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New Nasal Applicator / New Formulation - User Study

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: March 18, 2008
Last updated: January 21, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of once daily dosing with Rhinocort Aqua (new formulation) against Rhinocort Aqua (current formulation) and placebo in reliving the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).

Condition Intervention Phase
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Drug: budesonide
Device: Budesonide
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Functionality of a New Nasal Device With Reformulated Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) Versus the Current Product and Versus Placebo in Subjects With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR).

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of Total Nasal Symptom scores (Rhinorrhea, Congestion, Itching & Sneezing) [ Time Frame: 2 weekly ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Durability of device [ Time Frame: End of study ]
  • Safety assessment via adverse events and clinical measurements [ Time Frame: 2 weekly ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2002
Primary Completion Date: August 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: budesonide
Current product
Other Name: Rhinocort AQUA
Device: Budesonide
New type device
Other Name: Rhinocort Aqua
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • In the opinion of the investigator, is a candidate for treatment with nasal steroids based on a history of either a) inadequate control of symptoms with antihistamines, decongestants and/or immunotherapy, or b) prior successful treatment with nasal steroids.
  • A documented history of at least one year of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
  • A positive response to a skin prick test for grass allergens that must be present in the subject's environment throughout the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency
  • Nasal candidiasis, rhinitis medicamentosa, acute or chronic sinusitis, influenza, upper respiratory tract infection or structural abnormalities of the nose (e.g., septal deviation, nasal polyps) symptomatic enough to cause significant nasal obstruction as judged by the investigator.
  • A diagnosis of asthma requiring treatment as specified in the protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00641979

Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Shaile Shah, MD Allergy & Asthma Consultant, NJ, USA.
Study Director: Bertil Andersson AstraZeneca
  More Information Identifier: NCT00641979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SD-005-0698
Study First Received: March 18, 2008
Last Updated: January 21, 2011

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Allergic rhinitis
Nasal symptoms
Rhinocort AQUA

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System 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 April 27, 2017