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POPULAR (Preference Of Patient Using Levocetirizine in Allergic Rhinitis)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160537
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2013
Information provided by:
UCB Pharma

Brief Summary:
Comparative study on clinical efficacy and safety of levocetirizine and desloratadine as measured by the subject's satisfaction/dissatisfaction after one week of treatment

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Drug: Levocetirizine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Monocenter, Double-blind, Randomized Trial, With Two Parallel Groups Comparing the Clinical Efficacy of Levocetirizine 5 mg Capsules and Desloratadine 5 mg Capsules Taken Once a Day Over 3 Weeks of Treatment in Adult Subjects Suffering From Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR) Due to Grass Pollen
Study Start Date : May 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hay Fever

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subjects' satisfaction / dissatisfaction after the first week of treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. allergic rhinitis symptoms scores over the first week of treatment , subject's satisfaction / dissatisfaction of their choice of treatment after the first week of treatment, time to first feeling of (sufficient) symptom improvement during the first we

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical history of SAR known and treated since 2 years.
  • Positive skin prick test (wheal > 3 mm larger than the diluent control) or RAST (≥3.5 IU/ml) to grass pollen (less than 1 year).
  • Minimum mean T5SS of 8 during the baseline period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have an associated asthma requiring a daily treatment other than β2 short acting agonist prn
  • Have atopic dermatitis or urticaria requiring antihistamine treatment or the administration of oral or topical corticosteroids and any other disease requiring the administration of oral or topical corticosteroids

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00160537

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
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Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160537    
Other Study ID Numbers: A00391
EudraCT 2004-002971-18
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2013
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR), Grass pollen, SAR Symptoms (sneezing, rhinorrhea, nasal / ocular pruritus, nasal congestion)
POPULAR, Xyzal, Levocetirizine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Respiratory Tract Infections
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs