ATAREAL (Antihistamine Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis in Real Life)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
UCB, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00160680
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: December 13, 2013
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

Comparison of clinical efficacy and safety of levocetirizine in PER continuous versus on demand, measured by evolution of individual symptom scores during 6 months.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Drug: Levocetirizine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Pilot, Open, Monocenter Randomized Two Parallel Groups, Clinical Efficacy Trial: Comparison Continuous Versus on Demand Regimen of Treatment With Levocetirizine 5 mg Oral Tablets, Once a Day, in Adults Suffering From Persistent Allergic Rhinitis (PER) Over 6 Months

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Further study details as provided by UCB, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evolution of the mean weekly T4SS (sum of the individual symptoms scores) during 6 months of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evolution of inflammatory cells concentrations and expression of ICAM-1 in nasal scrapings at baseline/after 1, 3 and 6 months of treatment Evolution of Rhinasthma scores, weekly/monthly number of days with (acute) rhinitis symptoms
  • Intake of concomitant/rescue medication
  • Safety

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical history of PER requiring treatment known at least since 2 years.
  • Positive skin prick test (wheal > 3 mm larger than the diluent control) or RAST (≥3.5 IU/ml) to HDM and Parietaria (less than 1 year).
  • Minimum mean T4SS of 6 over baseline period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects currently treated by specific parietaria pollen immunotherapy
  • Subjects suffering from non-allergic asthma
  • Chronic use of inhaled steroids and/or long acting β2 agonists; and/or corticosteroids dependent asthma (severe asthma)
  • Atopic dermatitis or urticaria requiring antihistamine treatment or the administration of oral or topical corticosteroids
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00160680

Locations
Italy
Genova, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160680     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A00392, EudraCT 2004-003858-26, ATAREAL
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: December 13, 2013
Health Authority: Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by UCB, Inc.:
Persistent Allergic Rhinitis, HDM, Parietaria, sneezing, rhinorrhea, ocular pruritus, Rhinasthma, inflammatory cells, ICAM-1, ATAREAL, Xyzal, Levocetirizine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Histamine Antagonists
Levocetirizine
Cetirizine
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Anti-Allergic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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