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Study of Levalbuterol, Racemic Albuterol and Placebo in Subjects Twelve Years of Age and Older With Asthma

2014-08-27 03:54:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of levalbuterol 90 ug (2 actuations, 45 ug each) versus placebo (2 actuations) in the treatment and prevention of bronchoconstriction in adolescent and adult subjects with asthma, with all treatments administered 4 times a day (QID).

Description

A double-blind, randomized, placebo- and active-controlled, multicenter, parallel-group trial of levalbuterol in subjects 12 years of age and older with asthma. Study participation will include one 1-week single-blind placebo run-in and an 8-week, randomized,double-blind, active-treatment period with four treatment groups.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

levalbuterol

Location

Allergy & Asthma Center, LLC
Oxford
Alabama
United States
36203

Status

Completed

Source

Sepracor, Inc.

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:45-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A racemic mixture with a 1:1 ratio of the r-isomer, levalbuterol, and s-albuterol. It is a short-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist with its main clinical use in ASTHMA.

The R-isomer of albuterol.

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Drugs that are used to treat asthma.

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