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Dose Response Study of a Topical Gel for the Treatment of Raynaud's Phenomenon

Information source: MediQuest Therapeutics
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Condition(s) targeted: Raynaud's Disease; Raynaud's Disease Secondary to Scleroderma; Raynaud's Disease Secondary to Autoimmune Disease

Intervention: MQX-503 (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: MediQuest Therapeutics

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Leslie Klaff, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Rainier Clinical Research


The Purpose of this study is to determine the response to two different strengths of a topical gel containing nitroglycerin in patients with Raynaud's disease.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase II Dose Response Study of a Topical Gel Formulation of Nitroglycerin, MQX-503, in the Treatment of Raynaud's Phenomenon

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

Primary outcome: Measure the time required for blood flow to return to baseline after cold exposure

Secondary outcome:

Measure the time required for skin temperature to return to baseline after cold exposure

Prevention or reduction of symptoms following cold exposure.

Detailed description: The Purpose of this clinical study is to determine, in a controlled fashion, the response to two dosage strengths of a topical gel formulation of Nitroglycerin, MQX-503, in the determination of changes in finger blood flow and skin temperature in the fingers of patients with moderate to severe primary Raynaud's phenomenon and with Raynaud's phenomenon secondary to autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma. The dosage strength response in the treatment of the symptoms (pain, tingling, numbness) will also be monitored.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Outpatients, 18 to 75 years

- Clinical Diagnosis of Raynaud's, or observed event by study physician, or symptoms

with reduced blood flow as meausred using laser doppler equipment

- Agree to have test gels applied to finger

- Discontinue current vasodialator therapeis for Raynaud's treatment

- Four weeks from last clinical trial participation

- Agree not to use any other investigational medications or therapies to treat

Raynaud's and its symptoms while participating in this study including other dosages or forms of nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, fenoldopam mesylate, milrinone lactate, nifedipine, diltiazem, felodipine, nimodipine, nisoldipine, and verapamil

- Negative pregnancy test for women prior to study start and agree to use effective

contraception throughout

- Must be able to give written informed consent and comply with all study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

- Concurrent use of any nitrate medication or medications known to interact with

Nitroglycerin such as sildenafil, and other treatments for erectile dysfunction

- Patients who have a known allergy to Nitroglycerin or common topical gel ingredients

- Patients with a history of migraine, cluster or vascular headaches, or those who

suffer from chronic pain

- Patients with a history of an unstable medical problem or any current condition that

would interfere in participation in the study

- Patients unable to complete pain assessment instructions

- Patients who in the last three months have had a myocardial infarction, uncontrolled

congestive heart failure, unstable angina, uncontrolled hypotension or uncontrolled hypertension

- Patients who have participated in another investigational drug study within four

weeks of the first study treatment

- Patients with out of range laboratory screening values

- Patients who have had major abdominal, thoracic or vascular surgery within six months

of the first study treatment

- Patients with open lesions or skin conditions where gel is to be applied

- Pregnant or nursing women

- Women who will not agree to comply with contraceptive requirements

- Patients with a history of poor compliance, poor cooperation or unreliability

Locations and Contacts

Rainier Clinical Research, Renton, Washington 98055, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: July 2006
Last updated: May 29, 2007

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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