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Myo-inositol Plus Melatonin in Perimenopausal Women

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 2011 by AGUNCO Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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AGUNCO Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted

Menopause is the milestone of a more broaden condition that can last up to 10 years. The first menopausal symptoms usually appear around the age of 42 and are characterized by a gradual decline in thyroid and gonadal function with a progressive increase of plasmatic luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.

Recent studies have shown that myo-inositol and melatonin play a major role in ovarian homeostasis. In particular, it has been demonstrated that myo-inositol and/or melatonin supplementation lead to an increase of oocyte quality.

Additional studies focused on postmenopausal women have shown that myo-inositol is able to ameliorate the metabolic syndrome that often affects these patients, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether myo-inositol and melatonin might play a positive role in regulating hormonal levels during menopausal onset.

Condition Intervention
Perimenopause Dietary Supplement: Myo-Mel Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Myo-inositol Plus Melatonin in Perimenopausal Women

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Further study details as provided by AGUNCO Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre:

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Myo+Mel
Patients are treated with 2g of myo + 3mg of melatonin daily
Dietary Supplement: Myo-Mel
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   42 Years to 48 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • FSH between 15 and 50 IU/ml on the 5th day of the menses
  • Oligomenorrhea

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01325389

AGUNCO Recruiting
Rome, Italy, 00155
Contact: Gianfranco Carlomagno, Ph.D.   
Principal Investigator: Gianfranco Carlomagno, Ph.D         
Principal Investigator: Vittorio Unfer, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
AGUNCO Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT01325389     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Myo+MEL_peri_women
Study First Received: March 28, 2011
Last Updated: March 28, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Depressants
Vitamin B Complex
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