Studies show significant improvement with Spiolto® Respimat® in lung function across a range of age groups of patients* with COPD studied compared to tiotropium, olodaterol and placebo1
Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the presentation of several new post-hoc analyses from the TONADO® 1&2 and OTEMTO® 1&2 studies at the American College of CHEST Physicians Annual Meeting in Montreal. One analysis showed significant lung function improvement, as measured by FEV1 AUC0–3, with once daily Spiolto® Respimat® in COPD patients* across a range of age groups, including those over 65 years of age.1 In addition, a second analysis indicated that Spiolto® Respimat® reduces the frequency of night-time rescue medication use, as measured by puffs needed per night2 and these reductions were sustained for up to 52 weeks. In a third analysis the improvement of dyspnea (or shortness of breath), as measured by the Transition Dyspnea Index (TDI), was shown in COPD patients, compared to tiotropium, olodaterol and placebo.
From early in the course of COPD, decreasing lung function makes it more and more difficult for patients to breathe. When many patients are first diagnosed their condition is already declining rapidly. To cope with feeling breathless, patients reduce their activity and change their lifestyles. Once symptoms start to prevent normal daily activities there is a downward spiral of reduced physical activity leading to worsening symptoms, further dyspnea and even further sedentary behavior.4 This in turn results in a large physical and emotional impact on people living with the disease.
“The post-hoc data presented at the CHEST meeting demonstrate that Spiolto® Respimat® may provide improvement across several important clinical outcomes. These results further support the evidence of the benefit of using Spiolto® Respimat® in patients requiring COPD maintenance treatment. Providing optimal treatment right from the start of maintenance therapy can give patients the best chance of managing their symptoms, keeping active and limiting their need for rescue medication ”, said Dr William Mezzanotte, Vice President and Head of Respiratory Medicine at Boehringer Ingelheim.
The most common adverse events in the TONADO® 1&2 and OTEMTO® 1&2 studies were nasopharyngitis (common cold), cough and back pain.
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OTEMTO®Respiratory Medicine publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2015.08.002
About Spiolto® Respimat®
To date, Spiolto® Respimat® has been approved in more than 20 EU/EEA countries, the US, Canada and Australia for use in the treatment of patients with COPD.
Spiolto® Respimat® is built on tiotropium, the active ingredient in Spiriva® – the world’s most prescribed COPD maintenance treatment with over 40 million patient years of real life experience across all COPD severities.6 It is enhanced by olodaterol†, a unique and effective long-acting beta2-agonist with a fast onset of action,7 specifically designed to complement the efficacy of Spiriva®. Spiolto® is delivered by Respimat®, which actively‡ delivers a unique mist, meaning the patient just needs to take a slow deep breath.
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COPD is a chronic, progressive, treatable but incurable lung disease that affects 210 million people worldwide.15 It is a growing world health priority and is predicted to become the 3rd leading cause of death by 2030.
For people with COPD, decreasing lung function causes breathlessness and stops them from being active. This can lead to a downward spiral of worsening symptoms and even further inactivity,contributing to an increased risk of disability and death.
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