Adrenaline Nasal Spray

Study background

Adrenaline is commonly used to treat people who have had a severe allergic reaction and it is normally administered using a needle. We are researching if adrenaline administered through a nasal spray could provide an alternative needleless method.

To make sure the adrenaline used through a nasal spray is effective to use, we are conducting this study to see if having an upper respiratory tract infection will have any impact on the nasal spray. A respiratory tract infection can be from the common cold or the flu.

Study Details

The study would require you to come in four times, twice when you are unwell and twice once you start feeling better, which will take up to an hour for two visits and up to four hours for the other two visits. Over the course of the study, we would check your medical history, conduct an ECG test, draw blood periodically over four hours, and dose you with the nasal spray.

You will be paid for your time and expenses. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Aged between 18-55 years
  • Currently has an upper respiratory tract infection from the common cold or the flu
  • No medical history of hypertension or cardiovascular disease in the last 10 years
  • Otherwise, healthy