J Asthma 2021 May 24:1-10. Epub 2021 May 24.
Global Clinical Development, Chiesi USA, Inc, Cary, NC, USA.
This manuscript describes a Phase II, dose-ranging, randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled, parallel-group study conducted to identify the appropriate dose of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) to be used in a single-inhaler extrafine formulation triple combination of BDP, formoterol fumarate and glycopyrronium. Patients aged 18-75 years with poorly-controlled asthma, receiving low/medium-dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), and who had forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV) 50-85% predicted, were randomized to inhale BDP 50, 200 or 400 µg twice daily (BID; total daily doses of 100, 400 and 800 µg), placebo, or the active comparator QVAR® 160 µg BID, all via pressurized metered-dose inhalers for 8 weeks. The primary objective was to evaluate superiority of BDP over placebo for change from baseline in pre-dose morning FEV at Week 8. Read More