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Daily Magnesium-treatment of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This study has been completed.
Gunnar Kjems APS
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2010
Last updated: September 3, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

The present study is part of a project titled 'Magnesium in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. The hypothesis of the main project is that a daily magnesium supplement will benefit patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The aim of this part of the project is to study the effect of a daily magnesium supplement for COPD-patients

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: Magnesium supplement (magnesium hydroxide/ -oxide)
Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Daily Mablet-treatment of Patients With COPD

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • EQ-5D [ Time Frame: Two years ]
    Questionnaire providing a degree of quality of life

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Spirometry [ Time Frame: Two years ]
    Lung function testing

  • Diary [ Time Frame: Two years ]
    Participants will register COPD symptoms, use of reliever medication and exacerbations

  • Adverse effects [ Time Frame: Two years ]
  • 6 minutes walking test - walking distance within 6 minutes (measured in meters) [ Time Frame: Two years ]
  • 'Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale' (MRC) [ Time Frame: Two years ]
    Acknowledged international scale for measuring the level of dyspnea and physical capability of patients with COPD

  • Endogen NO in expiratory breath and Impulse Oscillometry. [ Time Frame: Two years ]
  • Blood- and urine samples [ Time Frame: Two years ]
    Se-magnesium, dU-magnesium, se-creatinin, se-potassium, se-sodium, se-albumine, se-Ca2+, se-phosphate, dU-Ca and dU-creatinine

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Washout
Active Comparator: Mablet Dietary Supplement: Magnesium supplement (magnesium hydroxide/ -oxide)
3 tablets of Mablet (360 mg per tablet) daily for 12 weeks Produced by: Gunnar Kjems APS
Other Name: Mablet
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo
3 tablets of placebo daily for 12 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD-patients, grade moderate-severe (FEV1 30-80 % of expected. FEV1/FVC < 0,7).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Se-Mg > 2,00 mmol/L, smoking cessation less than 1 year prior to study start, submission to hospital within the last two years, submission to hospital with exacerbation during the study period, major changes in eating habits within three months prior to study start and during the study period of year various conditions (e.g. gastrointestinal disease, kidney disease, pregnancy/lactation) that may affect the study results.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01118936

Research Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Gunnar Kjems APS
Aarhus University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ronald Dahl, Professor Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
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Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT01118936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9727e
Study First Received: April 27, 2010
Last Updated: September 3, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Daily magnesium supplement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Magnesium Hydroxide
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017