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LUXSOL(TM) Topical Cream for the Treatment of Symptomatic Bacterial Vaginosis; A Proof of Concept Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02197182
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Not for safety reasons)
First Posted : July 22, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 5, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CDA Research Group, Inc.

Brief Summary:
LUXSOL Cream may be useful for the treatment of bacterial Vaginosis. In this study, LUXSOL Cream is compared to a control arm group using metronidazole cream. LUXSOL is administered intravaginally for 10 days, each evening before bedtime to treat bacterial Vaginosis..

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Drug: LUXSOL copper containing cream Drug: Metronidazole gel Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:
LUXSOL Topical Cream is a copper containing topical cream indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). The study is an open-label, randomized, controlled study comparing LUXSOL Cream to Metrogel in patients with a diagnosis of BV. The investigational product or the comparator product will be self-administered by the patient for 10 consecutive nights. A successful patient outcome is cured BV at 30 days.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Randomized Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of LUXSOL(TM) Cream for the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis: A Proof of Concept Study
Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: LUXSOL Cream
LUXSOL Cream is a copper containing cream to be administered intravaginally before bedtime for 10 consecutive nights.
Drug: LUXSOL copper containing cream
Active comparator arm
Other Name: LUXSOL Topical Cream

Active Comparator: Metronidazole cream
Metronidazole cream is the active comparator drug to be self-administered intravaginally each night before bedtime for 10 consecutive nights. Dosage is per package insert.
Drug: Metronidazole gel
Active comparator for treatment of bacterial vaginosis
Other Name: Metrogel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Presence or absence of bacterial vaginosis at the end of the study [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Patients will be assessed at day 30 for the presence or absence of bacterial Vaginosis (BV). Absence of BV will be considered a cure.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject agrees to participate and signs informed consent
  • Female age 18 or older
  • Subject has clinical BV with 4 of 4 Amsel's criteria
  • Off-white (milky or gray), thin, adherent, homogenous discharge with minimal or absent pruritus and inflammation of the vulva and vagina
  • Presence of 'clue cells' >/=20% of the total epithelial cells on microscopic examination of the saline 'wet mount.'
  • Virginal secretion pH of >4.5
  • A fishy odor of the vaginal discharge with the addition of a drop of 10% KOH (i.e. a positive 'whiff test')
  • Subject agrees to refrain from use of douches, intravaginal products for treatment period
  • Subject agrees to refrain from taking oral or intravaginal antibiotics or antifungal agents during entire study period
  • Subject agrees to refrain from vaginal intercourse during treatment period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has another infectious or noninfectious cause of vulvovaginitis
  • Subject has another vaginal or vulvar condition that would confound the determination of study endpoints.
  • Subject has received antifungal or antimicrobial therapy (systemic or intravaginal) within the last 14 days prior to enrollment.
  • Subject is under treatment for cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia or cervical carcinoma
  • Subject is known to be HIV positive
  • Subject has a positive pregnancy test
  • Subject has any abnormal anatomy or pathology of the vagina
  • Subject has untreated sexually transmitted disease
  • Subject is currently having menstrual period or may have her period during treatment days.
  • Subject's PAP smear >/= to LSIL
  • Subjects with known sensitivity or allergic reactions to copper or Metronidazole vaginal gel
  • Subject has known Wilson's disease

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United States, Michigan
Harper University Hospital Department of Infectious Diseases
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital Department of OB/GYN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Sponsors and Collaborators
CDA Research Group, Inc.
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Responsible Party: CDA Research Group, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02197182    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDA 0801
First Posted: July 22, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2018
Last Verified: March 2015
Keywords provided by CDA Research Group, Inc.:
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
Amsel's criteria
Pap smear
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vaginosis, Bacterial
Vaginal Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Trace Elements
Physiological Effects of Drugs