Efficacy of Cold-FX (CVT-E002) in the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthy Adults
The purpose of the Study is to determine the prophylactic effects of CVT-E002 treatment for upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adult employees working with residents in continuing care facilities. It is hypothesized that the use of CVT-E002 will effectively reduce the incidence, severity and duration of upper respiratory infections among the participants when compared to placebo.
Upper Respiratory Infection
Drug: CVT-E002 (Cold-FX); a natural health product
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Cold-FX (CVT-E002) in the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthy Adult Employees in Continuing Care Facilities|
- To determine the efficacy of CVT-E002 in reducing the number of upper respiratory infections during the study.
- To test if the prophylactic management with CVT-E002 decreases the severity and duration of symptoms related to an upper respiratory tract infection.
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Eligible continuing care employees will be randomly assigned to either the treatment or placebo group with equal numbers in each group. The treatment will consist of taking two capsules of CVT-E002 (400mg)or placebo every morning, after breakfast, for a period of 12 weeks. The subjects will be given an assessment form to log specific symptoms on a daily basis if they get a cold.
Symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, hoarseness, cough, earaches, and fever. Subjects will be required to maintain the same dosing even during an upper respiratory infection and will be requested not to take any additional medication for their upper respiratory infection unless prescribed by their family physicians.
|The Capital Care Group Continuing Care facilities|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5K 2J8|
|Principal Investigator:||Gerry Predy, MD||Capital Health, Canada|