If you experience chronic cough, activites you once took for granted can become challenges. The MK‑7264‑043 clinical research study is evaluating an investigational drug to see if it may be a safe and effective treatment for chronic cough.
Answer a few questions to see if you may qualify for the MK‑7264‑043 study.
Chronic cough is a cough that persists for at least 8 weeks. Chronic cough is the most common single reason for primary care physician visits and is a common source of referrals to specialists such as pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, and allergists. In many cases, there may be more than one cause for chronic cough.
The following factors may put you at increased risk:
Your doctor may ask you questions, such as how bad your cough is and how frequently your cough persists. Other tests or activities that could be important in diagnosing chronic cough include:
Treatment for chronic cough depends on what may be causing the cough. Often, more than one underlying health condition can contribute to a chronic cough. Treatments may include behavioral changes (such as quitting smoking) or medications that may address underlying conditions. Prescription cough suppressants may help relieve symptoms while the doctor determines how best to treat your chronic cough.
You may be eligible to participate in the MK‑7264‑043 clinical research study if you:
There may be reasons why you cannot be in this study. The study doctor or staff will discuss this with you.
Before joining the MK‑7264‑043 study, you will be screened to find out if you are eligible. If you are eligible and choose to enroll, your participation will last approximately 16 weeks. It will include 4 scheduled visits to the study clinic and 3 phone calls with the study doctor or staff.
Clinical studies rely on the cooperation of volunteer participants. While you are taking part in this study, you will need to:
All study medication and study-related tests will be provided at no cost.
The first step involves answering a few questions in an online prescreening questionnaire to see if you are a potential candidate for the study. Depending on your answers, you may be referred to a study clinic for screening.Answer Questions