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Varicella Vaccination With Pulmicort

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: March 18, 2008
Last updated: March 24, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
A study to determine whether treatment with Pulmicort in children has any effect on the varicella vaccine

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Drug: budesonide Drug: varicella zoster virus Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Rates of Seroconversion Following Varicella Vaccination of Asthmatic Children Between the Ages of One and Eight Years Treated With Pulmicort Respules® Versus Non-Steroidal Conventional Asthma Therapy

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Seroconversion level [ Time Frame: Week 6 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: budesonide
Other Name: Pulmicort
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: varicella zoster virus
Other Name: Varivax


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Months to 8 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children between the age of 10 months and 8 years,
  • have asthma or shown recent signs suggesting asthma,
  • have a parent or guardian willing to comply with study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) within 5 months prior to immunization,
  • Previous varicella immunization,
  • an immunization or allergy immunotherapy 4 weeks prior to immunization,
  • Severe asthma,
  • have another persistent lung disease,
  • have a planned hospitalization for the duration of study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00641446

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bertill Andersson AstraZeneca employee
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lars-Göran Carlsson Identifier: NCT00641446     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SD-004-0758
Study First Received: March 18, 2008
Last Updated: March 24, 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Herpes Zoster
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on August 18, 2017