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Comparing OTC Acne Treatment to Prescription Regimen

Information source: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Acne Vulgaris

Intervention: BenzaClin (Drug); Effaclar (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Christian Oresajo, PhD, Study Director, Affiliation: Loreal USA

Summary

This research is being done to find out the safety and efficacy of two acne creams, Effaclar and Benzaclin when used twice daily with a topical retinoid. Effaclar and Benzaclin are FDA approved for the treatment of acne.

Clinical Details

Official title: A MULTI-CENTER, DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIAL TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF TWO ACNE CREAMS IN SUBJECTS WITH MILD TO MODERATE ACNE VULGARIS

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Acne

Detailed description: There are many products on the market to treat facial acne. The medication that this study will be evaluating, Benzaclin and Retin-A have been approved by the FDA and is available by prescription, Effaclar is an over the counter product. This study will hopefully recognize a treatment combination that is effective in reducing acne vulgaris in adults 18-50.

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 50 Years. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: males and females ages 18-50, mild to moderate acne vulgaris with > or equal to 15 inflammatory lesions, > or equal to 20 non-inflammatory lesions, avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning beds throughout the study Exclusion Criteria: Participants who have another skin condition that will interfere with lesion counting or assessments

Locations and Contacts

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2010
Last updated: March 24, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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