Effects of Loratadine/Montelukast vs Pseudoephedrine and Placebo in Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (Study P04095) (COMPLETED)
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This is a Phase 3, randomized, parallel-group, multicenter, double-dummy, double-blind study with a screening period. Subjects will receive one of the following three treatment groups for 15 days: loratadine 10 mg/montelukast 10 mg combination, pseudoephedrine 240 mg, or placebo. The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of the combination of loratadine/montelukast, a once-daily tablet containing 10 mg loratadine and 10 mg montelukast, compared with placebo in subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) in relieving the symptom of nasal congestion. The safety profile of combined loratadine/montelukast relative to placebo and pseudoephedrine will also be evaluated.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Aged 15 years or older, of either sex and of any race.
At least a 2-year documented history of SAR with symptoms during the study season.
A positive skin-prick test response to seasonal
Clinically symptomatic at Screening and at the Baseline Visits
General good health.
Freedom from any clinically significant disease, other than SAR, that would interfere with the study evaluations.
Willingness (subjects and/or a parent/guardian) to give written informed consent and ability to adhere to dosing and visit schedules and meet study requirements.
Negative pregnancy test
A history of anaphylaxis and/or other severe local reaction(s) to skin testing.
Asthma requiring chronic use of inhaled or systemic corticosteroids.
Current or history of frequent, clinically significant sinusitis or chronic purulent postnasal drip.
A history of allergies to more than two classes of medications or allergy to or intolerance of antihistamines, montelukast, or pseudoephedrine.
An upper respiratory tract or sinus infection that required antibiotic therapy without at least a 14 day washout prior to the Screening Visit, or a viral upper respiratory infection within 7 days before the Screening Visit.
Nasal structural abnormalities, including large nasal polyps and marked septal deviations, that significantly interfere with nasal air flow.
Dependence (in the opinion of the investigator) on nasal, oral, or ocular decongestants, nasal topical antihistamines, or nasal steroids.
Narrow-angle glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, urinary retention, hypertension, severe coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, renal impairment, or prostatic hypertrophy, and those receiving monamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor therapy.
Use of any drug in an investigational protocol in the 30 days before the Screening Visit.
Current immunotherapy (desensitization therapy), unless on a regular maintenance schedule prior to the Screening Visit, which should be maintained for the remainder of the study. No desensitization treatment within 24 hours before any visit.
Requirement for chronic use of tricyclic antidepressants.
Pregnancy or lactation.
Family member of the investigation study staff.
Current evidence of clinically significant hematopoietic, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, neurologic, psychiatric, autoimmune disease, or other disease that precludes the subject's participation in the study. Particular attention should be given to exclude subjects with conditions that would currently interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of the study drug or interfere with the subject's ability to complete or reliably complete the diary card.
Significant medical condition(s) that, in the judgment of the investigator, might interfere with the study or require treatment.
Compromised ability to provide informed consent..
A history of noncompliance with medications or treatment protocols.