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The Effects of Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray in Subjects With Sleep-disordered Breathing (SDB) Associated With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (Study P04726)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00359216
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 1, 2006
Results First Posted : August 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
This is a Phase 4 randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-center, double-blind study to evaluate the effects of mometasone furoate nasal spray (MFNS) in subjects with Sleep-disordered Breathing (SDB) associated with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) using Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow (PNIF), Embletta device home-monitored cardiopulmonary evaluations, and rhinitis evaluations and questionnaires. Approximately 30 subjects 18 to 60 years of age with symptomatic PAR (with or without SAR) will be selected and randomized at one study site. The anticipated duration of subject participation in the study is approximately 39 days. Subjects who qualify at the Screening Visit will complete a 10-14 day run-in/screening period. Following the run-in period, subjects who meet the qualifications at the Baseline Visit will be treated with study medication for 4 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorder Drug: Mometasone furoate nasal spray Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Single-Site Study of Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray (MFNS) In Subjects With Sleep-disordered Breathing Associated With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR) Using Home-Monitored Cardio-Respiratory Methodology.
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mometasone furoate nasal spray Drug: Mometasone furoate nasal spray
MFNS, 50 mcg/spray. Each subject to take 200 mcg (4 sprays) once daily in the morning.
Other Name: Nasonex

Placebo Comparator: Placebo nasal spray Drug: Placebo
Placebo nasal spray. Each subject to take 4 sprays once daily in the morning.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Apnea-Hypopnea Index [ Time Frame: change from baseline (screening) at the end of 28 days of treatment ]
    Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI), used to assess severity of sleep apnea based on total number of complete cessations (apnea) and partial obstructions (hypopnea) of breathing occurring per hour of sleep. Determined by the frequency of occurrence of apnea-hypopnea episodes measured during sleep at home by an Embletta device.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Demonstration of willingness to participate in the study and comply with its procedures by signing a written informed consent.
  • Ages 18 to 60 years, of either sex, and of any race.
  • A 2-year or longer history of perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) with or without SAR.
  • Skin test positive to a relevant prevalent perennial allergen or seasonal allergens if the subject also has SAR done either at the Screening Visit or within the previous 12 months.
  • At the Screening Visit (Visit 1) subject must have TNSS of >=12 our of a possible 24, nasal congestion score of 4 out of a possible 6 on congestion, an Interference With Sleep average score of (2) moderate over 7 nights prior to the Screening Visit.
  • At the Baseline Visit (Visit 2) scores, reflective over the previous 12 hours, of 4 or more for nasal congestion using a categorical whole-number symptom severity scale encompassing 7 severity ratings on at least 6 of the 15 recordings of the Run-in period which may include the morning of the Baseline Visit (Visit 2).
  • At the Baseline Visit (Visit 2) subject must have a TNSS of more than >=12 out of a possible 24 reflective over the past 12 hours on at least 6 or more of the 15 recordings of the Run-in period, which may include the morning of the Baseline Visit.
  • Current complaint of sleep disturbance while symptomatic with PAR and have a score of at least 2 with the Interference with Sleep scale on at least 4 out of the 8 AM diary recordings during the Run-in period and may include the morning of Visit 2 (Baseline).
  • The number of AH events per hour will be recorded but should not exceed 30 per hour.
  • Freedom from any clinically significant disease (other than PAR or SAR) that would interfere with the study evaluations.
  • Confirmation by subject that he/she is practicing adequate contraception: Female volunteers of childbearing potential (including women who are less than 1 year postmenopausal and women who will be sexually active during the study) must agree to use a medically accepted method of contraception or be surgically sterilized prior to screening and while receiving protocol-specified medication. Women who are postmenopausal for >1 year (ie, women who have experienced 12 consecutive months of amenorrhea) will be exempted from the use of contraception during the study. Acceptable methods of contraception include condoms (male and female) with or without a spermicidal agent, diaphragm or cervical cap with a spermicidal agent, medically prescribed intrauterine device (IUD), oral or injectable hormonal contraceptives, and surgical sterilization (eg, hysterectomy or tubal ligation).
  • Understanding of, and ability to adhere to, the dosing and visit schedules, and agreement to record symptom severity scores, medication times, concomitant medications, and adverse events accurately and consistently in a daily diary.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or intention to become pregnant during the study
  • Breast-feeding or intention to breast-feed during the study or within 30 days after study completion
  • Currently medication for PAR, or during the 10 days prior to the Screening Visit, treatment for SAR or PAR with an antihistamine or a nasal inhaled corticosteroid.
  • Current or a history of frequent (2 or more episodes per year for the past 2 years) clinically significant sinusitis or chronic purulent postnasal drip.
  • Recent nasal septum ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma; postpone inclusion until healing has occurred.
  • A diagnosis of rhinitis medicamentosa.
  • Upper or lower respiratory tract or sinus infection that required antibiotic therapy with the last dose 14 days prior to screening, or a viral upper or lower respiratory infection within 7 days prior to screening.
  • Nasal structural abnormalities, including large nasal polyps and marked septum deviation, that significantly interfere with nasal airflow.
  • Bronchial asthma that cannot be controlled by short-acting beta 2-agonist adrenergic receptor agonists.
  • Current desensitization immunotherapy and expectation of receiving an increase in dose during the study. Subject may not receive desensitization treatment within 24 hours prior to a study visit.
  • Failure to observe the designated washout periods for any of the prohibited medications outlined in section 6.2 of the protocol.
  • Previous randomization into the study.
  • Current evidence of clinically significant hematopoietic, cardiovascular, hepatic, immunologic, renal, neurologic, psychiatric, autoimmune disease, or other disease that precludes the subject's participation in the study, or the subject's ability to complete the diary cards.
  • Active or quiescent tuberculosis infection of the respiratory tract, untreated fungal, bacterial, or systemic viral infections, or ocular herpes simplex.
  • Compromised ability to provide informed consent.
  • A history of non-compliance with medications or treatment protocols.
  • Morbidly obese (BMI >= 40).
  • Night-shift working schedule with no standard asleep at night/awake during the day cycle.
  • Any clinically significant deviation from the appropriate reference range in the physical examination that, in the investigator's judgment, may interfere with the study evaluation or affect subject safety.
  • a situation or condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with optimal participation in the study.
  • Participation in any other clinical study(ies).
  • Subject is on the staff, affiliated with, or a family member of the staff personnel directly involved with this study.
  • Subject is allergic to or has sensitivity to the study drug or its excipients.
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00359216    
Other Study ID Numbers: P04726
First Posted: August 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Hypopnea Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Sleep Wake Disorders
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Nervous System Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Mental Disorders
Mometasone Furoate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents