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Montelukast in Children With Wheezing

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2013 by Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona Identifier:
First received: October 17, 2008
Last updated: June 18, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
In this study children with recurrent wheezing (>/= 2 episodes in the last 6 months)and aged less than 2 years will be enrolled as outpatients. They will undergo lung function evaluation by Rint and by assessment of the flow curves at baseline and after 4 weeks of treatment with Montelukast 4 mg/day. Symptom dairies will be filled by parents during the study period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Wheezing Drug: Montelukast Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Montelukast Effects on Pulmonary Function in Children With Wheezing Aged Less Than 2 Years

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Further study details as provided by Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Lung function test (flow and resistance) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Bronchodilator use Dairy symptoms [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Montelukast
the single arm will receive montelukast
Drug: Montelukast
the arm will be treated with Montelukast 4 mg die for 4 weeks
Other Name: antileukotrienes
Drug: Montelukast
montelukast 4 mg day for 4 weeks
Other Name: antileukotrienes

Detailed Description:

Patients aged less than 2 years with recurrent wheezing. At visit 1 patients with symptoms will be enrolled and the study explained. They will return home with bronchodilator therapy.

Within 1 week they will return for visit 2 to start a run-in period with bronchodilators prn and they will fill dairies with symptoms and drug use. Skin prick test will be evaluated at that time.

At visit 3 after 1 week of the run-in period they will start therapy with Montelukast 4 mg for 4 weeks, using bronchodilators prn and filling diaries.

The final visit will be after four weeks with re-evaluation of the lung function


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 24 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 6-24 months
  • Patients with recurrent wheezing (at least 2 episodes in the last 6 months)
  • Patients with symptoms at enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic respiratory diseases (cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease) symptoms at visit 1 that require hospital admission
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00775697

Clinica Pediatrica Universita' di Verona Policlinico GB Rossi
Verona, Italy, 37134
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universita di Verona
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico
Principal Investigator: Attilio L Boner, MD Universita di Verona
  More Information

Responsible Party: Boner Attilio, Prof, Universita di Verona Identifier: NCT00775697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AABB1948
Study First Received: October 17, 2008
Last Updated: June 18, 2013

Keywords provided by Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona:
lung function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Sounds
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Leukotriene Antagonists
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 22, 2017