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Safety and Efficacy of Two Vaginal Products Versus Placebo in Patients With Vaginal Discomfort

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lumara Health, Inc. Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: February 29, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of two vaginal products compared with that of placebo to determine if the two products are better than placebo in the relief of vaginal discomfort.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Lidocaine/Diphenhydramine
Drug: lidocaine
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Lumara Health, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Marinoff Dyspareunia Scale Score (MDSS) at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    The MDSS consists of a participant rating of their dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) on a 0- to 3-point scale. Each numerical value on the scale coincides with a level of pain experienced during sexual intercourse; 0 = no dyspareunia (no pain with intercourse) and 3 = completely prevents intercourse

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Marinoff Dyspareunia Scale Score at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [ Time Frame: Baseline -12 Weeks ]
    0-3 scale with 0=no dyspareunia and 3= completely prevents intercourse

  • Change From Baseline in Overall Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS)-Related Discomfort Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Score at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [0 = No Discomfort and 100 = Most Severe Discomfort] [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline in Overall Intercourse-Related Pain Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Score at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [0 = No Pain and 100 = Most Severe Pain] [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline in Overall Vulvar Vestibulitis Symptoms Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Score at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [0 = No Symptoms and 100 = As Bad as They Can be] [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • Change From Baseline in Tenderness (on a 0- to 3-point Scale) on Palpation at End of Treatment (12 Weeks) [Scale Rates the Severity of Pain; 0 =Absent and 3 = Severe] [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 3 (Placebo) Drug: placebo
semi solid, twice weekly for 4 months
Experimental: 1 (Lidocaine) Drug: lidocaine
semi solid, twice weekly for 4 months
Experimental: 2 (Lidocaine/Diphenhydramine) Drug: Lidocaine/Diphenhydramine
semi solid, twice weekly, 4 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have sought doctor's care for this condition.
  • Patients must be having menstrual cycles.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must not have any vaginal infections.
  • Patients must not be pregnant or nursing.
  • Must not be receiving any other medicinal therapies or any medications that would interfere with the outcome of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00590590

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Lumara Health, Inc.
Study Director: Jim Joffrion Lumara Health, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lumara Health, Inc. Identifier: NCT00590590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LDC-201-601-669020
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Results First Received: June 30, 2010
Last Updated: February 29, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vulvar Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Autonomic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anti-Allergic Agents
Dermatologic Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017