Kanuka honey and cold sores


Study title: 5% Aciclovir or Honevo as a treatment for cold sores.

Registration: ANZCTR: ACTRN12615000648527

Ethics: 15/NTB/93

Medsafe: 15/SCOTT/14

This study aims to establish whether NZ kanuka honey is an effective treatment for cold sores. 

A nationwide trial, we are seeking nearly 1000 participants to enrol via our pharmacy research network within three days of the onset of a cold sore.

 

To take part in this study you must:

Be aged 16 or over

Require treatment for an active coldsore

Have coldsore symptoms that have started over the past 72 hours

   
 

You will will not be able to take part in the study if:

You are pregnant or breastfeeding

You are allergic to honey glycerin or aciclovir

You have used oral aciclovir or similar for the current cold sore

You are planning to use medicine that may affect your cold sore during your participation in the study (Lysine etc)


You will be randomised to either 5% acyclovir cream or Honevo.

You will be asked to complete a daily diary (30 seconds/day) and final feedback call.

There is no need to travel for study visits as all data is collected remotely. 

Treatment is provided at no charge and there is $25 reimbursement for time on completion.


For more information and pharmacies near you please contact:

Alex Semprini

coldsore@mrinz.ac.nz

04 805 0260

Kanuka honey and cold sores


Study title: 5% Aciclovir or Honevo as a treatment for cold sores.

Registration: ANZCTR: ACTRN12615000648527

Ethics: 15/NTB/93

Medsafe: 15/SCOTT/14

This study aims to establish whether NZ kanuka honey is an effective treatment for cold sores. 

A nationwide trial, we are seeking nearly 1000 participants to enrol via our pharmacy research network within three days of the onset of a cold sore.

 

To take part in this study you must:

Be aged 16 or over

Require treatment for an active coldsore

Have coldsore symptoms that have started over the past 72 hours

   
 

You will will not be able to take part in the study if:

You are pregnant or breastfeeding

You are allergic to honey glycerin or aciclovir

You have used oral aciclovir or similar for the current cold sore

You are planning to use medicine that may affect your cold sore during your participation in the study (Lysine etc)


You will be randomised to either 5% acyclovir cream or Honevo.

You will be asked to complete a daily diary (30 seconds/day) and final feedback call.

There is no need to travel for study visits as all data is collected remotely. 

Treatment is provided at no charge and there is $25 reimbursement for time on completion.


For more information and pharmacies near you please contact:

Alex Semprini

coldsore@mrinz.ac.nz

04 805 0260

Kanuka honey and cold sores


Study title: 5% Aciclovir or Honevo as a treatment for cold sores.

Registration: ANZCTR: ACTRN12615000648527

Ethics: 15/NTB/93

Medsafe: 15/SCOTT/14

This study aims to establish whether NZ kanuka honey is an effective treatment for cold sores. 

A nationwide trial, we are seeking nearly 1000 participants to enrol via our pharmacy research network within three days of the onset of a cold sore.

 

To take part in this study you must:

Be aged 16 or over

Require treatment for an active coldsore

Have coldsore symptoms that have started over the past 72 hours

   
 

You will will not be able to take part in the study if:

You are pregnant or breastfeeding

You are allergic to honey glycerin or aciclovir

You have used oral aciclovir or similar for the current cold sore

You are planning to use medicine that may affect your cold sore during your participation in the study (Lysine etc)


You will be randomised to either 5% acyclovir cream or Honevo.

You will be asked to complete a daily diary (30 seconds/day) and final feedback call.

There is no need to travel for study visits as all data is collected remotely. 

Treatment is provided at no charge and there is $25 reimbursement for time on completion.


For more information and pharmacies near you please contact:

Alex Semprini

coldsore@mrinz.ac.nz

04 805 0260

 
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