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SHARE - Symbicort and Health Economics in a Real Life Evaluation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00259766
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2011
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare health-related costs and asthma control in ordinary clinical practice during 12 months for Symbicort® given as a low maintenance dose plus as needed compared to a free combination of Pulmicortâ and Oxis® plus Bricanyl® as needed, and Symbicort fixed dosing plus Bricanyl as needed in asthmatic patients not adequately controlled on inhaled glucocorticosteroids alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Drug: Budesonide Drug: Formoterol Drug: Terbutaline Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 1970 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Symbicort and Health Economics in a Real Life Evaluation - SHARE - A Randomised, Open-Label, Parallel-Group, Multicentre Study to Assess the Asthma-Related Health-Care Costs, in Ordinary Clinical Practice During 12 Months
Study Start Date : April 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Budesonide
    Other Name: Symbicort
  • Drug: Formoterol
  • Drug: Terbutaline

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Asthma-related health-care utilization as measured by total amount of asthma medication purchased and number of contacts with health-care facilities

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of days patients or assistant persons are absent from work due to patient's asthma
  2. Number of exacerbations and treatment failures

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent,
  • asthma,
  • previously treated with glucocorticosteroids and B2-agonist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of smoking, pregnancy, any significant disease or disorder which may put the patient at risk because of study participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00259766

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: AstraZeneca Symbicort Medical Science Director, MD AstraZeneca
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00259766    
Other Study ID Numbers: D5890L00001
First Posted: December 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Formoterol Fumarate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Tocolytic Agents