Montelukast in Children With Wheezing

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2013 by Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : October 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2013
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boner Attilio, Universita di Verona

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Wheezing Drug: Montelukast Phase 4

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
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
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Drug Information available for: Montelukast

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Boner Attilio, Prof, Universita di Verona Identifier: NCT00775697     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AABB1948
First Posted: October 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2013
Last Verified: June 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