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Comparison Study of Topical Acne Regimens

Information source: MedDerm Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Acne

Intervention: Acne Free, Proactiv (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: MedDerm Associates

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Michelle T Pelle, M.D., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Medical Director


The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two over the counter acne products in subjects with moderate severity acne vulgaris. The two products being compared in this study are Acne Free "Severe Acne Line" manufactured by University Medical Products, and Proactiv® manufactured by Guthy-Renker.

Clinical Details

Official title: Acne Free vs. Proactiv for the Treatment of Moderately Severe Acne Vulgaris

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Detailed description: You will receive a study drug for the 8 week study. No subject will be given a placebo (an inactive substance) during treatment. The study drugs (over the counter acne medications) have been previously tested and their safe use has been established. However, not all risks or side effects are known. In rare cases of allergy, side effects may be life threatening. The most common side effects of this study drug are: 1. Dry skin 2. Peeling skin 3. Red skin 4. Burning or tingling (temporary)


Minimum age: 13 Years. Maximum age: 45 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects and/or subjects' legal guardians who understand and are willing to sign an

Informed Consent Form, an Assent Form if indicated, and a HIPAA Authorization Form.

- Subjects who have received the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in

this study or cannot be classified as a minor, under the age of 18 years.

- Male and female subjects between the ages of 13 and 45 years and in generally good

health, as determined by a Medical History Form.

- Subjects with moderately-severe acne vulgaris of the face and neck as determined and

defined by baseline lesion counts (see Definition: Acne Severity above).

- Subjects who have completed a Medical History Form.

- Subjects who have not used oral acne medications for 1 month prior to start of study,

and topical acne medications 1 week prior to start of study.

- Subjects who agree not to use any acne medication during the study except for the

test materials given to them.

- Subjects who agree not to use any make-up that contains acne treatment additives,

such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinol.

- Subjects who are willing to be photographed and video-recorded during study visits

and willing to sign photographic release forms.

- Subjects who exhibit dependability and intelligence in following directions.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects who are pregnant or lactating.

- Subjects with known allergies to cosmetic, toiletry, or acne treatment products.

- Subjects who are sensitive to any of the ingredients in the test articles.

- Subjects who have participated in a facial treatment study within 3 weeks of study


- Subjects exhibiting acute or chronic dermatological, medical, and/or physical

conditions which would preclude application of the test materials and/or influence the outcome of the study.

- Subjects who are unable to sit quietly for 15 minutes to acclimate to ambient

temperature and humidity conditions in the laboratory.

- Male subjects who do not have a full beard.

- Subjects who cannot stop usage of oral acne mediation 1 month prior to study start,

and topical acne medications 1 week prior to study start.

- Subjects taking routine high dosage anti-inflammatory medications (aspirin,


- Subjects who must use oral corticosteroids and/or oral immunosuppressive drugs

(steroid inhalers or decongestant nose drops and/or eye drops are permitted).

- Any condition for which the Investigator determines that the subject could be placed

under undo risk.

Locations and Contacts

MedDerm Associates, San Diego, California 92103, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: December 2006
Last updated: June 23, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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