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A Study of MK0359 in Patients With Chronic Asthma (0359-013)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2007
Last updated: May 26, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
A study to test the effect of MK0359 in lessening the symptoms of asthma as compared to placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Drug: MK0359 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover Study Comparing the Effect of MK0359 and Placebo in Adult Patients With Chronic Asthma

Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: April 2003
Primary Completion Date: April 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • You are between the ages of 18 and 45
  • You have had a history for at least a year of COPD symptoms
  • Your current asthma treatment is limited to short-acting beta-agonists(such as albuterol)
  • You have a history of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for 7 years
  • You will not be away from home for more than 5 days during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • You are unwilling to limit your alcohol use to less than 5 drinks per week
  • You have been in a research study with an investigational drug or vaccine in the last 4 weeks
  • You have donated blood in the last 4 weeks
  • You have been hospitalized or had major surgery in the last 4 weeks
  • You have been treated in the emergency room within the last 4 weeks or hospitalized within the last 3 months for your asthma
  • You have a history of heart problems in the last 6 months
  • You have a history of stomach problems
  • You are unwilling to avoid grapefruit juice throughout the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00482898

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00482898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0359-013
Study First Received: June 1, 2007
Last Updated: May 26, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017