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Livostin (Levocabastine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic) - Summary




LIVOSTIN™ 0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) is a selective histamine H1-receptor antagonist for topical ophthalmic use. Each mL contains 0.54 mg levocabastine hydrochloride equivalent to 0.5 mg levocabastine; 0.15 mg benzalkonium chloride; propylene glycol; polysorbate 80; dibasic sodium phosphate, anhydrous; monobasic sodium phosphate, monohydrate; disodium edetate; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; and purified water. It has a pH of 6.0 to 8.0.

LIVOSTIN™ 0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) is indicated for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.

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Published Studies Related to Livostin (Levocabastine Ophthalmic)

Levocabastine nasal spray significantly improves perennial allergic rhinitis: a single-blind placebo-controlled study. [2010.08]
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of levocabastine nasal spray for relieving the symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis was compared with placebo in a single-blind study... CONCLUSION: Levocabastine nasal spray is a safe and effective treatment for perennial allergic rhinitis. Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Clinical and biological efficacy of preservative-free NAAGA eye-drops versus levocabastine eye-drops in vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients. [2007.12]
AIMS: This comparative and randomised pilot study assessed the clinical and biological efficacy of Naaxia Sine(R) eye-drops versus levocabastine eye-drops in the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)... CONCLUSION: The anti-eosinophilic actions of NAAGA were shown by a significant reduction of ECP tear concentrations. A decreased lymphocyte count and an overall improvement of the symptomatology were also noted. Moreover, the tolerability of NAAGA appeared to be better.

Efficacy of levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension in the conjunctival allergen challenge test in Japanese subjects with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. [2006.06]
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of 0.025% levocabastine hydrochloride in Japanese subjects with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and its duration of action using the conjunctival allergen challenge (CAC) test... CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that 0.025% levocabastine ophthalmic suspension is effective and safe in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis with a duration of action of at least 4 h.

Efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and tolerability of mometasone furoate, levocabastine, and disodium cromoglycate nasal sprays in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. [2005.09]
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend intranasal glucocorticosteroids as first-line therapy for seasonal allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and tolerability of the topical glucocorticosteroid mometasone furoate, the topical antihistamine levocabastine hydrochloride, and the cromone disodium cromoglycate in seasonal allergic rhinitis... CONCLUSION: This is the first study to compare mometasone furoate nasal spray with nonsteroidal topical treatments for seasonal allergic rhinitis. Mometasone furoate nasal spray was confirmed as a first-choice topical treatment option for seasonal allergic rhinitis.

[Comparison of three antiallergic eyedrops in a specific conjunctival provocation test: mequitazine, levocabastine and dexamethasone] [2005.03]
CONCLUSION: Mequitazine and levocabastine were safe and significantly more effective than dexamethasone in preventing the allergic response induced by a conjunctival provocation test when they were instilled 15 min before contact with the allergen.

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Clinical Trials Related to Livostin (Levocabastine Ophthalmic)

A Study to Assess Intranasal Repeat Dose Effect of Levocabastine in the Subjects With Allergic Rhinitis [Completed]
This study will be a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, 3-way cross over design in allergic rhinitis subjects. Subjects will receive repeat doses of intra-nasal levocabastine for 7 days in each period and the duration of the study will be about 13 weeks. An Environmental Exposure Chamber (EEC) will be used in this study. The primary objective of the study is to investigate the non-inferiority effect of 7 days treatment with levocabastine on nasal symptoms elicited by an EEC when administered once daily (QD) compared with twice daily (BID). Also study will be conducted to investigate the superiority of effect of 7 days treatment with levocabastine (QD and BID) on nasal symptoms elicited by an EEC in subjects compared to placebo.

A Proof of Concept Study to Assess Effect of Fluticasone Furoate (FF)/Levocabastine Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) Compared With Levocabastine and FF Alone in Subjects With Allergic Rhinitis (AR) [Completed]
This study will be a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, 3-way, incomplete block crossover study to evaluate the effect of single and repeat doses of levocabastine, FF, placebo and a FDC of FF/levocabastine administration in AR subjects. The total expected study duration for each individual participating in the study will be a maximum of up to 20 weeks (including the screening and follow-up). This will be a three period study and subjects will be assigned to a sequence of three treatments. There will be a wash-out period of 14-28 days between two treatment periods. The rational for this study is to demonstrate proof of concept with the FDC of FF and levocabastine compared with each of the components administered alone.

A Relative Bioavailability Study of Fluticasone Furoate and Levocabastine [Completed]
This is an open label, randomized, 3-way cross-over, and repeat administration study in healthy male and female subjects. The purpose of the study is to determine the relative bioavailability of Fluticasone Furoate (FF) and Levocabastine (LEV), when each is administered alone and as FF/LEV Fixed Dose Combination (FDC).This study consists of Part A (in which 30 subjects including 12 Korean subjects will be enrolled) and Part B (in which 18 subjects will be enrolled). Each part will consist of three treatment periods separated by a minimum washout period of 14 days. In each treatment period, subjects will receive seven daily doses of one of the 3 treatments: FF, LEV or FF/LEV FDC, via an intranasal spray according to one of the 6 possible randomization sequences. The study will use an adaptive design with an interim review following Part A to confirm whether Part B is required.

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CKD-342 [Recruiting]

Evaluation of Effectiveness of the Treatment After Repeated Administration of KlacidŽSR [Completed]
This post-marketing observational study (PMOS) will be conducted in a prospective, single-arm, single-country, multicenter format. The investigational sites will be consulting rooms of GPs (general practitioner), pneumologists and centers with experience in the treatment of patients with acute infections of trachea, bronchi, AECB (acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis) and CAP (mild community-acquired pneumonia). Since this will be a post-marketing observational study, Klacid SR will be prescribed in usual manner in accordance with the terms of the local market authorization with regards to dose, population and indication as well as local guidelines. Objective: to describe the effectiveness of the treatment with repeated administration of Klacid SR in patients with acute tracheitis, acute tracheobronchitis or acute bronchitis; or in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB) or mild community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who received Klacid SR treatment 6 weeks to 24 months prior to the Klacid SR dose administered within this study.

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