Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs Allegra Tablets in Patients With Seasonal Allergies (P03178)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
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Schering-Plough
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00794768
First received: November 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted

November 19, 2008
November 19, 2008
November 2002
July 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The primary efficacy measure was the preference rates calculated from subject comparative evaluation. [ Time Frame: 1 day after the end of the last treatment period (Visit 5) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Subject Non-Comparative Evaluation and subject Response to Therapy [ Time Frame: 1 day after the end of each 7-day treatment period (Visit 3 and Visit 5) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs Allegra Tablets in Patients With Seasonal Allergies (P03178)(COMPLETED)
Preference Evaluation of Clarinex Tablets vs. Allegra Tablets in Subjects With Symptomatic Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

This was a crossover study designed to see if patients with seasonal allergy symptoms preferred Clarinex® or Allegra®. Patients were randomized to take 7 days of Clarinex or Allegra treatment, followed by a 5 to 28-day washout period (days when no drug is given), followed by 7 days of the opposite treatment. At the end of each 7-day treatment, patients were asked questions to determine which drug, Clarinex or Allegra, the patient prefers more.

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Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Drug: desloratadine 5 mg
    Clarinex 5 mg daily x 7 days
    Other Name: Clarinex, SCH 34117
  • Drug: fexofenadine
    Allegra 180 mg daily x 7 days
    Other Name: Allegra
  • Experimental: Clarinex followed by Allegra
    Clarinex 5 mg by mouth daily for 7 days followed by Allegra 180 mg by mouth daily for 7 days, with 5-28 days washout between treatments.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: desloratadine 5 mg
    • Drug: fexofenadine
  • Experimental: Allegra followed by Clarinex
    Allegra 180 mg by mouth daily for 7 days followed by Clarinex 5 mg by mouth daily for 7 days, with 5-28 days washout between treatments.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: desloratadine 5 mg
    • Drug: fexofenadine
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Completed
118
July 2003
July 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • had at least a two-year history of seasonal allergic rhinitis;
  • currently experiencing symptoms of SAR, including nasal symptoms at Visits 2 and 4, prior to entering each treatment phase;
  • had not taken Clarinex or Allegra within the previous year;
  • were 18 years of age or older;
  • had negative urine test (hCG) for females of childbearing potential;
  • for women of childbearing potential, agreed to use a medically accepted method of birth control;
  • were free of any clinically significant disease (other than SAR) that would interfere with study evaluations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • were pregnant or nursing;
  • had allergic or idiosyncratic reaction to antihistamines;
  • had current or history of frequent, clinically significant sinusitis or chronic purulent nasal discharge;
  • had rhinitis medicamentosa or nasal structural abnormalities (including large nasal polyps and marked septal deviation) that significantly interfered with nasal airflow;
  • in the opinion of the Investigator, were dependent upon nasal, oral or ocular decongestants, nasal topical antihistamines, or nasal steroids (i.e., subjects who could or would not observe the washout period for these prohibited medications);
  • had an upper respiratory tract or sinus infection that required antibiotic therapy with the last dose within 14 days prior to Screening, or had a viral upper respiratory infection within 7 days prior to Screening;
  • had asthma, unless their symptoms could be controlled by a short-acting inhaled Beta2-agonist used on an "as needed" basis;
  • were on immunotherapy, unless they were on a stable maintenance schedule prior to screening. The dose of immunotherapy should remain constant and subjects could not receive immunotherapy within 24 hours prior to any visit;
  • had a history of psychosis, antagonistic personality, poor motivation, hypochondriasis, or any other emotional or intellectual problems that were likely to limit the validity of consent to participate in the study;
  • had a history of non-compliance with medications or treatment protocols;
  • had any clinically significant deviation from normal in the physical examination that, in the Investigator's judgment, may have interfered with the study evaluations or affect subject safety;
  • had any clinically significant metabolic, cardiovascular, immunologic, neurologic, hematologic, gastrointestinal, cerebrovascular, or respiratory disease, or any other disorder which, in the judgment of the Investigator, might interfere with the study evaluations or affect subject safety;
  • had liver or renal impairment.
Both
18 Years and older
No
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NCT00794768
P03178
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Head, Clinical Trials Registry & Results Disclosure Group, Schering-Plough
Schering-Plough
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Schering-Plough
November 2008

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