Efficacy & Safety of Loratadine-Betamethasone Oral Solution for Treatment of Severe Perennial Allergic Rhinitis in Children (Study P03428)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00963573
First received: August 20, 2009
Last updated: May 7, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

This study attempts to document the therapeutic value of combining loratadine antihistamine action (no sedative) with anti-inflammatory effects of betamethasone at low doses, which may facilitate treatment adherence by patients whereas providing an effective and rapid perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) symptoms relief.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis
Drug: Loratadine
Drug: Betamethasone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Loratadine-Betamethasone Oral Solution (1 mg/0.05 mg/1 mL) for Initial Treatment of Severe Perennial Allergic Rhinitis in School Age Children

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate efficacy and safety of loratadine/betamethasone oral solution (1 mg/0.05 mg/1 mL), at a dose of 10 mg/0.5 mg, respectively, as an initial treatment for severe perennial allergic rhinitis in school age children [ Time Frame: Day 6 (Final visit) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: loratadine/betamethasone oral solution
loratadine/betamethasone oral solution (1 mg/0.05 mg/1 mL), at a dose of 10 mg/0.5 mg
Drug: Loratadine
loratadine/betamethasone oral solution (1 mg/0.05 mg/1 mL), at a dose of 10 mg/0.5 mg
Other Name: SCH 029851
Drug: Betamethasone
loratadine/betamethasone oral solution (1 mg/0.05 mg/1 mL), at a dose of 10 mg/0.5 mg
Other Name: SCH 029851

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of perennial allergic rhinitis.
  • Age >= 6 years old and <= 12 years old.
  • Patients in good general conditions, without any other relevant clinical condition except for perennial allergic rhinitis.
  • Symptoms total score at admission >= 8 (out of 15 possible). Individual symptoms (score 0 to 3 points) were: Sneezing or nasal pruritus, eye reddening or pruritus, nasal congestion, wet nose or with secretion (sniffing), secretion sensation at pharynx (post-nasal dripping).
  • Number of symptoms: At least three.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 6 years old or > 12 years old.
  • Co-existence of acute sinusitis or some chronic condition different from asthma or atopic dermatitis.
  • Presence of systemic fungal infections.
  • Conscience or behavioral disturbances.
  • Current oral or parenteral steroid treatment.
  • Concomitant use of Phenobarbital, rifampicin, diphenylhydantoin or ephedrine.
  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the study pharmacological combination components.
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  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00963573     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P03428
Study First Received: August 20, 2009
Last Updated: May 7, 2014
Health Authority: Venezuela: Instituto Nacional de Higiene "Rafael Rangel"

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
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Betamethasone-17,21-dipropionate
Betamethasone benzoate
Betamethasone
Betamethasone Valerate
Betamethasone sodium phosphate
Loratadine
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Antipruritics
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating

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