Study of Arformoterol Tartrate Inhalation Solution and Racemic Formoterol in Subjects With Mild to Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sunovion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00685529
First received: May 23, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the blood levels of arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution to racemic formoterol in male and female subjects with mild to moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


Condition Intervention Phase
COPD
Drug: Racemic formoterol
Drug: Arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Randomized, Multiple Dose, 3-Way Crossover Study of Arformoterol Tartrate Inhalation Solution and Foradil® (Racemic Formoterol) in Subjects With Mild to Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Further study details as provided by Sunovion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint for this study is exposure to (R,R)-formoterol, measured by the PK parameters AUC(0-τ) and Cmax [ Time Frame: Treatment/Washout 1: Days 1, 12-18; T/W 2: 24, 35-40; T/W 3: 47, 58-64, EOT: 70 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Additional PK parameters of (R,R)-formoterol include tmax, t ½, and AUC(0-∞) [ Time Frame: Treatment/Washout 1: Days 1, 12-18; T/W 2: 24, 35-40; T/W 3: 47, 58-64, EOT: 70 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Accumulation ratios for (R,R)-formoterol as measured by RCmax and RAUC(0-τ) [ Time Frame: Treatment/Washout 1: Days 1, 12-18; T/W 2: 24, 35-40; T/W 3: 47, 58-64, EOT: 70 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PK parameters for (S,S)-formoterol following racemic formoterol administration are AUC(0-τ), Cmax, tmax, t ½, and AUC(0-∞) [ Time Frame: Treatment/Washout 1: Days 1, 12-18; T/W 2: 24, 35-40; T/W 3: 47, 58-64, EOT: 70 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Accumulation ratios for (S,S)-formoterol as measured by RCmax and RAUC(0-τ) [ Time Frame: Days 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • FEV1 and % predicted FEV1 [ Time Frame: Treatment/Washout 1: Days 1, 14-15; TW2: 24, 37-38; TW3: 47, 60-61 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
12 µg of racemic formoterol fumarate BID
Drug: Racemic formoterol
12 µg of racemic formoterol fumarate BID
Other Names:
  • Foradil®
  • Aerolizer
Experimental: B
15 µg of nebulized arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution BID
Drug: Arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution
15 µg of nebulized arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution BID
Other Name: Brovana, (R,R)-formoterol
Active Comparator: C
24 µg of racemic formoterol fumarate BID
Drug: Racemic formoterol
24 µg of racemic formoterol fumarate BID
Other Names:
  • Foradil®
  • Aerolizer

Detailed Description:

This is an open label, randomized, multiple dose, 3-way crossover, multicenter, inpatient and outpatient study to compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution and Foradil® in male and female subjects with mild to moderate COPD. Up to 36 subjects (with a minimum 40% of each gender) were to be randomized to ensure that at minimum 24 subjects completed the study. The study included 3 dose periods and 3 washout periods. Subjects received 3 different treatments in random order for 13 consecutive days and a single dose on the morning of the 14th day. Subjects will be randomly assigned to 1 of the 6 possible treatment sequences. During each dose period, subjects received medication via nebulization or DPI twice daily for 13 consecutive days and a single dose on the morning of the 14th day. There was be a 10 day washout period between each treatment. Subject participation was be approximately 13 weeks and included a screening visit and 7 study visits. This study was previously posted by Sepracor Inc. In October 2009, Sepracor Inc. was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma., and in October 2010, Sepracor Inc's name was changed to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects must be at least 35 years old at the time of consent.
  • Female subjects less than or equal to 65 years old must have a negative serum pregnancy test at Visit 1 and a urine pregnancy test at Visit 2, confirmed negative prior to randomization. Subjects of childbearing potential must be using an acceptable method of birth control.
  • Subjects must have a documented primary clinical diagnosis of non-asthmatic COPD
  • Subjects must have a ≥ 15 pack-year smoking history
  • Subjects must be in general good health.
  • Subjects must have a minimum blood pressure of 105/60 mmHg and a minimum resting pulse of 50 bpm at Screening Visit 1.
  • Subjects must have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 16 kg/m2 but no more than 30 kg/m2. (BMI is defined as the subject's weight in kilograms divided by the square of the subject's height in meters.)
  • Subjects must be willing to remain in the residential facility for 3 separate 24 hour visits and 3 separate 36-hour visits.
  • Subjects must agree to refrain from strenuous activities, as defined by the Principal Investigator, throughout the study, from the screening visit until after the end of study/early termination visit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has had a febrile illness within 72 hours (3 days) before Screening.
  • Subject has any clinically significant unstable medical abnormality, chronic disease, or a history of a clinically significant abnormality of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic, or renal systems, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may affect the safety of the subject.
  • Subject has a history of malignancy or currently has malignancy other than non melanomatous skin cancer. Subjects who have been cancer-free for 5 years or more may be enrolled.
  • Subjects with a chest x-ray that suggests a diagnosis other than COPD (e.g., diagnostic of pneumonia, other infection, atelectasis, or pneumothorax or other active/ongoing pulmonary conditions) and taken within 6 months prior to study start. If there is no chest x-ray taken within 6 months prior to study start, or if recent results are unavailable for review, a chest x-ray must be performed.
  • Subjects with a history of asthma, with the exception of asthma diagnosed in childhood.
  • Subject tests positive at screening for hepatitis B surface antigen or hepatitis C antibody, or the subject has a history of a positive result.
  • Subject is known to be seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Female subject is pregnant or lactating.
  • Female subject who (a) is of childbearing potential and not using contraception or is using hormonal contraception, or (b) is post-menopausal and is taking any form of hormone replacement therapy.
  • Subject has a disorder or history of a condition that may interfere with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion (e.g., malabsorption, gastrointestinal surgery).
  • Subject has participated in any investigational study within 30 days prior to screening or is currently participating in another clinical trial.
  • Subject is a staff member or relative of a staff member.
  • Subject has a positive urine alcohol test during screening. Subjects with a known history of alcohol use may be enrolled in the study if the subject's alcohol use is not indicative of abuse. Abuse is defined as current consumption of more than three alcoholic beverages per day.
  • Subject has a history or suspected history of abuse of a barbiturate, amphetamine, or narcotic and/or has a positive screening result for any of these substances at study start.
  • Subject has a history of allergic reaction to the study medication or any components of the study medications.
  • Subject has received oral anticoagulant therapy within 90 days before Screening.
  • Subject has had significant blood loss (>500 cc) or donated blood within 60 days preceding screening or plans to donate blood during or within 60 days after completing the study.
  • Subject has donated plasma within 72 hours prior to the first dose of study drug.
  • Subject has had an acute illness within 10 days of Day 1.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00685529

Locations
United States, California
Long Beach, California, United States
United States, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
United States, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
United States, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
United States, Washington
Spokane, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunovion
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sunovion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00685529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 091-019
Study First Received: May 23, 2008
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sunovion:
COPD
Arformoterol
formoterol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Formoterol
Pharmaceutical Solutions
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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