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Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen - Investigation on Efficacy and Tolerability in Children

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 May 2010 by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG Identifier:
First received: May 3, 2010
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: May 2010

The aims of this study are

  • Demonstrating superior efficacy of Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen compared to Placebo in children suffering from acute bronchitis accompanied by coughing
  • Characterisation of safety and tolerability of Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen in comparison with placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis Accompanied by Coughing
Drug: Suppositories containing Ivy leaves dry extract
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Investigation on Efficacy and Tolerability of Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen for the Symptomatic Treatment of Acute Bronchitis Accompanied by Coughing in Children

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Further study details as provided by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary outcome measure [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

    Effect of treatment as primary variable will be assessed by comparing baseline values to those obtained during visit 2.

    The primary outcome measure for efficacy will be the relative change in the symptom score between visits 1 and 2.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary variables [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    • absolute change of total symptom score
    • time to response
    • compliance, defined by drug accountability
    • percentage of patients requiring concomitant medication for treatment of cough
    • rates of premature withdrawal
    • incidence of Adverse Events

Estimated Enrollment: 1400
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Prospan Hustenzäpfchen Drug: Suppositories containing Ivy leaves dry extract
Suppositories containing Ivy leaves dry extract
Other Name: Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Suppositories containing no Ivy leaves dry extract

Detailed Description:

After interim analysis of the first part the clinical study will be continued as follows: Double blind, placebo controlled, randomised, multi-centre study with 2-parallel groups for the treatment of acute bronchitis accompanied by coughing in children aged 0 - 6 years to demonstrate efficacy and safety of Prospan® Hustenzäpfchen.

For assessment of cough intensity and severity a specific symptom score has been developed, which gathers the child's frequency and severity of coughing and of cough productivity as well as the severity of rhonchi (each symptom will be assessed on a four-point Likert scale ranging from 0 to 3; total score range: 0-12 points).

Considering the specificities of the study population and the disease, confirmatory evaluation will be based on the change in the symptom score after the first three consecutive days of treatment as assessed by the investigator.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. male or female children aged 0 to 6 years
  2. acute bronchitis existing not longer than three days and accompanied by coughing
  3. symptom rating score of ≥ 5 assessed by the investigator
  4. symptom 'frequency of coughing' of ≥ 2 assessed by the investigator
  5. the patient's legal representatives must give informed consent in accordance with the supposed will of the patient, after having been informed about benefits and potential risks of the trial, as well as details of the insurance taken out to cover the risk for patients participating in the study -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or to any further constituents of the pharmaceutical preparations
  2. patients with severe allergies or multiple drug allergies
  3. any other pulmonary disease within the last two weeks
  4. chronic pulmonary diseases
  5. exacerbation of chronic pulmonary disease
  6. suspicion of bacterial pulmonary infection
  7. fever above 39°C (rectal measurement) -
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01127048

Contact: Manuela Stauss-Grabo, Dr.

Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG Recruiting
Niederdorfelden, Germany, 61138
Contact: Manuela Stauss-Grabo, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG
Principal Investigator: Gerhard Zwacka, Prof. Dr.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Zwacka, Robert-Koch-Krankenhaus Apolda Identifier: NCT01127048     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EA-08-1-34
Study First Received: May 3, 2010
Last Updated: June 14, 2011

Keywords provided by Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG:
Hedera helix L.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Disease
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiration Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Disease Attributes
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