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To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Levocetirizine Versus Loratadine for Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00525278
First Posted: September 5, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2013
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Information provided by:
UCB Pharma
  Purpose
To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Levocetirizine Versus Loratadine for Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis Allergic Seasonal Drug: Levocetirizine dihydrochloride Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of 5 mg Levocetirizine Oral Tablets, Once Daily Versus 10 mg Loratadine Oral Tablets, Once Daily for the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator rated T5SS (Total 5 symptom Score) over 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator's global efficacy evaluation at 2 weeks; the patient's mean T5SS and 5 individual symptoms (over the last 24 hours) over the first week and over the 2 weeks of treatment; the Symptoms Score Reducing Index (SSRI). [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Enrollment: 67
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, 18 to 60 years old, inclusive
  • two-year history of allergic rhinitis due to tree, grass or weed pollen
  • sufficient histamine-dependent symptoms of rhinitis during the selection week (T5SS ≥ 5)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • An ear, nose or throat (ENT) infection
  • asthma requiring daily drug therapy other than ß2 inhaled agonists taken prn
  • atopic dermatitis or urticaria requiring an antihistamine or corticosteroid treatment
  • an associated ENT disease
  • use of decongestants
  • nasal or ocular topical treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00525278


Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00525278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A00348
First Submitted: September 4, 2007
First Posted: September 5, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2013
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Levocetirizine dihydrochloride
Xyzal tablets

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis
Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Levocetirizine
Cetirizine
Loratadine
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Allergic Agents
Antipruritics
Dermatologic Agents