What is it about?
This 12-week double-blind study compared the effectiveness and safety of two different inhalers to treat COPD. The study's goal was to prove that Gylcopyrroniyum a new pharmaceutical is just as effective as the widely prescribed Trotropium. Both were once-daily medications that showed comparable levels of safety and efficacy after 12 weeks. Gycopyrronium did show a faster onset on day one and had improved the reduction of self-reported COPD symptoms.
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Why is it important?
With few treatment options for COPD the testing of novel treatments helps to expand care options and as shown in this study can offer improvements.
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This page is a summary of: A blinded evaluation of the efficacy and safety of glycopyrronium, a once-daily long-acting muscarinic antagonist, versus tiotropium, in patients with COPD: the GLOW5 study, BMC Pulmonary Medicine, January 2014, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-4.
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