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Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Mersina, an Ayurvedic Formulation: A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Secondary Failure to Oral Drugs

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00940251
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To determine the safety and efficacy of an Ayurvedic formulation, Mersina in type 2 diabetic patients with secondary failure to oral hypoglycemic agents, a randomized double blind, single centre, study of 3 months duration was carried out.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Antihyperglycemic Effect in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Secondary Failure to Oral Hypoglycemic Agents Drug: Mersina Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Mersina, an Ayurvedic Formulation: A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Secondary Failure to Oral Drugs
Study Start Date : September 2008
Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Study Completion Date : November 2008
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: CORN STARCH Drug: Mersina
capsule, 3g/day, 3 months
Active Comparator: Mersina, Diet and exercise Drug: Mersina
capsule, 3g/day, 3 months


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. antidiabetic activity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in metabolic, insulin level, HbA1c,kidney and lipid profile [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Secondary failure to Oral Hypoglycemic Agents was diagnosed if the patient had HbA1c levels > 8.5% even after supplementation of maximal dose of a combination of a sulphonylurea (15 mg glybenclamide or 160 mg gliclazide or 15 mg glipizide) and metformin 1500 mg/day.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with ketosis, diabetes related complications, hepatic or renal disease, pancreatitis, cardiac problems, uncontrolled hypertension, malnutrition and severe immune deficiency

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00940251


Locations
India
Jyoti Clinical and Pathological Laboratory
Shirpur, Maharashtra, India, 425 405
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jyoti Clinical and Pathological Laboratory
More Information

Responsible Party: Jayavant M Jain, Jyoti Clinical and Pathological Laboratory
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00940251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MER1
First Posted: July 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 15, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Jyoti Clinical and Pathological Laboratory:
Ayurvedic formulation
type 2 diabetes mellitus
secondary failure to oral hypoglycemic agents
antidiabetic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Neoplasms
Pathologic Processes