Efficacy of Lappa Arctium (Homoeopathic Medicine) in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Anjali Miglani, Miglani, Anjali

Brief Summary:
Acne is one of the most common skin problems in teenagers and adolescents. There are many lesser known homoeopathic medicines which have been mentioned in the literature for treatment of acne but their potential has not been properly assessed /documented and therefore these medicines don't form a part of many prescriptions. As a part of this study,efficacy of Lappa Arctium will be studied in the treatment of Acne vulgaris

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acne Vulgaris Drug: Lappa Arctium Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Lesser Known Homoeopathic Medicines in Acne Vulgaris - Lappa Arctium
Study Start Date : March 2010
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Drug: Lappa Arctium
    To start with subjects will be prescribed Lappa Arctium in 6 potency to be taken in form of pills 4 times a day for seven days. Dosage and frequency will be changed, if required, based on the condition of subject and their response according to homoeopathic principles.
    Other Name: Lappa Major

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. percent change in acne lesion counts from the Baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in quality of life of subjects [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females between 12 to 25 years of age
  • Presence of inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions
  • Able to follow-up according to protocol
  • Patients not taking any medication for treatment of Acne in preceding one month.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acne Conglobata
  • Pregnant or Breast feeding females or females having intention of becoming pregnant
  • Significant systemic disease
  • Any drug/ alcohol addiction
  • History of chronic diseases treated with medications in the preceding month which might affect acne condition and treatment outcome

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01040390

Delhi Government Health Centre - Homoeopathic Dispensary - Sector 12, Dwarka
New Delhi, Delhi, India, 110075
Sponsors and Collaborators
Miglani, Anjali
Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy
Principal Investigator: Anjali Miglani, BHMS Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Anjali Miglani, Senior Medical Officer, Miglani, Anjali Identifier: NCT01040390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Acne-001
First Posted: December 29, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Dr. Anjali Miglani, Miglani, Anjali:
Acne Vulgaris
Lappa Arctium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases