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The Additive Anti-inflammatory Effect of Simvastatin in Combination With Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma

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: NCT00792337
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kittipong Maneechotesuwan, Mahidol University

Brief Summary:
We hypothesize that simvastatin in combination with ICS might have synergistic anti-inflammatory effects on airway inflammation in asthmatic patients

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Drug: simvastatin Drug: B1-6-12 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
To determine the additive effect of simvastatin on airway inflammation in ICS-treated patients with persistent asthma by measuring eosinophil counts in induced sputum

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 53 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Additive Anti-inflammatory Effect of Simvastatin in Combination With Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
Drug Information available for: Simvastatin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: simvastatin
simvastatin in combination with budesonide
Drug: simvastatin
10 mg per oral once daily for 8 weeks
Other Name: zocor

Placebo Comparator: B1-6-12
Budesonide in combination with B1-6-12
Drug: B1-6-12
1 table per day for 8 weeks
Other Name: vitamin B1-6-12

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sputum eosinophil [ Time Frame: 8 WEEKS ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. FEV1 [ Time Frame: 8 WEEKS ]
  2. PC20 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • He or she has FEV1 > 60% of predicted
  • He or she requires less than 1000 mcg daily of beclomethasone or equivalent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • He or she had previous history of renal disease or serum creatinine more than 2 mg/dL
  • He or she had previous history of liver disease
  • She is pregnant or during lactation
  • He or she has already received statins or is allergic to statins or has developed myositis.
  • He or she has an asthma exacerbation and requires treatment with oral corticosteroids during the 3 months prior to the commencement of study entry.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00792337

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Kittipong Maneechotesuwan
Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
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Principal Investigator: Kittipong - Maneechotesuwan, MD, PhD Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital

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Responsible Party: Kittipong Maneechotesuwan, Professor, Mahidol University Identifier: NCT00792337    
Other Study ID Numbers: 004(II)/51
First Posted: November 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2013
Last Verified: September 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors