Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Tablets of Paracetamol, Dimethindene Maleate and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride in Reducing Symptoms of Common Cold and Flu

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 5, 2011
Last updated: October 1, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The study is a clinical evaluation of an over the counter (OTC) combination product containing paracetamol (500 mg), dimethindene maleate (1 mg), phenylephrine hydrochloride (10 mg) compared to paracetamol (500 mg) alone in the treatment of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sneezing and other symptoms due to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).

Condition Intervention Phase
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Nasal Congestion
Drug: Paracetamol (500 mg)/dimethindene maleate (1 mg)/ phenylephrine hydrochloride (10 mg) tablets
Drug: Paracetamol (500 mg) tablets
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized, Investigator-Blind Study to Compare Three Days of Treatment With Paracetamol (500 mg) / Dimethindene Maleate (1 mg) / Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (10 mg) Tablets Versus Paracetamol 500 mg Alone in the Treatment of Nasal Congestion and Other Symptoms Due to Cold and Flu

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician Global evaluation of effectiveness on Nasal Symptoms [ Time Frame: up to 3 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Physician will measure the reduction of Nasal Symptoms (Nasal Congestion, Sneezing, and Rhinorrhea) on day 2

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sum of subject self assessment using a 100 mm Visual Analog Scale [ Time Frame: up to 3 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subject will assess Nasal Symptoms using a 100 mm Visual Analog Scale

Enrollment: 341
Study Start Date: July 2013
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A
Paracetamol (500 mg)/dimethindene maleate (1 mg)/ phenylephrine hydrochloride (10 mg) tablets
Drug: Paracetamol (500 mg)/dimethindene maleate (1 mg)/ phenylephrine hydrochloride (10 mg) tablets
Paracetamol (500 mg)/dimethindene maleate (1 mg)/ phenylephrine hydrochloride (10 mg) tablets
Active Comparator: Arm B
Paracetamol (500 mg) tablets
Drug: Paracetamol (500 mg) tablets
Paracetamol (500 mg) tablets


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Inclusion criteria:

    • acute URTI, diagnosed by a health care professional at the study site, with the following symptoms having started within 72 hours before the screening/baseline Visit: nasal congestion, sneezing, and rhinorrhea.

  • Exclusion criteria:

    • Use of other investigational drugs within 30 days or 10 half-lives before enrollment, whichever is longer.
    • History of or known hypersensitivity to any of the study drugs, excipients or to drugs of similar chemical classes.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01448057

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Sociedade Campineira De Educacao E Instrucao - Rodovia Dom Pedro I, KM 136 Parque das Universidades
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, Brazil, 13271-130
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01448057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 381-A-301 
Study First Received: October 5, 2011
Last Updated: October 1, 2015
Health Authority: Brazil: Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária do Ministério da Saúde do Brasil - ANVISA/MS

Keywords provided by Novartis:
dimethindene maleate
phenylephrine hydrochloride
cold and flu symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Maleic acid
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Allergic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Histamine Agents
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nasal Decongestants
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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