Efficacy of Lappa Arctium (Homoeopathic Medicine) in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01040390
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : December 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy
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
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years to 25 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
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.
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