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Study of Montelukast and Its Effect on Lower Leg Growth in Children With Asthma (MK-0476-254)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00092092
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of montelukast, an approved medication, on the lower leg growth rate in children with mild asthma. The primary hypothesis is that the lower leg length (LLL) growth rate for children treated with montelukast compared to placebo will be established.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma, Bronchial Drug: Montelukast chewable tablets Drug: Budesonide inhaler Drug: Placebo to montelukast chewable tablets Drug: Placebo to budesonide inhaler Phase 4

Detailed Description:
This is a crossover study that consists of a 2-week placebo run-in period, then a first 3-week treatment period, then a 2-week washout period, and then a second 3-week treatment period. Participants will be randomized to treatment with either montelukast and placebo or budesonide and placebo. The duration of treatment is 6 weeks.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, 2-Arm, 2X2 Crossover Study Comparing the Effects of Montelukast, Inhaled Budesonide, and Placebo on Lower Leg Growth in Children (Prepubertal, Tanner Stage I) With Mild Asthma
Study Start Date : October 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Montelukast→Placebo
Participants receive one montelukast 5 mg chewable tablet once daily (QD) for 3 weeks. After a 2-week washout period, participants receive one placebo chewable tablet QD for 3 weeks.
Drug: Montelukast chewable tablets
Montelukast sodium 5 mg chewable tablets

Drug: Placebo to montelukast chewable tablets
Placebo chewable tablets

Experimental: Placebo→Montelukast
Participants receive one placebo chewable tablet QD for 3 weeks. After a 2-week washout period, participants receive one montelukast 5 mg chewable tablet QD for 3 weeks.
Drug: Montelukast chewable tablets
Montelukast sodium 5 mg chewable tablets

Drug: Placebo to montelukast chewable tablets
Placebo chewable tablets

Active Comparator: Budesonide→Placebo
Participants receive budesonide 200 mcg inhalation powder twice daily (BID) for 3 weeks. After a 2-week washout period, participants receive placebo inhalation powder BID for 3 weeks.
Drug: Budesonide inhaler
Budesonide 200 mcg inhalation powder

Drug: Placebo to budesonide inhaler
Placebo inhalation powder

Active Comparator: Placebo→Budesonide
Participants receive placebo inhalation powder BID for 3 weeks. After a 2-week washout period, participants receive budesonide 200 mcg inhalation powder BID for 3 weeks.
Drug: Budesonide inhaler
Budesonide 200 mcg inhalation powder

Drug: Placebo to budesonide inhaler
Placebo inhalation powder




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Short-term lower-leg growth rate (LLGR) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 3 ]
    Lower leg length was measured in millimeters (mm) using a knemometer.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A 6-month history of asthma with periodic episodes requiring treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical history of a lung disorder (other than asthma) or a recent upper respiratory tract infection.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00092092


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Study Data/Documents: CSR Synopsis  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00092092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0476-254
2004_023 ( Other Identifier: Telerx ID Number )
First Posted: September 24, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Budesonide
Montelukast
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Leukotriene Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action