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Efficacy and Safety of Summers Non-Pesticide Lice Asphyxiator (L.A.)for the Treatment of Head Lice

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00301340
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2007
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Summers Laboratories

Brief Summary:

Summers Laboratories has developed a non-pesticide treatment for head lice. Lice Asphyxiator (L.A.) works by mechanically blocking the respiratory spiracles of the head lice, therefore causing a quick-acting suffocation that will not result in the development of resistance.

The objectives of this open label study are to evaluate the efficacy and safety of home use of two 10-minute treatments of 5% L.A. (applied one week apart).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head Lice Drug: 5% Lice Asphyxiator lotion - Summers Laboratories, Inc. Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Summers Non-Pesticide Lice Asphyxiator (L.A.) for the Treatment of Head Lice
Study Start Date : March 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females 6 months of age or older.
  2. Have an active infestation with Pediculus capitis, the human head louse, with at least three live lice at baseline, or treatment failure with any live lice from Protocol SU-01-2005 or Protocol SU-02-2005.
  3. Agree not to use any other pediculicides or medicated hair grooming products during the duration of the study.
  4. Be healthy, non-febrile, and not suffering from an infection likely to require antibiotic therapy during the study period.
  5. Subject or guardian is able to understand the new HIPAA regulations and sign the HIPAA form.
  6. Subject or guardian has read, understood, and signed appropriate informed consent in English. If English is not the primary language, the information about the study must be explained in their language and a copy of the informed consent must be in that language.
  7. Subject is willing to participate in the study, and abide by the protocol requirements.


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in any clinical study, excluding protocols SU-01-2005 and SU-02-2005, within the past 30 days.
  2. Known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the product formulation.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00301340

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United States, Florida
Global Health Associates of Miami 7800, SW 57 Avenue, Suite 219E
Miami, Florida, United States, 33143
United States, Iowa
Alegent Health, Harmony Street, 2nd Floor
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, 51503-3147
United States, Ohio
Dermatology Research Associates 7691 Five Mile Road, Suite 312
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45230
United States, Texas
Diagnostic Clinic of Longview, TX 707 Hollybrook Drive
Longview, Texas, United States, 75605
United States, Utah
Wee Care Pediatrics, 1580 West Antelope Drive, Suite 100
Layton, Utah, United States, 84041
Sponsors and Collaborators
Summers Laboratories
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Principal Investigator: Terri Meinking Global Health Association of Miami
Principal Investigator: Anne Lucky, Dr. Dermatology Research Associates
Principal Investigator: Jon Thomas, Dr. Alegent Health
Principal Investigator: E.A. Clark, Dr. Diagnostic Clinic of Longview, Tx
Principal Investigator: Peter E Silas, Dr. Advanced Clinical Research Institute

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00301340     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-03-2005
First Posted: March 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lice Infestations
Ectoparasitic Infestations
Skin Diseases, Parasitic
Parasitic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases