Safety Study of MK-8237 Treatment in House-Dust-Mite Allergic Adolescents (MK-8237-008)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01678807
First received: August 31, 2012
Last updated: July 31, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of two doses (6 Development Units [DU] and 12 DU) of MK-8237 sublingual tablets compared to Placebo in adolescents with house dust mite-induced allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis.

Study Hypothesis:

At least one dose of MK-8237 sublingual tablet is safe and well-tolerated in adolescents with house dust mite-induced allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Rhinitis, Allergic, Nonseasonal
Biological: MK-8237 6 DU
Biological: MK-8237 12 DU
Biological: Placebo
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety Study of MK-8237 Treatment in House-Dust-Mite Allergic Adolescents (Protocol 008)

Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Who Experience At Least One Adverse Event [ Time Frame: Up to 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Percentage of Participants Who Discontinue Study Drug Due to an Adverse Event [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 195
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-8237 6 DU
MK-8237 6 DU rapidly dissolving tablet administered sublingually once daily for 28 days
Biological: MK-8237 6 DU
Other Name: SCH 900237
Experimental: MK-8237 12 DU
MK-8237 12 DU rapidly dissolving tablet administered sublingually once daily for 28 days
Biological: MK-8237 12 DU
Other Name: SCH 900237
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo rapidly dissolving tablet administered sublingually once daily for 28 days
Biological: Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis to house dust of at least 6 months duration (with or without asthma)
  • History of controlled asthma for the prior 1 month if participant has asthma, defined by not exceeding 2 days of symptoms per week; not more than 2 days of albuterol/short acting beta-agonist [SABA] use per week; and not wakening more than twice a month at night due to asthma symptoms
  • Agrees to remain abstinent or use (or have their partner use) 2 acceptable methods of birth control from screening and through the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to meet medication washout requirements
  • History of chronic urticaria and/or chronic angioedema within prior 2 years
  • History of anaphylaxis with cardiorespiratory symptoms with prior immunotherapy due to an unknown cause or to an inhalant allergen
  • Unstable, uncontrolled or severe asthma, or has experienced a life-threatening asthma attack or an occurrence of any clinical deterioration of asthma that resulted in emergency treatment, hospitalization due to asthma, or treatment with systemic corticosteroids (but allowing SABAs) at any time within prior 3 months
  • History of chronic sinusitis during within prior 2 years
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding, or expecting to conceive within the projected duration of the study
  • Known history of allergy, hypersensitivity or intolerance to investigational medicinal products (except for D. pteronyssinus and/or D. farinae) or self-injectable epinephrine
  • Business or personal relationship with investigational site personnel or Sponsor who is directly involved with the conduct of the trial
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01678807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8237-008, MK-8237-008
Study First Received: August 31, 2012
Last Updated: July 31, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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

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