Erdosteine (Erdotin) Versus Standard Care Plus Placebo on Erdosteine for Treatment of Cough in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This is a parallel group, double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-centre, randomised trial.
60 patients to be included who are adult patients admitted to hospital with a clinical diagnosis of acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Acute exacerbation of COPD will be defined as sustained worsening of the patient's condition with an increase in cough and one or more of dyspnoea, sputum volume or sputum purulence, necessitating a change in regular medication.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of standard care plus erdosteine in reducing hourly cough (24 hour cough recording using automated cough recorder) measured from baseline (Day 0) and at Day 5 of treatment, compared with standard care plus placebo.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Multicentre Study of the Effects of Standard Care Plus Erdosteine (Erdotin) Versus Standard Care Plus Placebo on Cough in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)|
- 24 hr cough recording [ Time Frame: 5 days ]The primary objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of standard care plus erdosteine in reducing hourly cough (24 hour cough recording using automated cough recorder) measureing differerrence in hourly cough rate from baseline (Day 0) and Day 5 of treatment, compared with standard care plus placebo
- Quality of life questionnaire [ Time Frame: 10 days ]QOL questionnaire score,Compare differece in scores recorded at baseline (day 0) and day 10, compare the difference between erdosteine plus standard care with that of standard care plus placebo.
standard care plus erdosteine for 10 days
capsule 300mg twice daily for 10 days
Other Name: erdotin
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Standard care for exacerbation of COPD plus placebo
placebo capsule, twice daily for 10 days
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01176318
|Castle Hill Hospital|
|Cottingham, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HU16 5JQ|
|Principal Investigator:||Alyn H Morice, FRCP||Hull and east Yorkshire NHS trust|