Last updated on November 2019

Dextromethorphan Pediatric Acute Cough Study


Brief description of study

This is a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, parallel group pilot study in approximately 150 subjects to evaluate the efficacy of dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DXM) on acute cough in a pediatric population. Subjects will be otherwise healthy males and females aged 6-11 inclusive who are experiencing acute cough as a symptom of common cold or upper respiratory tract infection. Subjects must have had onset of symptoms within 3 days of screening and qualify based on physical exam and symptom questionnaire. Eligible subjects will be given a single-blind placebo, and fitted with a cough counting device for a 2 hour run-in period. Qualifying subjects will be stratified by age and then randomized to either DXM or placebo in a 1:1 ratio and fitted with the cough recording device for the first 24 hours of treatment. Subjects will receive approximately 9 doses of investigational product over the course of the 4 day study and will complete patient reported outcome questions before the morning and afternoon doses. Subjects will return to the study site on Day 2 to remove the cough recorder and on Day 4 (+ 2 days) to complete the final visit. A review of any reported adverse events will also be completed.

Detailed Study Description

This is a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized, parallel group pilot study in approximately 150 subjects to evaluate the efficacy of dextromethorphan hydrobromide DXM) on acute cough in a pediatric population. Subjects will be otherwise healthy males and females aged 6-11 inclusive who are experiencing acute cough as a symptom of common cold or upper respiratory tract infection. Subjects must have had onset of symptoms within 3 days of screening and qualify based on physical exam and symptom questionnaire. Eligible subjects will be given a single-blind placebo, and fitted with a cough counting device for a 2 hour run-in period. Qualifying subjects will be stratified by age and then randomized to either DXM or placebo in a 1:1 ratio and fitted with the cough recording device for the first 24 hours of treatment. Subjects will receive approximately 9 doses of investigational product over the course of the 4 day study and will complete patient reported outcome questions before the morning and afternoon doses. Subjects will return to the study site on Day 2 to remove the cough recorder and Day 4 (+2 days) to complete the final visit. A review of any reported adverse events will also be completed. Validated Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) used in the study include morning cough assessment, afternoon cough assessment, Child Global Question, and Child Cold Symptom Checklist

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02651116

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