Tolerance and Effect of a Prophylactical Treatment With Ivy Leaves Dry Extract in Recurrent Wheezy Bronchitis

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 January 2014 by Technische Universität Dresden.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: January 13, 2014
Last updated: January 23, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
To evaluate the effect of a prophylactical therapy with a cough medicine containing ivy leaves dry extract on the frequency of recurrent wheezy bronchitis in toddlers, on the duration of the bronchitis episodes, on the severity and the additional drug demand. A prolonged asymptomatic episode between each wheezy bronchitis due to the therapy is assumed.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Wheezy Bronchitis
Recurrent Bronchitis
Drug: Prospan Syrup
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Tolerance and Effect of a Prophylactical Treatment With a Cough Medicine Con-taining Ivy Leaves Dry Extract in Children With Recurrent Wheezy Bronchitis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the time to event (next bronchitis episode) rate during and after treatment period [ Time Frame: three months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • days and percentage of days without bronchitis during and after treatment period [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • days and percentage of days without bronchitis during treatment period [ Time Frame: three months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Syrup
Placebo Syrup 2.5 ml twice daily for 4 weeks
Active Comparator: Prospan Syrup
Prospan Syrup 2.5 ml twice daily for 4 weeks
Drug: Prospan Syrup
2.5 ml twice daily for 4 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 3 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Medical diagnosis of ≥3 episodes of wheezy bronchitis within the pre-vious 12 months
  2. Children aged from 1 to 3 years (girls and boys)
  3. Signed Informed Consent of the legal guardians to participate in the trial after written and verbal briefing by the Investigator
  4. No allergic sensitization
  5. Allowance to contact the familys pediatrician for medical history of wheezy bronchitis episodes

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Anamnestically known intolerance/allergy to one of the drugs applied or to their ingredients or to drugs of similar chemical structure
  2. Participation of the patient in another clinical trial within the last four weeks before enrollment in this trial
  3. Evidence suggesting that the patient or their legal representative is not likely to follow the trial protocol (e.g. lacking compliance)
  4. Inability to document the symptoms in a symptom log book or ques-tionnaire; inability to take the trial medication properly
  5. Any regular therapy except Vitamin D or Fluoride
  6. Chronic illnesses of different aetiology
  7. Premature birth or diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  8. Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  9. Hereditary fructose intolerance
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02045550

Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
Dresden, Saxonia, Germany, 01307
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität Dresden
Principal Investigator: Christian Vogelberg, MD PhD Technische Universität Dresden
  More Information

Responsible Party: Technische Universität Dresden Identifier: NCT02045550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HeHe02 
Study First Received: January 13, 2014
Last Updated: January 23, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Disease
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on January 19, 2017