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Nasal Oxcytocin During IUI (Oxy)

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: NCT00805662
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2008
Organon GmbH (former name)
Essex Pharma GmbH
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Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich

Brief Summary:
Placebo-controlled study. Application of nasal oxytocin (8 IU) during intrauterine insemination in 86 patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Idiopathic Infertility Drug: oxytocin, placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 86 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Nasal Oxcytocin Fails to Increase Pregnancy Rate of IUI
Study Start Date : May 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

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Drug Information available for: Oxytocin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Oxytocin
Intranasal oxytocin during IUI
Drug: oxytocin, placebo
intranasal oxytocin during intrauterine insemination
Other Name: Synthocinon

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Possible side effects: nasal mucosal irritation, headake, lower abdominal pain [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 43 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria for couples were idiopathic infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and / or male subfertility.
  • Age 18-42
  • In all patients fallopian tubes were documented to be patent by sonographic contrast hysterosalpingography (Echovist® 200, Bayer Vital GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany) or by chromo-laparoscopy.
  • Infections with Hepatitis B and C and HIV were excluded in all couples by negative serological tests.
  • In all patients protective titers against rubella virus were confirmed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients displaying signs or symptoms of anomalies such as uterine fusion defects, submucosal fibroids, active endometriosis or acute inflammation were excluded from the study.
  • Further prerequisites were endocrine serum parameters (FSH, LH, estradiol, testosterone, SHBG, DHEA-S, Prolaktin, TSH) from cycle day 2-5 within the normogonadotropic range with no evidence of hyperandrogenemia, thyroid dysfunction or hyperprolactinemia. 1

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00805662

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Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Munich, Germany, 81377
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
Organon GmbH (former name)
Essex Pharma GmbH
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Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Klaus Friese, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Campus Grosshadern, LMU Identifier: NCT00805662    
Other Study ID Numbers: 355/02
First Posted: December 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008
Keywords provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs