Pharmacokinetic Clinical Study of CHF1535 NEXT DPI® Versus CHF1535 pMDI

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Brief Summary:
The aim of this clinical study is to compare the lung exposure of the contents of the trial drug after administration of the fixed combination between beclomethasone and formoterol delivered via the new Chiesi dry powder inhaler in comparison to the beclomethasone and formoterol delivered via the pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI) using a spacer device. To determine lung exposure, the treatments are administered with charcoal block.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Drug: BDP/Formoterol Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study Title: A Single-dose, Open-label, Randomised, 2-way Crossover, Clinical Pharmacology Study of Four Inhalations of CHF 1535 100/6 NEXT DPI® (Fixed Combination of Beclomethasone Diproponate 100 µg Plus Formoterol Fumarate 6 µg) Versus the Same Dose of CHF 1535 100/6 pMDI Both Administered With Charcoal Block.
Study Start Date : May 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

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Intervention Details:
    Drug: BDP/Formoterol
    One single day treatment of CHF 1535 100/6 NEXT DPI®: CHF 1535 dry powder for inhalation (fixed combination of beclomethasone dipropionate 100 µg plus formoterol fumarate 6 µg per actuation) administered via the NEXT DPI® dry powder inhaler with charcoal block.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. lung bioavailability [ Time Frame: 13 times/24hr ]
    To compare the lung bioavailability of B17MP (active metabolite of BDP) and formoterol after four inhalations using the new Chiesi dry powder inhaler vs pMDI using spacer device, with activated Charcoal Block.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the safety and the tolerability of the study treatments considering AE and measuring vitals signs as blood pressure and heart rate in the specified time frame. [ Time Frame: 13 times/24hr ]
    Adverse events and Vital signs: blood pressure and heart rate assessed at pre-dose and 30 min, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24 hrs post-dose.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female adults (≥18 and ≤ 70 years old).
  2. Written informed consent obtained by the patient prior to any study-related procedures.
  3. Diagnosis of asthma as defined by the GINA guidelines, update 2009, at least in the 6 months before the screening visit.
  4. Asthmatic patients already treated with low or medium daily dose of ICS (e.g. BDP or equivalent ≤ 1000 µg/die) or low dose of ICS/LABA fixed combination (e.g. salmeterol/fluticasone 100/500 µg/die).
  5. Patients with a pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) ≥ 60% and ≤ 90% of the predicted values.
  6. Non or ex-smokers who smoked less than 5 pack-years and stopped smoking for at least 1 year. (Pack/year: number of cigarette smoked per day multiplied by the number of years of smoking/20).
  7. Ability to a proper use of pMDI plus spacer and DPI devices.
  8. A cooperative attitude to be compliant with study procedures.
  9. Body mass index (BMI) ≥18.5 and ≤ 32 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or lactating women or all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant UNLESS they meet the following definition of post-menopausal: 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea or 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea or are using one or more of the following acceptable methods of contraception.

    • surgical sterilization (e.g. bilateral tubal ligation, hysterectomy)
    • hormonal contraception (implantable, patch, oral)
    • other forms of effective contraception including placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS) or barrier methods of contraception: condom or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal cream/foam/gel/ suppository.
  2. Significant seasonal variation in asthma or asthma occurring only during episodic exposure to an allergen or a chemical sensitizer.
  3. History of near fatal asthma (e.g. brittle asthma, hospitalization for asthma exacerbation in Intensive Care Unit).
  4. Patients with abnormal QTcF at Screening Visit: QTcF > 450 msec for male subjects and QTcF > 470 msec for female subjects.
  5. Diagnosis of COPD as defined by the current GOLD guidelines, updates 2009.
  6. Hospitalization due to asthma exacerbation within 1 month prior to the screening visit or during the run-in period.
  7. Lower respiratory tract infection within one month prior to screening until randomization.
  8. History of cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis or alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
  9. History of drug addiction or excessive use of alcohol (weekly intake in excess of 28 units alcohol; one unit being a glass of beer, wine or a measure of spirits), or excessive consumption of xanthine containing substances (daily intake in excess of 5 cups of coffee, tea, cola, etc) or psychological or other emotional problems likely to invalidate informed consent, or limit the ability of the subject to comply with the protocol requirements;
  10. Diagnosis of restrictive lung disease.
  11. Patients treated with oral or parenteral corticosteroids in the previous 2 months before the screening visit (3 months for parenteral depot corticosteroids).
  12. Intolerance or contra-indication to treatment with beta2-agonists and/or inhaled corticosteroids or allergy to any component of the study treatments.
  13. Having received an investigational drug within 1 month before the screening visit.
  14. Significant medical history of and/or treatments for cardiac, renal, neurological, hepatic, endocrine diseases, or any laboratory abnormality indicative of a significant underlying condition, that may interfere with patient's safety, compliance, or study evaluations, according to the investigator's opinion.
  15. Any patient with active cancer or a history of cancer with less than 5 years disease free survival time (whether or not there is evidence of local recurrence or metastases). Localized basal cell carcinoma (without metastases) of the skin is acceptable.

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United Kingdom
Medicines Evaluation Unit Ltd
Manchester, United Kingdom, M23 9QZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
Principal Investigator: Dave Singh, MD Medicines Evaluation Unit Ltd, Manchester, United Kingdom

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Identifier: NCT01349257     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCD-1015-PR-0055
2010-024384-40 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: May 6, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Keywords provided by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.:
Asthmatic patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Formoterol Fumarate
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Protective Agents