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Efficacy and Safety of Grazax in Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
ALK-Abelló A/S Identifier:
First received: December 6, 2006
Last updated: March 6, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate if immunotherapy with Grazax is safe and reduces the hayfever symptoms and the use of symptom relieving medications in children during the grass pollen season

Condition Intervention Phase
Allergy Biological: Grazax-R Biological: Grazax Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Grazax in Children Aged 5-16 Years With Grass Pollen Induced Rhinoconjunctivitis With or Without Asthma

Further study details as provided by ALK-Abelló A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hayfever symptoms [ Time Frame: Grass pollen season 2007 ]
  • Intake of hayfever symptom relieving medication [ Time Frame: Grass pollen season 2007 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Combined hayfever symptom and medication scores [ Time Frame: Grass pollen season 2007 ]
  • Asthma symptoms and medication [ Time Frame: Grass pollen season 2007 ]
  • Global Evaluation of treatment efficacy [ Time Frame: Grass pollen season 2007 ]
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Pharmacoeconomic Assessment [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
  • Immunological Assessment [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 253
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Grazax treatment
Biological: Grazax-R
Grass tablet, 75.000 SQ per day for one year
Placebo Comparator: 2
Grazax Placebo
Biological: Grazax Placebo
Grazax Placebo, 0 SQ tablet per day for one year


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Boys and girls 5-16 years of age
  • A clinical history of grass pollen induced hayfever
  • Positive Skin Prick Test to Phleum pratense
  • Positive specific IgE against Phleum pratense

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of seasonal hayfever symptoms (and/or asthma) caused by another allergen than Phleum pratense during or overlapping the grass pollen season
  • History of perennial hayfever (and/or asthma) that needs medication due to an allergen to which the child is regularly exposed
  • History of severe asthma
  • Current severe atopic dermatitis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00408616

Tangstedter Landstrasse 77
Hamburg, Germany, 22415
Sponsors and Collaborators
ALK-Abelló A/S
Principal Investigator: Friedrich Kaiser, Dr. med. Tangstedter Landstrasse 77, 22415 Hamburg, Germany
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