Compare the Efficacy of Levocetirizine to Placebo in Reducing Symptoms of SAR in Sensitive Subjects Exposed to Ragweed Pollen

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
UCB, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00291642
First received: February 10, 2006
Last updated: December 13, 2013
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy comparability of cetirizine and levocetirizine, by comparing the effects of single intake of the two drugs to placebo in reducing symptoms of SAR in ragweed sensitive adult subjects exposed to ragweed pollen in an Environmental Exposure Unit.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Drug: Levocetirizine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Five Parallel Groups, Exploratory Clinical Trial to Compare the Efficacy of Single Dose Levocetirizine 2.5 and 5 mg, Cetirizine 5 mg and 10 mg to Placebo in Reducing Symptoms of SAR in Sensitive Subjects Exposed to Ragweed Pollen in a EEU.

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Further study details as provided by UCB, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare efficacy of levocetirizine 2.5 mg, levocetirizine 5 mg, cetirizine 5 mg and cetirizine 10 mg vs placebo as measured by the mean change from baseline of major symptoms related to seasonal allergic rhinitis, in ragweed

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate efficacy of each active arm in reducing other SAR symptoms at different time points; the Safety

Estimated Enrollment: 541
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female subject of non-childbearing potential or of childbearing potential agreeing not to become pregnant during the study.
  • Have had seasonal allergic rhinitis due to Ragweed for the last 2 consecutive years
  • Subjects who obtain a minimum sum considering SAR related symptoms (mean value) as defined by protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any clinically significant condition that might interfere with the treatment evaluation, both for efficacy and safety
  • Have used forbidden concomitant medications as defined by the protocol
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00291642

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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: NCT00291642     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A00412, 102837-Canada Health Auth.
Study First Received: February 10, 2006
Last Updated: December 13, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by UCB, Inc.:
Levocetirizine, Xyzal, Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal, Ragweed

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Rhinitis
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Levocetirizine
Cetirizine
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
Therapeutic Uses

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