Study of SPM 962 in Patients With Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: March 4, 2010
Last updated: September 21, 2011
Last verified: September 2011

The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of SPM962 in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) with once-daily repeated doses of 4.5mg and 6.75mg during a 13-week dose-titration and maintenance period. This is a multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, 3-armed parallel group comparison study.

Efficacy will be determined by investigating the superiority of SPM962 to placebo in terms of the primary efficacy variable, change in International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLS) total score from baseline to the end of the dose-maintenance period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome
Drug: SPM 962
Drug: Placebo of SPM 962
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind, 3-Armed Parallel Group, Comparative Study of SPM 962 4.5 and 6.75 mg/Day to Investigate Superiority to Placebo in Patients With Restless Legs Syndrome

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLS) total score [ Time Frame: week 0, 1,3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 (or discontinuation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from the baseline to the end of dose-titration/dose-maintenance period

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) improvement Patient Global Impression (PGI) improvement [ Time Frame: week 3, 5, 7, 13 (or discontinuation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) [ Time Frame: Week 0, 7, 13 (or discontinuation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Each item of IRLS (10 items) [ Time Frame: week 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 (or discontinuation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Vital signs [ Time Frame: week 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 (or discontinuation) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SPM 962 4.5
started at 2.25 mg/day to 4.5 mg/day for 13 weeks
Drug: SPM 962
once a daily transdermal administration started at 2.25 mg/day to 4.5 mg/day for 13 weeks
Experimental: SPM 962 6.75
started at 2.25 mg/day to 6.75 mg/day for 13 weeks
Drug: SPM 962
once a daily transdermal administration started at 2.25 mg/day to 6.75 mg/day for 13 weeks
Placebo Comparator: placebo
for 13 weeks
Drug: Placebo of SPM 962
once a daily transdermal administration for 13 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 79 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients whose condition has been diagnosed as RLS by meeting all 4 of the International Restless legs Sndrome Study Group/ National Institute of Health (IRLSSG/NIH) criteria
  • Patients who meet any of the following criteria relating to RLS treatment:

    • Patients who have never received treatment for RLS
    • Patients who have received treatment for RLS in the past and responded to L-dopa or dopamine agonists (Response to other RLS medicines is irrelevant.)
  • Patients who have an IRLS total score of >=15 at baseline
  • Patients who experience symptoms in the evening or during the night on at least two days a week within 14 days prior to commencement of study treatment
  • Patients and their partners can practice contraception at the end of follow-up observation period or by 1 week after the end of treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have previously participated in a clinical trial of SPM962 and taken the investigational product (IP)
  • Patients with secondary RLS induced by renal impairment (uremia), iron deficiency anemia, drugs, pregnancy, etc.
  • Patients who currently suffer, are at risk of developing, or have a history of sleep disorder such as sleep apnea syndrome, narcolepsy, and sleep attacks/sudden onset of sleep
  • Patients who have concomitant diseases or symptoms which may affect the symptoms of RLS, such as polyneuropathy (including diabetic neuropathy), akathisia, claudication, varicoses, muscle fasciculation, painful legs and moving toes syndrome, radiculopathy and folate deficiency
  • Patients who have other CNS diseases such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, progressive supranuclear paresis, multisystem atrophy, Huntington's Chorea, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Patients who have psychiatric conditions such as confusion, hallucination, delusion, and excitation, or patients who have abnormal behavior such as delirium, obsessive compulsive disorder, and impulse control disorder at the time of the screening test or baseline examination
  • Patients whose SBP declines by at least 30 mmHg from supine to standing position based on the orthostatic hypotension assessment, or patients who develop orthostatic hypotension at baseline
  • Patients who have a history of epilepsy, convulsion, etc
  • Patients who have complications or a history of serious cardiac diseases or arrhythmia (eg, congestive heart failure of class 3 or 4 in the NYHA classification, second or third degree atrioventricular block, complete left bundle branch block, sick sinus syndrome, ventricular fibrillation, myocardial infarction within 12 months prior to the screening test, or a complication of angina pectoris)
  • Patients with arrhythmia who have been taking Class 1a antiarrhythmic drugs (eg., quinidine, procainamide) or Class 3 antiarrhythmic drugs (eg., amiodarone, sotalol)
  • Patients who have a serious ECG abnormality at the screening test and at the baseline examination

    • Patients who show QTc intervals exceeding 450 ms in both ECGs in the screening test
    • Patients who have an average QTc interval from the two ECGs in the baseline assessment that exceeds 470 ms (for females) or 450 ms (for males)
  • Patients with congenital long QT syndrome
  • Patients whose serum potassium level is < 3.5mEq/L at the screening test
  • Patients whose total bilirubin is >= 3.0mg/dL, or whose AST(GOT) and ALT(GPT) are equal or more than 2.5 times the reference range of the clinical site (or >= 100IU/L) at the screening test
  • Patients whose BUN level is >= 30mg/dL, or whose serum creatinine level is >= 2.0mg/dL at the screening test
  • Patients who have a history of allergy to topical agents such as transdermal patch
  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing or who wish to become pregnant during the study period
  • Patients who habitually drink alcohol or smoke excessively
  • Patients who engage in evening shift work or other such shift work, or whose work or circumstances makes it difficult to maintain a regular period of sleep
  • Patients who engage in hazardous work such as driving a vehicle, operating machinery, or working in a high location.
  • Patients with autoimmune disease, chronic active hepatitis, or immune deficiency disorder
  • Patients who have a complication or history of malignant neoplastic disease, or received treatment for the disease within 12 months prior to the screening test
  • Patients who are unable to properly record information in a patient diary
  • Patients who received other IPs within 12 weeks prior to commencement of study treatment
  • Patients who have been judged by the investigator or the subinvestigator to be inappropriate for inclusion in the study for any other reasons
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01084551

Chubu Region, Japan
Chugoku Region, Japan
Hokkaido Region, Japan
Kansai Region, Japan
Kanto Region, Japan
Kyushu Region, Japan
Shikoku Region, Japan
Tohoku Region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT01084551     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 243-09-001, JapicCTI-101053
Study First Received: March 4, 2010
Last Updated: September 21, 2011
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Restless Legs Syndrome
Psychomotor Agitation
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
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