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Efficacy of once-daily fluticasone furoate/vilanterol in asthma

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Respir Med. 2013 Dec;107(12):1873-80. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.07.002. Epub 2013 Nov 5.

The efficacy of once-daily fluticasone furoate/vilanterol in asthma is comparable with morning or evening dosing.



To investigate the effect of time of day of dosing (morning or evening) on lung function following administration of fluticasone furoate(FF)/vilanterol (VI) 100/25 mcg.


Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, three-way crossover study. Subjects with persistent asthma (N = 26) received FF/VI (morning or evening) or matching placebo once-daily for 14 (± 2 days) via dry powder inhaler (DPI). Weighted mean (0-24h) and pre-treatment FEV1 (morning and evening) were determined after the Day 14 evening dose, together with mean pre-treatment (morning and evening) peak expiratory flow (PEF) on Days 2-12.


FF/VI 100/25 administered morning or evening produced clinically significant increases in weighted mean FEV1: the differences [95% confidence interval (CI)] from placebo were 377 mL [293, 462] and 422 mL [337, 507], respectively; the difference between morning and eveningdosing was -44 mL [-125, 36]. Day 14 pre-treatment morning FEV1 differences [95% CI] from placebo were 403 mL [272, 533] and 496 mL [369, 624] after morning and evening dosing, respectively; the morning:evening treatment difference was -94 mL [-221, 34]. Pre-treatment evening FEV1 differences [95% CI] from placebo were 275 mL [169, 380] and 309 mL [205, 413] after morning and evening dosing, respectively; themorning:evening treatment difference was -34 mL [-138, 70]. FF/VI (morning or evening) produced rapid increases in PEF with the full effect apparent after the first dose and maintained throughout the 14-day treatment period.


FF/VI 100/25 produces comparable improvements in lung function whether dosed in the morning or evening in subjects with persistent asthma.

Copyright © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.


Asthma; Efficacy; Evening dosing; Fluticasone furoate; Morning dosing; Vilanterol