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A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Different Doses of Fluticasone Propionate Taken From a Dry Powder Inhaler (Puffer) in Adolescents and Adults Who Have Asthma That is Not Controlled by High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Asthma Medications

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01576718
First received: April 10, 2012
Last updated: February 28, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
  Purpose
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the dose response, efficacy and safety of 4 different doses of fluticasone propionate (50, 100, 200, and 400mcg) delivered as Fluticasone Spiromax® Inhalation Powder (Fp Spiromax) when administered twice daily in subjects 12 years of age and older with severe persistent asthma who are uncontrolled on high dose ICS therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma
Drug: Fp MDPI
Other: Placebo MDPI
Drug: Flovent Diskus
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
Phase 2

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 Dose-ranging Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Fp Spiromax® (Fluticasone Propionate Inhalation Powder) Administered Twice Daily Compared With Placebo in Adolescent and Adult Subjects With Severe Persistent Asthma Uncontrolled on High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline In Trough (Morning Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Forced Expiratory Volume In 1 Second (FEV1) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Trough FEV1 was measured electronically by spirometry at morning (AM) investigational site visits, before administration of the AM dose of study drug, and before albuterol/salbutamol administration. The highest FEV1 value from 3 acceptable and 2 reproducible maneuvers was used. All FEV1 data were submitted to a central reading center for evaluation.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to placebo are from an MMRM model excluding FLOVENT DISKUS data: change from baseline = baseline FEV1 + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline In Weekly Average Of Daily Trough (Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Morning Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline (Days -6 to Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Peak expiratory flow was determined in the AM and in the PM, before administration of study or rescue medications using a handheld electronic peak flow meter. The highest value of triplicate measurements obtained was recorded by the subject's diary device.

    On mornings for which a treatment visit was scheduled (TV1 through TV9), the PEF was measured and recorded at the investigational site visit.

    Baseline trough AM PEF was defined as the average of recorded (non-missing) trough AM PEF assessments over the 7 days directly preceding first study drug intake.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to placebo are from an MMRM model excluding FLOVENT DISKUS data: change from baseline = baseline PEF + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.


  • Change From Baseline In Weekly Average Of Daily Trough (Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Evening Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline (Days -6 to Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Peak expiratory flow was determined in the AM and in the PM, before administration of study or rescue medications using a handheld electronic peak flow meter. The highest value of triplicate measurements obtained was recorded by the subject's diary device.

    PM PEF baseline was defined as the average of recorded (nonmissing) PM PEF assessments over the 7 days directly preceding first study drug intake.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to placebo are from an MMRM model excluding FLOVENT DISKUS data: change from baseline = baseline PEF + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.


  • The Kaplan-Meier Estimate Of The Probability Of Remaining In The Study At Week 12 [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Week 12 ]

    The analysis of probability of remaining in the study at Week 12 used the time to patient withdrawal for worsening asthma. Worsening asthma was defined as:

    1. clinic visit FEV1 below the FEV1 stability limit value calculated on Day 1.
    2. any 7-day run-in or treatment window (using information from the patient diary) during which the subject experienced:

      • 3 or more days in which the highest PEF has fallen below the PEF stability limit calculated on Day 1
      • 3 or more days in which ≥12 inhalations/day of albuterol/salbutamol was used
      • 2 or more days in which the subject experienced a nighttime asthma symptom score of >2
    3. clinical asthma exacerbation, defined as worsening asthma requiring any treatment other than study drug or rescue albuterol/salbutamol including the use of systemic corticosteroids and/or ER visit or hospitalization.

    Patients who had withdrawn due to reasons other than worsening asthma were right-censored at the date of last assessment.


  • Change From Baseline In The Percentage Of Rescue-Free 24-Hour Periods [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day -6 to Day 1 predose), Treatment (Day 1 to Week 12) ]

    The change from baseline in the percentage of rescue-free 24-hour periods was analyzed with a marginal (also called population averaged) logistic model, with the response being the proportion of rescue-free 24-hour periods. The model included 2 time points of measurement for each subject: the baseline (the last 7 days before the treatment period) and the treatment period. The model contained covariates for sex, age, and treatment. Rescue-free days were as indicated in patient diaries.

    Data values are estimated means.


  • Area Under The Plasma Concentration-Time Curve From Time Zero To The Time Of The Last Measurable Concentration (AUC0-t) [ Time Frame: Day 1 predose (within 10 minutes of treatment administration), and 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, and 2, 4, 8, and 12 hours postdose ]
  • Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Cmax) [ Time Frame: Day 1 predose (within 10 minutes of treatment administration), and 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, and 2, 4, 8, and 12 hours postdose ]
  • Time Of Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration (Tmax) [ Time Frame: Day 1 predose (within 10 minutes of treatment administration), and 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, and 2, 4, 8, and 12 hours postdose ]
  • Patients With Treatment-Emergent Adverse Experiences (TEAE) During the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Week 12 ]
    An adverse event was defined as any untoward medical occurrence that develops or worsens in severity during the conduct of a clinical study and does not necessarily have a causal relationship to the study drug. Severity was rated by the investigator on a scale of mild, moderate and severe, with severe= an AE which prevents normal daily activities. Relationship of AE to treatment was determined by the investigator. Serious AEs include death, a life-threatening adverse event, inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, persistent or significant disability or incapacity, a congenital anomaly or birth defect, OR an important medical event that jeopardized the patient and required medical intervention to prevent the previously listed serious outcomes.

  • Patients With Positive Swab Test Results for Oral Candidiasis [ Time Frame: Screening (Days -21 to -14), Randomization (Day 1), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ]

    Oropharyngeal examinations for visual evidence of oral candidiasis were conducted at each visit. Any visual evidence of oral candidiasis during the oropharyngeal exam was evaluated by obtaining and analyzing a swab of the suspect area.

    This outcomes indicates how many patients had positive swab test results. The total number of patients who had oropharyngeal exams at each timepoint are specified in the timepoint field. Appropriate therapy was to be initiated immediately at the discretion of the investigator and was not to be delayed for culture confirmation. Subjects with a culture-positive infection could continue participation in the study on appropriate anti-infective therapy, provided this therapy was not prohibited by the protocol.


  • 24-Hour Urinary Cortisol Excretion at Baseline, Week 12 and Endpoint [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), Week 12, Endpoint ]
    24-hour urinary cortisol excretion was determined from 24-hour pooled-urine samples; urine was refrigerated until return to the investigational site after each 24-hour collection period. Urine was collected within 7 days of Day 1 and within 7 days of Week 12. Urine cortisol sample collection was not required at endpoint visit for subjects who terminated early from the study.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline In Trough (Morning Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Forced Expiratory Volume In 1 Second (FEV1) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period (Including the Flovent Diskus Treatment Arm) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Peak expiratory flow was determined in the AM and in the PM, before administration of study or rescue medications using a handheld electronic peak flow meter. The highest value of triplicate measurements obtained was recorded by the subject's diary device.

    On mornings for which a treatment visit was scheduled (TV1 through TV9), the PEF was measured and recorded at the investigational site visit.

    Baseline trough AM PEF was defined as the average of recorded (nonmissing) trough AM PEF assessments over the 7 days directly preceding first study drug intake.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to Flovent Diskus are from an MMRM model which includes data from all treatments: change from baseline = baseline PEF + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.


  • Change From Baseline In Weekly Average Of Daily Trough (Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Morning Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period (Including the Flovent Diskus Treatment Arm) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Days -6 to Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Peak expiratory flow was determined in the AM and in the PM, before administration of study or rescue medications using a handheld electronic peak flow meter. The highest value of triplicate measurements obtained was recorded by the subject's diary device.

    On mornings for which a treatment visit was scheduled (TV1 through TV9), the PEF was measured and recorded at the investigational site visit.

    Baseline trough AM PEF was defined as the average of recorded (nonmissing) trough AM PEF assessments over the 7 days directly preceding first study drug intake.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to Flovent Diskus are from an MMRM model that included data for all treatments: change from baseline = baseline PEF + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.


  • Change From Baseline In Weekly Average Of Daily Trough (Predose And Pre-Rescue Bronchodilator) Evening Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Over The 12-Week Treatment Period (Including the Flovent Diskus Treatment Arm) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Days -6 to Day 1 pre-dose), Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ]

    Peak expiratory flow was determined in the AM and in the PM, before administration of study or rescue medications using a handheld electronic peak flow meter. The highest value of triplicate measurements obtained was recorded by the subject's diary device.

    PM PEF baseline was defined as the average of recorded (nonmissing) PM PEF assessments over the 7 days directly preceding first study drug intake.

    The p-values for the treatment comparisons to Flovent Diskus are from an MMRM model that included data for all treatments: change from baseline = baseline PEF + sex + age + treatment + visit + treatment*visit with an unstructured covariance matrix assumed.



Enrollment: 889
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fp MDPI 50 mcg

Fluticasone propionate (Fp) 50 mcg per dose twice a day (for a total daily dose of 100 mcg) using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in a double-blind manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Drug: Fp MDPI

Fp MDPI is an inhalation-driven multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) containing fluticasone propionate (Fp) dispersed in a lactose monohydrate excipient and contained within a reservoir. A metered dose of drug is delivered to a dose cup via an air pulse activated when the cap is opened.

During the treatment period, participants were randomized to 50, 100, 200 or 400 mcg of Fp one inhalation twice a day for a total daily dose of 100, 200, 400 or 800 mcg. Study drug was administered in the morning and in the evening.

Other Names:
  • fluticasone propionate
  • Fp SPIROMAX® Inhalation Powder
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists
Experimental: Fp MDPI 100 mcg

Fluticasone propionate (Fp) 100 mcg per dose twice a day (for a total daily dose of 200 mcg) using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in a double-blind manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Drug: Fp MDPI

Fp MDPI is an inhalation-driven multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) containing fluticasone propionate (Fp) dispersed in a lactose monohydrate excipient and contained within a reservoir. A metered dose of drug is delivered to a dose cup via an air pulse activated when the cap is opened.

During the treatment period, participants were randomized to 50, 100, 200 or 400 mcg of Fp one inhalation twice a day for a total daily dose of 100, 200, 400 or 800 mcg. Study drug was administered in the morning and in the evening.

Other Names:
  • fluticasone propionate
  • Fp SPIROMAX® Inhalation Powder
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists
Experimental: Fp MDPI 200 mcg

Fluticasone propionate (Fp) 200 mcg per dose twice a day (for a total daily dose of 400 mcg) using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in a double-blind manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Drug: Fp MDPI

Fp MDPI is an inhalation-driven multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) containing fluticasone propionate (Fp) dispersed in a lactose monohydrate excipient and contained within a reservoir. A metered dose of drug is delivered to a dose cup via an air pulse activated when the cap is opened.

During the treatment period, participants were randomized to 50, 100, 200 or 400 mcg of Fp one inhalation twice a day for a total daily dose of 100, 200, 400 or 800 mcg. Study drug was administered in the morning and in the evening.

Other Names:
  • fluticasone propionate
  • Fp SPIROMAX® Inhalation Powder
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists
Experimental: Fp MDPI 400 mcg

Fluticasone propionate (Fp) 400 mcg per dose twice a day (for a total daily dose of 800 mcg) using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in a double-blind manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Drug: Fp MDPI

Fp MDPI is an inhalation-driven multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) containing fluticasone propionate (Fp) dispersed in a lactose monohydrate excipient and contained within a reservoir. A metered dose of drug is delivered to a dose cup via an air pulse activated when the cap is opened.

During the treatment period, participants were randomized to 50, 100, 200 or 400 mcg of Fp one inhalation twice a day for a total daily dose of 100, 200, 400 or 800 mcg. Study drug was administered in the morning and in the evening.

Other Names:
  • fluticasone propionate
  • Fp SPIROMAX® Inhalation Powder
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists
Placebo Comparator: Placebo MDPI

Placebo twice a day using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in a double-blind manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Other: Placebo MDPI
Placebo multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) in the morning and evening. Placebo MDPI was provided in devices identical in appearance to Fp MDPI.
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists
Active Comparator: Flovent Diskus 250mcg

Fluticasone propionate (Fp) 250 mcg per dose twice a day (for a total daily dose of 500 mcg) using a multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) for 12 weeks in an open-label manner.

During the run-in and the treatment periods, all subjects replaced their current rescue medication with albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI) (90 mcg/actuation) for use on an as needed basis for the relief of asthma symptoms.

Drug: Flovent Diskus
Flovent Diskus contains the active ingredient fluticasone propionate (Fp). Flovent Diskus 250 mcg was used twice a day, once in the morning and evening, for a total daily dose of 500 mcg of Fp. This therapy was not blinded as the inhaler device was different than the MDPI used in the other treatment arms.
Other Name: Fluticasone propionate
Drug: albuterol/salbutamol
A short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (SABA), albuterol/salbutamol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) metered dose inhaler (MDI), was provided to be used as needed for the relief of asthma symptoms during both the run-in and treatment periods (to replace the subject's current rescue medication).
Other Name: short-acting β2-adrenergic agonists

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written informed consent/assent signed and dated by the subject and/or parent /legal guardian before conducting any study related procedure.
  2. Male or female 12 years and older, as of the Screening Visit. Male or female 18 years and older, as of the Screening Visit, in countries where local regulations or the regulatory status of study medication permit enrollment of adults only.
  3. General good health, and free of any concomitant conditions or treatment that could interfere with study conduct, influence the interpretation of study observations/results, or put the subject at increased risk during the study.
  4. Asthma Diagnosis: Asthma as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  5. Severity of Disease:

    • A best forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of 40%-85% of the predicted normal value during the Screening Visit. NHANES III predicted values will be used for subjects aged ≥12 years and adjustments to predicted values will be made for African American subjects. ATS/ERS 2005 criteria for acceptability, reproducibility, and end of test must be met for spirometry

  6. Reversibility of Disease: Demonstrated a ≥12% reversibility of FEV1 within 30 minutes following 2 inhalations of albuterol/salbutamol inhalation aerosol (if required, spacers are permitted for reversibility testing only) at the Screening Visit. If a subject fails to demonstrate an increase in FEV1 ≥12% then the subject is not eligible for the study and will not be allowed to re-screen. Reversibility values of 11.50 - 11.99 will be rounded to 12. Documented historical reversibility of ≥ 12 % within 3 months of the Screening Visit will be accepted.
  7. Current Asthma Therapy: Subjects will be required to be on a short acting β2 agonist and inhaled corticosteroid for a minimum of 8 weeks before the Screening Visit and have been maintained on a stable dose of inhaled corticosteroids for four weeks prior to the Screening Visit at one of the following doses:

    • Fluticasone propionate HFA MDI ≥ 880 mcg/day
    • Fluticasone propionate DPI≥ 1000 mcg/day
    • Beclomethasone dipropionate DPI ≥ 2000 mcg/day
    • Beclomethasone dipropionate HFA (QVAR)≥ 640 mcg/day
    • Beclomethasone dipropionate HFA (Clenil Modulite)≥ 2000 mcg/day
    • Budesonide DPI ≥ 1600 mcg/day
    • Budesonide MDI ≥ 1600 mcg/day
    • Flunisolide ≥ 2000 mcg/day
    • Triamcinolone acetonide ≥ 2000 mcg /day
    • Mometasone furoate DPI ≥ 880 mcg/day
    • Ciclesonide HFA MDI ≥ 640 mcg/day

    Exception 1: Based upon the investigator's judgment that there is no inherent harm in changing the subject's current ICS/LABA therapy and the subject provides consent, subjects on inhaled Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol DPI ≥ 1000 mcg/day, or Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol HFA ≥ 880 mcg/day, or Fluticasone propionate/Formoterol ≥ 1000 mcg/day,or Beclomethasone dipropionate/Formoterol ≥ 400 mcg/day, or Budesonide/formoterol HFA ≥ 640 mcg/day, or Budesonide/formoterol DPI ≥ 800 mcg/day, or Mometasone furoate/formoterol MDI ≥ 800 mcg/day or subjects on a qualifying ICS dose plus a long-acting β2-agonists (LABA) administered via separate inhalers, may be switched to a qualifying dose of fluticasone propionate provided the subjects will not participate in the PK portion of the study.

    Exception 2: Subjects on a qualifying dose of fluticasone propionate who wish to participate in the PK portion of the study and who provide consent may have their fluticasone propionate switched to a different qualifying ICS (non-fluticasone propionate) at a pre-screening visit. The subject will be required to return to the clinic to complete the Screening Visit following a 1-week washout period.

  8. Short-Acting β2-Agonists: All subjects must be able to replace their current short-acting β2-agonists with albuterol/salbutamol inhalation aerosol at the Screening Visit for use as needed for the duration of the study. The use of spacer devices with the metered dose inhaler (MDI) will not be allowed during the study with exception of it's use during reversibility testing at the Screening Visit. Nebulized albuterol/salbutamol will not be allowed at any time during the study. Subjects must be able to withhold all inhaled short-acting β2 sympathomimetic bronchodilators for at least 6 hours prior to all study visits.
  9. If female, is currently not pregnant, breast feeding, or attempting to become pregnant, has a negative serum pregnancy test, and is of

    • Non-childbearing potential, defined as:

      • Before menarche, or
      • 1 year post-menopausal, or
      • Surgically sterile (tubal ligation, bilateral oophorectomy, or hysterectomy), or
      • Congenital sterility, or
      • Diagnosed as infertile and not undergoing treatment to reverse infertility or is of
    • Child-bearing potential, willing to commit to using a consistent and acceptable method of birth control as defined below for the duration of the study:

      • Systemic contraception used for 1 month prior to screening, including birth control pills, transdermal patch (Ortho Evra®), vaginal ring (NuvaRing®), levonorgesterel (Norplant®), or injectable progesterone (Depo-Provera®), or
      • Double barrier methods (condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm, and vaginal contraceptive film with spermicide), or
      • Intrauterine device (IUD) or
      • Monogamous with a vasectomized male partner or is of
    • Child-bearing potential and not sexually active, willing to commit to using a consistent and acceptable method of birth control as defined above for the duration of the study, in the event the subject becomes sexually active
  10. Capable of understanding the requirements, risks, and benefits of study participation, and, as judged by the investigator, capable of giving informed consent/assent and being compliant with all study requirements (visits, record-keeping, etc).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of life-threatening asthma that is defined for this protocol as an asthma episode that required intubation and/or was associated with hypercapnea, respiratory arrest or hypoxic seizures.
  2. Culture-documented or suspected bacterial or viral infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract, sinus, or middle ear that is not resolved within 2 weeks of the Screening Visit. In addition, the subject must be excluded if such infection occurs between the Screening Visit and the Randomization Visit.
  3. Any asthma exacerbation requiring oral corticosteroids within 1 month of the Screening Visit. A subject must not have had any hospitalization for asthma within 2 month prior to the Screening Visit.

    Note: An exacerbation of asthma is defined as any worsening of asthma requiring any treatment other than rescue albuterol/salbutamol HFA MDI and/or the subject's regular inhaled corticosteroid maintenance treatment. This includes requiring the use of systemic corticosteroids and/or emergency room visit or hospitalization, a change in the subject's regular inhaled corticosteroid maintenance treatment, or the addition of other asthma medications.

  4. Presence of glaucoma, cataracts, ocular herpes simplex, or malignancy other than basal cell carcinoma.
  5. Historical or current evidence of a clinically significant disease including, but not limited to: cardiovascular (e.g., congestive heart failure, known aortic aneurysm, clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia or coronary heart disease), hepatic, renal, hematological, neuropsychological, endocrine (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled thyroid disorder, Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome), gastrointestinal (e.g., poorly-controlled peptic ulcer, GERD), or pulmonary (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis with the need for treatment, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Significant is defined as any disease that, in the opinion of the investigator, would put the safety of the subject at risk through participation, or which could affect the efficacy or safety analysis if the disease/condition exacerbated during the study.
  6. Have any of the following conditions that, in the judgment of the investigator, might cause participation in this study to be detrimental to the subject, including, but not limited to:

    • Current malignancy excluding basal cell carcinoma; History of malignancy is acceptable only if the subject has been in remission for one year prior to the Screening Visit. (Remission is defined as no current evidence of malignancy and no treatment for the malignancy in the 12 months prior to the Screening Visit)
    • Current or untreated tuberculosis; History of tuberculosis is acceptable only if a subject has received an approved prophylactic treatment regimen or an approved active treatment regimen and has had no evidence of active disease for a minimum of 2 years
    • Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic BP ≥160 or diastolic BP >100)
    • Stroke within 3 months prior to the Screening Visit
    • Immunologic compromise
  7. History of a positive test for HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.
  8. Untreated oral candidiasis at the Screening Visit. Subjects with clinical visual evidence of oral candidiasis and who agree to receive treatment and comply with appropriate medical monitoring may enter the study
  9. History of any adverse reaction to any intranasal, inhaled or systemic corticosteroid therapy. Known or suspected sensitivity to the constituents of the dry powder inhalers (Spiromax or Diskus) used in the study (i.e., lactose).
  10. History of severe allergy to milk protein.
  11. Use of systemic, oral or depot corticosteroids within 4 weeks prior to the Screening Visit

    • Use of topical corticosteroids (≤1% hydrocortisone cream) for dermatological disease is permitted
    • Use of intranasal corticosteroids or ocular corticosteroids at a stable dose for at least 4 weeks prior to the Screening Visit and throughout the study is permitted
  12. Use of immunosuppressive medications within 4 weeks prior to the Screening Visit and during the study.
  13. Immunotherapy for the treatment of allergy at a stable maintenance dose for at least 90 days prior to the Screening Visit and which will remain at a stable dose without escalation throughout the study is permitted.
  14. Use of Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inhibitors (e.g., ritonavir, ketoconazole, itraconazole) within 4 weeks prior to the Screening Visit. Strong and moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors are prohibited and weak CYP3A4 are allowed.
  15. History of alcohol or drug abuse within two years preceding the Screening Visit.
  16. Current smoker or a smoking history of 10 pack years or more (a pack year is defined as smoking 1 pack of cigarettes/day for 1 year). A subject may not have used tobacco products within the past one year (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, or pipe tobacco).
  17. Study participation by clinical investigator site employees and/or their immediate relatives.
  18. Study participation by more than one subject from the same household at the same time. However, after the study completion or discontinuation by one subject another subject from the same household may be screened.
  19. Participation in any investigational drug study within the 30 days (starting at the final follow-up visit) preceding the Screening Visit or planned participation in another investigational drug study at any time during this study.
  20. Pregnancy, nursing, or plans to become pregnant or donate gametes (ova or sperm) for in vitro fertilization during the study period or for 30 days following the subject's last study related visit (for eligible subjects only - if applicable). Eligible female subjects unwilling to employ appropriate contraceptive measures to ensure that pregnancy will not occur during the study will be excluded.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01576718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FpS-AS-202
Study First Received: April 10, 2012
Results First Received: February 28, 2017
Last Updated: February 28, 2017

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
Dose ranging
Fluticasone Propionate
Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
High Dose ICS
Asthma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Fluticasone
Albuterol
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
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
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 28, 2017