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Effect of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae on Vulvo-vaginal Candidiasis

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: NCT02859493
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruitment difficulties)
First Posted : August 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lesaffre International

Brief Summary:
This study aims to evaluate the effect of a specific strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on improving the effectiveness of conventional treatment of vulvo-vaginal candidiasis. This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The administration of yeast will be local (vaginal).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal Device: Saccharomyces cerevisiae Device: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effect of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae on the Improvement of the Conventional Treatment for Vulvo-vaginal Infection to Candida Spp (Local Administration)
Actual Study Start Date : August 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Yeast Infections

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Inactivated whole yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae presented in vaginal capsules. 1 capsule a day for 14 days.
Device: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Placebo Comparator: Maize starch and magnesium stearate
Placebo presented in a vaginal capsule. 1 capsule a day for 14 days
Device: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diminution of the vaginal load in Candida spp (Candida albicans, Candida glabrata) in subjects presenting a vulvo-vaginal candidosis [ Time Frame: after 7 days and 14 days of treatment ]
    valuation of the effect of vaginal administration of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on the vaginal load in Candida spp (Candida albicans, Candida glabrata) in subjects presenting a vulvo-vaginal candidosis, by counting Candida spp in vaginal samples, before treatment and after 7 days and 14 days of treatment, in addition to a conventional medical treatment and in comparison to the placebo product.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject suffering from a vulvo-vaginal candidiasis (according to clinical examination) characterized by a vaginal discharge associated with any of the following symptoms: itching and burning vaginal feeling, dyspareunia and dysuria.
  • Amenorrheic subject, or subject having a regular menstrual cycle.
  • Subject psychologically able to understand the study related information and to give a written informed consent.
  • Subject having given freely and expressly her informed consent.
  • Subject able to comply with protocol requirements, as defined in the protocol.
  • Subject affiliated to a health social security system.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential should use a medically accepted contraceptive regimen (except latex condom, latex diaphragm, spermicidal) during the D0-D14 period, since at least 12 weeks before the beginning of the study, during all the study and at least 1 month after the study end, at the investigator's discretion

Exclusion Criteria:

In terms of population

  • Pregnant or nursing woman or planning a pregnancy during the study.
  • Post-menopausal women.
  • Subject who will have her period between the first and the second visit to the gynaecologist (between D0 and D7).
  • Subject who had been deprived of their freedom by administrative or legal decision or who is under guardianship.
  • Subject in a social or sanitary establishment.
  • Subject suspected to be non-compliant according to the investigator's judgment.
  • Subject enrolled in another clinical trial on the same test zone within the four previous weeks and during the study period, being in an exclusion period for a previous study, having tested a food supplement or a medication in the 4 previous weeks.
  • Subject in an emergency situation. In terms of associated pathology
  • Subject with a condition or receiving a medication which, in the investigator's judgment, put the subject at undue risk.
  • Subject suffering from systemic diseases using concurrent therapy that may interfere with the evaluation of the study results.
  • Subject with a known allergy to one of the component of the study products or to the medication (vaginal ovule and/or antifungal cream).
  • Subject presenting an hypersensitivity to any antifungal of imidazole family or to one of the excipient.
  • Uterine or vaginal bleeding of unknown origin
  • Subject with known sexually transmitted infections such as Neisseria gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis, Treponema pallidum, herpes simplex, Trichomonas vaginalis, human papilloma virus or HIV 1 or 2.
  • Immunocompromised subjects

Relating to previous or ongoing treatment

• Subject undergoing a topical treatment on the test area or a systemic or intravaginal treatment:

  • antibiotics currently or within the past 2 weeks (systemic antibiotic are accepted if the treatment was stopped until the day before the inclusion visit)
  • anti-fungal agents currently or within the past 2 weeks,
  • anticoagulant within the past 2 weeks and during the study,
  • anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamines during the previous 2 weeks and during the study,
  • corticosteroids during the 2 previous weeks and during the study,
  • retinoids and/or immunosuppressors during the 3 previous months and during the study,
  • any medication stabilized for less than one month.

In terms of lifestyle

  • Subject planning to change her usual hygiene habits and products during the study.
  • Subjects not willing to stop taking probiotics dietary supplements and food products enriched with probiotics.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02859493

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Villeurbanne, France, 69100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lesaffre International

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Responsible Party: Lesaffre International Identifier: NCT02859493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15E2899
First Posted: August 9, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Vaginal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Vulvar Diseases