Effects of Su-Huang Antitussive Capsule on Cough Variant Asthma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2012 by The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kefang Lai, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01584804
First received: April 24, 2012
Last updated: November 15, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

April 24, 2012
November 15, 2012
June 2012
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Day-time and night-time cough symptom total-score changes from baseline to visit 3 [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Cough reflex sensitivity changes in 2 groups at baseline and visit 3. Cell differential changes in hypertonic saline induced sputum in 2 groups at baseline and visit3. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effects of Su-Huang Antitussive Capsule on Cough Variant Asthma
Randomised, Double-blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study of Therapeutic Effect of Su-Huang Antitussive Capsule on Cough Variant Asthma(CVA)

This study aims to observe the therapeutic effect of Su-Huang antitussive capsule on cough variant asthma.

The investigators hypothesize:

Cough score and cough reflex sensitivity will be improved after treatment with Su-Huang antitussive capsule.

Study groups:

60 patients diagnosed with CVA will be randomised into two groups as follows:

Group 1:Su-Huang antitussive capsule The patients with cough variant asthma received Su-Huang antitussive capsule (0.45g) 3 capsules Tid for 2 weeks (swallowed by warm water at 0.5-1h after each meal).

Group 2: placebo The patients with cough variant asthma received placebo 3 capsules Tid for 2 weeks (swallowed by warm water at 0.5-1h after each meal).

The study will be divided into following phases:

  1. First Visit (Visit s, day -14):

    A full medical history and physical examination to be undertaken to determine whether patients meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria.

    After the informed consent has been signed, the following samples are obtained from all patients: blood samples for routine clinical laboratory tests (haematology, biochemistry and electrocardiogram, chest x-ray). A urine pregnancy test will be performed in women of childbearing potential.

    Spirometry and methacholine bronchial provocation test were performed to determined the presence of bronchial non-specific hyper-responsiveness.

  2. Screening Period (day -14 to day 0, 14 Days) Patients can take medications other than corticosteroid , β2 agonist, inhaled sodium cromoglycate.
  3. Second Visit (Visit 1, Week 0):

    Patients are given the Diary Card.

    A physical examination were to be performed. All laboratory tests results are obtained to determine whether patients meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Concurrent medication were recorded.

    Capsaicin challenge test and FENO were performed and hypertonic saline induced sputum samples for cell differential were taken from enrolled patients.

    Enrolled patients were randomized into different groups, and the study medication were dispensed.

  4. During Treatment 1(Week 0 to Week 1, 7 days):

    Patients were to take study medication for 14 days and completed Diary Card for 7 days from Week 0 to Week 1.

  5. Third Visit (Visit 2, Week 1):

    A physical examination were to be performed. The Diary Card were collected and reviewed. Adverse events, secondary complications, concurrent medication will be recorded.

    The Diary Card were collected, reviewed and assessed whether treatment is efficient for cough symptom (symptom score improved 1 at least).

  6. During Treatment 2 (Week 1 to Week 2, 7 days):

Patients were to take study medication for 14 days and completed Diary Card for 7 days from Week 1 to Week 2.

Spirometry and bronchial provocation test by methacholine inhalation,electro-cardiogram,capsaicin challenge test and FENO were performed and hypertonic saline induced sputum samples for cell differential were taken from enrolled patients.

Blood samples for routine clinical laboratory tests (haematology and biochemistry) were obtained, if a clinically significant laboratory abnormal result was noted at the visit 2, AE and a follow-up visit would be considered.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Asthma
  • Drug: Su-Huang antitussive capsule
    Su-Huang antitussive capsule (0.45g) 3 capsules Tid for 2 weeks (swallowed by warm water at 0.5-1h after each meal)
  • Drug: Sugar pill
    Sugar pill 3 capsules Tid for 2 weeks (swallowed by warm water at 0.5-1h after each meal)
  • Active Comparator: Monotherapy
    Monotherapy with Su-Huang antitussive capsule
    Intervention: Drug: Su-Huang antitussive capsule
  • Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill
    Monotherapy with placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Sugar pill
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
60
August 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have a history of cough as sole or main symptom lasting more than 8 weeks, often irritating cough more cough at night.
  2. Patients who were diagnosed with positive result in bronchial provocation test by methacholine inhalation challenge.
  3. There is evidence that bronchodilator treatment* is efficient for cough symptom (symptom score improved 1 at least).
  4. Patients whose chest x-ray outcome was normal or without any active focus.
  5. Patients who was aged from 18 years old (≥ 18 years old ) to 65 years old (≤ 75 years old).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients demonstrate FEV1/FVC <70% in lung function test. FEV1 stands for forced expiratory volume in 1 second, FVC stands for forced vital capacity.
  2. Patients who is a smoker or ex-smoker and has smoked within the previous year or has a cumulative smoking history >10 pack-years or equivalence.
  3. Patients with concomitance of GERC (gastroesophageal reflux-related chronic cough), chronic bronchitis , bronchiectasis, bronchial tuberculosis, ACEI induced cough, bronchogenic carcinoma, psychologic cough, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchus foreign body, microlithiasis, tracheobroncheopathia osteochondroplastica, mediastinal tumor, left ventricular dysfunction.
  4. Female subjects who are pregnant, breast-feeding or risk of becoming pregnant during the study.
  5. Subjects who are known or suspected to be hypersensitive to any component of the study medication or relief medications.
  6. Subjects who have received any therapy in the previous seven days, e.g. long-acting β2 agonist, theophylline sustained release.
  7. Subjects who have received oral/ inhaled/systematic corticosteroid in the previous 4 weeks.
  8. Subjects who are diagnosed with past or present disease, which as judged by the investigator, may affect the outcome of this study. These diseases include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular disease, malignancy, hepatic disease, renal disease, haematological disease, neurological disease, endocrine disease or pulmonary disease. e.g.nasal-sinus infection, lower respiratory tract infection, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis or bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  9. Subjects who demonstrate significant abnormality on biochemistry, hematology, ECG.
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
No
Contact: Kefang Lai, PhD 8620 83062893 klai@163.com
China
 
NCT01584804
2003L03253
Yes
Kefang Lai, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
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Study Chair: Mengfeng Li, MD Sun Yat-sen University
The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
November 2012

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