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Trial of Homeopathy on Management of Menorrhagia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01460043
First Posted: October 26, 2011
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NMP Medical Research Institute
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes and quality-of-life issues in the treatment of menorrhagia, this randomized double blind controlled trial compared homeopathy and placebo. Clinical criteria were confirmed the diagnosis, and subjective assessment of the condition was performed during one pre-treatment and three treatment cycles. outcome measures were bleeding days, intensity. average pads used during menstrual cycle, abdominal & back pain, General health and overall satisfaction.

Condition Intervention
Menorrhagia Drug: Homeopathy Drug: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Homeopathy in Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Presenting as Menorrhagia

Further study details as provided by NMP Medical Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • daily assessment of bleeding [ Time Frame: change from baseline over 3 months ]
    bleeding days, intensity of bleeding, average pads used, back and abdominal pain associated.daily assessment during menses were completed by participants at baseline before randomization and at each menses for 3 month of intervention period.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: change from baseline over 3 months ]

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: placebo
corresponding placebo was identical in appearance of homeopathic globule prepared in alcohol.
Experimental: Homeopathy
Individualized symptom based therapy
Drug: Homeopathy
Each homeopathic medication was given as 1 g dose of homeopathic preparation in 30c potency. The dose is prepared as lactose globules on which the homeopathic preparation.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 49 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 35-49 years with regular heavy menstrual bleeding
  • menstrual loss requiring more than 5 Pads/tampons per day
  • menstrual cycle longer than 6 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Organic causes of menorrhagia
  • History of renal or hepatic impairment,
  • Endocrine disorder including diabetes, thyroidism
  • Thromboembolic disease,
  • Inflammatory bowel disease,
  • Peptic or intestinal ulceration, or coagulation or fibrinolytic disorders and --Malignancy.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01460043


Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Neha Sharma NMP Medical Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: NMP Medical Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01460043     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMP-0032-HR
First Submitted: October 18, 2011
First Posted: October 26, 2011
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Menorrhagia
Uterine Hemorrhage
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes