Two different beclomethasone dipropionate inhalation aerosols (Andion and Becotide) were compared in a double-blind, cross-over study in patients with stable, steroid-dependent asthma. Fifty-two patients were included in the study, and 44 completed the two 6-week periods of treatment. The difference in therapeutic efficacy on FEV1 between Andion and Becotide was -0.018 1, and likewise no differences in therapeutic efficacy on FVC and peak expiratory flow were found. There were no significant differences between the two treatment periods regarding peak expiratory flow rates, symptoms, frequency of adverse effects, and amount of salbutamol and beclomethasone dipropionate employed. In conclusion, no significant differences could be demonstrated between Andion and Becotide with regard to pulmonary function, symptoms, and frequency of adverse effects in the treatment of patients with steroid-dependent bronchial asthma.
|Translated title of the contribution||The synonymous preparation Andion vs. the original preparation becotide in the treatment of steroid-dependent bronchial asthma. A comparative double-blind cross-over trial|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Nov 1992|