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A Non-inferiority, Comparative Study Between Foraseq®, Eurofarma´s Formoterol/Budesonide and Alenia® in Asthma (UNIK)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A. Identifier:
First received: July 20, 2010
Last updated: May 4, 2012
Last verified: May 2011
The primary objective will be to compare the Eurofarma and Alenia formulations regarding their impact on the pulmonary function of mild to moderate persistent asthma patients and the secondary objective will be to compare the three study formulations regarding the clinical control of the symptoms and the patients' compliance to the treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Formoterol/Budesonide
Drug: Foraseq
Drug: Alenia
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Randomized, Non-inferiority, Open-label, Comparative Study Between Foraseq® Inhalation Capsules, Eurofarma's Single Formoterol / Budesonide Inhalation Capsule and Single Alenia® Inhalation Capsule in Asthmatic Patients

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Further study details as provided by Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) at the final visit (FV) [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • asthma control score in the Asthma Control Questionnaire-7 (ACQ-7) [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 552
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Formoterol/Budesonide
formoterol and budesonide will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a day for 12 weeks.
Drug: Formoterol/Budesonide
formoterol and budesonide will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a da for 12 weeks.
Active Comparator: Foraseq
Foraseq will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a da for 12 weeks.
Drug: Foraseq
foraseq will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a da for 12 weeks.
Active Comparator: Alenia
Alenia will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a da for 12 weeks.
Drug: Alenia
Alenia will be administered at the 12/400 µg dosage, twice a da for 12 weeks.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sign the ICF;
  • ≥ 12 years old;
  • Have a diagnosis of mild to moderate persistent asthma diagnosis, as per the GINA classification (,18 with symptoms for at least 6 months and clinically stable for at least 1 month with the ACQ-7 test <3,0;
  • Current use of inhaled corticosteroid (equivalent to 1000 µg of beclomethasone dipropionate) whether associated or not with long-term β2 adrenergics and relief medication (salbutamol or equivalent);
  • Initial FEV1 of at least 50% of the normal value expected;
  • Serum cortisol evaluation within the normal limits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of oral or parenteral corticosteroid within the last 3 months before the study;
  • Hospitalization needed due to asthma within the last 3 months before the study;
  • Active smokers, defined as the consumption of cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or any other form of smoking in any amount within the last 3 months;
  • Presence of serious co-morbidities, such as cardiovascular, renal, liver, neurological, neoplastic, hematological, infectious, dermatologic, neurological, or psychiatric disease, or chronic respiratory disease other than asthma;
  • Recent participation (<6 months) or expected participation in other clinical trials involving drug products of any nature or in studies consisting of any form of intervention for the treatment of asthma;
  • Intolerance or allergy to any component of the drugs evaluated in the study;
  • Pregnant or lactating women;
  • Chronic use of routine β-blockers orally or intravenously, including ophthalmic solutions.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01167010

Centro de Referencia em Enfermidades Respiratoria e Alergica
Salvador, BA, Brazil
Hospital de Clinicas UFPR
Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Clinica de Alergia Martti Antila
Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
IMA Brasil - Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica e Medicina Avançada
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Stelmach Pesquisa Clinica
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ana Lúcia Koff Milan, Eurofarma Laboratorios Ltda Identifier: NCT01167010     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EF111
Study First Received: July 20, 2010
Last Updated: May 4, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Formoterol Fumarate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017