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Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray for Treatment of Nasal Polyposis After Surgery (Study P03218)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: August 5, 2008
Last updated: May 14, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of mometasone nasal spray in preventing polyp relapse/symptom worsening in patients after surgical treatment of nasal polyps. Patients who met Screening eligibility underwent endoscopic sino-nasal surgery (FESS) on visit 2. Mometasone nasal spray or placebo was started about 2 weeks after surgery and continued for up to 24 weeks or until relapse.

Condition Intervention Phase
Nasal Polyps
Drug: Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study on Efficacy and Safety of Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray (MFNS) in the Post Surgical Treatment of Nasal Polyposis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to relapse in polyp score after surgery [ Time Frame: Assessment for relapse was performed at every study visit (up to 24 weeks of treatment) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Signs and symptom scores [ Time Frame: All study visits (up to 24 weeks of treatment) ]
  • Quality of life, peak nasal inspiratory flow, olfaction threshold [ Time Frame: Measured starting 1 week after treatment up to 24 weeks of treatment ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: Throughout the whole study after the Screening period. ]

Enrollment: 162
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2005
Primary Completion Date: September 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray (MFNS)
MFNS 200 mcg (2 sprays of 50 mcg in each nostril) once daily in the morning
Drug: Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray
MFNS 200 mcg (2 sprays of 50 mcg in each nostril) once daily in the morning for up to 24 weeks or until relapse
Other Names:
  • Nasonex
  • SCH 032088
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo nasal spray (2 sprays of 50 mcg in each nostril) once daily in the morning
Drug: Placebo
Other Name: Placebo (2 sprays of 50 mcg in each nostril) once daily in the morning for up to 24 weeks or until relapse


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Bilateral nasal polyps
  • Fulfill criteria for polypectomy (be indicated for surgical - FESS - treatment)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Polypectomy within the last 6 months
  • Unhealed nasal surgery/trauma
  • >5 previous polypectomies
  • Female of childbearing age who is pregnant, lactating, or not using active contraceptive methods
  • Nasal infection
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis, glaucoma, clinically significant cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, metabolic, hematological, or neurological disease
  • Immunocompromised
  • Rhinitis medicamentosa (rebound congestion following misuse of nasal decongestants)
  • Known hereditary mucociliary dysfunction
  • Significant nasal structure abnormalities
  • Asthmatic attack within the past 30 days
  • Asthmatic patients requiring >1000 mcg beclomethasone or equivalent
  • Asthmatic patients not stable on corticosteroid therapy
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00731185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P03218 
Study First Received: August 5, 2008
Last Updated: May 14, 2015

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nasal Polyps
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Mometasone Furoate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Dermatologic Agents
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