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Topical Treatment of Under Eye Dark Circles and Swelling

This study has been completed.
TKL Research, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2010
Last updated: February 16, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
This study examines topical treatment of under eye circles and swelling.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Fexofenadine
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Randomized Double Blind Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of 1% Ibuprofen/ 1%Fexofenadine Topical Cream for the Treatment of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

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Further study details as provided by The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Who Showed Improvement in Under Eye Swelling and Dark Circles Relative to Baseline Per Intervention [ Time Frame: Baseline, weekly, and end of study +7 days ]
    Efficacy was measured per intervention by assessing number of participants with improvement in under eye dark circles and swelling. Criteria used to assess under eye improvement and swelling was by a 5 point scale comparing each week's photographic appearance to the appearance at baseline: 1) fexofenadine right and placebo left, and 2) fexofenadine left and placebo right. The split face comparison was noted in efficacy measured changes in under eye swelling and dark circles relative to baseline. Participants were graded by 2 blinded dermatologists who reviewed photographs of all participants at entry and weekly until end of study plus one week, day 37. Total number of participants: 30. Placebo right and fexofenadine left 15 participants. Placebo left and fexofenadine right 15 participants.

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fexofenadine left; placebo right

Topical treatment active versus placebo.

Double blind randomized placebo controlled split face intrasubject comparison.

Drug: Fexofenadine
Fexofenadine 1%
Other Name: Topical fexofenadine
Drug: Placebo
Other Name: Topical placebo
Experimental: Fexofenadine right; placebo left
Split face double blind
Drug: Fexofenadine
Fexofenadine 1%
Other Name: Topical fexofenadine
Drug: Placebo
Other Name: Topical placebo

Detailed Description:
This study examines topical treatment of under eyes dark circles and under eye swelling.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Under eye dark circles and swelling

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18
  • Allergy to tested medicines
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01172522

United States, New Jersey
TKL Research
Paramus, New Jersey, United States, 07652
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC
TKL Research, Inc.
Study Director: Edward M Lane, MD The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC Identifier: NCT01172522     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CS910510
Study First Received: July 28, 2010
Results First Received: February 3, 2014
Last Updated: February 16, 2015

Keywords provided by The Connecticut Sinus Center, PC:
Under eye dark circles
Under eye puffiness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Allergic Agents
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017