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Black Cohosh Extract for the Management of Moderate to Severe Menopausal Symptoms in Thai 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 December 2011 by Mahidol University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01487694
First Posted: December 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 29, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mahidol University
  Purpose
Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) rhizome and root extract have been used to treat menopausal symptoms. To date, there are still scarce information about its efficacy in Thai women with menopausal symptoms. The purpose of this study will assess the efficacy of black cohosh extract in management of menopausal symptoms in Thai women.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hot Flashes Drug: cimicifuga racemosa Drug: placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cimicifuga Racemosa Rhizome and Root Extract for the Management of Moderate to Severe Menopausal Symptoms in Thai Women: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Mahidol University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean differences of Kupperman index [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequencies of menopausal symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Compliance [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Mean differences of liver function test [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Thai MENQOL measurement

  • Overall satisfaction [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cimicifuga racemosa
patients receive cimicifuga racemosa rhizome and root extract 40 mg/day (equivalent to triterpene glycosides 12.3 mg)
Drug: cimicifuga racemosa
Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) rhizome and root extract 40 mg once daily for 12 weeks (equivalent to triterpene glycosides 12.3 mg)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo containing no active ingredient which match the drug in bottle, shape, color and smell
Drug: placebo
matching placebo without active ingredient 1 tab daily for 12 weeks

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Thai women, aged ≥ 40 years
  • Peri- or postmenopause
  • Moderate to severe menopausal symptoms from Kupperman menopausal index score at least 20

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Using any drugs or hormonal treatment within 1 month before enrollment
  • BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
  • Allergic to drugs or any ingredient
  • Liver disease or AST ≥ 37 U/L or ALT ≥ 40 U/L or total bilirubin ≥ 1 mg/dL or direct bilirubin ≥ 0.3 mg/dL
  • Psychiatric disease
  • Alcohol consumption or any elicit drug use
  • Vegetarian (may consume more phytoestrogen)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01487694


Contacts
Contact: Patsama Vichinsartvichai, MD 664194657-8 pat_si109@hotmail.com

Locations
Thailand
Gynecologic Endocrinology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University Recruiting
Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Sub-Investigator: Prasong Tanmahasamut, MD         
Principal Investigator: Patsama Vichinsartvichai, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patsama Vichinsartvichai, MD Gynecologic Endocrinology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mahidol University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01487694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Si573/2011
First Submitted: December 5, 2011
First Posted: December 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 29, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011

Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
back cohosh
cimicifuga racemosa
menopausal symptoms
hot flashes
Kupperman index
MENQOL

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hot Flashes
Signs and Symptoms