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Evaluation of Preclinical Toxicity andTherapeutic Efficacy of Kandhaga Rasayanam in Padarthamarai (KR)

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: NCT02238912
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr.R.Meena, National institute of Siddha

Brief Summary:
this study is intended to find out the therapeutic efficacy of the siddha drug Kandhaga Rasayanam in Padarthamarai ( Ring worm infection )

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tinea Infections Such as Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis, Tinea Mannum, Tinea Barbae, Tinea Capitis Are Studied Drug: kandhaga rasayanam Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Preclinical Toxicity of a Siddha Formulation Kandhaga Rasayanam ( KR ) and Its Therapeutic Efficacy in Padarthamarai ( Dermatophytoses ) by an Open Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : June 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinea Infections

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kandhaga Rasayanam- single arm
Kandhaga Rasayanam- 2grams twice a day for 45 days
Drug: kandhaga rasayanam
KANDHAGA RASAYANAM is a siddha herbo mineral drug with sulphur as a sole mineral ingredient. It is chosen from the classic Siddha text Siddha Vaidhya Thirattu.
Other Name: Siddha herbo mineral drug KR.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. skin scrapping test [ Time Frame: 45 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. itching, quality of life [ Time Frame: 45 days ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. burning sensation, vanishing of lesions [ Time Frame: 45 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients clinically diagnosed with tinea infection.
  • direct microscopy skin scraping test positive.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant or nursing women.
  • use of other topical or oral antifungals, immunosuppressive drugs, anthelmintic drugs either currently or during 2 weeks preceeding initiation of drug trial.
  • allergy or hyperensitivity to any component of the drug.
  • clinical case of eczema, lichen planus, pityriasis versicolor, drug induced eruptions, urticaria, intertrigo, tinea ungium.
  • diabetic patients.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02238912

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National institute of siddha
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, 600047
Sponsors and Collaborators
National institute of Siddha

Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Dr.R.Meena, PhD Research scholar, National institute of Siddha Identifier: NCT02238912    
Other Study ID Numbers: EXII(1)/29097/2011
First Posted: September 12, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014
Keywords provided by Dr.R.Meena, National institute of Siddha:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tinea Pedis
Tinea Capitis
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Foot Dermatoses
Foot Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Scalp Dermatoses