A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Different Doses of Fluticasone Propionate Taken From a Dry Powder Inhaler in Adolescents and Adults Who Have Asthma That is Not Controlled by Asthma Medications Not Containing Steroids

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
PPD
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01479621
First received: November 22, 2011
Last updated: November 18, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo- and open-label active controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, dose ranging study in male or female subjects ages 12 years and older with persistent asthma who are uncontrolled on non-steroidal therapy. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the dose response, efficacy and safety of 4 different doses of fluticasone propionate (dose 1, dose 2, dose 3, and dose 4) delivered as Fluticasone Propionate DPI (Dry Powder Inhaler) when administered twice daily.


Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Flovent Diskus
Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 1
Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 2
Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 3
Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 4
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-Week Dose-ranging Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Fluticasone Propionate DPI Administered Twice Daily Compared With Placebo in Adolescent and Adult Subjects With Persistent Asthma Uncontrolled on Non-steroidal Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in trough of Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV1) over the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in weekly average of daily trough (pre-dose and pre-rescue bronchodilator) AM PEF over the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in weekly average of daily PM PEF over the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in the percentage of symptom-free 24-hour periods during the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in the percentage of rescue-free 24-hour periods during the Treatment Period [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 622
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo DPI BID
Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Placebo DPI
Active Comparator: Flovent Diskus
Flovent Diskus 100mcg BID
Drug: Flovent Diskus
Flovent Discus 100mcg BID
Experimental: Fp DPI Dose 1 BID Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 1
Fluticasone propionate
Other Name: Fluticasone propionate
Experimental: Fp DPI Dose 2 BID Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 2
Fluticasone propionate
Other Name: Fluticasone propionate
Experimental: Fp DPI Dose 3 BID Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 3
Fluticasone propionate
Other Name: Fluticasone propionate
Experimental: Fp DPI Dose 4 BID Drug: Fluticasone propionate DPI Dose 4
Fluticasone propionate
Other Name: Fluticasone propionate

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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.
  6. Reversibility of Disease: Demonstrated a ≥15% 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 ≥15%, then the subject is not eligible for the study and will not be allowed to re-screen.
  7. Current Asthma Therapy: Subjects must be on a short-acting β2-agonist alone or a non-corticosteroid maintenance medication (with or without a short-acting β2-agonist) for ≥ 3 months preceding the Screening Visit. Subjects must not have used an inhaled corticosteroid for at least 6 weeks preceding the Screening Visit.

    Exception: Based upon the investigator's judgment that there is no inherent harm in changing the subject's current ICS therapy and the subject provides consent, subjects on low dose ICS (100mcg Fp BID or equivalent) may be switched to a short-acting β2 agonist alone at a Pre-screening Visit. The subject will be required to return to the clinic to complete the Screening Visit once the 2-week washout period has been completed.

  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 its 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 beta 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

    1. Non-childbearing potential, defined as:

      • Before menarche or > 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
    2. 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 > or = 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 is of
    3. 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 prior to 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 3 months of the Screening Visit. A subject must not have had any hospitalization for asthma within 6 months 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 non-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 non-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. Clinical visual evidence of oral candidiasis at the Screening Visit.
  9. History of any adverse reaction, including immediate or delayed hypersensitivity to any β2-agonist, sympathomimetic drug, or 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 12 weeks prior to the Screening Visit

    • Use of topical corticosteroids (≤1% hydrocortisone cream) for dermatological disease is permitted
    • Use of intranasal 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 at a stable dose for at least 90 days prior to the Screening Visit and throughout the study for the treatment of allergies is permitted.
  14. Use of potent Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inhibitors (e.g., ritonavir, ketoconazole, itraconazole) within 4 weeks prior to the Screening Visit.
  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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01479621

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
PPD
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Responsible Party: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01479621     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FpS-AS-201, 2010-023600-27
Study First Received: November 22, 2011
Last Updated: November 18, 2013
Health Authority: Bulgaria: Bulgarian Drug Agency
Croatia: Agency for Medicinal Product and Medical Devices
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Poland: Ministry of Health
Ukraine: State Pharmacological Center - Ministry of Health
United States: Food and Drug Administration
Russia: Pharmacological Committee, Ministry of Health
Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
Dose Ranging
Fluticasone Propionate
Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
Non-steroidal
Asthma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Fluticasone
Anti-Allergic Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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