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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of QMF149 (Indacaterol Acetate/Mometasone Furoate) Versus Budesonide in Children From 6 to Less Than 12 Years of Age With Asthma


About the study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the superiority in terms of efficacy and evaluate the safety of QMF149 (indacaterol (acetate) / mometasone (furoate)) compared to budesonide in children from 6 to less than 12 years of age with asthma. - The study duration will be up to 37 weeks including an investigational treatment duration of 12 weeks and a comparator treatment duration of 12 weeks. - The visit frequency will be 3 weeks for screening, run-in and wash-out period, 6 weeks interval for visits during each treatment period, 30 days for safety follow-up.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


  1. Male or female children ≥ 6 years and <12 years in age at randomization.
  2. Parents/legal guardian must be willing and able to attend study visits and assist the child with the procedures outlined in the protocol (e.g. compliance with taking study medication and completing the diary).
  3. Confirmed/documented diagnosis of asthma, as defined by national or international asthma guidelines for at least 12 months prior to study enrollment.
  4. Written and signed informed consent by parent(s)/legal guardian(s) for the pediatric patient and assent by the pediatric patient (depending on local requirements) must be obtained before any study-specific assessment is performed.
  5. Patient receiving daily treatment of stable low dose ICS alone (i.e. up to 100ug daily dose of fluticasone propionate DPI or equivalent) without additional controller OR low dose ICS (up to 100ug daily dose of fluticasone propionate DPI or equivalent) with one additional controller prior to starting run-in and eligible after run-in on mono ICS alone (fluticasone 100ug/day) for at least 3 weeks (run-in period) prior to randomization.
  6. All patients must be symptomatic at randomization (visit 30), as defined by pACQ ≥1.5. Patients previously on low dose ICS may be included for run-in only if ACQ-IA score ≥1.5 at visit 20 and Visit 30. Patients previously on low dose ICS with one controller may do the wash out of the controller before the start of run-in and be included for run-in only if ACQ-IA score ≥ 1 and <1.5 at visit 20 and ACQ-IA score ≥1.5 at Visit 30.
  7. Pre-Bronchodilator FEV1 ≥50% of predicted normal at start of Run-in (visit 20) and end of Run-in (Visit 30). Withholding period of bronchodilators prior to spirometry at all time: SABA for ≥ 6 hours. For loose combinations of ICS/LABA* a wash-out of ≥ 48 hours before Visit 20 is required (14 days for once daily combinations, i.e. indacaterol), short acting anticholinergic (SAMA) for ≥ 8 hours and xanthines ≥7 days. * In case of combination ICS/LABA at screening, ICS alone should be continued. Wash-out period of each drug should be adhered to as above and should not be longer. If wash-out period is considered to be longer, please contact the Novartis Medical Monitor. A one-time repeat of percent predicted FEV1 (pre-bronchodilator FEV1) within 5 days of the Visit is allowed at Visit 20 as well as Visit 30. That would provide sufficient time to receive confirmation from the spirometry data central reviewer of the validity of the assessment. At Visit 20, the Run-in medication should be dispensed only once the repeat spirometry was qualified, and if all


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    Study’s details






    Phase 3

    Participants needed


    Est. Completion Date

    Apr 2026

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