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Placebo and Active Controlled Study to Compare the Efficacy of Aspirin and Paracetamol in Treatment of Sore Throat Associated With a Common Cold

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01465009
First Posted: November 4, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2014
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Information provided by:
Bayer
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of 1000 mg Aspirin (study medication) by comparing 1000 mg Paracetamol (study medication) in treating the symptoms of sore throat associated with a common cold. The study is designed to develop a treatment method against sore throat associated with a common cold which will have more advantages for patients than the methods that are currently available.

Condition Intervention Phase
Common Cold Pharyngitis Tonsillitis Drug: Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, BAYE4465) Drug: Paracetamol Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Single Dose, Parallel Group Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of 1000 mg Acetylsalicylic Acid and 1000 mg Paracetamol in Adult Patients With Sore Throat Associated With a Common Cold

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain intensity difference to baseline of Acetylsalicylic Acid in comparison to Paracetamol [ Time Frame: For 6 hours after drug intake ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain intensity difference to baseline of Acetylsalicylic Acid in comparison to Placebo [ Time Frame: For 6 hours after drug intake ]
  • Total pain relief of Acetylsalicylic Acid in comparison to Paracetamol [ Time Frame: For 6 hours after drug intake ]
  • Total pain relief of Acetylsalicylic Acid in comparison to Placebo [ Time Frame: For 6 hours after drug intake ]
  • Evaluation of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection symtoms [ Time Frame: 2 hours after drug intake ]
  • Adverse Event collection [ Time Frame: Up to 17 days after Screening ]

Enrollment: 508
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2005
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, BAYE4465)
Single Administration of 2 tablets Acetylsalicylic acid (500 mg each); in addition, 2 tablets matching placebo to Paracetamol
Active Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Paracetamol
Single Administration of 2 tablets Paracetamol (500 mg each); in addition, 2 tablets matching placebo to Acetylsalicylic Acid
Placebo Comparator: Arm 3 Drug: Placebo
Single Administration of 2 tablets matching Placebo to Acetylsalicylic Acid together with 2 tablets matching placebo to Paracetamol

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients
  • Onset of common cold within the past 5 days
  • Current sore throat
  • Confirmed presence of a tonsillo-pharyngitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid, salicylates, paracetamol, or any other NSAID
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • History or acute state of peptic ulceration or gastrointestinal bleeding
  • History of bleeding tendency
  • History of asthma
  • Inability to breathe through the nose or a history of chronic mouth breathing
  • Other exclusion criteria may apply
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01465009


Locations
United Kingdom
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG2 7AG
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M15 6SX
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom, PR7 1NY
Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom, WN6 9EW
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L1 9AD
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L22 0LG
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom, CF1 3US
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B15 2SQ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayer
Investigators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Therapeutic Area Head, Bayer Consumer Care, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01465009     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11381
First Submitted: May 17, 2011
First Posted: November 4, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2014
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Sore Throat

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Common Cold
Pharyngitis
Tonsillitis
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Aspirin
Acetaminophen
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antipyretics