A Study to Evaluate the Integrated Dose Counter on an Albuterol Hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 16, 2011
Last updated: June 21, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
This study is evaluating the effectiveness of a dose counter for an inhaler device used to deliver medication to people diagnosed with asthma or COPD.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Bronchitis
Drug: Albuterol

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Open Label, Assessment of [an Albuterol] Hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) Metered Dose Inhaler MDI Integrated Dose Counter

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of times the counter advanced but the inhaler did not actuate [ Time Frame: Days 1 through 46 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    MDI actuates but the counter display does not advance.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of times the inhaler actuated but the counter did not advance. [ Time Frame: Days 1 through 46 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Counter advances but the MDI does not actuate.

Enrollment: 306
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Albuterol MDI
All participants in this study will receive an albuterol MDI inhaler.
Drug: Albuterol
Albuterol MDI with integrated dose counter. Each participant will use 2 oral inhalations of 90 micrograms each of albuterol twice a day for the length of the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
People diagnosed with asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (also known as COPD, emphysema or chronic bronchitis)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent/assent
  • General good health
  • Asthma or COPD
  • Capable of understanding the requirements, risks, and benefits of study participation.
  • Able to demonstrate proper metered-dose inhaler use and technique.
  • Other inclusion criteria apply

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of life-threatening asthma or COPD that is defined for this protocol as an asthma or COPD episode that required intubation and/or was associated with hypercapnia, respiratory arrest or hypoxic seizures.
  • 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 of Screening Visit.
  • Is being treated with a long-acting β2-agonist alone.
  • Is currently being treated with Ventolin HFA.
  • Any asthma or COPD exacerbation requiring oral corticosteroids within 2 months of Screening Visit. A subject must not have had any hospitalization for asthma or COPD within 4 months prior to Screening Visit.
  • Historical or current evidence of a clinically significant non-asthmatic acute or chronic condition.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • History of any adverse reaction to any component of the HFA-MDI formulation.
  • Participation in any investigational drug study within the 30 days preceding the Screening Visit.
  • Other exclusion criteria apply.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01302587

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc.
Study Director: Clinical Project Leader Teva Respiratory R&D
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products, R&D Inc. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01302587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABM-AS-307 
Study First Received: February 16, 2011
Last Updated: June 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchitis, Chronic
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bronchial Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
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
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Tocolytic Agents

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