Who can participate?
Adults 18 to 45 years old who:
- Are taking a daily inhaler medication
- Have had at least one asthma attack requiring steroids in the last 12 months
What will happen in the study?
This study includes 4 study visits and weekly phone calls over 3 to 4 months.
Here are some of the things that will happen in this study:
You will be placed in one of two treatment groups by random much like drawing a straw or flipping a coin – to be in either the study medication group or the placebo (inactive medication) group.
- Complete questionnaires about your asthma, allergies and general health
- Have your vital signs taken including your height, weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, breathing rate and oxygen saturation
- Complete breathing tests including peak flow and spirometry tests
- Have a physical exam where the study clinician will examine your ears, nose, throat, chest and lungs
- Complete an allergy skin prick test on your arm
- Stop taking any antihistamines a few days prior to the skin test
- Have a blood draw
- Either take the study medication or placebo tablets 4 times daily
You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
You may not have a direct medical benefit from being in this study. The information we learn from this study may help researchers better understand how the study medication affects asthma.
Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?
Participants will receive up to $330 for time and effort.