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Safety Study of Ciclopirox Olamine Cream for Dermatomycoses in Children

This study has been terminated.
(Low recruitment rate. with the final sample primary endpoint could be assessed.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ferrer Internacional S.A. Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2012
Last updated: July 19, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
Ciclopirox olamine (Ciclochem®) is a pyridone broad spectrum antifungal drug which has shown activity on dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds, actinomycetes and some bacteria. Its mechanism of action is based on a fungicidal activity by inhibiting the cellular captation of essential substances needed for the metabolism and growth of the fungi. On the other hand, this drug binds irreversibly with cell structures as mitochondria, ribosomes, microsomes and cell wall. After dermal application, Ciclopirox olamine undergoes skin penetration, being only absorbed a 1,5% of the applied dose. Clinical efficacy has been studied in patients above 10 years with superficial dermatomycoses (dermatophytoses, candidiasis and pityriasis versicolor) and the percentage of clinical healing ranged from 77% to 91% after 2-4 weeks of twice a day topical application. In all the studies, the safety profile has been very good, showing only a very low rate of adverse events of mild to moderate intensity. There are very few previous available data on the application of this compound in children under 10 years of age. A single study had been performed with a solution formulation in patients from 6 to 29 months with diaper candidiasis, showing good efficacy and tolerability in these patients. The present study aims to show the safety and tolerability of ciclopirox olamine in a cream formulation in patients from 3 months to 10 years with dermatomycoses.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dermatomycoses Drug: ciclopirox Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Study for the Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of Ciclopirox Olamine Cream in 3 Months to 10 Years Old Children With Dermatomycoses

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Further study details as provided by Ferrer Internacional S.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate skin lesion condition as a measure of safety and tolerability of ciclopirox olamine treated dermatomycoses patients from 3 months to 10 years. [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Explore clinical efficacy of topically applied ciclopirox olamine cream in patients with dermatomycoses. [ Time Frame: 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days ]
  • Explore mycological efficacy of topically applied ciclopirox olamine cream in patients with dermatomycoses [ Time Frame: 0, 7, 14, and 28 days ]
  • Explore relapse rate [ Time Frame: day 56 ]

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ciclopirox Drug: ciclopirox
Doses of 1.0% cream. Topical cream application. Twice daily for 28 days. Duration of treatment: 28 days with four weeks follow-up.
Other Name: Ciclochem

Detailed Description:
A multicenter, open, prospective, Phase IV study of Ciclopirox olamine on patients from 3 months to 10 years with all kinds of dermatomycoses. All body areas were treatable except scalp and nails (no tinea on the scalp nor onychomycoses) . Cream applied BID between 6.00 and 10.00am and 7.00 and 10.00pm daily for 4 weeks.Control visit after 4 more weeks without treatment was performed in order to evaluate the relapse rate.

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients from 3 months to 10 years of age.
  • Patients diagnosed of dermatomycoses produced by yeasts or dermatophytes by KOH technique at the inclusion moment, which has to be confirmed by culture.
  • Obtention of the informed consent of the parents or legal representatives of the patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment with oral or topical antifungal drugs.
  • Hypersensitivity to ciclopirox olamine or some of the cream excipients.
  • Use of topical or oral steroids concomitantly.
  • Patients with mycoses on the scalp or nails.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01646580

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ferrer Internacional S.A.
Principal Investigator: Jose C Moreno, Prof, PhD Hospital Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ferrer Internacional S.A. Identifier: NCT01646580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPO_08_01
2008-003560-19 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: July 12, 2012
Last Updated: July 19, 2012

Keywords provided by Ferrer Internacional S.A.:
dermatomycoses, tinea, candidiasis, children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on August 23, 2017