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Efficacy and Safety of Acetylcysteine for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Rhinosinusitis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04123405
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sandoz

Brief Summary:
The trial will be conducted as a prospective, randomized, multinational, multicenter, double-blind study in 4 parallel groups of patients. Approximately 900 patients with acute, uncomplicated rhinosinusitis will be randomized.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rhinosinusitis Drug: acetylcysteine Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:

The test product (Acetylcysteine 600 mg effervescent tablet) is registered in many EU as well as non-EU countries for the secretolytic therapy in acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases.

The primary aim of this trial is to assess the efficacy of three different total daily doses of the investigational product containing 600 mg acetylcysteine per effervescent tablet compared to placebo for the treatment of acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis.

The trial design was chosen according to the recommendation of the current guidelines EMA/CHMP/ICH/135/19953 and CPMP/ICH/291/95

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Acetylcysteine for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Rhinosinusitis: a Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial
Estimated Study Start Date : September 7, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 24, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: acetylcysteine 600 mg
600 mg acetylcysteine: one tablet test product plus three tablets placebo per day
Drug: acetylcysteine
600 mg tablet

Drug: Placebo
Placebo to acetylcysteine

Experimental: acetylcysteine 1200 mg
two tablets test product plus two tablets placebo per day
Drug: acetylcysteine
600 mg tablet

Drug: Placebo
Placebo to acetylcysteine

Experimental: acetylcysteine 2400 mg
four tablets test product per day
Drug: acetylcysteine
600 mg tablet

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
four tablets placebo per day
Drug: Placebo
Placebo to acetylcysteine




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean change from baseline in the daily Major Symptoms Score (MSS) over the entire treatment period [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

    The MSS combines the 5 most relevant symptoms of rhinosinusitis based on expert clinician recommendations (rhinorrhea/ anterior discharge, postnasal drip, nasal congestion, headache, and facial pain/pressure) and has been employed as primary efficacy criterion in several clinical trials.

    Assessment of symptom severity. The user will rate the severity of each of the five symptoms of the MSS using a four-point rating scale of increasing severity (0 = none/not present, 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe). The daily outcome will be the sum all symptom scores.



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to onset of action [ Time Frame: 15 days ]
    Time to onset of action is defined as first day of active treatment on which MSS shows statistically significant difference from placebo

  2. MSS development over the course of the study [ Time Frame: daily from Baseline to Day 15 ]

    The MSS combines the 5 most relevant symptoms of rhinosinusitis based on expert clinician recommendations (rhinorrhea/ anterior discharge, postnasal drip, nasal congestion, headache, and facial pain/pressure) and has been employed as primary efficacy criterion in several clinical trials.

    Assessment of symptom severity. The user will rate the severity of each of the five symptoms of the MSS using a four-point rating scale of increasing severity (0 = none/not present, 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe). The daily outcome will be the sum all symptom scores.


  3. SNOT-22 by visit and changes versus baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), Day 8, Day 15 ]
    The 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) is a commonly utilized outcome measure for rhinosinusitis. 22 items are assessed according to their severity. Additionally five most important items can be selected.

  4. Percentage of responders and non-responders [ Time Frame: Day 4, Day 7, Day 10, Day 15 ]
    Percentage of responders and non-responders to treatment is based on the assessment of overall response to treatment by the investigator



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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female subjects aged between 14 and 75 years inclusive on the date of consent
  2. Diagnosis of acute, uncomplicated rhinosinusitis defined at screening visit 1 and at Visit 2 as:

    1. major symptom score (MSS) assessed by the patient ≥8 and ≤12 points for the following: rhinorrhea/ anterior discharge, postnasal drip, nasal congestion, headache, and facial pain/pressure, whereupon the nasal congestion is mandatory and no more than 3 of the 5 symptoms are rated as severe
    2. individual score for facial pain/pressure ≥1 (mild) and ≤2 (moderate)
    3. presence of symptoms ≤3 days prior to screening visit
  3. For adults (≥18 years): Informed consent to participate in the trial provided in written form; For adolescents (≥14 - <18 years): own subject informed consent/ assent to participate in the trial and the informed consent from all parent(s)/ legal guardian(s) provided in written form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of hypersensitivity or intolerance to the active substance or any of the excipients of the trial medication
  2. Patient with history of hereditary fructose intolerance, galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption
  3. Chronic rhinosinusitis (symptoms lasting longer than 3 months)
  4. Subjects who have undergone sinus or nasal surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in the 6 months prior to screening visit
  5. Sinus lavage within 7 days prior to screening visit
  6. Odontogenic rhinosinusitis
  7. Allergic (perennial or seasonal) rhinitis
  8. Bronchial asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  9. Nasal polyposis or clinically relevant nasal septum deviation
  10. Concomitant otitis
  11. Intranasal or systemic use of corticosteroids within 30 days prior to screening visit
  12. Intranasal or systemic use of antibiotics within 30 days prior to screening visit
  13. Use of nasal decongestants within 2 days prior to screening visit
  14. Concomitant treatment of common cold-like symptoms within 7 days prior to screening visit with any of the following:

    1. Analgesics
    2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    3. Antihistamines
  15. Concomitant use of intranasal saline irrigation
  16. Use of immunosuppressive agents within 30 days prior to screening visit
  17. Immunocompromised state
  18. Suspicion for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (defined as presence of purulence for 3 to 4 days with fever ≥ 38.3°C)
  19. Pregnant or breast-feeding female patient
  20. Female patient of childbearing potential (not surgically sterilized/hysterectomized or postmenopausal for at least 1 year) who is not currently using (documented at screening visit) and not willing to use medically reliable methods of contraception for the entire trial duration such as oral, injectable or implantable contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), sexual abstinence or vasectomized partner
  21. Any other condition of the patient (e.g. serious or unstable medical or psychological condition, acute psychosis) that in the opinion of the investigator may compromise evaluation of the trial treatment or may jeopardize patient's safety, compliance or adherence to protocol requirements
  22. Participation in ANY research study involving another investigational medicinal product (IMP) within 30 days prior to screening visit, or simultaneous participation in another clinical study or previous participation in present study
  23. Suspected alcohol/ drug dependence or abuse (including heavy smoking: ≥ 20 cigarettes daily)
  24. Use of snuff tobacco
  25. Legal incapacity and/or other circumstances rendering the patient unable to understand the nature, scope and possible consequences of the trial
  26. Subjects who are known or suspected:

    • not to comply with the trial directives
    • not to be reliable or trustworthy
    • to be a dependent person, e.g. a relative, family member, or member/employee of the investigator's or sponsor's staff
    • subject is in custody or submitted to an institution due to a judicial order.

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Contacts
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Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals +41-61-3241111 novartis.email@novartis.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sandoz
Investigators
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Study Director: Sandoz Sandoz

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Responsible Party: Sandoz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04123405    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2018-08-EFT-1
2019-000060-20 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: October 10, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 26, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Sandoz:
acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis, acetylcysteine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sinusitis
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Acetylcysteine
N-monoacetylcystine
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Expectorants
Respiratory System Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Antioxidants
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidotes