Efficacy and safety of a novel beclomethasone dipropionate dry powder inhaler (Clickhaler) for the treatment of adult asthma. Amsterdam Clinical Study Group.
A randomized, double-blind, double-dummy protocol was used to compare the safety and efficacy of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) delivered by a novel dry powder inhaler (DPI, Clickhaler) or by a pressurized metered-dose inhaler (MDI) plus spacer. There was a four-week run-in period, completed by 240 adult patients, who received BDP via an MDI. Patients with stable asthma were then randomized into a 12-week treatment period and received BDP (< or =2 mg/day via DPI or MDI). There were no s...Expand abstract
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