Tacrolimus Ointment in Oral Lichen Planus

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by University of Oulu.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Kuopio University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oulu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 4, 2012
Last updated: March 5, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of topical tacrolimus, triamcinolone and placebo in alleviating signs and symptoms of oral lichen planus (OLP).

Condition Intervention
Oral Lichen Planus
Drug: 0.1 % tacrolimus ointment
Drug: 0.1 % triamcinolone paste
Drug: Orabase paste

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Topical Tacrolimus, Triamcinolone and Placebo in the Treatment of Symptomatic Oral Lichen Planus

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Further study details as provided by University of Oulu:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in clinical score for OLP [ Time Frame: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The clinical score for OLP is a measure designed by the investigators for assessing the clinical extent and type of OLP, and the symptoms experienced by the patient. The value of the score is between 0-120.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Tacrolimus Drug: 0.1 % tacrolimus ointment
Active Comparator: Triamcinolone Drug: 0.1 % triamcinolone paste
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Orabase paste


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of OLP made by a specialist in oral pathology based on clinical and histopathological features
  • Clinical score for OLP ≥ 20 at baseline
  • Symptomatic OLP at baseline
  • Washout period of 2 weeks
  • Age over 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Allergy to tacrolimus or other macrolides
  • Allergy to other drugs or substances used in the study
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Netherton's syndrome
  • Cyclosporin medication
  • Other regular medication that could have significant interactions with tacrolimus
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01544842

Contact: Maria K Siponen, DDS +358 40 7353797 mariasiponen@yahoo.com
Contact: Tuula A Salo, DDS, PhD +358 40 5441560 tuula.salo@oulu.fi

Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Clinic, Kuopio University Hospital Recruiting
Kuopio, Finland, 70211
Contact: Maria K Siponen, DDS    +358 40 7353797    mariasiponen@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: Maria K Siponen, DDS         
Department of Diagnostics and Oral Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu Recruiting
Oulu, Finland, 90014
Contact: Tuula Salo, DDS, PhD    +358 40 5441560    tuula.salo@oulu.fi   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oulu
Kuopio University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tuula Salo, DDS, PhD Department of Diagnostics and Oral Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Oulu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01544842     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Takrolimuusi123
Study First Received: January 4, 2012
Last Updated: March 5, 2012
Health Authority: Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency
Finland: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Oulu:
Oral lichen planus
Tacrolimus ointment
Triamcinolone paste

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lichen Planus
Lichen Planus, Oral
Lichenoid Eruptions
Mouth Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Stomatognathic Diseases
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone diacetate
Triamcinolone hexacetonide
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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