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Glucosamine Sulphate and Ginkgo Biloba as Antifungal Activity for Treating Tinea Pedis

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02882438
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ahmed A. H. Abdellatif, Al-Azhar University

Brief Summary:
Tinea Pedis infected the feet of about 20-25% of the world population. Tinea Pedis is a fungal infection of the feet and it is easily spread. Oral therapy is usually used for chronic conditions or when topical treatment has failed. The aim of this study is to prove the antifungal and antibacterial activity of Ginko Biloba (GKB) & Glucosamine (GL) as separate material or both in combination.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Foot Infection Tinea Pedis Drug: infected group Drug: control group Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Ginko Biloba (GKB) & Glucosamine (GL) were formulated in different dosage forms such as capsules, hydrogel and spray. GKB&GL were in filled in hard gelatin capsules as three formulae (GKB caps, GL caps and both as mixture in caps). Also, GKB&GL were formulated in hydrogel using 2% carbopol 934 as three formulae (GKB only, GL only and both as mixture). The same also were formulated as spray using alcohol, water and glycerol in concentration of 60%, 20% and 20% respectively. The study included 5 trials, involving 35 participants. The oral formulae were tried on 30 participants having Tenia Pedis. Fluconazole was as standard antifungal drug.The antifungal activity of all gel formulae was determined by Agar well-diffusion method. It is also important to follow up and collect data, preferably for six months for local and systemic activity, to establish whether or not the infection recurred or not. In future clinical trials, research should consider the costs of the different treatment approaches.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Glucosamine Sulphate and Ginkgo Biloba for Treating Tinea Pedis
Study Start Date : January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Infected group
A group of volunteers infected with Tinea pedis, Capitis and Versicolor received Ginkgo Biloba in different dosage forms.
Drug: infected group
Ginkgo Biloba in different dosage forms
Other Name: Body Spray

Placebo Comparator: Control group
A group of volunteers infected with Tinea pedis, Capitis and Versicolor received placebo without Ginkgo Biloba.
Drug: control group
placebo without Ginkgo Biloba
Other Name: placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment the antifungal activity of Ginkgo Biloba & Glucosamine [ Time Frame: six months ]
    Ginkgo Biloba and Glucosamine will be applied with infected patients even systemically or topically. The results will be compared with control groups to prove the Antifungal Activity.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stability test for different dosage forms [ Time Frame: three months ]
    Stability test will be studied for dosage forms. The test will carried out by standing the products on shelf life for three months. The stability test will be recorded using high performance liquid chromatography each thee days.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • It is important to follow up and collect data, preferably for six months for local and systemic activity of Ginkgo Biloba and Glucosamine, to establish whether the infection recurrent or not.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Larger numbers of participants having different kind of fungal infection are needed to test efficiency drug in order to produce more reliable data.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02882438

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Contact: Ahmed A. H. Abdellatif, phD +201016660069

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Assiut Clinic Recruiting
Assiut, Egypt, 71526
Contact: Ahmed AH Abdellatif, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ahmed A. H. Abdellatif
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Ahmed A. H. Abdellatif, phD and Lectrurer, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University Identifier: NCT02882438    
Other Study ID Numbers: AlAzharGGATP
First Posted: August 29, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tinea Pedis
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Foot Dermatoses
Foot Diseases
Skin Manifestations