Open Study to Evaluate the Safety of Levocetirizine in Young Children (2 - 6 Years) Suffering From Allergic Rhinitis

This study has been completed.
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UCB, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: December 13, 2013
Last verified: September 2009

4 week open study to evaluate the safety of levocetirizine in young children (2 - 6 years) suffering from allergic rhinitis. As secondary objective, this study will assess the efficacy of the treatment by means of the T4SS (Total 4 symptoms scores of allergic rhinitis) and each of the 4 individual rhinitis symptom scores

Condition Intervention Phase
Allergic Rhinitis
Drug: Levocetirizine oral solution
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A 4 Week Open, Multi-center Study Evaluating the Safety of Levocetirizine 1.25 mg b.i.d. Given as 0.5 mg/mL Oral Solution in 2 to 6 Year-old Children Suffering From Allergic Rhinitis.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess safety of levocetirizine 1.25 mg bid given as 0.5 mg/mL oral solution in 2 to 6 years old children suffering from allergic rhinitis over 4 weeks of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess efficacy of 1.25 mg levocetirizine 0.5 mg/mL oral solution bid in 2 to 6 years old children suffering from allergic rhinitis over 4 weeks by means of the T4SS and each of the 4 individual rhinitis
  • To describe the serum concentration of levocetirizine after 1,3 and 6 hours following the last treatment intake

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 6 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At Visit 1:

    • Male or female outpatients aged 2 to 6 years old.
    • Subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis (perennial and/or seasonal) and symptomatic as attested by the Daily Record Card (DRC).
  • At Visit 2:

    • Respected wash-out periods for the forbidden medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Presence of asthma requiring treatment by inhaled corticosteroids.

    • Atopic dermatitis or urticaria requiring antihistamine treatment or the administration of oral or topical corticosteroids, or any other disease requiring the administration of oral or topical corticosteroids, immunomodulatory drugs, anti-inflammatory, or cytotoxic drugs.
    • Use during the course of the study, or during the specific wash-out periods, of any of the following medications: intranasal or systemic corticosteroids (within 7 days), ketotifen (within 7 days), nedocromil or cromoglicate (within 7 days), loratadine and desloratadine (within 7 days), other antihistamines (within 3 days) or decongestants (per os, nasal spray, or drops - within 3 days), or any other concomitant medications that, in the opinion of the Investigator, interfered with the study.
    • Initiation or change of dose of an immunotherapy regimen during the course of the study.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00152412

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB, Inc.
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB, Inc.
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Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00152412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A00385, EudraCT number: 2004-000180-96
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: December 13, 2013
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by UCB, Inc.:
Allergic Rhinitis, safety, levocetirizine, children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Allergic Agents
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