A Dose Ranging Trial of 4 Doses of Indacaterol Delivered Via TWISTHALER® Device in Adult and Adolescent Patients With Persistent Asthma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Schering-Plough
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00545272
First received: October 16, 2007
Last updated: December 12, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the dose response relationship among four doses of indacaterol as well as placebo delivered via the TWISTHALER® device.


Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma
Drug: indacaterol
Drug: formoterol
Drug: placebo to indacaterol
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Multi-center, Parallel Group, Double Blind, Placebo and Formoterol Controlled 14 Day Dose Ranging Trial of 4 Doses of Indacaterol Delivered Via TWISTHALER® Device in Adult and Adolescent Patients With Persistent Asthma

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Mean Change From Baseline to 24 Hour Post-dose (Trough) Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) [ Time Frame: Baseline (prior to first dose) and Day 15 (24 hours after last dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 is the amount of air which can be forcibly exhaled from the lungs in the first second of a forced exhalation. Change from baseline to 24 hour post dose trough FEV1 after 14 days of treatment was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) adjusting for treatment and region with baseline FEV1 as a covariate.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Standardized Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) Area Under the Curve (AUC) Between Baseline (Predose) and 4 Hours Post-dose [ Time Frame: Day 14, pre-dose, 5, 20 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours post-dose. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 was measured on Day 14 pre-dose and up to 4 hours post-dose. The Area Under the Curve (AUC) for FEV1 was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance adjusting for treatment and region with baseline FEV1 as a covariate.

  • The Mean Change From Baseline to 24 Hour Post-dose (Trough) Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) on Day 1 [ Time Frame: Day 1 Baseline (prior to first dose) and 24 hours post-dose. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 is the amount of air which can be forcibly exhaled from the lungs in the first second of a forced exhalation. Change from baseline to 24 hour post dose trough FEV1 after 1 day of treatment was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) adjusting for treatment and region with baseline FEV1 as a covariate.

  • Standardized Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) Area Under the Curve (AUC) Between Baseline (Predose) and 4 Hours Post-dose on Day 1 [ Time Frame: Day 1, pre-dose, 5, 20 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours post-dose. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 was measured on Day 1 pre-dose and up to 4 hours post-dose. The Area Under the Curve (AUC) for FEV1 was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance adjusting for treatment and region with baseline FEV1 as a covariate.

  • Time to Peak Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) on Day 1 and Day 14 [ Time Frame: Day 1 and Day 14 measured pre-dose and up to 4 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 is the amount of air which can be forcibly exhaled from the lungs in the first second of a forced exhalation. Time to peak FEV1 is calculated in minutes from the time of inhalation of study drug to the time of the peak FEV1, which is taken as the maximum FEV1 recorded post-dose.

  • Change From Baseline in Morning and Evening Peak Expiratory Flow [ Time Frame: Baseline (recorded during the screening period) and Days 1-14 (treatment period) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) rate is the maximal rate that a person can exhale during a short maximal expiratory effort after fully inhaling. Participants measured their PEF using a peak flow meter and recorded measurements in a diary every morning and evening during the study, prior to taking study medication. Change from baseline is the difference between the mean baseline PEF recorded during the screening period until the first day of treatment, and the overall mean PEF from Days 1 to 14.

  • Number of Participants Using Rescue Medication [ Time Frame: Over 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants recorded the use of rescue medications (salbutamol/albuterol) for treatment of asthma symptoms twice a day in a diary during the 14 days of the treatment period.


Enrollment: 392
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: indacaterol 62.5 μg
Indacaterol 62.5 μg delivered by the TWISTHALER® device once a day and placebo to formoterol (placebo AEROLIZER® device) twice a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: indacaterol
Indacaterol delivered by multiple dose dry powder inhaler (TWISTHALER® device).
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Placebo AEROLIZER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).
Experimental: indacaterol 125 μg
Indacaterol 125 μg delivered by the TWISTHALER® device once a day and placebo to formoterol (placebo AEROLIZER® device) twice a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: indacaterol
Indacaterol delivered by multiple dose dry powder inhaler (TWISTHALER® device).
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Placebo AEROLIZER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).
Experimental: indacaterol 250 μg
Indacaterol 250 μg delivered by the TWISTHALER® device once a day and placebo to formoterol (placebo AEROLIZER® device) twice a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: indacaterol
Indacaterol delivered by multiple dose dry powder inhaler (TWISTHALER® device).
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Placebo AEROLIZER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).
Experimental: indacaterol 500 μg
Indacaterol 500 μg delivered by the TWISTHALER® device once a day and placebo to formoterol (placebo AEROLIZER® device) twice a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: indacaterol
Indacaterol delivered by multiple dose dry powder inhaler (TWISTHALER® device).
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Placebo AEROLIZER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).
Active Comparator: formoterol
Formoterol 12 μg delivered by the AEROLIZER® device twice a day and placebo to indacaterol (placebo TWISTHALER® device) once a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: formoterol
Formoterol delivered by oral inhalation via AEROLIZER® inhalation device.
Drug: placebo to indacaterol
Placebo TWISTHALER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Placebo to indacaterol (placebo TWISTHALER® device) once a day and placebo to formoterol (placebo AEROLIZER® device) twice a day for 14 days. All participants were supplied with salbutamol/albuterol to use throughout the study as rescue medication.
Drug: placebo to indacaterol
Placebo TWISTHALER® device
Drug: placebo to formoterol
Placebo AEROLIZER® device
Drug: short acting β2-agonist
100 μg/ 90 μg salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female adult and adolescent patients aged 12-75 years inclusive (or ≥18-75 years depending upon regulatory and/or Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Independent Ethics Committee (IEC)/Research Ethics Board (REB) approval), who have signed an Informed Consent Form prior to initiation of any study-related procedure, including any adjustments to asthma medication prior to Visit 1. Patients below the legal age of consent are required to have the Informed Consent Form signed by the patient's parent / guardian.
  2. Patients with asthma, diagnosed according to Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines (National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2006) and who additionally meet the following criteria:

    1. Patients receiving daily treatment with inhaled corticosteroid up to the maximum dose per day indicated in the package leaflet, in a stable regimen for the month prior to Visit 1.
    2. Patients with a Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) at Visit 1 of ≥50% of the predicted normal value for the patient. This criterion for FEV1 will have to be demonstrated after a washout period of at least 6 hours during which no short acting β2-agonist has been inhaled, and a minimum of 48 hours for a long acting β2-agonist.
    3. Patients who demonstrate an increase of ≥12% and ≥200 mL in FEV1 over their pre-bronchodilator value within 30 minutes after inhaling a total of 200 µg/180 µg of salbutamol/albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) (or equivalent dose of Dry Powder Inhaler [DPI]) (the reversibility test). Reversibility will have to be demonstrated after an appropriate washout period of at least 6 hrs prior to the evaluation for a short-acting β2-agonist. The administration of salbutamol/albuterol for the reversibility test is to be within 30 minutes after pre bronchodilator spirometry. Reversibility has to be demonstrated at Visit 1 or between Visits 1 and 2, in order for patients to be included in the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers, or females of childbearing potential, regardless of whether or not sexually active, if they are not using a reliable form of contraception.
  • Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or current smokers, or patients who have used tobacco products within the 6 month period prior to Visit 1, or who have a smoking history of greater than 10 pack years.
  • Patients:

    1. who's asthma is likely to deteriorate during the study (including seasonal allergy),
    2. hospitalized for an acute asthma attack/asthma exacerbation within 6 months prior to Visit 1,
    3. who have had an emergency room visit for an asthma attack/asthma exacerbation within 6 weeks prior to Visit 1
    4. who have had a respiratory tract infection or emergency room treatment for an asthma attack/asthma exacerbation within 4 weeks prior to Visit 1
    5. Patients who require the use of ≥8 inhalations per day of short acting B2-agonist (100 µg/ 90 µg salbutamol/albuterol MDI or equivalent dose of DPI) on any 2 consecutive days from Screening to Randomization.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Schering-Plough
Investigators
Study Chair: Novartis Pharma Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00545272     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQMF149A2201, 2007-003191-19
Study First Received: October 16, 2007
Results First Received: November 12, 2012
Last Updated: December 12, 2012
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Israel: Ministry of Health
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by Novartis:
QMF
indacaterol
Twisthaler®

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Formoterol
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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