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Efficacy Study of Oxygenated Glycerol Triesters to Treat Xerostomia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00332618
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 7, 2006
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Laboratoires CARILENE

Brief Summary:
The objective of the trial was to evaluate the efficacy and clinical safety and acceptability of Oxygenated Glycerol Triesters in the relief of symptoms of xerostomia versus a reference comparator.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment

Detailed Description:

Xerostomia is due to inadequate (hyposialia) or inexistent (asialia) saliva secretion.

There are may causes. Transitory xerostomia may occur in the presence of anxiety (stage fright, fear or dehydration). Prolonged xerostomia is most often related to a systemic disease, certain medicines or to radiotherapy of the head or neck.

Salivation depends upon the autonomic (sympathetic and parasympathetic) nervous system for its production and on the central nervous system for stimuli-dependant excretion. Substances acting on alpha an beta sympathetic receptors, whether agonists or antagonists, may induce hyposialia. Atropine, the main antagonist of the parasympathetic system, is present in many medicines used for pulmonary, ophthalmic or neurological purposes, potentially causing hyposialia. Similarly, imipramine antidepressants, phenothiazine neuroleptics, antihistamines and disopyramide predispose to the onset of hyposialia.

Xerostomia is often accompanied by buccal signs such as impaired sense of taste, halitosis and buccal ulcers and interferes with functions such as speech, chewing and swallowing. Because of reduced salivary secretion , there is a disturbance of the microbial colonization of the buccal cavity. Xerostomia has significant untoward effects on the buccal cavity and the quality of life of patients.

The basis of the treatment of xerostomia involves the use of saliva substitutes and/or saliva stimulants. Oxygenated Glycerol Triesters is neither a replacement for nor stimulant of saliva. It is a lubricant and protective solution for endobuccal spray.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 74 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Multicenter Controlled Parallel-Groups Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Acceptability of TGO Buccal Spray Versus a Saliva Substitute in the Treatment of Psychotropic Medicines-Induced Xerostomia
Study Start Date : September 2003
Study Completion Date : April 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dry Mouth

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men or women over 18 years of age
  • with a diagnosis requiring the prescription of psychotropies (antidepressants, tranquilizers, etc) for more than 6 weeks
  • having received no palliative treatment for xerostomia for a minimum of the past 2 weeks
  • having xerostomia meeting the questionnaire selection criteria and the sialometer method parameters
  • patients legally competent to give their consent
  • capable of and accepting to participate in the trial and capable of and accepting to answer trial questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:

  • combined treatments incompatible with the trial, un particular alcoholic solutions
  • diabetes, any buccal condition requiring antimicrobial treatment
  • Sjögren's syndrome or othermedical causes of xerostomia
  • current participation in other clinical trials
  • patient suffering from cancer
  • patients with allergy to or known intolerance of any of the constituents of the investigational products
  • patients treated with pilocarpine

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00332618

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Chu Hopital Des Broussailles
Cannes, France, 06000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laboratoires CARILENE
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Study Director: YVES YT TILLET, Expertpharma WHITE TILLET Consultants
Principal Investigator: Jean Baptiste JO Orler, Psychiatrist CHU HOPITAL DES BROUSSAILLES

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00332618     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Laboratoires CARILENE
First Posted: June 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 7, 2006
Last Verified: March 2003
Keywords provided by Laboratoires CARILENE:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Salivary Gland Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Cryoprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs