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Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability Study of ACT-129968 in Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Actelion Identifier:
First received: November 29, 2011
Last updated: March 27, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
This study will assess the efficacy and safety of ACT-129968 in adolescent, adult and elderly patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis, due to mountain cedar pollen.

Condition Intervention Phase
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Drug: ACT-129968
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Cetirizine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multi-center, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Active-reference, Parallel-group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of ACT-129968 in Adolescent, Adult & Elderly Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

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Further study details as provided by Actelion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The mean change in Daytime Nasal Symptom Score [ Time Frame: baseline to end of treatment period (2 weeks) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The mean change in other daytime/nighttime symptom scores of allergic rhinitis [ Time Frame: baseline to end of treatment period (2 weeks) ]

Enrollment: 630
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Investigational Drug
Drug: ACT-129968
daily tablets
Other Name: Setipiprant
Placebo Comparator: Comparative Drug
matching placebo tablets and capsules
Drug: Placebo
matching placebo tablets and capsules
Active Comparator: Reference Drug
Drug: Cetirizine
daily capsules


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 76 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Males and females aged 12-76 years with documented clinical history of symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis associated with mountain cedar pollen for the last 2 years.
  • Evening reflective Total Nasal Symptom Score (p.m.rTNSS) at least 42 out of a maximum potential score of 84 over the 7-day run-in period, or > or = 6 out of a maximum score of 12 on each of the last 4 consecutive days during the run-in period.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Non-allergic rhinitis.
  • Severe physical nasal obstruction.
  • Acute or significant chronic sinusitis.
  • Bacterial or viral infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract, nasal sinuses, or middle ear.
  • Ongoing chronic respiratory disorders.
  • Asthma requiring use of short-acting beta2-agonists > 2 times a week or any asthma treatment other than inhaled short-acting beta2-agonists.
  • Diagnosis of aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced asthma.
  • Nasal biopsy or surgery, sinus surgery, or perforation within the 8 weeks prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Ocular surgery within the 8 weeks prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Ocular infections (bacterial or viral) within the 4 weeks before screening.
  • Use of forbidden medications (prescribed or over-the-counter [OTC])
  • Congenital or acquired severe immunodeficiency or known Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)infection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01484119

United States, Texas
Clinical Investigative Site 7905
Austin, Texas, United States, 78731
Clinical Investigative Site 7907
Kerrville, Texas, United States, 78028
Clinical Investigative Site 7903
New Braunfels, Texas, United States, 78130
Clinical Investigative Site 7901
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Clinical Investigative Site 7902
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Clinical Investigative Site 7904
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Clinical Investigative Site 7906
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Michael Grabo, PhD Actelion
  More Information

Responsible Party: Actelion Identifier: NCT01484119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AC-060B307
Study First Received: November 29, 2011
Last Updated: March 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Actelion:
seasonal allergic rhinitis

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-Allergic Agents
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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