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To compare the efficacy and safety of mometasone furoate dry powder inhaler (DPI) administered once daily in the evening with fluticasone propionate metered-dose inhaler (MDI) administered twice daily.An 8-week, randomized, open-label, parallel-group study compared mometasone furoate DPI, 400 μg every evening (1 puff daily), with fluticasone propionate MDI, two 125-μg puffs twice daily, in 167 adults and adolescents with moderate persistent asthma previously using fluticasone propionate. The primary efficacy variable was the change in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) from baseline to the end point. Variables such as response to therapy and subject satisfaction with the inhaler devices were also analyzed.Improvement in FEV1 was noted at the week 2 visit with both treatments. This improvement was maintained at the 4- and 8-week visits and at the end point for both groups. The mean percent change in FEV1 from baseline to the end point was 4.58% with mometasone furoate DPI and 6.98% with fluticasone propionate MDI (P = .35). At the end point, physicians rated 62% of the mometasone furoate DPI group as “improved” or “much improved” compared with 47% of the fluticasone propionate MDI group (P = .007). A significantly greater proportion of subjects in the mometasone furoate DPI group “liked the inhaler a lot” vs subjects in the fluticasone propionate MDI group (46.8% vs 22.4%; P = .01). Both treatments were well tolerated.Mometasone furoate DPI, 400 μg every evening, provided comparable efficacy as fluticasone propionate MDI, two 125-μg puffs twice daily, in subjects with moderate persistent asthma previously treated with fluticasone propionate.Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004;93:49-55.