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Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream on the Skin of Healthy Volunteers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00619060
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2008
Results First Posted : March 10, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 10, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Chemoprevention is the use of certain drugs to keep cancer from forming. The use of topical myristyl nicotinate cream may stop skin cancer from forming.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase I trial is studying the side effects and best way to give topical myristyl nicotinate cream on the skin of healthy volunteers.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Drug: Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • To determine if topical myristyl nicotinate (MN) is a safe, tolerable treatment in healthy volunteers.
  • To determine if topically administered MN cream is associated with any significant local or systemic toxicity in normal human subjects in a one-month period.

OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms and serve as their own controls.

  • Arm I: Participants apply topical myristyl nicotinate to one forearm and topical placebo to the other forearm once daily for 4 weeks.
  • Arm II: Participants receive treatment as in arm I but on opposite forearms. All participants undergo blood collection for chemistry analysis (SMA-20 and CBC) at baseline and at 2 and 4 weeks.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream on Human Skin in Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : August 2007
Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Study Completion Date : July 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Niacin
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Myristyl (right), Placebo (Left)
Participants apply topical myristyl nicotinate to the right forearm and topical placebo to the left forearm once daily for 4 weeks; Myristyl (Right), Placebo (Left) Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream and Placebo
Drug: Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream
Participants apply topical myristyl nicotinate to one forearm once daily for 4 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Myristyl
  • Nicotinate
  • Cream
Drug: Placebo
Participants apply topical placebo to one forearm once daily for 4 weeks.
Experimental: Myristyl (Left), Placebo (Right)
Participants apply topical myristyl nicotinate to the left forearm and topical placebo to the right forearm once daily for 4 weeks; Myristyl (Left), Placebo (Right)Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream and Placebo
Drug: Topical Myristyl Nicotinate Cream
Participants apply topical myristyl nicotinate to one forearm once daily for 4 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Myristyl
  • Nicotinate
  • Cream
Drug: Placebo
Participants apply topical placebo to one forearm once daily for 4 weeks.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Participants With Adverse Events by Treatment. [ Time Frame: 30 Days ]
    Comparison of number of participants with adverse events by treatment.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects 18 years of age or older with normal skin
  • Have used no topical medications on the skin of the upper extremities, except for emollients or sunscreens, for at least 30 days prior to study entry
  • Agree to limit sun exposure as much as possible and wear protective clothing on the forearms in place of using sunscreens or moisturizers
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign an informed consent before initiation of therapy after the nature of the study has been explained to them
  • Females must be surgically sterile by hysterectomy or post menopausal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with no signs of inflammation or irritation of the skin on the forearms
  • Subjects with prior history of actinic keratosis or skin cancer on the forearm
  • Females of child bearing potential
  • Subjects with any concurrent therapy (e.g., retinoids, fluorouracil) on the forearms that may interfere with clinical evaluations
  • Subjects taking oral supplemental niacin, by itself or in the form of a multi-vitamin that exceeds 40 mg/day
  • No known immunosuppression by virtue of medication or disease, including AIDS patients, subjects taking oral prednisone, and subjects on immunosuppressants/immunomodulators( cyclosporine, chemotherapeutic agents, or biologic therapy), determined by the examining investigator/co-investigator
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to any of ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Subjects who have had invasive cancer within the past 5 years
  • Skin conditions felt by the study physician to contraindicate enrollment including, but not limited to, psoriasis or atopic dermatitis within a proposed treatment area
  • Less than 30 days since prior and no concurrent or planned participation in another clinical trial
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00619060


Locations
United States, Arizona
Arizona Cancer Center at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724-5024
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arizona
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Clara Curiel, MD University of Arizona
More Information

Responsible Party: University of Arizona
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00619060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000582627
P30CA023074 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
UARIZ-BIO-07-085 ( Other Identifier: UA IRB No. )
First Posted: February 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 10, 2016
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2016
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by University of Arizona:
skin cancer
healthy, no evidence of disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Niacin
Nicotinic Acids
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs