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The FLASH Study: A Study of Roflumilast Versus Placebo in Patients With Asthma (BY217/M2-023)

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: January 13, 2004
Last updated: December 1, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
The purpose of this study is to confirm the dose of roflumilast to be used for asthma management by comparing the effects of 250 mcg and 500 mcg oral roflumilast with placebo on pulmonary function and asthma symptoms.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Roflumilast
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The FLASH Study: A Randomized, Controlled Study of Roflumilast 250 mcg and 500 mcg Versus Placebo in Patients With Asthma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in lung function.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change in morning PEF
  • asthma symptom score
  • rescue medication
  • time to withdrawal due to worsening asthma.

Estimated Enrollment: 822
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of persistent chronic bronchial asthma
  • Baseline lung function within specified parameters
  • No change in asthma treatment during the last 4 weeks prior to start of baseline period
  • Stable clinical state
  • Except for asthma, in good health
  • Non-smokers or ex-smokers

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poorly controlled asthma
  • Diagnosis of chronic pulmonary disease and/or other relevant lung diseases
  • Patients using continuously (more than 3 days per week) > 8 puffs/day rescue medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00076076

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00076076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BY217/M2-023
Study First Received: January 13, 2004
Last Updated: December 1, 2016

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on March 29, 2017