Safety and Efficacy Pilot Study of AzaSite (Azithromycin) in Subjects With Blepharitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00629590
First received: February 21, 2008
Last updated: September 20, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AzaSite ophthalmic solution, 1% on signs and symptoms of blepharitis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Blepharitis
Drug: AzaSite®
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single-Center, Open-Label, Randomized Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of AzaSite® Ophthalmic Solution, 1% in Combination With Mechanical Therapy Versus Mechanical Therapy Alone for Two Weeks in Subjects With Posterior Blepharitis

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in clinical signs and symptoms associated with blepharitis [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Standard ocular safety assessments [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: AzaSite®
ophthalmic solution; 1 drop in each eye BID for two days, then 1 drop in each eye QD for ~12 days
Other Name: AzaSite
No Intervention: 2

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of moderate to severe chronic posterior blepharitis
  • if female of childbearing potential, are non-pregnant and non-lactating

Exclusion Criteria:

  • had ocular surface surgery (LASIK, refractive, etc.) within the past year
  • unwilling to discontinue use of contact lenses during the study
  • have glaucoma
  • unable or unwilling to withhold the use of lid scrubs during the study
  • have a serious systemic disease or uncontrolled medical condition that in the judgment of the investigator could confound study assessments or limit compliance
  • currently using any preserved topical ocular medications (with the exception of unpreserved tear substitutes) at the time of entry into the study or during study participation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00629590

Locations
United States, New York
South Shore Eye Care
Wantagh, New York, United States, 11793
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Reza Haque works for Sponsor
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Sponsor
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00629590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 041-106, P08649
Study First Received: February 21, 2008
Last Updated: September 20, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blepharitis
Eye Diseases
Eyelid Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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