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A Study of the Pharmacokinetics of Black Cohosh

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00068185
Recruitment Status : Terminated (PI left institution, study did not continue, funding stopped)
First Posted : September 10, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 11, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
Black cohosh is a natural supplement that has been used to treat and prevent menopausal symptoms. Remifemin is a standardized form of black cohosh. The purpose of this study is to determine the levels of components of black cohosh obtained in the blood of healthy women taking Remifemin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hot Flashes Drug: Black cohosh Phase 1

Detailed Description:
As per Brief Summary

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Interactions Between SERMs, Soy and Black Cohosh
Study Start Date : August 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No prior diagnosis of cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in-situ of the cervix
  • No current prescription medication use
  • Negative urine pregnancy test OR greater than age 50 with no menses for at least one year OR documented status post hysterectomy
  • Competent to understand and sign informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00068185


Locations
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Heather S Shaw, MD Duke University

Responsible Party: Heather Shaw, MD, Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00068185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K08AT001315-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 10, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Black cohosh
Pharmacokinetics
Alternative therapies
Natural product

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hot Flashes
Signs and Symptoms