Real Life Effectiveness in Asthma of Symbicort Single Inhaler Therapy (RELEASE)

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2006
Last updated: March 16, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with asthma are better able to manage and control their symptoms by using one inhaler daily that both prevents as well as treats the symptoms of an asthma exacerbation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Budesonide/formoterol
Device: Symbicort® Turbohaler®
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Real Life Effectiveness in Asthma of Symbicort Single Inhaler Therapy

Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • In a real life setting, to compare Symbicort® Single Inhaler Therapy with a patient's previous therapy (including low dose ICS), by assessment of the changes in the Asthma Control Questionnaire score in uncontrolled asthmatic patients.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)
  • Change in peak expiratory flow (PEF)
  • Patient Reported Outcomes: AQLQ(S), SATQ, RCP-3 scores

Estimated Enrollment: 550
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2006

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged over 18
  • Confirmed diagnosis of mild to moderate asthma by doctor
  • Currently receiving inhaled corticoid-steroid medicine for treatment of asthma and requiring a review of current asthma treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning pregnancy
  • Patients with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Patients using any beta blocker therapy
  • Patients receiving steroid tablets or steroid injections
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00319306

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Iain Small, MD General Practitioner
Study Director: AstraZeneca UK Medical Director, MD AstraZeneca
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00319306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5890L00012, RELEASE
Study First Received: April 27, 2006
Last Updated: March 16, 2009
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Anti-asthmatic agents
Anti-asthmatic drugs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 27, 2015