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Evaluating the Effect of Mucinex 1200mg on Mucociliary and Cough Clearance During an Acute Respiratory Infection (MCC/CC)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01114581
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2010
Results First Posted : October 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Reckitt Benckiser LLC

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to explore the mechanism of action of Mucinex, an oral, over-the-counter, FDA approved expectorant in patients with acute respiratory tract infections.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Respiratory Infection Drug: Mucinex Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Guaifenesin
Mucinex 1200mg (Guaifenesin)given as 2, 600mg tablets
Drug: Mucinex
Mucinex 1200mg (Guaifenesin) given as 2,600mg tablets, one time on day 1 of the study

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Given as 2 tablets
Drug: Placebo
Placebo given as 2 tablets

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent of Inhaled Radioactive Tracer Particles Cleared From Lungs [ Time Frame: 3 hours following inhalation of radioactive tracer particles ]
    Percentage of inhaled radioactive tracer (Ave180Clear)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Guaifenesin AUC(0-3) [ Time Frame: 3 hours following dose administration ]
  2. Assess Sputum Properties (Objective Measures) and Symptoms (Subjective Measures) After Treatment With Mucinex or Placebo. [ Time Frame: Within 10 days of developing symptoms associated with a respiratory tract infection ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms of cough, thickened mucus and chest congestion
  • Able to produce sputum
  • Non Smoker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Smokers
  • Fever above 101°F
  • Any chronic illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01114581

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United States, North Carolina
Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
Reckitt Benckiser LLC
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Principal Investigator: William Bennett, PhD University of North Carolina
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Reckitt Benckiser LLC Identifier: NCT01114581    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-MUC-01
First Posted: May 3, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 8, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 19, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Keywords provided by Reckitt Benckiser LLC:
Acute Respiratory Infection
Cough Clearance
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Chlorpheniramine, phenylpropanolamine drug combination
Respiratory System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Appetite Depressants
Anti-Obesity Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Nasal Decongestants
Vasoconstrictor Agents