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Alexza Announces Preliminary Results from its AZ-104 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Phase 2b Trial in Patients with Migraine Headache
Date:9/14/2009

ive findings. However, there is much value we can bring to patients through our Staccato technology, as evidenced by our late-stage, pre-NDA program with AZ-004 (Staccato loxapine, high dose) for the acute treatment of agitation."

AZ-104 Phase 2b Clinical Trial Design

The AZ-104 Phase 2b clinical trial was an outpatient, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, single administration, placebo-controlled study. The study was designed to evaluate the treatment of a single migraine attack of moderate to severe intensity in each of approximately 360 migraine patients, with or without aura. Two doses of AZ-104 (1.25 mg and 2.5 mg) and placebo were evaluated in the clinical trial. The study enrolled a total of 366 patients: 125 patients in the placebo dose group, 121 patients in the 1.25 mg dose group, and 120 patients in the 2.5 mg dose group.

Patients rated their headache pain using the International Headache Society (IHS) 4-point rating scale. The primary efficacy endpoint was headache pain relief (headache pain rated as mild or none) at 2 hours post-dose. Secondary efficacy endpoints for the clinical trial included various additional measurements of pain relief, as well as effects on nausea, vomiting, phonophobia and photophobia. All results were considered statistically significant at the p < 0.05 level, as compared to placebo, and all analyses were made on an intent-to-treat basis. Safety evaluations were also made throughout the clinical trial period.

Primary Efficacy Endpoint

AZ-104 was numerically superior to placebo in pain-relief at 2-hours post-dose, but these differences were not statistically significant. Pain relief was observed in 56% of patients receiving the 2.5 mg dose (p=0.11) and 54% of patients receiving the 1.25 mg dose (p=0.12), as compared to 45% of patients receiving placebo.

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