A Study Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of a Nasal Spray to Treat Seasonal Allergies

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 25, 2008
Results First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meda Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if two allergy medications (formulated azelastine and fluticasone product) are more effective than placebo or either medication alone (azelastine or fluticasone)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Drug: azelastine HCl/fluticasone propionate Drug: azelastine Hcl Drug: fluticasone propionate Drug: placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This will be a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in subjects with moderate-to-severe seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). The study will begin with a 7-day, single-blind, placebo lead-in period (Day -7 to Day 1). Subjects will be instructed to take placebo lead-in medication twice daily (1 spray per nostril), approximately every 12 hours. On Day 1, subjects who satisfy the symptom severity requirements and continue to meet all of the study inclusion/exclusion criteria will be randomized in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive 1 spray per nostril twice daily of MP29-02, azelastine hydrochloride, fluticasone propionate, or placebo nasal spray.

Efficacy will be assessed by the change from baseline in the subject-reported 12-hour reflective Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS). On Days 1 through 14, subjects will rate the instantaneous and reflective TNSS symptoms of sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and nasal itching; the instantaneous and reflective total ocular symptom score (TOSS) symptoms of itchy eyes, watery eyes and eye redness; the symptom of postnasal drip will be rated, reflectively, twice daily (AM and PM) in a diary prior to the dose of study medication. Symptoms will be scored on a 0 to 3 scale (0 = no symptoms, 1 = mild symptoms, 2 = moderate symptoms, 3 = severe symptoms), such that the maximum daily symptom severity score will be 24 for the TNSS and 18 for the TOSS. Additional secondary efficacy variables will include reflective individual nasal and ocular symptom scores, as well as change from Baseline to Day 14 in the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ).

Subjects ≥ 18 years of age will complete the RQLQ on Day 1 (prior to dosing) and Day 14. Subjects will return to the clinic on Day 7 for an interim evaluation. After completing the 2-week double-blind treatment period, subjects will return to the clinic on Day 14 (or at time of early termination) for an end-of-study evaluation. Safety and tolerability assessments will be made on Days 7 and 14. Tolerability will be evaluated by subject-reported adverse events (AEs), nasal examinations, and vital signs assessments.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 776 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind Trial of MP29-02 Nasal Spray Compared to Placebo, Azelastine Hydrochloride Nasal Spray, and Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray in the Treatment of Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis.
Study Start Date : August 2008
Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Study Completion Date : November 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: azelastine HCl/fluticasone propionate
nasal spray
Drug: azelastine HCl/fluticasone propionate
azelastine HCl 548 mcg/ fluticasone propionate 200 mcg one spray per nostril BID
Other Name: MP29-02
Active Comparator: azelastine HCL
nasal spray
Drug: azelastine Hcl
azelastine Hcl 548 mcg one spray per nostril BID
Other Name: azelastine hydrochloride
Active Comparator: fluticasone propionate
nasal spray
Drug: fluticasone propionate
fluticasone propionate 200 mcg one spray per nostril BID
Placebo Comparator: placebo
nasal spray
Drug: placebo
placebo one spray per nostril BID

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change From Baseline in 12 Hour Reflective Total Nasal Symptom Score (rTNSS) [ Time Frame: day1 to 14 days ]

    change from baseline in 12-hour reflective(how you felt over the previous 12 hours) total nasal symptom score (rTNSS)consisting of nasal congestion,runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing scored twice daily (AM and PM) in diary cards for the entire 14 day study period.

    The measurement scale is 0 to 24.A reduction in symptom severity score is indicated by a negative value.A greater negative score is suggestive of improvement.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change From Baseline in 12 Hour Instantaneous Total Nasal Symptom Score (iTNSS) [ Time Frame: day 1 to14 ]

    change from baseline in 12-hour instantaneous ( how do you feel now) total nasal symptom score (iTNSS)consisting of nasal congestion,runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing scored twice daily (AM and PM) in diary cards for the entire 14 day study period.

    The measurement scale is 0 to 24.A reduction in symptom severity score is indicated by a negative value.A greater negative value is suggestive of improvement.

  2. Change From Baseline in Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) [ Time Frame: day 1 to day 14 ]
    adult Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) scored at day 1(baseline) and at day 14.The scale is measured from a value of 0 to 24. A negative number corresponds to a change from baseline measurement. An increased negative number is suggestive of improvement.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects 12 years of age and older
  • Provide written informed consent/pediatric assent. If the subject is a minor, parent or legal guardian must give written informed consent
  • Subjects must have moderate-to-severe rhinitis, defined as having one or more of the following:

    1. Sleep disturbance
    2. Impairment of daily activities, leisure and/or sport
    3. Impairment of school or work
    4. Troublesome symptoms
  • Screening Visit: Have a 12-hour reflective TNSS of at least 8 of 12 and a congestion score of 2 or 3 on Visit 1
  • Randomization Visit: Have a 12-hour reflective TNSS (AM or PM) of at least 8 on 3 separate symptom assessments (one of which was within 2 days of Day 1, and can include the morning of Day 1) during the Lead-in Period.
  • Randomization Visit: Have an AM or PM 12-hour reflective nasal congestion score of 2 or 3 must have been recorded on 3 separate symptom assessments (one of which was within 2 days of Day 1, and can include the morning of Day 1) Randomization Visit: Have an instantaneous TNSS score of 8 or more at time point zero, just prior to beginning the onset of action assessment
  • Have taken at least 10 doses of the lead-in medication
  • Willing and able to comply with the study requirementsAt least a 2-year history of SAR during Fall allergy season
  • The presence of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to a local Fall pollen, confirmed by a positive response to skin prick within the last year. A positive response is defined as a wheal diameter of at least 3 mm larger than the negative control.
  • General good health and free of disease or concomitant treatment that could interfere with the interpretation of the study results
  • Subjects receiving immunotherapy injections (antigen desensitization) must be on a stable maintenance regimen for at least 30 days before the first study visit
  • Subjects currently receiving sublingual immunotherapy are excluded. A 6-month washout period is required following the last dose of sublingual immunotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • On Focused Nasal Examination, the presence of any superficial and moderate nasal mucosal erosion, nasal mucosal ulceration, or nasal septum perforation at either the screening visit or randomization visit
  • Other nasal disease(s) likely to affect deposition of intranasal medication
  • Nasal surgery or sinus surgery within the previous year.
  • Chronic sinusitis - more than 3 episodes per year
  • Planned travel outside of the pollen area during the study period
  • The use of any investigational drug within 30 days prior to Day -7.
  • Presence of any hypersensitivity to drugs similar to azelastine hydrochloride or fluticasone propionate
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Women of childbearing potential who are not abstinent or not practicing a medically acceptable method of contraception*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections within 14 days prior to Day -7
  • Respiratory Tract Infections requiring antibiotic treatment 14 days prior to Day -7
  • Asthma (with the exception of intermittent asthma).
  • Significant pulmonary disease including COPD
  • Clinically significant arrhythmia or symptomatic cardiac conditions
  • A known history of alcohol or drug abuse within the last 2 years
  • Existence of any surgical or medical condition or physical or laboratory findings that could interfere with study result interpretation.
  • Patients with a history of Glaucoma
  • Clinically relevant abnormal physical findings within 1 week of randomization that may preclude compliance with the study procedures
  • Employees of the research center or private practice and their family members are excluded
  • Subjects who participated in protocol MP4001 or MP4002

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United States, Arizona
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85251
United States, California
Clinical Research Center
Encinitas, California, United States, 92024
AABI Associates Medical Group
Fountain Valley, California, United States, 92708
William Ebbling, MD Inc
Fresno, California, United States, 93720
Allergy & Asthma Care Center of So. Cal
Long Beach, California, United States, 90808
Allergy Research Foundation
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90025
Southern California Research
Mission Viejo, California, United States, 92691
Allergy Associates Medical Group Inc
San Diego, California, United States, 92120
Bensch Research Associates
Stockton, California, United States, 95207
United States, Colorado
Storms Clinical Research Institute
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, 80907
Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80230
United States, Georgia
Clinical Research Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Stockbridge, Georgia, United States, 30281
Clinical Research Atlanta
Stockbridge, Georgia, United States, 30281
United States, Illinois
Sneeze, Wheeze and Itch Associates
Normal, Illinois, United States, 61761
United States, Kansas
Kansas City Allergy and Asthma
Overland Park, Kansas, United States, 66210
United States, Massachusetts
Northeast Medical Research Associates
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States, 02747
United States, Minnesota
Clinical Reseacrh Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402
Clinical Research Institute
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States, 55441
United States, Missouri
The Clinical Research Center
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63141
United States, Nebraska
The Asthma and Allergy Center
Papillion, Nebraska, United States, 68046
United States, New Jersey
Atlantic Research Center
Ocean, New Jersey, United States, 07712
Princeton Center for Clinical Research
Skillman, New Jersey, United States, 08558
Research Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Centers
Warren, New Jersey, United States, 07059
United States, North Carolina
North Carolina Clinical Research
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607
United States, Ohio
Bernstein Clinical Research Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45231
United States, Pennsylvania
Allergy and Consultants of NJ/PA
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States, 19426
Allergy and Clinical Immunology Associates
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15241
Asthma and Allergy Research Associate
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States, 19013
United States, South Carolina
National Allergy, Asthma and Urticaria of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29407
United States, Tennessee
East Tennesse Center for Clinical Research
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37909
United States, Texas
Allergy and Asthma Associates
Austin, Texas, United States, 78731
Allergy and Asthma Center of Austin
Austin, Texas, United States, 78759
AARA Research Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75231
Jane Lee, MD, PA Research Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
Central Texas Health Research
New Braunfels, Texas, United States, 78130
Southwest Allergy and Asthma Center, P.A.
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sylvana Research Associates
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
United States, Utah
Intermountain Clinical Research
Draper, Utah, United States, 84020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meda Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Lewis M Fredane, MD Meda Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: Meda Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00740792     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MP4004
First Posted: August 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 7, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

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
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents
Lipoxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents