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Trial Comparing Treatment With Tiotropium Inhalation Capsules to Combivent® Inhalation Aerosol in COPD Patients.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00388882
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 17, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2017
Information provided by:
Boehringer Ingelheim

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 12 weeks treatment with tiotro pium HandiHaler® 18 mcg daily compared to Combivent® MDI CFC Inhalation Aerosol 2 actuations qid in COPD patients currently prescribed Combivent® MDI.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Drug: tiotropium Drug: ipratropium bromide / albuterol Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 327 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Double-dummy, Parallel Group Trial Comparing 12 Weeks Treatment With Tiotropium Inhalation Capsules 18 mcg Via the HandiHaler® Once Daily to Combivent® Inhalation Aerosol CFC MDI 2 Actuations q.i.d. in COPD Patients Currently Prescribed Combivent® Inhalation Aerosol CFC MDI
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Trough FEV1 [ Time Frame: after 12 weeks of treatment ]
  2. FEV1 AUC0-6 hours [ Time Frame: after 12 weeks of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Peak FEV1 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Peak FEV1 [ Time Frame: after first dose and 6 week ]
  3. FEV1 AUC0-6 hours [ Time Frame: after first dose and 6 weeks ]
  4. Trough FEV1 [ Time Frame: at 6 weeks ]
  5. Peak FVC at all clinic visits [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  6. AUC0-6 hours FVC at all clinic visits [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  7. Trough FVC [ Time Frame: at 6 and 12 weeks ]
  8. Individual FEV1 measurements [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  9. Individual FVC measurements [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  10. Use of Albuterol (scheduled and rescue) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  11. Patient Global Evaluation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  12. Physician Global Evaluation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  13. PEFR (Peak expiratory flow rate) measured by the patient at home twice daily [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  14. Occurrence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  15. Vital Signs [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of COPD
  • Age: >= 40 years
  • Current or ex-smoker with a >= 10 pack-year smoking history
  • Use of Combivent® MDI for >= 1 month prior to Visit 1 Spirometric criteria (determined at study visits):
  • Post-bronchodilator FEV1 <= 70% (Visit 1)
  • Pre-bronchodilator FEV1 <= 65% of predicted and FEV1/FVC <= 70% (Visit 2)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical history of asthma
  • History of thoracotomy with pulmonary resection
  • History of CF, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency or interstitial lung disease
  • Daytime use of oxygen therapy for > 1 hour per day or if unable to abstain from using oxygen during PFTs
  • Any respiratory tract infection or COPD exacerbation in 6 weeks prior to Visit 1
  • Recent history 6 months or less of MI
  • Unstable or life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
  • Hospitalization for CHF during past year
  • Malignancy for which patient is receiving chemo or radiation therapy
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Known hypersensitivity to ipratropium or carrier substances, including related food products such as soybean, peanuts, or lactose
  • Use of SPIRIVA® 3 months prior to Visit 1
  • Symptomatic of prostatic hypertrophy or bladder neck obstruction
  • Known narrow- angle glaucoma
  • Participating in a pulmonary rehab program within 4 weeks of Visit 1

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00388882

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
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Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim, Study Chair, Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT00388882    
Other Study ID Numbers: 205.346
EudraCT 2006-000822-30
First Posted: October 17, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Aspiration
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Tiotropium Bromide
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents