The purpose of this study is to compare the blood levels of arformoterol tartrate inhalation
solution to racemic formoterol in male and female subjects with mild to moderate Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Minimum age: 35 Years.
Maximum age: N/A.
- Male and female subjects must be at least 35 years old at the time of consent.
- Female subjects less than or equal to 65 years old must have a negative serum
pregnancy test at Visit 1 and a urine pregnancy test at Visit 2, confirmed negative
prior to randomization. Subjects of childbearing potential must be using an
acceptable method of birth control.
- Subjects must have a documented primary clinical diagnosis of non-asthmatic COPD
- Subjects must have a â‰¥ 15 pack-year smoking history
- Subjects must be in general good health.
- Subjects must have a minimum blood pressure of 105/60 mmHg and a minimum resting pulse
of 50 bpm at Screening Visit 1.
- Subjects must have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 16 kg/m2 but no more than 30
kg/m2. (BMI is defined as the subject's weight in kilograms divided by the square of
the subject's height in meters.)
- Subjects must be willing to remain in the residential facility for 3 separate 24 hour
visits and 3 separate 36-hour visits.
- Subjects must agree to refrain from strenuous activities, as defined by the Principal
Investigator, throughout the study, from the screening visit until after the end of
study/early termination visit.
- Subject has had a febrile illness within 72 hours (3 days) before Screening.
- Subject has any clinically significant unstable medical abnormality, chronic disease,
or a history of a clinically significant abnormality of the cardiovascular,
respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic, or renal systems, which, in the opinion of the
investigator, may affect the safety of the subject.
- Subject has a history of malignancy or currently has malignancy other than non
melanomatous skin cancer. Subjects who have been cancer-free for 5 years or more may
- Subjects with a chest x-ray that suggests a diagnosis other than COPD (e. g.,
diagnostic of pneumonia, other infection, atelectasis, or pneumothorax or other
active/ongoing pulmonary conditions) and taken within 6 months prior to study start.
If there is no chest x-ray taken within 6 months prior to study start, or if recent
results are unavailable for review, a chest x-ray must be performed.
- Subjects with a history of asthma, with the exception of asthma diagnosed in
- Subject tests positive at screening for hepatitis B surface antigen or hepatitis C
antibody, or the subject has a history of a positive result.
- Subject is known to be seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
- Female subject is pregnant or lactating.
- Female subject who (a) is of childbearing potential and not using contraception or is
using hormonal contraception, or (b) is post-menopausal and is taking any form of
hormone replacement therapy.
- Subject has a disorder or history of a condition that may interfere with drug
absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion (e. g., malabsorption,
- Subject has participated in any investigational study within 30 days prior to
screening or is currently participating in another clinical trial.
- Subject is a staff member or relative of a staff member.
- Subject has a positive urine alcohol test during screening. Subjects with a known
history of alcohol use may be enrolled in the study if the subject's alcohol use is
not indicative of abuse. Abuse is defined as current consumption of more than three
alcoholic beverages per day.
- Subject has a history or suspected history of abuse of a barbiturate, amphetamine, or
narcotic and/or has a positive screening result for any of these substances at study
- Subject has a history of allergic reaction to the study medication or any components
of the study medications.
- Subject has received oral anticoagulant therapy within 90 days before Screening.
- Subject has had significant blood loss (>500 cc) or donated blood within 60 days
preceding screening or plans to donate blood during or within 60 days after completing
- Subject has donated plasma within 72 hours prior to the first dose of study drug.
- Subject has had an acute illness within 10 days of Day 1.