First Data on Efficacy and Safety of Nintedanib in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Forced Vital Capacity of ≤50 % of Predicted Value Academic Article uri icon

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  • In the Phase III INPULSIS(®) trials, 52 weeks' treatment with nintedanib reduced decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) versus placebo in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Patients who completed the INPULSIS(®) trials could receive nintedanib in an open-label extension trial (INPULSIS(®)-ON). Patients with FVC <50 % predicted were excluded from INPULSIS(®), but could participate in INPULSIS(®)-ON. In patients with baseline FVC ≤50 % and >50 % predicted at the start of INPULSIS(®)-ON, the absolute mean change in FVC from baseline to week 48 of INPULSIS(®)-ON was -62.3 and -87.9 mL, respectively (n = 24 and n = 558, respectively). No new safety signals were identified in INPULSIS(®)-ON compared with INPULSIS(®). The decline in FVC in INPULSIS(®)-ON in both subgroups by baseline FVC % predicted was similar to that in INPULSIS(®), suggesting that nintedanib may have a similar effect on disease progression in patients with advanced disease as in less advanced disease.


  • Wuyts, Wim A
  • Kolb, Martin Rainer
  • Stowasser, Susanne
  • Stansen, Wibke
  • Huggins, John T
  • Raghu, Ganesh

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  • October 2016

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