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FST-201 In The Treatment of Acute Fungal Otitis Externa

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shire Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2009
Last updated: September 14, 2015
Last verified: September 2012
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of FST-201 compared to vehicle in the treatment of acute fungal otitis externa. This trial is designed to enable filing of a New Drug Application in support of FST-201 for the indication of acute fungal otitis externa.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Fungal Otitis Externa Drug: FST-201 (dexamethasone 0.1%) Otic Suspension Drug: Vehicle Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Masked, Vehicle-Controlled Clinical Study Evaluating the Efficacy Of FST-201 (Dexamethasone 0.1%) Otic Suspension in Subjects With Acute Fungal Otitis Externa

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Further study details as provided by Shire:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall clinical cure as defined by absence of the signs and symptoms of AFOE including ear inflammation, edema, tenderness, pruritis and otic discharge. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Microbiological resolution defined as absence of pre-treatment pathogenic fungal species. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: FST-201 (dexamethasone 0.1%) Otic Suspension Drug: FST-201 (dexamethasone 0.1%) Otic Suspension
Instill four drops times two times a day.
Placebo Comparator: vehicle Drug: Vehicle
Instill four times two times a day


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of AFOE of in one or both ears, based on a clinical score of at least 1 for edema (0-3 scale), 2 for overall inflammation (0-3 scale) and 1 for tenderness (absent=0, present=1) and/or 1 for pruritis (absent = 0, present = 1)
  • Have appearance consistent with fungal debris, i.e. white or black appearance consistent with Aspergillus spp. or Candida spp.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at Visit 1 (Day 1, Screening/Baseline) of either sex and any race
  • Provide written informed consent
  • Be willing and able to follow all instructions and attend all study visits
  • If female and of child bearing potential, agree to and submit a urine sample for pregnancy testing at Visit 1 and upon their exit from the study. Post menopausal is defined as having no menses for 12 consecutive months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have known sensitivity to any component of the study medications
  • Have a current infection requiring systemic antimicrobial treatment
  • Take any systemic (within 30 days) or otic corticosteroids (within 1 day) prior to Visit 1
  • Have used topical or systemic anti-inflammatory agents on the same day as Visit 1 and for the duration of the study
  • Have used topical or systemic pain medications on the same day as Visit 1 and for the duration of the study
  • Have used any topical otic treatment within 1 days prior to Visit 1
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00945646

United States, Florida
ENT Associates of South Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States, 33426
Sarasota,, Florida, United States, 34239
United States, Texas
Austin Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic
Austin, Texas, United States, 78705
San Antonio Ear, Nose, and Throat Research
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78215
San Antonio Ear, Nose, and Throat Research
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Ear Institute of Texas
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78258
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shire Identifier: NCT00945646     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FST201-AFOE-02
Study First Received: July 23, 2009
Last Updated: September 14, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Otitis Externa
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017