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Efficacy of QVAR vs Flovent Diskus on Small Airways in Poorly Controlled Asthmatic Adolescents/Adult Patients

This study has been terminated.
(Very poor enrollment)
Information provided by:
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Identifier:
First received: October 28, 2003
Last updated: May 9, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of Beclomethasone dipropionate HFA on small airways compared to Fluticasone propionate powder for inhalation administered twice daily to poorly controlled asthmatics.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Drug: Qvar Drug: Flovent Diskus Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Clinical Efficacy of HFA-Propelled Beclomethasone Dipropionate Metered-Dose Inhaler Versus Fluticasone Propionate Multidose Dry Powder Inhaler on Small Airways in Poorly Controlled Asthmatic Adolescent and Adult Patients

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in post-inhalation percent-predicted FEF 25-75 (%) from baseline (week 0) to week 12 [ Time Frame: Final Visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean and mean change from pre-dose to 15-minute post-dose in percent predicted FEV1 (%) at week 12 [ Time Frame: week 12 ]

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Qvar
Qvar 160 mcg twice daily
Drug: Qvar
Qvar (HFA-propelled beclomethasone dipropionate metered dose inhaler) 160 mcg twice daily for 12 weeks
Active Comparator: Flovent Diskus
Flovent Diskus 200 mcg twice daily
Drug: Flovent Diskus
Flovent Diskus (fluticasone propionate multi-dose dry powder inhaler) 200 mcg twice daily for 12 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Poorly controlled asthma;
  • Average use of over 2 puffs of albuterol per day in the previous 7 days OR Having symptoms of asthma on 5 of the last 7 days OR Awakening at night due to asthma at least once in the previous 7 days OR Having been treated with a course of oral or intravenous steroids at least once in the last 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects receiving escalating doses of immunotherapy, oral immunotherapy or short course (rush) immunotherapy for rhinitis;
  • Requires beta-blockers, MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, oral or intranasal anticholinergics;
  • History and/or presence of any non-asthmatic acute or chronic lung disease, including but not limited to bronchitis, emphysema, active tuberculosis, bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis;
  • History and/or presence of any clinically significant cardiovascular disease, clinically significant hepatic, renal, or endocrine dysfunction, stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, hyperthyroidism, convulsive disorders, neoplastic disease other than basal cell carcinoma, and significant psychiatric disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00071552

United States, Colorado
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80206
Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc.
  More Information Identifier: NCT00071552     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IXR-402-4-196
Study First Received: October 28, 2003
Last Updated: May 9, 2014

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
Poorly Controlled Asthma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on August 18, 2017