A Safety, Efficacy and Tolerability Study in Pediatric Subjects With Asthma

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 15, 2008
Last updated: July 1, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

A Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability Study of Daily Dosing with Levalbuterol Tartrate HFA MDI and Placebo in Subjects Aged Birth to <48 Months with Asthma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Levalbuterol
Drug: Levalbuterol UDV TID
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability Study of Daily Dosing With Levalbuterol Tartrate HFA MDI and Placebo in Subjects Aged Birth to <48 Months With Asthma

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Further study details as provided by Sunovion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline to Visit 4 in the mean daily composite score based on the Pediatric Asthma Caregiver Assessments [ Time Frame: Days 0,14,28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes from baseline to Visits 3 and 4 in the mean daily composite score based on the daytime and nighttime asthma symptom scores [ Time Frame: Days 0,14,28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change and percent change in the in-clinic PEF value from study baseline (Visit 2 predose) to postdose timepoints at Visit 2,3,4 timepoints in those subjects aged 24 to <48 months able to perform acceptable and reproducible PEF man [ Time Frame: Days 0,14,28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change and percent change in the at-home mean daily PEF value from study baseline (mean of the daily PEF values from Visit 1 and 2) to Visits 3 and 4 (mean of the daily PEF values in the week prior to the visit) in subjects aged 24 to <48 month [ Time Frame: Days -7, 0, 14, 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 198
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
90 ug Levalbuterol (2 actuations)
Drug: Levalbuterol
90 ug Levalbuterol (2 actuations)
Other Name: Xopenex HFA Inhalation Aerosol
Active Comparator: 2
0.31 ug Levalbuterol UDV TID
Drug: Levalbuterol UDV TID
0.31 ug Levalbuterol UDV TID
Other Name: Xopenex Inhalation Solution
Placebo Comparator: 3
Drug: Placebo
Placebo (2 actuations)
Other Name: Placebo

Detailed Description:

This is a modified-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter, parallel-group trial of levalbuterol HFA MDI administered using a facemask and holding chamber in subjects birth to <48 months with asthma. This study was previously posted by Sepracor Inc. In October 2009, Sepracor Inc. was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma., and in October 2010, Sepracor Inc's name was changed to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 48 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject's parent/legal guardian must give written informed consent, including privacy authorization, prior to study participation. Complete documentation regarding the consent process must be recorded in the case report form (CRF) and source documentation.
  • Subject's parent/legal guardian must be willing and able to comply with the study procedures and visit schedules.
  • Subject, male or female, must be between the ages of birth and <48 months, exclusive, at the time of consent.
  • Subjects 24 to <48 months of age must have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma (defined as at least 3 episodes of respiratory symptoms consistent with asthma symptoms including, but not limited to, cough, wheeze, or dyspnea).
  • Subjects 0 to <24 months of age must have a history of 3 episodes of respiratory symptoms that in the judgement of the investigator could be consistent with asthma or reactive airways disease.
  • Subject must be in good health and not affected by any other chronic conditions, including respiratory disorders other than asthma.
  • In subjects with a chest radiograph (taken 12 months prior to screening visit), no evidence of any chronic cardiopulmonary condition other than asthma should be present as discerned by the Investigator.
  • Subject's parent/legal guardian must be able to complete the diary cards and medical event calendars (MEC) reliably on a daily basis and understand dosing instructions and questionnaire completion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject who requires or is expected to require any disallowed medications
  • Subject who has participated in an investigational drug study within 30 days prior to screening, or who is currently participating in another clinical trial.
  • Subject or parent/legal guardian who has daily commitments during the study that would interfere with trial measurements, compliance, or both.
  • Subject who has a history of hospitalization for asthma, reactive airways disease, or bronchospasm within 4 weeks prior to screening or who is scheduled for in-patient hospitalization, including elective surgery during the course of the trial.
  • Subject who has experienced significant blood loss within 60 days of study drug.
  • Subject with a clinical diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
  • Subject who was born prematurely, defined as less than 38 weeks gestational age at birth, and is <1 year of age at screening
  • Subject whose body weight is less than 7.0 kg at screening. This minimum weight requirement is based upon standard pediatric growth charts [CDC 2000].
  • Subject with a known sensitivity to levalbuterol or racemic albuterol, or any of the excipients contained in any of these formulations.
  • Subject using any prescription drug with which levalbuterol or racemic albuterol sulfate administration is contraindicated.
  • Subject with a history of life-threatening asthma, defined as previous asthma episodes requiring intubation or associated with hypercapnia, respiratory arrest, or hypoxic seizures.
  • Subject with clinically significant abnormalities that may interfere with the metabolism or excretion of the study drugs or study participation (eg, abnormalities of renal, hepatic, metabolic, or endocrine function).
  • Subject with a history of cancer.
  • Subject with any chronic or congenital cardiorespiratory condition other than asthma including, but not limited to, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, congenital heart disease, and cystic fibrosis.
  • Subject affected by an upper or lower respiratory tract infection in the 3 weeks prior to screening.
  • Subject with a history of ventilation for a respiratory condition occurring at or near birth, including those associated with prematurity or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Ventilatory support for elective non-cardiopulmonary surgery is not exclusionary. - Subject with any clinically significant abnormal laboratory values (hematology, blood chemistry).
  • Subject with a clinically significant abnormal 12-lead ECG that would put the subject at risk for experiencing adverse cardiac effects.
  • Subject who is a relative of a staff member.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00809757

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United States, Arkansas
Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinical Research Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
West Coast Clinical Trials, LLC
Cypress, California, United States, 90630
Allergy & Asthma Care Center of Southern California
Long Beach, California, United States, 90808
Clinical Trials of Orange County, Inc.
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Allergy and Asthma Consultants
Redwood, California, United States, 94063
United States, Colorado
IMMUNOe International Research Centers
Centennial, Colorado, United States, 80112
United States, Florida
All Seasons Allergy and Asthma Center, P.A.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States, 32547
Palm Beach Research Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33409
United States, Georgia
Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, Georgia, United States, 31904
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Northern Illinois Research Associates
DeKalb, Illinois, United States, 60115
Sneeze, Wheeze & Itch Associates LLC
Normal, Illinois, United States, 61761
United States, Indiana
Nassim, McMonigle, Mescia & Associates
New Albany, Indiana, United States, 47150
United States, Michigan
Grand Blanc Medical
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States, 48439
United States, Missouri
Craig A. Spiegel MD
Bridgeton, Missouri, United States, 63044
United States, Nebraska
Midwest Allergy and Asthma center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68130
The Asthma & Allergy Center, P.C.
Papillion, Nebraska, United States, 68046
United States, New York
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
St. Elizabeth Health Center
Utica, New York, United States, 13502
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Dayton Clinical Research
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45406
United States, Oklahoma
Eminence Research, LLC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73139
Allergy, Asthma and clinical Research Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73120
United States, Pennsylvania
Asthma and Allergy Research Associates
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States, 19013
United States, South Carolina
AAC Research - PC
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29414
National Allergy, Asthma, and Uticaria Centers
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29407
ADAC Research, PA
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29607
United States, Tennessee
The Asthma Institute, PLLC
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37421
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
United States, Texas
Sirius Clinical Research, LLC
Austin, Texas, United States, 78759
Isis Clinical Research, LLC
Austin, Texas, United States, 78731
TTS Research
Boerne, Texas, United States, 78006
Hill Country Family Medical Center
Boerne, Texas, United States, 78006
Allergy/Immunology Research Center of North Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Dallas Allergy Immunology Research
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Western Sky Medical Research
El Paso, Texas, United States, 79903
Breath of Life Research Institute
Katy, Texas, United States, 77450
Live Oak Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Live Oak, Texas, United States, 78233
Quality Assurance Research Center, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78205
Southwest Allergy and Asthma, P.A.
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sylvana Research Associates
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Allergy and Asthma Research Institute
Waco, Texas, United States, 76712
Allergy & Asthma Care of Waco
Waco, Texas, United States, 76712
United States, Virginia
PI-Coor Clinical Research, LLC
Burke, Virginia, United States, 22015
Colonial Heights Pediatrics
Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States, 23834
United States, Washington
Bellingham Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology Clinic
Bellingham, Washington, United States, 98225
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Respiratory Medical Director, MD Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sunovion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00809757     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 051-359
Study First Received: December 15, 2008
Last Updated: July 1, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sunovion:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents

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