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The Efficacy of Topical Minocycline in Managing Symptomatic Oral Lichen Planus

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2010 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: March 7, 2010
Last updated: March 8, 2010
Last verified: March 2010

The aim of the present study is to assess the clinical efficacy of topical minocyclin in managing of symptoms associated with oral lichen planus (OLP). The rationale of the study is based on our previous studies demonstrating the beneficial effect of minocyclin mouthwash on recurrent aphthous stomatitis. The planned study will be a randomized controlled, cross-over trail. Patients with symptomatic OLP will randomly receive minocycline or dexamethasone rinses.

The patients will rinse and expectorate 5 ml of the 1st mouthwash 4 times daily for 14 days. Subjects will complete a daily follow-up form that includes data regarding the daily intensity of pain (using VAS) caused by OLP and regarding possible side effects. After a washout period (at least 14 days) the patients will repeat the protocol with the second mouthwash.

Condition Intervention Phase
Oral Lichen Planus Drug: Minocycline Drug: Dexamethasone Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Topical Minocycline in Managing Symptomatic Oral Lichen Planus. A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • symptoms relief [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 0.01% mouthwash
Drug: Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 0.01% mouthwash
Experimental: Minocycline
Minocycline 0.2% mouthwash
Drug: Minocycline
Minocycline 0.2% mouthwash


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • OLP patients (Biopsy proven)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to Dexamethasone or Minocycline
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01083420

Contact: Noam Yarom, DMD +972-3-5303819

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Noam Yarom, DMD Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Noam Yarom, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01083420     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-09-7335-NY-CTIL
Study First Received: March 7, 2010
Last Updated: March 8, 2010

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Oral lichen planus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lichen Planus
Lichen Planus, Oral
Lichenoid Eruptions
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic 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
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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