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Effect of Paracetamol on the Common Cold

Information source: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Common Cold

Intervention: Paracetamol hot drink (Drug); Paracetamol tablets (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline


The aim of this study is to subjectively assess symptoms in subjects suffering from the common cold following a single dose of paracetamol hot drink compared to paracetamol tablet

Clinical Details

Official title: To Assess the Subjective Effect of Two Paracetamol Preparations on the Feeling of Breathing in Subjects With the Common Cold.

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Breathing Scores Post 15 Minutes

Secondary outcome:

Breathing Score Post 60 Minutes

Cold Symptoms Score Post 15 Minutes

Cold Symptoms Score Post 60 Minutes

Soothing Attribute Scores

Overall Cold Symptoms Score


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


Inclusion Criteria:

- Symptoms of the common cold of no more than 120 hours duration

- Self-rating congestion of at least moderate severity

- Suffering from at least four symptoms of common cold or flu

Locations and Contacts

Common Cold Centre, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2010
Last updated: February 2, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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