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Efficacy and Tolerability of Sensoril® in Improving Immunity and Thereby Reducing Incidence of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04733924
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2021
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vedic Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.

Brief Summary:
to assess the efficacy and safety of a standardized Withania somnifera extract (Sensoril®) as an immunomodulator in individuals suffering from recurrent URTIs. The study population will be administered with this unique blend of WS extract for 12 weeks and will be assessed as per the study designated efficacy and safety variables.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Immune Health Other: Aqueous extract of roots plus leaves of Withania somnifera 125 mg Other: Aqueous extract of roots plus leaves of Withania somnifera 250 mg Other: Microcrystalline Cellulose Not Applicable

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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: Other
Official Title: Efficacy and Tolerability of Sensoril® in Improving Immunity and Thereby Reducing Incidence of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Actual Study Start Date : January 21, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 29, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : September 23, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Withania somnifera 125 mg
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days
Other: Aqueous extract of roots plus leaves of Withania somnifera 125 mg
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days

Active Comparator: Withania somnifera 250 mg
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days
Other: Aqueous extract of roots plus leaves of Withania somnifera 250 mg
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days

Placebo Comparator: Microcrystalline Cellulose
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days
Other: Microcrystalline Cellulose
One capsule before breakfast for 84 days




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey-21 [ Time Frame: screening to day 0 and day 57 to day 84 ]
    the effect of IP consumption on incidence of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) episodes till day 28, 56, and 85 in comparison to placebo as assessed by Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey-21 (WURSS-21).



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females aged ≥18 to ≤ 50 years.
  2. High susceptibility to URTIs, defined as ≥ 4 URTI episodes within 12 months.
  3. Presence of an active URTI episode (Defined as a score of ≥5 for atleast 2 of following 6 symptoms: runny nose, plugged nose, sneezing, sore throat, scratchy throat, or cough on the WURSS-21 assessment), with onset of symptoms within 48 hours prior to screening.
  4. SpO2 ≥ 96% as assessed by fingertip pulse oximetry
  5. Commitment to adhere to former diet and physical activities throughout the study period. 6. Able to comply and perform the procedures requested by the protocol (consumption of study medications, filling daily eDiary for health updates, biological sample collection procedures and study visit schedule) 7. Participants who are literate enough to understand the essence of study, are informed about the purpose of the study, and understand their rights. 8. Participants who are able to give written informed consent and are willing to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of rhinitis medicamentosa, anatomical nasal obstruction or deformity, nasal reconstructive surgery, etc.
  2. Clinical signs or Symptoms indicating lower respiratory tract infection.
  3. Known sensitivity to the investigational product or any excipients of the drug product.
  4. Any clinically significant abnormalities of the upper respiratory tract (such as stridor, laryngomalacia, etc.)
  5. Any clinically significant acute or chronic respiratory illness (such as Sinusitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, etc.)
  6. Chronic cough of any origin not accompanied to other symptoms of URTI
  7. Unable to abstain from any home-based remedies for common cold such as steam inhalation, decoctions, vapour rub, etc. throughout the study period.
  8. Presence of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (Indicated by fasting blood glucose (FBG) ≥126 mg/dL)
  9. Presence of uncontrolled hypertension (Defined as Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mm Hg).
  10. Participants with abnormal liver and kidney function tests, defined as:

    • Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels > 1.5 × upper level of normal
    • Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels > 1.5 × upper level of normal
    • Serum creatinine levels > 1.5 × upper level of normal
  11. Unable to abstain from ginger, avocado, soy or other known dietary supplements for common cold throughout the study period.
  12. Vaccination against influenza or swine flu within 3 months prior to screening.
  13. Those who have taken or will be taking or are taking antibiotics, antivirals, steroids, nasal decongestants, antihistamines, or other medications that are expected to alleviate cold symptoms within two weeks prior to randomization.
  14. History of any significant neurological and psychiatric condition which may affect the participation and inference of the study's end points.
  15. Individuals having a history (in past 2 years) of smoking or currently smoking or using any form of smokeless tobacco.
  16. Participation in other clinical trials in last 90 days prior to screening
  17. Participants with heavy alcohol consumption, defined as

    • For men: More than 14 standard alcoholic drink (SAD)/week or more than 4 SAD in a day.
    • For women: More than 7 SAD/week or more than 3 SAD in a day. (NOTE - A standard alcoholic drink contains approximately 14 grams of alcohol, which is equivalent to 12 ounces of beer (~5% alcohol), 8.5 ounces of malt liquor (~9% alcohol), 5 ounces of wine (~12% alcohol), 3.5 ounces of fortified wine (e.g., sherry or port), or 1.5 ounces of liquor (distilled spirits; ~40% alcohol).
  18. Binge drinkers, defined as 4 or more SAD for women, and 5 or more SAD for men, in a 2-hour time frame.
  19. History or presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
  20. Participants who have clinically significant following severe illness (i.e., Cardiovascular, endocrine system, immune system, respiratory system, hepatobiliary system, kidney and urinary system, neuropsychiatric, musculoskeletal, inflammatory, blood and tumors, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.)
  21. Females who are pregnant/planning to be pregnant/lactating or taking any oral contraceptives.
  22. Any condition that could, in the opinion of the investigator, preclude the participant's ability to successfully and safely complete the study or that may confound study outcomes.

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Locations
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India
Dr. Rajesh Kewalramani Clinic
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 40068
Sanjivani Day Care and Ayurved Center,
Palghar, Maharashtra, India, 401 305
Care N Cure Multispeciality Hospital
Thāne, Maharashtra, India, 401209
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vedic Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.
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Responsible Party: Vedic Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04733924    
Other Study ID Numbers: NT/200803/SENSORIL/URT
First Posted: February 2, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Infections
Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases