Study Comparing Foster Efficacy Maintenance and Reliever Versus Foster Maintenance + Salbutamol Reliever in Asthmatics

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

March 13, 2009
March 16, 2009
March 30, 2017
March 2009
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Time to first severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: At each clinic visit ]
Same as current
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Number of severe asthma exacerbations Number of hospitalization Asthma symptoms Rescue medication LFTs [ Time Frame: At each clinic visit ]
Same as current
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Study Comparing Foster Efficacy Maintenance and Reliever Versus Foster Maintenance + Salbutamol Reliever in Asthmatics
48-week,Multinational,Randomized,Double-blind,2-parallel Groups,Comparing the Efficacy of Foster for Maintenance and Reliever Versus Fixed-dose Foster for Maintenance Plus Salbutamol as Reliever in Asthmatics >=18 Years of Age
Double-blind, multinational, multicentre, randomized, 2-arm parallel-group study
To compare efficacy of Foster as maintenance therapy plus additional inhalations as reliever with Foster as maintenance plus salbutamol as reliever in asthmatics
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: Ventolin
    Ventolin : salbutamol sulfate 100µg
  • Drug: beclometasone /formoterol
    BDP 100µg/FF 6µg, 1 inhalation bid
    Other Name: Foster
  • Experimental: Beclometasone/formoterol (100/6 µg)
    Foster : fixed combination of BDP extrafine 100 µg plus formoterol fumarate 6 µg administered via a pMDI standard actuator
    Intervention: Drug: beclometasone /formoterol
  • Active Comparator: salbutamol
    Ventolin : salbutamol sulphate 100 µg per metered dose
    Intervention: Drug: Ventolin
Papi A, Corradi M, Pigeon-Francisco C, Baronio R, Siergiejko Z, Petruzzelli S, Fabbri LM, Rabe KF. Beclometasone-formoterol as maintenance and reliever treatment in patients with asthma: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2013 Mar;1(1):23-31. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70012-2. Epub 2013 Mar 4.

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April 2011
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written signed and dated informed consent obtained.
  • Male or female patients aged ≥ 18 years.
  • A positive reversibility test
  • Patients who experienced at least one severe exacerbation in the 12 months before entry (but not in the last month)
  • Using inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in monotherapy or using ICS in a fixed or free combination with long acting beta2 agonists (LABA) at a constant dose for two months before screening visit
  • Not fully controlled asthmatics (which means partly controlled or/and uncontrolled patients according to GINA guidelines 2007) in the last month before screening visit
  • Forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) ≥ 60% of predicted for the patient normal value.
  • Non smokers or ex-smokers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women. Women of child-bearing potential UNLESS they meet the following definition of post-menopausal: 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea or 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea with serum FSH levels >40 mIU/mL or are using one or more of acceptable methods of contraception
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 34 kg/m2.
  • Patient with lower respiratory tract infections affecting the patient's asthma within 30 days of the screening visit.
  • Use of systemic steroids in the last month.
  • Patients with other lung diseases such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases or any other clinically or functionally significant lung disorder.
  • Patients who have an uncontrolled respiratory, haematological, immunologic, renal, neurologic, hepatic, endocrinal or other disease.
  • Clinically relevant laboratory abnormalities
  • Patients who have an abnormal QTcF interval value
  • Intolerance or contra-indication to treatment with beta2-agonists and/or ICS or allergy to any component of the study treatments.
  • Patients treated with slow-release corticosteroids in the 3 months prior to screening visit.
  • Patients being treated with anti-IgE antibodies.
  • Patients treated with LABA or ICS/LABA fixed combination in the 24h before screening visit
  • Severe asthma exacerbation in the last month before screening visit
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
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Principal Investigator: Alberto Papi, Professor Universita degli Studi di Ferrara
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
March 2017

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