24-h duration of the novel LABA vilanterol trifenatate in asthma patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids.

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  • Authors:
  • Jan Lötvall
  • Eric D Bateman
  • Eugene R Bleecker
  • William W Busse
  • Ashley Woodcock
  • And 5 others
  • External authors:
  • Richard Follows
  • Jessica Lim
  • Sally Stone
  • Loretta Jacques
  • Brett Haumann


Current guidelines recommend adding a long-acting inhaled β(2)-agonist (LABA) to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with uncontrolled asthma. This study evaluated the novel, once-daily LABA vilanterol trifenatate (VI) in asthma patients who remained symptomatic despite existing ICS therapy. The study involved a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of VI (3, 6.25, 12.5, 25 and 50 μg), administered once daily in the evening by dry powder inhaler for 28 days, in asthma patients aged ≥ 12 yrs symptomatic on current ICS therapy. The primary end-point was trough (24 h post-dose) forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)); secondary end-points were weighted mean FEV(1), peak expiratory flow (PEF), symptom-/rescue-free 24-h periods, and safety. A significant relationship was observed between VI dose and improvements in trough FEV(1) (p=0.037). Statistically significant increases in mean trough FEV(1), relative to placebo, were documented for VI 12.5-50 μg (121-162 mL; p ≤ 0.016). Dose-related effects of VI were observed on weighted mean (0-24 h) FEV(1), morning/evening PEF, and symptom-/rescue-free 24-h periods. All doses of VI were well tolerated with low incidences of recognised LABA-related adverse events (tremor 0-2%; palpitations 0-2%; glucose effects 0-1%; potassium effects 0-

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe European respiratory journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012