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A Pediatric Safety and Pharmacokinetics Study of Ha44 Gel Administered Topically for Treatment of Head Lice Infestation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02010333
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 12, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hatchtech Pty Ltd

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of the study is to evaluate safety and tolerability of a single application of Ha44 Gel 0.74% w/w for the treatment of head lice. Secondary purpose is to evaluate PK of Ha44 and benzyl alcohol under conditions of maximal exposure in pediatric population.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head Lice Infestation Drug: Ha44 Gel 0.74% w/w Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ha44 Gel 0.74% w/w
Open label, one arm
Drug: Ha44 Gel 0.74% w/w

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability of Ha44 Gel [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Clinically significant changes in Physical Examinations, vital signs, safety laboratory tests and assessments of scalp and eye irritation and Electrocardiogram. The frequency and severity of Adverse Events.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 2 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female, 6months < 3years of age
  2. Good health
  3. Active head lice infestation defined as the presence of at least 3 live lice
  4. Dermatological condition of scalp (at least G2 erythema or pruritus with evidence of excoriation/inflammation)
  5. Parent/guardian agrees to allow PK samples collected
  6. Signed Informed Consent Form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Condition or illness that in the opinion of the investigator may interfere with the study results.
  2. Current dermatological disease that may compromise the health of subject or the assessment of safety. Subjects with scalp ulceration or evidence of scalp infection should not be enrolled.
  3. Prior reaction to product containing piperonyl butoxide, pyrethrin, or pyrethrum extract.
  4. Receiving systemic or topical medication that may interfere the study results.
  5. Received an investigational agent within 30 days prior to Day 0.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02010333

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United States, California
Universal Biopharma Research Institute
Dinuba, California, United States, 93618
Axis Clinical Trials
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hatchtech Pty Ltd

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Responsible Party: Hatchtech Pty Ltd Identifier: NCT02010333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ha03-003
First Posted: December 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parasitic Diseases
Lice Infestations
Ectoparasitic Infestations
Skin Diseases, Parasitic
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases