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Combination Therapy With Myo-inositol and Folic Acid Versus Myo-inositol Alone

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555190
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Maurizio Guido, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maurizio Guido, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:
Previous studies have demonstrated that Myo-inositol is capable of restoring spontaneous ovarian activity, and consequently fertility, in most patients with PCOS. The aim of our study is to investigate the role of folic acid conteined in the inositol preparation. The study group included 50 patients, randomly allocated to subgroup A (myo-inositol 1500 gr) and subgroup B (myo-inositol 2000 gr + folic acid 200 mcg). The investigation include menstrual pattern and hirsutism score evaluation, hormonal assays, oral glucose tolerance test, euglycemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp and lipide profile at baseline and after six months of treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Hirsutism Menstrual Irregularity Drug: myo-inositol 1500 gr Drug: myo-inositol 2000 gr + folic acid 200 mcg Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Combination Therapy With Myo-inositol and Folic Acid Versus Myo-inositol Alone: Effects of Six Months Treatment on Clinical, Endocrine and Metabolic Features in Obese Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Study Start Date : January 2012


Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: myo-inositol 1500 gr
6 months treatment with myo-inositol 1500 gr
Drug: myo-inositol 1500 gr
Active Comparator: myo-inositol 2000gr + folic acid 200 mcg Drug: myo-inositol 2000 gr + folic acid 200 mcg



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of cycles in six months of therapy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    We'll estimate the efficacy of the two treatments on the ovarian function and menstrual pattern.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. effects on oral glucose tollerance test [ Time Frame: six months ]
  2. effects on hoormonal assay [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. effects oon lipide profile [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women with PCOS diagnosed in accordance with Rotterdam Consensus Conference Criteria 2003
  • BMI > 25 kg/m2
  • age 18-35 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • significant liver or renal impairment
  • other hormonal dysfunctions (hypothalamic, pituitary, thyroidal or adrenal causes for the clinical signs)
  • neoplasms
  • unstable mental illness
  • diagnosis of diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance
  • use of drugs able to interfere with gluco-insulinaemic metabolism for at least three months prior entering the study.

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Contacts
Contact: Antonio Lanzone, professor 0039063057794

Locations
Italy
Catholic University of Sacred Heart Recruiting
Rome, Italy, 00168
Contact: Maurizio Guido, Medical Doctor    00390630156013    maurizioguido@libero.it   
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Guido, doctor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Responsible Party: Maurizio Guido, medical doctor, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555190     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000102012
First Posted: March 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Maurizio Guido, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart:
myo-inositol
folic acid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Hirsutism
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Ovarian Cysts
Cysts
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Hair Diseases
Skin Diseases
Virilism
Signs and Symptoms
Folic Acid
Vitamin B Complex
Inositol
Hematinics
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs