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Study Title: Phase 1 Single Centre, open-labeled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Topical Nitric Oxide Releasing Mouthwash (NORM) for the Management of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis.

Inclusion Criteria:

Each participant must meet the following criteria to be enrolled in this study.

  1. At least 19 years old at the time of consent.
  2. Participants must be diagnosed with clinical candidiasis.
  3. Have no acute illnesses or hospitalizations within 30 days prior to enrollment, no planned procedures during the anticipated study participation, and no newly diagnosed chronic illnesses that are not deemed stable by the participant’s primary care physician), in the opinion of the Investigator, based on medical history (i.e., absence of any clinically relevant abnormality) during Screening.
  4. Participants must not have been part of any clinical trial for the past 30 days and may not be taking any other investigational therapy related to treatment of candidiasis.
  5. If female, be surgically sterile or post-menopausal (no menses for at least 12 months), or if of childbearing potential, must be using an acceptable method of contraception such as a combination estrogen/progestin hormonal contraceptive (oral or injected) for at least 1 month prior to Day -14, or such items as an intrauterine device (IUD), intrauterine system (IUS), transdermal hormonal implant, vaginal hormonal ring, or 2 forms of the following: diaphragm, cervical cap, patch, condom, spermicide, or sponge. Total abstinence is permitted. If local regulations deviate from the previously listed contraception methods to prevent pregnancy, local requirements will apply. In addition, females of childbearing potential must agree to continue to use their method of birth control for the duration of the study.
  6. If male, be surgically sterile, or agree to use appropriate contraception (latex condom with spermicide) when engaging in sexual activity and agree to not donate sperm for the duration of the study.
  7. Be able to understand and provide written, informed consent.
  8. Must be willing and able to manage a treatment regimen and attend assessment study visits.


Exclusion Criteria:

Participants who meet any of the following criteria will be excluded from the study.

  1. Participants with mucosal/oral ulceration
  2. No prior antifungal therapies for a minimum 2-week prior to enrollment
  3. Participants with other conditions considered by the investigator to be reasons for disqualification that may jeopardize patient safety or interfere with the objectives of the trial (e.g., acute illness or exacerbation of chronic illness, lack of motivation, history of poor compliance, neurologically or mentally disabled)
  4. Females who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or attempting to become pregnant.
  5. Participants with hypersensitivity to any of the product’s ingredients.

Schedule of Events:

Public Registration Link:

Contact Information:

Dr. Joel Epstein (Principal Investigator)        

Dr. Harleen Kaur (Sub-Investigator)

Oral Medicine at Atlantis Dental Cambie

2160 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4T1