Effects of Forskolin on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucomatous Patients Under Maximum Tolerated Medical Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (loss of interest before enrolment started)
First Posted : March 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2012
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Brief Summary:
Elevated intraocular pressure is still the main risk factor for development and progression of glaucoma. Several drugs exist on the market that may decrease IOP in glaucomatous patients. However, some patients cannot reach the target pressure despite a multitherapy with a combination of drugs, and are therefore addressed to surgical treatments. Forskolin is a natural compound that is a receptor-independent adenyl-cyclase activator, that increases intracellular cAMP. It has been shown to be able to decrease IOP after topical application, by a mechanism that is not used by the other drugs. Aim of the present study is to see whether a food supplement containing forskolin (KRONEK) has any effect on the IOP of POAG patients that cannot reach their target pressure, and are therefore on the waiting list for surgical intervention.

Condition or disease
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Intraocular Pressure

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of the Oral Administration of an Association of Forskolin With Rutin and Vitamins B on Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Patients Affected by Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) Under Maximun Tolerated Medical Therapy (MTMT)
Study Start Date : April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Glaucoma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: Enrollment, 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks after initiation of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular pressure fluctuations during the day [ Time Frame: Enrollment, 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks after initiation of treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients affected by POAG and already under observation in the centers that take part in this study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: 30-70 Years
  • Sex: both
  • Pathology: POAG
  • Characteristics: Target pressure not achieved with current treatments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant ocular pathologies
  • Previous ocular surgery
  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the components in the KRONEK tablets
  • Concomitant participation in other trials

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00864578

Ophthalmology Department of the University Clinic
Bari, Italy, I-70124
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sooft Italia
Principal Investigator: Michele Vetrugno, MD Ophthalmology Dpt., University of Bari, Italy

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Prof. MICHELE VETRUGNO, OPHTHALMOLOGY DPT, UNIVERSITY OF BARI (ITALY) Identifier: NCT00864578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KRONEK-MTMT
First Posted: March 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Sooft Italia:
Food supplement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Protective Agents