Randomized study of the safety, pharmacokinetics, and bronchodilatory efficacy of a proprietary glycopyrronium metered-dose inhaler in study patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Bronchodilator medications are central to the symptomatic management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) are the most commonly used devices to deliver treatment to patients with COPD and asthma, comprising approximately 70% of bronchodilator prescriptions. Proprietary porous-particle technology permits the formulation of long-acting muscarinic antagonists, long-acting β2-agonists, and a combination of both in hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) MDIs, providing a solution to formulation challenges inherent to the development of HFA MDIs, which have contributed to the development of dry-powder inhalers.
In this randomized, double-blind, 4-period, 6-treatment, placebo- and active-controlled, multicenter, crossover study, 4 ascending single doses of a proprietary glycopyrronium (GP) MDI were evaluated compared with Placebo MDI and open-label tiotropium (TIO) in study patients with COPD. Thirty-three study patients were enrolled and received single-dose administration of 4 of the 6 treatments (Placebo MDI, TIO 18 μg, or GP MDI at 14.4, 28.8, 57.6, and 115.2 μg ex-actuator) with an interval of 1 to 3 weeks between doses. The primary efficacy endpoint was peak change in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1).
All 4 doses of GP MDI showed statistically superior efficacy compared with Placebo MDI for peak FEV1 (differences of 146 to 248 mL; P<.001), with a clear dose ordering of the response. Statistically significant differences compared with Placebo MDI were noted at almost all doses for the secondary FEV1 parameters (P ≤ .049) except 24-hour trough FEV1 at 28.8 μg. All doses were safe and well tolerated in this study; the most frequently reported adverse event was dry mouth (0-14.3% across doses; 9.5% for Placebo MDI, and 9.1% for TIO).
This study demonstrated superior bronchodilatory efficacy of GP MDI compared with Placebo MDI at all doses tested, and no serious adverse events were reported. This study supports the further evaluation of GP MDI in study patients with COPD. In addition, these findings indicate that the correct dosage of glycopyrronium is no more than 115.2 μg total daily dose, or 57.6 μg twice daily based on comparisons with the active comparator.
This clinical trial was registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, Identifier: NCT00871182.
AuthorsStephen Rennard, Charles Fogarty, Colin Reisner, Carlos Fernandez, Tracy Fischer, Michael Golden, Earl St Rose, Patrick Darken, Gregory Tardie, Chadwick Orevillo
JournalBMC pulmonary medicine (BMC Pulm Med) Vol. 14 Pg. 118 ( 2014) ISSN: 1471-2466 [Electronic] England
PMID25027304 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, Journal Article, Multicenter Study, Randomized Controlled Trial, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Muscarinic Antagonists
  • Scopolamine Derivatives
  • Glycopyrrolate
  • Tiotropium Bromide
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Area Under Curve
  • Bronchodilator Agents (adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Glycopyrrolate (adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metered Dose Inhalers
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscarinic Antagonists (adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive (drug therapy, metabolism, physiopathology)
  • Scopolamine Derivatives (therapeutic use)
  • Tiotropium Bromide
  • Xerostomia (chemically induced)

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