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Efficacy of Indacaterol 150 µg Versus Formoterol

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: April 19, 2017
Last verified: May 2012

The study will be a 12 week treatment (84 days), parallel group, randomized, double blind, double dummy, study to assess the superiority of indacaterol (150 μg o.d.) versus formoterol (12 μg b.i.d.) in terms of trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1).

Patients will be enrolled after giving informed consent and then begin a screening/run-in period for 14 days. Patients will be randomized to one of two treatment groups using an allocation ratio of 1:1 to receive either indacaterol (150 μg o.d.) and placebo to formoterol, or formoterol (12 μg b.i.d.) and placebo to indacaterol for a treatment period of 12 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Drug: Indacaterol
Drug: Formoterol
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-week Treatment, Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Double Dummy, Parallel-group Study to Assess the Efficacy of Indacaterol (150 μg o.d.) in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Using Formoterol (12 μg b.i.d.) as an Active Control

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 24-h post-dose trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) [ Time Frame: After 84 days of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 24-h post-dose trough inspiratory capacity (IC) [ Time Frame: After 84 days of treatment ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Indacaterol
Indacaterol 150 µg once daily (od) via single-dose dry powder inhaler (SDDPI)
Drug: Indacaterol
Indacaterol 150 µg once daily (od) via single-dose dry powder inhaler (SDDPI)
Active Comparator: Formoterol
Formoterol 12 µg twice daily (bid) via single-dose dry powder inhaler (SDDPI)
Drug: Formoterol
Formoterol 12 µg twice daily (bid) via single-dose dry powder inhaler (SDDPI)


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of COPD (moderate-to-severe as classified by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Guidelines, 2009) and:

    • Post-bronchodilator FEV1 <80% and ≥40% of the predicted normal value
    • Post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC (forced vital capacity) <70%
  • Smoking history of at least 10 pack-years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had a COPD exacerbation in the 6 weeks prior to screening
  • Patients who have had a respiratory tract infection within 6 weeks prior to screening
  • Patients with concomitant pulmonary disease
  • Patients with a history of asthma
  • Patients with diabetes Type I or uncontrolled diabetes Type II
  • Any patient with lung cancer or a history of lung cancer
  • Patients with a history of certain cardiovascular comorbid conditions

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01377428

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01377428     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAB149BDE03
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: April 19, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
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 processed this record on April 27, 2017