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Decongestant Effect, Timing of Effect and Impact on Sleep and General Well-Being of Xylometazoline in Subjects With a Common Cold

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00452270
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2007
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Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to characterize the time profile of the decongestant properties of xylometazoline and to investigate its effect on sleep, general well-being and smell/taste.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Common Cold Drug: Xylometazoline Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Placebo Controlled Study, Evaluating the Decongestant Effect, Time to Onset, Duration of Effect and Impact on Sleep and General Well-Being of Xylometazoline in Subjects With a Common Cold
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Common Cold

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the decongestant effect of xylometazoline in subjects with
  2. common cold compared to placebo treatment by means of rhinomanometry over a period of 12 hours.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To measure the peak subjective effect, time to onset of subjective relief of nasal obstruction
  2. and duration of relief of nasal obstruction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 18 years
  • Have had moderate common cold symptoms for less than 36 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congested/runny nose for more than two continuous weeks in the previous 12 months
  • Deviated septum or nasal polyps
  • Recent use of antibiotics
  • Recent sinusitis

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00452270

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United Kingdom
Novartis Investigative Site
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Novartis Investigative Site, Cardiff, Wales, UK
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00452270    
Other Study ID Numbers: OTCS-CE-301
First Posted: March 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Common cold, xylometazoline
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Common Cold
Respiratory Tract Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Nasal Decongestants
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Respiratory System Agents