Title

Pilot Evaluation of CVT-E002 in Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
A Pilot Evaluation of Two Dosing Schedules of American Ginseng Extract in Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
  • Phase

    Phase 2
  • Study Type

    Interventional
  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    cvt-e002 ...
  • Study Participants

    75
This is a randomized double-blind three-arm trial to evaluate two dosages of CVT-E002 against placebo in pediatric upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). It is hypothesized that CVT-E002 use at standard doses reduces the duration of URTI in children aged 3-12 years.
The eligible children, for whom parental consent has been obtained, will be randomized to one of three groups (standard dose, low dose, or placebo). The standard dose group will receive an oral aqueous solution using the standard dose of CVT-E002, adjusted according to the child's weight. The second group will receive an oral aqueous solution with half of the standard dose of CVT-E002, adjusted according to the child's weight, and the third group will receive a placebo as an aqueous solution of starch that does not contain any CVT-E002 or active medication, volume adjusted for the child's weight. Parents will be provided with a 3-day supply of study medication according to the randomization schedule. CVT-E002 will be administered by the parent to the child three times daily for three consecutive days following the onset of a URTI. Severity and duration of URTI will be measured using the reliable and valid Canadian Acute Respiratory Infection Flu Score (CARIFS).
Study Started
Nov 30
2005
Study Completion
Apr 30
2006
Last Update
Jun 18
2007
Estimate

Drug CVT-E002 ginseng extract

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Children aged 3-12 years who present to their pediatrician with in 48 hours of the onset of an acute upper respiratory tract infection.
signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

Children who have had an immunization in 3 months prior to the study
Children with known hypoglycemia or diabetes
Children who have a bacterial illness diagnosed at the same visit (e.g. otitis media, pneumonia, etc.) which will be treated with antibiotic therapy
Children who have a malignancy or who have undergone treatment for a malignancy in the previous three months
Children with known active liver disease (e.g. hepatitis)
Known hypersensitivity to ginseng products
Concurrent treatment with warfarin, digoxin, ginseng products or phenelzine
Patients with coagulation disorders
No Results Posted