Study of Istradefylline (KW-6002) for the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of 40 mg per day of istradefylline (KW6002) in patients with Restless Legs Syndrome.
Restless Legs Syndrome
Drug: Istradefylline (KW-6002)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase 2, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 40mg/Day KW-6002 (Istradefylline) in Subjects With Restless Legs Syndrome|
- Change from baseline in an RLS rating scale score at endpoint (6 weeks of treatment or early discontinuation).
- Change from baseline values in an RLS rating scale score, in the a sleepiness scale, in values for Clinical Global Impression, in quality of life, and in actigraphic measurements.
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a very common neurological disorder with a prevalence of approximately 10% in the adult population. It is characterized by an almost irresistible urge to move the legs, usually accompanied by feelings of intense discomfort. The feelings are usually present while at rest and are temporarily relieved by activity. Symptoms are worse in the evening and at night and lead to profound sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue.
Although a number of therapeutic approaches have been used to treat the symptoms of RLS, none have been universally adopted. While it has been shown that some dopaminergic anti-parkinsonian medications are effective in treating RLS, their use may be somewhat limited by side effects associated with long-term dopaminergic activation. Istradefylline may provide a nondopaminergic approach to the treatment of RLS.
This study will compare the efficacy of 40 mg per day of istradefylline in improving the symptoms of RLS with placebo.
|United States, New Jersey|
|Kyowa Pharmaceutical Inc.|
|Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08540|
|Study Director:||James Williams, MD||Kyowa Hakko Kirin Pharma, Inc.|