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Efficacy of Diclofenac Potassium vs Nimesulide in the Treatment of Fever and Pain in Children With Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: December 8, 2010
Last updated: April 25, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
This is a local, phase IV, open-label, randomized, head to head study of children aged 3 to 7 years. The objective of the study is to compare the efficacy of a single dose of both diclofenac potassium and nimesulide in the reduction of fever and pain secondary to upper respiratory tract infection.

Condition Intervention Phase
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Drug: diclofenac potassium Drug: nimesulide Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Diclofenac Potassium Versus Nimesulide in the Treatment of Fever and Pain in Children Aged 3 to 7 Years With Community Acquired, Non-complicated, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of fever as measured by axillary temperature [ Time Frame: 120 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of pain as measured by visual analog scale [ Time Frame: 120 minutes ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: diclofenac potassium Drug: diclofenac potassium
Active Comparator: nimesulide Drug: nimesulide


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 7 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who present community acquired, non-complicated, upper respiratory tract infection: rhino-sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, ear infection or the combination of these.
  • Child must present axillary temperature ≥ 37.5°C.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior history of allergic reaction to the components of the study medication.
  • Use of any NSAID or pharmacologic agent in the 24 hours prior to visit 1.
  • Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, have developed, or are at risk of developing, a complicated infection and are not suitable subjects for the purposes of the study.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01257126

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01257126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCAT458CMX01
Study First Received: December 8, 2010
Last Updated: April 25, 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Upper respiratory tract infections
diclofenac potassium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017