. VT-1161 has been design to be safer and more active against the fungal species typically responsible for vaginal yeast infections (i.e. vulvovaginal candidiasis)

Condition Intervention Phase
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal Drug: VT-1161 (oral)
Drug: Fluconazole (oral)
Phase 2


Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Randomized, Double-Blind, Dose Ranging Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of VT-1161 Oral Tablets Compared to Fluconazole in the Treatment of Patients With Moderate to Severe Acute Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Antifungal name: 

Date of article/Start date of trial: 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Trial phase: 

Phase 2

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: 


Trial status: 

New antifungal drugs