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A Therapeutic Equivalence Study of Two Metronidazole 1%Topical Gel Treatments for Patients With Rosacea

Information source: Taro Pharmaceuticals USA
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Rosacea

Intervention: Metronidazole Topical Gel 1% (Drug); Metronidazole Topical Gel 1% (Metrogel) (Drug); Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Taro Pharmaceuticals USA


The objective of this study is to demonstrate that metronidazole 1% topical gel is effective for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe rosacea.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Design, Multi-Site Clinical Study to Compare the Bioequivalence of Two Metronidazole 1% Topical Gel Formulations in Patients With Moderate to Severe Rosacea

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

Primary outcome:

Clinical Success

Treatment Success

Secondary outcome: Change in Investigational Global Evaluation (IGE)


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or non-pregnant, non-lactating female, 18 years of age or older. 2. Signed informed consent form, which meets all criteria of current FDA regulations. 3. If female and of child bearing potential, prepare to abstain from sexual intercourse or use a reliable method of contraception during the study (e. g., condom, IUD, oral, transdermal, injected or implanted hormonal contraceptives). 4. Have moderate to severe facial rosacea. 5. Have a Baseline Investigator Global Evaluation Score of 3 or 4. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Mild facial rosacea (less than 8 inflammatory lesions on the face) or very severe rosacea (more than 50 inflammatory lesions) 2. Patients with excessive facial hair (beards, sideburns, moustaches, etc.) that would interfere with the diagnosis or assessment of rosacea. 3. History of hypersensitivity or allergy to Metronidazole, or other ingredients of the formulation. 4. Use of oral retinoids (e. g. Accutane ®) or therapeutic vitamin A supplements of greater than 10,000 units/day (multivitamins are allowed) within the 6 months prior to the baseline visit. 5. Use of the following within 1 month prior to the baseline visit:

- Topical Retinoids to the face

- Systemic antibiotics known to have an impact on the severity of facial Rosacea

- Systemic Steroids

6. The use of anticoagulant therapy within 14 days prior to baseline. 7. The use of any antipruritics, including antihistamines within 24 hours of any study visits. 8. History of blood dyscrasia. 9. Ocular rosacea (e. g., conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratitis) of sufficient severity to require topical or systemic antibiotics. 10. Any dermatological condition other than rosacea that in the Investigator's opinion may interfere with the evaluation of the Patient's rosacea (e. g., acne, psoriasis, dermatitis). 11. Females who are pregnant, lactating or likely to become pregnant during the study. 12. Significant history or current evidence of chronic infectious disease, system disorder, organ disorder or other medical condition that in the Investigator's opinion would place the study Patient at undue risk by participation. 13. Any Patient (male or female) who has started, or changed hormonal therapy within 3 months of the Baseline visit (this includes hormonal contraceptives). 14. Use of high strength (20% or above) alpha-hydroxy acid for facial peel or any type of chemical facial skin peel or other significant cosmetic procedures within 2 months of the study start. 15. Receipt of any drug as part of a research study within 30 days prior to dosing. 16. Employees of the research center or Investigator. 17. Previous participation in this study.

Locations and Contacts

Investigator Site, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Investigator Site, Long Beach, California, United States

Investigator Site, Newport Beach, California, United States

Investigator Site, Denver, Colorado, United States

Investigator Site, Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Investigator Site, Miami, Florida, United States

Investigator Site, Miramar, Florida, United States

Investigator Site, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States

Investigator Site, Plainfield, Indiana, United States

Investigator Site, Henderson, Nevada, United States

Investigator Site, Hickory, North Carolina, United States

Investigator Site, High Point, North Carolina, United States

Investigator Site, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Investigator Site, South Euclid, Ohio, United States

Investigator Site, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, United States

Investigator Site, Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States

Investigator Site, Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Investigator Site, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Investigator Site, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Investigator Site, San Antonio, Texas, United States

Investigator Site, Webster, Texas, United States

Investigator Site, West Jordan, Utah, United States

Additional Information

Starting date: August 2011
Last updated: December 19, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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