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Gemini Symbicort pMDI

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: March 26, 2008
Last updated: January 21, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with Symbicort for 12 weeks will improve lung function and symptoms of adults and adolescents with asthma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Mild or Moderate Asthma
Drug: budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Rand, Doubleblind, Activecontrolled, Parallel-grp,Singledummy, Multicenter,12 wk Study to Assess the Effic.&Safety of Symbicort pMDI 2x160/4.5mcg QD Compared to Symb. pMDI 2x80/4.5mcg QD, Symb. pMDI 2x80/4.5mcg Bid and to Budesonide pMDI 2x160 Mcg QD in Asthmatic Sub's12yrs and Over

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from start of treatment in evening pre-dose FEV1 [ Time Frame: 2, 6 and 12 weeks after starting treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from before treatment in lung function, symptoms, use of rescue medication and patient-physician reported outcomes [ Time Frame: Daily ]
  • Investigate safety profile of Symbicort and budesonide [ Time Frame: Before and 2, 4, 12 weeks after start of treatment and 1 week after end of treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 615
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort)
Other Name: Symbicort


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of asthma
  • Baseline lung function tests as determined by protocol.
  • Required and received treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and/or lung treatments specified in the protocol within timeframe and doses specified in protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe asthma
  • Has required treatment with any non-inhaled corticosteroid within previous 4 weeks, has sensitivity to drugs specified in the protocol or requires treatment with beta-blockers
  • Had cancer within previous 5 years or currently has any other significant disease or disorder as judged by the investigator
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00646516

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Liza O'Dowd, MD AstraZeneca
Study Chair: Catherine Bonuccelli AstraZeneca
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00646516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5896C00001
Study First Received: March 26, 2008
Last Updated: January 21, 2011

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
inhaled corticosteroids

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Formoterol Fumarate
Budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate Drug Combination
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on April 21, 2017