The novel bronchodilator navafenterol: a phase 2a, multi-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in COPD

Dave Singh, Jutta Beier, Carol Astbury, Maria G. Belvisi, Carla A. Da Silva, Alexandra Jauhiainen, Eulalia Jimenez, Alejhandra Lei, Sofia Necander, Jaclyn A. Smith, Ulrika Wählby Hamrén, Wenjing Xin, Ioannis Psallidas

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Background Navafenterol (AZD8871) belongs to a new class of bronchodilator, the single-molecule muscarinic antagonist and beta agonist (MABA), being developed for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, pharmacokinetics and safety of navafenterol versus placebo and an active comparator treatment for moderate-to-severe COPD. Methods This phase 2a, randomised, multicentre (Germany and UK), double-blind, double-dummy, three-way complete crossover study ( identifier: [NCT03645434][1]) compared 2 weeks’ treatment of once-daily navafenterol 600 µg via inhalation with placebo and a fixed-dose combination bronchodilator (umeclidinium/vilanterol [UMEC/VI]; 62.5 µg/25 µg) in participants with moderate-to-severe COPD. The primary outcome was change from baseline in trough FEV1 on day 15. Secondary endpoints included: change from baseline in peak FEV1; change from baseline in breathlessness, cough and sputum scale (BCSS); change from baseline in COPD assessment tool (CAT); adverse events; and pharmacokinetics. Results Seventy-three participants were randomised. After 14 days, trough FEV1 was significantly improved with navafenterol compared with placebo (least-squares [LS] mean difference 0.202 L; p
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Pages (from-to)2100972
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2021

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