Table 4

Withdrawals during the study

Reason for withdrawalPlaceboSalbutamolSalmeterol
Poor asthma control1 (1)02 (1)
Adverse events related to study treatment18 (5)* 0
Adverse events unrelated to study treatment222 (1)
Poor compliance/social reasons653
Pregnancy/inadequate contraception210
Total (n = 35)12167
  • Figures in brackets indicate the number of patients who continued to the next treatment period if the adverse event occurred during treatment periods 1 or 2. *In all cases withdrawal was on account of tremor and/or palpitations.