Hsv 1 and 2 Gowey Protocol Versus Placebo

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 23, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD, Naturopaths International

Brief Summary:
This study will compare efficacy of versabase gel with 20% sarracenia purpurea versus placebo applied every 3-4 hours to herpes lesions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Herpes Other: Versabase gel with sarracenia purpurea 20% liquid extract Other: placebo (versabase gel only) Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Patients screened for hsv one or two. Patients with herpes given a 1/8 oz of gel. Researcher does not know which is active and which is placebo (placebo is actually just versabase gel). Patent applies gel to lesions every 3-4 hours. Returns to clinic on days 3, 5, and 14 for evaluation. Up to 50 patients may be enrolled.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 33 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Clinical Trial of Versabase/Sarracenia Purpurea Versus Placebo
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Versabase/20% S. purpurea extract Other: Versabase gel with sarracenia purpurea 20% liquid extract
Topical application of gel/plant mix to lesions
Placebo Comparator: placebo (versabase gel only)
placebo used will be versabase gel alone
Other: placebo (versabase gel only)
versabase gel only

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Pain scale-- subjective

  2. Size [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Measure lesion size over 2 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Appearance [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Photo taken of lesion w patient informed consent

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

- Hsv 1&2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No active lesions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01477879

United States, Arizona
Naturopaths international
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, 86001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Naturopaths International

Responsible Party: Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD, Brandie Gowey, Naturopaths International Identifier: NCT01477879     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSV1&2
First Posted: November 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 23, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011