Advair® DISKUS® Versus Serevent® DISKUS® For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: June 22, 2005
Last updated: April 15, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This study evaluates the effect of two medicines on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exacerbations. This study will last up to 56 weeks, and subjects will visit the clinic 10 times. Subjects will be given breathing tests and will record their breathing symptoms daily on diary cards. All study related medicines and medical examinations will be provided at no cost. The two drugs used in this study have been approved by FDA for use in patients with COPD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Drug: Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Combination Product
Drug: Salmeterol
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: See Detailed Description

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of moderate/severe exacerbations over a 52 week treatment period

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The time until the first moderate/severe exacerbation; the annual rate of exacerbations requiring oral corticosteroid treatment, and breathing tests conducted over one year

Enrollment: 797
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Combination Product Drug: Salmeterol
    Other Name: Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Combination Product
Detailed Description:
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, 52-week Study to Compare the Effect of the Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol DISKUS Combination Product 250/50mcg BID with Salmeterol DISKUS 50mcg BID on the Annual Rate of Moderate/Severe Exacerbations in Subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of COPD.
  • Current or previous cigarette smokers with a smoking history of at least 10 pack-years.
  • History of at least 1 COPD exacerbation in the 12 months prior to screening.
  • Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of less than or equal to 50% of predicted normal.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of asthma.
  • Additional respiratory disorders other than COPD (eg, sarcoidosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis, or active tuberculosis).
  • Concurrent use of long-acting beta-agonists, long-acting anticholinergics, inhaled and oral corticosteroids, theophylline, investigational medications, ritonavir, and anti-leukotrienes.
  • Lung resection surgery within 1 year of screening.
  • Abnormal and clinically significant ECG findings at screening.
  • Other inclusion and exclusion criteria will be evaluated at the first study visit.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00115492

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00115492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCO100250 
Study First Received: June 22, 2005
Last Updated: April 15, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Fluticasone, salmeterol drug combination
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Anti-Allergic Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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