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To Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Ciclesonide, Applied as a Nasal Spray in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (BY9010/M1-401)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: April 14, 2008
Last updated: December 1, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy of ciclesonide applied as a nasal spray once daily in patients with SAR. The secondary objectives are to evaluate Quality-of-Life and safety.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal Hay Fever Drug: Ciclesonide Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Ciclesonide, Applied as a Nasal Spray (200µg Once Daily) in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR) in Patients 12 Years and Older

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Average of AM and PM patient-reported reflective Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) over the first two weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Instantaneous patient-reported TNSS over the first two weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Physician Assessment of Overall Nasal Signs and Symptoms Severity (PANS) at Endpoint [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
  • Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) at Endpoint [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 302
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Ciclesonide 200µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
200µg Ciclesonide versus placebo
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female 12 years and older.
  2. General good health, and free of any concomitant conditions or treatment that could interfere with study conduct, influence the interpretation of study observations/results, or put the patient at increased risk during the trial.
  3. A history of SAR to relevant seasonal allergen for a minimum of two years immediately preceding the study season. The SAR must have been of sufficient severity to have required treatment (continuous or intermittent) in the past and in the investigator's judgment, - is expected to require treatment throughout the entire study period.
  4. A demonstrated sensitivity to Mountain Cedar pollen known to induce SAR through a standard prick test. A positive test is defined as a wheal diameter at least 3 mm larger than the control wheal for the prick test. Documentation of a positive result 12 months prior to screening is acceptable.
  5. Female is of child-bearing potential and is currently taking and will continue to use a medically reliable method of contraception for the entire study duration (e.g. oral, injectable, trans-cutaneous or implantable contraceptives or intrauterine devices or double-barrier protection). Women of childbearing potential, or less than 1 year postmenopausal, will require a negative serum pregnancy test at the Screening Visit (B0) as well as at last on-treatment visit (T4).
  6. Capable of understanding the requirements, risks, and benefits of study participation, and, as judged by the investigator, capable of giving informed consent and compliance with all study requirements (visits, record keeping, etc).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy, nursing, or plans to become pregnant or donate gametes (ova or sperm) for in vitro fertilization during the study period or for 30 days following the study period.
  2. History or physical findings of nasal pathology, including nasal polyps within the last 60 days) or other clinically significant respiratory tract malformations, recent nasal biopsy (within the last 60 days), nasal trauma, or surgery and atrophic rhinitis or rhinitis medicamentosa (within the last 60 days).
  3. Participation in any investigational drug trial within the 30 days preceding the Screening Visit.
  4. A known hypersensitivity to any corticosteroid or any of the excipients in the formulation.
  5. History of a respiratory infection or disorder [including, but not limited to bronchitis, pneumonia, the common cold, acute or chronic sinusitis, flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)] within the 14 days preceding the Screening Visit, or development of a respiratory infection during the Screening Period.
  6. History of alcohol or drug abuse within the preceding two years.
  7. History of a positive test for HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
  8. Active asthma requiring treatment with inhaled or systemic corticosteroids and/or routine use of b-agonists; intermittent use of b-agonists is acceptable.
  9. Plans to travel outside the study area (the known pollen area for the investigative site) for two or more consecutive days OR 5 or more days total during the 5-week study period ( Baseline and Treatment Periods).
  10. Use of any prohibited concomitant medications within the prescribed (per protocol) time since last dose period prior to the Screening Visit (B0) and during entire treatment duration.
  11. Use of antibiotic therapy for acute conditions within 14 days prior to the Screening Visit (B0). Low doses of antibiotics taken for prophylaxis are permitted if the therapy was started prior to the Screening Visit AND is expected to continue throughout the trial.
  12. Initiation of immunotherapy during the study period or dose escalation during the study period. However, initiation of immunotherapy 90 days or more prior to the Screening Visit AND use of a stable (maintenance) dose (30 days or more) may be considered for inclusion.
  13. Previous participation in an intranasal ciclesonide study.
  14. Non-vaccinated exposure to or active infection with, chickenpox or measles within the 21 days preceding the Screening Visit (B0).
  15. Exposure to systemic corticosteroids for any indication, chronic or intermittent (e.g.: contact dermatitis), during the past 2 months, or presence of an underlying condition that can reasonably be expected to require treatment with corticosteroids during the course of the study.
  16. Use of topical corticosteroids in concentrations in excess of 1% hydrocortisone for dermatological conditions during the past 1 month, or presence of an underlying condition that can reasonably be expected to require treatment with such preparations during the course of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00659841

United States, Texas
Austin, Texas, United States, 78731
Austin, Texas, United States, 78759
Kerrville, Texas, United States, 78028
New Braunfels, Texas, United States, 78130
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78205
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00659841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BY9010/M1-401
Study First Received: April 14, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2016

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Hay Fever

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
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Allergic Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017