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Facial Thermography Study of Levocetirizine Versus Cetirizine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00150761
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2014
Information provided by:
UCB Pharma

Brief Summary:
Phase IV, human pharmacology, exploratory, randomized, 3-way (3 treatment periods) cross-over, double blind, double dummy, placebo controlled study to compare levocetirizine and cetirizine by means of IR thermography.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anti-allergic Agents Drug: Levocetirizine (drug) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Double Dummy, Placebo Controlled, Cross-over Exploratory Trial in Healthy Male Adult Subjects: Comparison by Means of Infrared Thermography of the Anti-H1 Potency of Levocetirizine 5 mg and Cetirizine 10 mg Tablet Single Oral Dose After Nasal Histamine Provocation.
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare by means of infrared (IR) thermography the anti-histaminic potency of levocetirizine 5mg (single dose) and cetirizine 5mg (single dose) using a placebo as control following 2 nasal histamine provocations (NHP) performed respectively 10 minutes

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess and compare onset of action of levocetirizine 5 mg and cetirizine 10 mg
  2. To explore predictive value of screening thermography parameters on treatment effect
  3. To collect additional safety information on levocetizine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male Caucasian subject aged between 18 and 55 years (both inclusive).
  • Subject must have a positive prick test to histamine (wheal diameter ≥ 6 mm with histamine dihydrochloride (100 mg/mL) and ≤ 3 mm with diluent control).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of allergic disease, documented or suspected, including but not limited to: asthma, whether or not considered as allergic; nocturnal cough episode suspected to be of asthma-equivalent nature (three or more consecutive nights resulting in sleep disturbances) ; allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis or sinusitis; nasal polyposis; dermatitis of the face or neck; drug or food allergy.
  • Any clinically significant vascular disease such as hyper- or hypotension, venous disorder, vasculitis etc.
  • History of hot flushes and any other vasomotor disorders.
  • ENT infection or Upper Respiratory Tract Infection not completely cured at least one week before inclusion.
  • Any known history of laryngeal edema.
  • Nasal structural abnormalities (e.g. deviation of the nasal septum…).
  • Recent immunotherapy
  • Skin irritants or UV exposure 48 hours before each visit.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00150761

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
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Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00150761    
Other Study ID Numbers: A00380
First Posted: September 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2014
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Nasal histamine provocation, facial thermography, levocetirizine, cetirizine,
Xyzal, Zyrtec
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs