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Dulera (Mometasone Furoate / Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate Inhalation) - Summary

 
 



WARNING: ASTHMA-RELATED DEATH

Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABA), such as formoterol, one of the active ingredients in DULERA, increase the risk of asthma-related death. Data from a large placebo-controlled U.S. study that compared the safety of another long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (salmeterol) or placebo added to usual asthma therapy showed an increase in asthma-related deaths in patients receiving salmeterol. This finding with salmeterol is considered a class effect of the LABA, including formoterol. Currently available data are inadequate to determine whether concurrent use of inhaled corticosteroids or other long-term asthma control drugs mitigates the increased risk of asthma-related death from LABA. Available data from controlled clinical trials suggest that LABA increase the risk of asthma-related hospitalization in pediatric and adolescent patients. Therefore, when treating patients with asthma, DULERA should only be used for patients not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma control medication, such as an inhaled corticosteroid or whose disease severity clearly warrants initiation of treatment with both an inhaled corticosteroid and LABA. Once asthma control is achieved and maintained, assess the patient at regular intervals and step down therapy (e.g., discontinue DULERA) if possible without loss of asthma control, and maintain the patient on a long-term asthma control medication, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. Do not use DULERA for patients whose asthma is adequately controlled on low or medium dose inhaled corticosteroids. [See Warnings and Precautions]

 

DULERA SUMMARY

DULERA 100 mcg/5 mcg and DULERA 200 mcg/5 mcg, are combinations of mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate dihydrate for oral inhalation only.

Treatment of Asthma

DULERA is indicated for the treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.

Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists, such as formoterol, one of the active ingredients in DULERA, increase the risk of asthma-related death. Available data from controlled clinical trials suggest that LABA increase the risk of asthma-related hospitalization in pediatric and adolescent patients [see Warnings and Precautions]. Therefore, when treating patients with asthma, DULERA should only be used for patients not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma control medication, such as an inhaled corticosteroid or whose disease severity clearly warrants initiation of treatment with both an inhaled corticosteroid and LABA. Once asthma control is achieved and maintained, assess the patient at regular intervals and step down therapy (e.g., discontinue DULERA) if possible without loss of asthma control, and maintain the patient on a long-term asthma control medication, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. Do not use DULERA for patients whose asthma is adequately controlled on low or medium dose inhaled corticosteroids.

Important Limitation of Use

  • DULERA is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol Inhalation)

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Patient satisfaction with a pressurized metered-dose inhaler with an integrated dose counter containing a fixed-dose mometasone furoate/formoterol combination. [2011.08]
INTRODUCTION: Inhaled delivery devices that are easy to use and facilitate dose tracking may lead to improved patient satisfaction and adherence. Patient satisfaction with a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with an integrated dose counter containing a fixed-dose mometasone furoate/formoterol combination (MF/F MDI dose counter) was evaluated in subjects with persistent asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... CONCLUSIONS: The MF/F MDI dose counter was found to be easy to use and have overall high patient satisfaction.

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Clinical Trials Related to Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol Inhalation)

Improving Asthma Control in the Real World: A Systematic Approach to Improving Dulera Adherence [Recruiting]
40 subjects with moderate-to-severe asthma will be randomly selected for study in which 20, will be monitored for medication use (Dulera 100/5, Dulera 200/5 and Proventil HFA) over 3 months. These intervention subjects will receive medication use feedback at each visit, while the control group will receive the standard of asthma care. Those interventional subjects with Dulera adherence<60% will receive feedback based on an asthma adherence disease management model protocol, Asthma Adherence Pathway. Intervention clinicians will been trained in Motivational Interviewing to reduce subject ambivalence about medication use. The primary hypothesis is that subjects who receive medication monitoring and Motivational Interviewing adherence strategies will have better asthma control, as measured by the Asthma Control Questionnaire, than the control group.

A Serious Asthma Outcome Study With Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Versus Mometasone Furoate in Asthmatics 12 Years and Over (P06241 AM3) [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to test the safety of DULERA. DULERA is a pressurized metered-dose inhaler (MDI) that contains two drugs combined, namely mometasone and formoterol in a single inhaler. Mometasone is an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), which reduces the inflammation in the airways. Formoterol is a long-acting beta 2 agonist (LABA), which helps to relax the muscles of the airways in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. In combination, mometasone and formoterol are used for the treatment of asthma. This study will evaluate whether participants taking a LABA in combination with an ICS in a single inhaler have a different risk of having serious asthma events (hospitalization, intubation and death) compared to participants taking an ICS alone.

Blacks and Exacerbations on Long Acting Beta Agonists (LABA) vs. Tiotropium (BELT) [Recruiting]
We are doing this study to learn how genes affect the way that people, specifically Black people, respond to treatment for asthma. Recent studies suggest that people respond differently to some asthma medications (eg Serevent, Foradil). Some people feel better when they use these inhalers, but others may not, and some people get worse. It seems that this difference shows up more often in Blacks than in Whites, which is why we are looking for Black subjects for this study. In all people, this difference seems to depend on their genes or DNA. This study is comparing the use of long acting asthma medications (Serevent, Foradil) to Tiotropium (Spiriva) for the treatment of asthma. Spiriva is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study will help to see if this medication is also useful for treating asthma and whether it works better for some people than the current asthma medications.

Mechanism(s)of Airflow Limitation in Moderate-severe Persistent Asthma [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the site and mechanisms responsible for expiratory airflow limitation in chronic, treated, non-smoking, stable asthmatics with moderate to severe persistent expiratory airflow obstruction. Treatment will include inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta2agonists and long acting muscarinic antagonists. We are interested in determining whether the large and/or small airways are the predominant site of airflow limitation. We are also interested in determining whether intrinsic small airways obstruction and/or loss of lung elastic recoil is responsible for expiratory airflow limitation and to what extent may be attributed to loss of lung elastic recoil vs decreased airway conductance in peripheral airways. We are also interested to evaluate the role of varying doses of inhaled corticosteroids to suppress large and small airway inflammation using exhaled nitric oxide as surrogate markers of inflammation. For comparison purposes, spirometry and measurements of exhaled nitric oxide will also be obtained if possible during a naturally occurring exacerbation of asthma. High resolution thin section CT of the lung will also be obtained. Analysis will evaluate integrity of the lung parenchyma as to absence and or presence of emphysema and extent of emphysema using voxel quantification. We will also investigate optical coherence tomography to detect clinically unsuspected emphysema. We will also obtain autopsy material when available in asthmatics who expire

Long-Term Safety Evaluation of Dupilumab in Patients With Asthma [Recruiting]
Primary Objective: Evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of dupilumab in patients with asthma who participated in a previous dupilumab asthma study; ie DRI12544. Secondary Objectives: Evaluate the efficacy of dupilumab in patients with asthma who participated in a previous dupilumab asthma clinical study. Evaluate dupilumab in patients with asthma who participated in a previous dupilumab asthma clinical study, with regard to:

- Systemic exposure

- Anti-drug antibodies

- Biomarkers

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Reports of Suspected Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol Inhalation) Side Effects

Asthma (10)Drug Dose Omission (9)Headache (9)Product Quality Issue (9)Drug Ineffective (8)OFF Label USE (6)Cough (6)Dyspnoea (6)Nausea (6)Dysphonia (6)more >>


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