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Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of 0.5% Ivermectin Cream to Placebo in Lice Infested Subjects

2014-08-27 03:18:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of a 0.5% ivermectin cream to a placebo in subjects infested with head lice when used in an "at home" environment.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Head Lice

Intervention

Ivermectin cream, vehicle control

Location

Cactus Kids Pediatrics
Yuma
Arizona
United States
85364

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:41-0400

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