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Efficacy and Safety of Flutiform K-haler in Patients With Uncontrolled Asthma Following Mid-dose ICS/LABA DPI Therapy (SWIFT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04124510
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The Contract of K-haler products had been terminated between Mundipharma and provider. Therefore, this clinical trial was terminated early.)
First Posted : October 11, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mundipharma Korea Ltd

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the Asthma improvement of Flutiform K-haler after 12 weeks of treatment in patients with moderate to severe uncontrolled* asthma following mid-dose ICS/LABA DPI therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Drug: Brand Name: Flutiform K-haler Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory allergic disease of airway involving many cells and various media. Airway inflammation causes various symptoms of airway hypersensitivity, including repeated wheezing, dyspnea, and tightness in the chest. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and in South Korea, an estimated asthma prevalence rate for adults is approximately 5% [1]. For more effective management of asthma, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guideline[2] and Korean Asthma Management Guideline for Adults [1] suggests that for patients who cannot have asthma symptoms under control with ICS (Inhaled Corticosteroid) alone, concomitant treatment of ICS/LABA is more effective than dose increase of ICS, and therefore recommends ICS combined with Long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) products. Common ICS/LABA products that are available in the Korea market including dry power inhaler (DPI) and pressured metered dose inhaler (pMDI).

It is known that small airway significantly contributes to total airway resistance, so the inflammation of the small airways could lead to the poor asthma control observed since small airways are not directly reached by inhaler's particles [3,4]. Fluticasone/formoterol (Flutiform®) shows a high fine particle fraction (FPF) of about 40% for both the ICS and the LABA components regardless the inhalation flow rate[5]. FPF of Fluticasone/formoterol is significantly higher than other ICS/LABA combinations. It is expected that small particles of fluticason/formoterol could reach to the large/small airways easier than other ICS/LABA combinations even if these ICS/LABAs shows a similar efficacy for asthma treatment. However Asthma patients can struggle to use their pMDI inhalers correctly due to the need to properly co-ordinate the press and inhale, which can worsen their asthma and lead to exacerbations.

Flutiform K-haler is the first breath-actuated inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) combination aerosol inhaler for adults and adolescents. The flutiform k-haler has been designed with patients in mind, requiring only a gentle inhalation to trigger the dose release, with the aim to help patients reduce critical errors and improve long-term outcomes.

Therefore, It is expected that Flutiform K-haler prevents exacerbation and improves symptom of Asthma. Especially it will be beneficial to patients who did not response to existing ICS/LABA DPI in Korea. This study is planned to examine the efficacy and safety of Flutiform K-haler in patients who are not adequately controlled by previous mid-dose ICS/LABA DPI treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An 12-week, Prospective, Interventional, Single-arm, Multi-centre, Phase III Study to Examine the Efficacy and Safety of Flutiform K-haler in Asthma Patients Who Are Not Adequately Controlled by Mid-doseICS/LABA DPI Treatment
Actual Study Start Date : November 26, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 14, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : September 14, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brand Name: Flutiform K-haler
Brand Name: Flutiform K-haler Generic name: Fluticasone/formoterol dosage form: oral inhalation
Drug: Brand Name: Flutiform K-haler
Brand Name: Flutiform K-haler Generic name: Fluticasone/formoterol dosage form: oral inhalation
Other Name: Flutiform K-haler

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary endpoint of the study is the change in Asthma control test from baseline to Week 12 on treatment [ Time Frame: Week 0, Week 12 ]
    change in Asthma control test from baseline to Week 12 on treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Korean asthma patients age ≥ 19 years old
  2. Patients who have moderate to severe persistent asthma, as defined by GINA 2018 guideline, with ICS/LABA DPI use history
  3. Patients who have uncontrolled asthma in FEV1 up to 60% and Asthma control test score < 20
  4. Female subjects of child bearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test prior to first dose of study medication and that they must be agree to use adequate contraception during the study period
  5. Patients who are able to use the inhaler
  6. Patients who is willing to voluntarily sign the study consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have diagnosed as clinically significant pulmonary diseases
  2. Patients who have experienced life-threatening asthma within 12 months prior to screening or respiratory infection within 4 weeks prior to screening, or patients who have experienced any emergency visit or hospitalization due to acute asthma symptoms within 4 weeks prior to screening
  3. Current and past smoker: Smoker defined as below

    • Current smoker: smoking history within 90 days prior to screening
    • Past smoker: smoking amount >10 pack year
  4. Patients who currently are pregnant or lactating
  5. Patients who are participating or going to participate in any interventional clinical trials
  6. QT interval prolongation in ECG result at screening (420msec > male, 440msec > female)
  7. Patients with hypersensitive to investigational products or to any component of the drug
  8. Patients requiring treatment with any of the prohibited concomitant medications Use of the following medications is prohibited during the study due to drug-to-drug interaction with the study drug
  9. Patients who took SPIRIVA within 3 month prior to enrollment
  10. Patients who did not show previous DPI drug compliance between 70% ~130%

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04124510

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Korea, Republic of
Konkuk University Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 05030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mundipharma Korea Ltd
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Principal Investigator: Kwang Ha Yoo Konkuk University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Mundipharma Korea Ltd
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04124510    
Other Study ID Numbers: FLT18-KR-301
First Posted: October 11, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases