Dose Ranging Study of Metronidazole Vaginal Gel in the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 25, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2011
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Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of GW05 administered in 3 regimens versus metronidazole 0.75% for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vaginosis, Bacterial Vaginal Infection Drug: GW05 Drug: Metronidazole Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a multicenter, randomized, investigator-blinded, phase 2, dose ranging study of GW05 vaginal gel administered in 3 regimens compared to metronidazole 0.75% (QD x 5 days) for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Subjects will be evaluated at three timepoints (1 screening/baseline visit, post-treatment phone call and 1 test-of-cure visit). The total study duration may be up to 30 days for a subject.

Study medication will be applied intravaginally once daily at bedtime according to the assigned dosing schedule using the supplied 5-gram vaginal applicators.

Investigator blinding will be ensured by utilizing an independent drug dispensing coordinator at each site.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection of the vagina (birth canal) that is the result of an overgrowth of bacteria that are often normally found in the vagina. This type of vaginal infection typically does not cause irritation. The most common complaint of patients who suffer from BV is a fishy-smelling vaginal discharge. The amount of vaginal discharge may or may not be increased above a normal discharge. The bad odor may get worse after sexual intercourse or during the menstrual period. BV is also strongly associated with problems during pregnancy, such as premature (early) birth, and with an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, it is important to treat the infection.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 255 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Investigator-Blinded, Phase 2, Dose Ranging Study of Metronidazole Vaginal Gel in the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1D Drug: GW05
vaginal gel once daily regimen A

Active Comparator: 3D Drug: GW05
vaginal gel once daily regimen B

Active Comparator: 5D Drug: GW05
vaginal gel once daily regimen C

Active Comparator: Metronidazole Drug: Metronidazole
vaginal gel 0.75% once daily for 5 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. proportion of subjects with therapeutic cure [ Time Frame: day 21 to day 30 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females at least 18 years of age
  • In good general health
  • Confirmed current diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (determined at study screening)
  • Negative pregnancy test (for women who are able to become pregnant)
  • Must abstain from sexual intercourse throughout the first 7 days of thes study
  • Must abstain from alcohol ingestion during the treatment period and for one day afterward
  • Must not use intra-vaginal products for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant during the study period
  • Menstruating at the time of the diagnosis or anticipate the onset of menses during the treatment phase of the study
  • Had a medical event within 90 days of the visit (e.g., stroke, heart attack, etc.)
  • Received specific treatments/medications /therapy within the designated time period prior to study enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01055106

United States, Arizona
Women's Health Research
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85015
Precision Trials
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85032
United States, Arkansas
NEA Women's Clinic
Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States, 72401
United States, California
Women's Health Center Inc
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
United States, Colorado
Downtown Women's Healthcare
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
United States, Florida
Miami Research Associates
Miami, Florida, United States, 33143
Segal Institiute for Clinical Research
North Miami, Florida, United States, 33161
All Women's Healthcare of West Broward
Plantation, Florida, United States, 33324
United States, Georgia
Atlanta North Gynecology
Roswell, Georgia, United States, 30075
United States, Illinois
Women's Health Practice
Champaign, Illinois, United States, 61820
United States, Massachusetts
ActivMed Practices & Research
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States, 01830
United States, Michigan
Grand Rapids Women's Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Saginaw Valley Medical Research Group
Saginaw, Michigan, United States, 48604
United States, New Jersey
Women's Health Research Center
Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States, 08536
United States, Pennsylvania
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
United States, Tennessee
Jackson Clinic
Jackson, Tennessee, United States, 38305
Adams Patterson OBGYN
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38120
United States, Texas
Women's Partners in Health
Austin, Texas, United States, 78705
TMC Life Research
Houston, Texas, United States, 77054
United States, Virginia
Tidewater Physicians for Women
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23502
Sponsors and Collaborators
Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Study Director: Sharon F Levy, MD Graceway Pharmaceuticals

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sharon F. Levy, MD / Vice President Product Develpoment, Graceway Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01055106     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GW05-0904
First Posted: January 25, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC:
bacterial vaginosis
vaginal infection
vaginal discharge
vaginal disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vaginal Diseases
Vaginosis, Bacterial
Genital Diseases, Female
Bacterial Infections
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents