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Protective Effects of EPI-743 on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02257983
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edison Pharmaceuticals Inc

Brief Summary:
If effective, administration of EPI-743 should have protective effects against temporary noise-induced hearing loss.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Noise-induced Hearing Loss Drug: EPI-743 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase 2A Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Double Blind Study of the Protective Effects of EPI-743 (VincerinoneTM) on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Actual Study Start Date : October 31, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 30, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : February 29, 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: EPI-743
EPI-743 400 mg P.O. TID
Drug: EPI-743
EPI-743 (2 capsules 200 mg each) taken at a dose of 400 mg P.O. TID for 9 days with noise exposure for 4 hours on Day 8.
Other Names:
  • VincerinoneTM
  • EPI743

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Sesame Oil, NF in sealed gelatin capsules to match the test product
Drug: Placebo
2 Placebo capsules P.O. TID for 9 days with noise exposure for 4 hours on Day 8.
Other Name: Matching placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pure tone audiometry [ Time Frame: 9 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to recovery following acute noise exposure [ Time Frame: 9 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults ages 18-30
  • Abstention from use of Idebenone, CoQ10, Vitamin E and foods or beverages at least 30 days prior to treatment initiation
  • Non-smokers
  • Abstention from alcohol from day 0 and throughout the duration of study
  • Normal audiology exam
  • Subject must be able to swallow size 0 capsules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to EPI-743 or sesame oil or nuts
  • Any medical disordere that would prevent subject participation
  • Any prescription meds other than for contraception or seasonal allergies
  • Any significant patient medical history (cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, cognitive, ADHD, hx. of migraines, neurological, kidney)
  • Fat malabsorption syndromes
  • Anticoagulation thereapy within 30 days of enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02257983

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United States, Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
Edison Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Principal Investigator: Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D University of Florida
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Edison Pharmaceuticals Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02257983    
Other Study ID Numbers: EPI743-14-026
First Posted: October 7, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2020
Last Verified: November 2020
Keywords provided by Edison Pharmaceuticals Inc:
oxidative stress
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
Physiological Effects of Drugs