A Study of GW685698X for the Treatment Of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis in Adolescents and Adults


The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of an aqueous nasal spray investigational compound compared to placebo on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axis system in adolescents and adults 12 to 65 years of age with perennial allergic rhinitis. This study can last up to 6 weeks and you will come to the clinic up to 7 times. Clinic visits include physical examinations, vital sign assessments, clinical laboratory assessments, ECGs and allergy skin testing. You will need to complete a daily diary card and spend the night in the clinic on 2 occasions to collect urine and blood samples over 24 hour periods.

Full Title of Study: “A Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Placebo and Active (Prednisone) Controlled, 6-week Study of the Effect of Fluticasone Furoate Aqueous Nasal Spray 100mcg QD on the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenocortical (HPA) Axis in Adolescents and Adults 12 to 65 Years of Age With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR)”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: May 2005

Detailed Description

A randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo and active (prednisone) controlled, 6-week study of the effect of GW685698X aqueous nasal spray 100mcg QD on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axis in adolescents and adults 12 to 65 years of age with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR).


  • Drug: GW685698X aqueous nasal spray

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Arm 1

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • HPA axis function at baseline and after 6 weeks of treatment as measured by 24 hour urine and serial serum cortisol assessments in domiciled subjects

Secondary Measures

  • Results of adverse event, laboratory, nasal examination, vital sign, ECG and pharmacokinetic assessments.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis and history of perennial allergic rhinitis. – Must be willing to stay overnight in the clinic at the beginning and end of the study for the collection of urine and blood samples over 24 hours. – Must comply with all study procedures and be literate. Exclusion criteria:

  • Use of tobacco products. – Work a rotating shift. – Significant concurrent medical conditions. – Certain medications such as corticosteroids and allergy medications.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 12 Years

Maximum Age: 65 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Citations Reporting on Results

Patel D, Ratner P, Clements D, Wu W, Faris M, Philpot E. Lack of effect on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function by once-daily fluticasone furoate* nasal spray (FFNS) 110 mcg in adolescents and adults with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR).

Patel P, Ratner P, Clements D, Wu W, Philpot E. Twenty-four hour serum and urine cortisol data support hypothalamic-pituitary adrenocortical axis safety of once-daily fluticasone furoate*nasal spray 110mcg in adolescents and adults with perennial allerg

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