Trial for the Clinical Evaluation of the Quality of Life of the Subject, the Efficacy and the Tolerance of Duac® Gel Against Differin® Gel in the Topical Treatment of Mild to Moderate Acne Vulgaris

2014-08-27 03:25:43 | BioPortfolio


The objectives of this clinical trial are to compare the quality of life of the subjects, the efficacy and the tolerance of Duac® Gel (gel formulation with a combination of clindamycin phosphate [equivalent to 1% clindamycin] and 5% benzoyl peroxide), applied once daily, against Differin® Gel (gel with 0.1% adapalene), used once daily, in the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.


Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit. It is characterized by the formation of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, maculae and scars, generally located on the face, chest and back. Acne pathogenesis is recognized as multifactorial.

Acne vulgaris is the most common dermatological disorder. It affects approximately 85% individuals at some point in their lives, generally between 12 and 24 years of age. Although acne is prevalent within this age range, it can persist for many years and its long-term physical and psychological implications can be significant.

There are several medicinal products used to treat acne. However, the therapeutic challenge remains, therefore it is essential to continue investigating effective strategies for the treatment of this disease.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Acne Vulgaris


Duac Gel, Differin gel


Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol




Stiefel, a GSK Company

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:25:43-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A topical dermatologic agent that is used in the treatment of ACNE VULGARIS and several other skin diseases. The drug has teratogenic and other adverse effects.

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Severe and chronic form of acne characterized by large, burrowing abscesses associated with disfigurement.

Visible efflorescent lesions of the skin caused by acne or resembling acne. (Dorland, 28th ed, p18, 575)

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