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Efficacy of Fixed Combination of Beclometasone + Formoterol + Glycopyrrolate Versus Foster® in COPD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01917331
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Brief Summary:
Randomized,double-blind,multicenter,multinational,parallel-group,Phase III study to demonstrate the superiority of the triple fixed combination of Beclometasone+Formoterol+Glycopyrrolate (BDP/FF/GB) administered via pMDI over the equivalent dose of Foster® in COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patients after 52 weeks of treatment

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drug: Beclometasone/Formoterol/Glycopyrrolate Drug: Beclometasone/Formoterol Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This 52-week randomised 2 parallel groups study aimed at evaluating the superiority of fixed triple therapy with ICS/LABA/LAMA compared to ICS/LABA in severe to very severe COPD patients.

Patients' eligibility was checked during the screening visit including the review of medical history, spirometry assessments, routine labs, physical examination, 12-lead ECG, vital signs measurement. This visit was followed by a 2-week open-label run-in period under Foster® (BDP/FF 400/24 µg total daily dose). Eligible patients were then randomised to either fixed triple therapy BDP/FF/GB or BDP/FF. During the 52-week treatment period, completing patients did have 5 subsequent visits post randomisation scheduled respectively after 4 (Visit 3), 12 (Visit 4), 26 (Visit 5), 40 (Visit 6) and 52 (Visit 7) weeks of treatment.

During these, pre-dose and post-dose spirometry, 12-lead ECG, vital signs, dyspnea assessments were performed. Rescue medication use, compliance with the treatment and EXACT-PRO questionnaire were recorded daily (via an electronic diary) during the run-in and randomised treatment periods.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1368 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Randomised Double Blind Randomised Parallel Multinational Trial Comparing a Fixed Combination of Beclometasone+Formoterol+Glycopyrrolate to Foster® in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Beclometasone/Formoterol/Glycopyrrolate
CHF 5993 pMDI 100/6/12.5 mcg 2 inhalations bid
Drug: Beclometasone/Formoterol/Glycopyrrolate
Active drug tested
Other Name: BDP/FF/GB or CHF 5993 pMDI 100/6/12.5 mcg

Active Comparator: Beclometasone/Formoterol
Foster® 100/6 mcg 2 inhalations bid
Drug: Beclometasone/Formoterol
Active comparator
Other Name: Foster® or CHF 1535 pMDI 100/6 mcg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pre-dose and 2-hour post-dose morning FEV1 at week 26 and TDI score at week 26 [ Time Frame: week 26 ]
    • Change from baseline in pre-dose morning FEV1 at Week 26.
    • Change from baseline to the 2-hour post-dose value of FEV1 at Week 26.
    • TDI focal score at Week 26

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. COPD exacerbation rate [ Time Frame: week 52 ]
    Moderate and severe COPD exacerbation rate over 52 weeks of treatment

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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:

  • Male or female adults aged ≥ 40 years with a diagnosis of COPD
  • Current smokers or ex-smokers
  • A post-bronchodilator FEV1 < 50% of the predicted normal value and a post- bronchodilator FEV1/FVC < 0.7
  • At least one exacerbation in the 12 months preceding the screening visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Diagnosis of asthma or history of allergic rhinitis or atopy
  • Patients treated with non-cardioselective β-blockers in the month preceding the screening visit
  • Patients treated for exacerbations in the 4 weeks prior to screening visit
  • Patients treated with long-acting antihistamines unless taken at stable regimen at least 2 months prior to screening and to be maintained constant during the study or if taken as PRN
  • Patients requiring long term (at least 12 hours daily) oxygen therapy for chronic hypoxemia
  • Known respiratory disorders other than COPD
  • Patients who have clinically significant cardiovascular condition

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01917331

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Dr Beatrix BALINT
Szeged, Hungary, 6722
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
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Principal Investigator: Dave SINGH, MD University Hospital of South Manchester, MANCHESTER M23 9 QZ, UK
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01917331    
Other Study ID Numbers: CCD-1207-PR-0091
First Posted: August 6, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 29, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.:
severe COPD
lung disease
fixed combination
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Formoterol Fumarate
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists