Safinamide in Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease Subjects (Safinamide-LID)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Newron Sweden AB
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01113320
First received: April 8, 2010
Last updated: March 28, 2013
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose

Approximately twenty four (24) subjects will participate in this research trial. The research trial will be conducted in approximately twelve (12) medical centers in the following countries: Germany, France, South Africa, Austria and Canada. The research trial will last until December 2011.


Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson's Disease
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Safinamide
Phase 2

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: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Dose Escalation Trial to Explore the Potential Antidyskinetic Properties of Safinamide in Patients With Parkinson's Disease Suffering From Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias

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Further study details as provided by Newron Sweden AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The maximum reduction in Unified Dyskinesia Rating Score (UDysRS) compared to baseline across all post-baseline dose visits. [ Time Frame: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complete new Movement Disorder Society - Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and subscales [ Time Frame: At each individual post-dose visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and subscales (historical and objective) [ Time Frame: At each individual visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Patient's diary (Hauser diary, all parts) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hauser patient diary: daily total "on" time (ON w/o dyskinesia, or ON with non-troublesome dyskinesia), and daily total "off" time as measured by the patients' diary over the study period.

  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Scale (PDYS-26) (dyskinesia specific Activities of Daily Living (ADL) questionnaire) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Clinical Global Impression (CGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 36 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 66 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.

  • Patient Global Impression (PGI) (dyskinesia specific) [ Time Frame: At each trial visit: Day 101 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Scales measure the overall impression both the investigator and the patient have about the subject's general health. This is measured at baseline and the impression of change versus is measured at each visit. Here we are measuring efficacy.


Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Evaluable dose levels are 100 mg (8 days), 200 mg (10 days), and 300 mg (42 days). Intermediate dose levels are 150 mg (Study days 9-11) and 250 mg (Study days 23-25) and have a duration of three days. Safinamide and identical Placebo will be provided in tablets equivalent of 50 mg in blisters. Dosing will be achieved using appropriate multiples of these tablet strengths
Active Comparator: Safinamide Drug: Safinamide
Evaluable dose levels are 100 mg (8 days), 200 mg (10 days), and 300 mg (42 days). Intermediate dose levels are 150 mg (Study days 9-11) and 250 mg (Study days 23-25) and have a duration of three days. Safinamide will be provided in tablets of 50 mg in blisters. Dosing will be achieved using appropriate multiples of these tablet strengths

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject has given his/her written informed consent to participate in the trial.
  2. The subject presents with a diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease according to the United Kingdom (UK) Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank Clinical Diagnosis Criteria
  3. The subject is an out-patient aged 30 years or above.
  4. PD subjects with a Hoehn and Yahr disease staging of II-IV (in the ON state).
  5. PD subjects experiencing levodopa induced dyskinesias, specifically predictable peak-dose dyskinesia.
  6. Peak-dose dyskinesia must be considered by the subject to be problematic and/or disabling.
  7. Peak-dose dyskinesia must warrant medical treatment in the Investigator's opinion.
  8. The subject has participated successfully in a diary-card training session.
  9. In the judgment of the Investigator based on the subject's history, previous treatments, and the clinical presentation, the subject is considered as being optimally treated at screening (i.e., further adjustments of current medication will not further improve the subject's symptoms of Parkinson's disease).
  10. Stable dose of PD drugs for at least 4 weeks before Screening Visit. This may include: levodopa dopamine agonists, c-ortho methyl transferase (COMT) inhibitors, and anticholinergics.
  11. The dose of levodopa and all PD drugs used during the trial must remain unchanged throughout the trial.
  12. Female subjects must be neither pregnant or breast-feeding and must lack child-bearing potential, as defined either by:

    1. be either post menopausal for at least 2 years , surgically sterilised or have undergone hysterectomy, or
    2. if of child bearing potential, be willing to avoid pregnancy by using an adequate method of contraception for four weeks prior to, during and four weeks after the last dose of trial medication. For the purposes of this trial, women of childbearing potential are defined as all female subjects after puberty unless they are post-menopausal for at least two years, are surgically sterile or are sexually inactive.
  13. The subject shows adequate compliance with the schedule for intake of trial medication and the completion of the diaries.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject has participated in any safinamide clinical trial before.
  2. The subject is experiencing exclusively diphasic, off state, myoclonic, dystonic, or akathetic dyskinesias without peak dose dyskinesia.
  3. (For female subjects) The subject is pregnant or lactating.
  4. Treatment with a MAO-B inhibitor within the eight weeks prior to the screening visit.
  5. Treatment with amantadine in the four weeks prior to the screening visit or budipine in the eight weeks prior to the screening visit.
  6. Treatment with opioids (e.g., tramadol, meperidine derivatives), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) (e.g. venlafaxine, duloxetine), tri- or tetra-cyclic antidepressants, in the past 8 weeks prior to the screening visit. Dextromethorphan will be permitted if used for treating cough.
  7. The subject has received neurosurgical intervention related to PD (e.g. deep brain stimulation, thalamotomy etc.) or is scheduled to do so during the trial period.
  8. Current clinically significant gastro-intestinal, renal, hepatic, endocrine, pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, including acute gastric ulcer, hypertension that is not well controlled, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and unstable Type I diabetes. Subjects with a history of gastric ulcer who have not had a recent episode of acute gastritis and are not currently experiencing gastric pain will be eligible for inclusion.
  9. Neoplastic disorder, which is either currently active or has been in remission for less than one year.
  10. Diagnosis of HIV, or positive test for Hepatitis C antibodies, or Hepatitis B surface antigen.
  11. Concomitant disease likely to interfere with trial medication (e.g. capable of altering absorption, metabolism, or elimination of the trial drug).
  12. The subject has any clinically significant illness that, in the Investigator's opinion, might interfere with the subject's ability to participate in the trial.
  13. Second- or third-degree atrio-ventricular block or sick sinus syndrome, uncontrolled atrial fibrillation, severe or unstable angina, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 3 months of the screening visit, or a significant ECG abnormality, including corrected QT interval (QTc) - 450 msec (males) or - 470 msec (females), where QTc is based on Bazett's correction method.
  14. Ophthalmologic history including any of the following conditions: albino subjects, family history of hereditary retinal disease, progressive and/or severe diminution of visual acuity (i.e., 20/70), retinitis pigmentosa, retinal pigmentation due to any cause, any active retinopathy or ocular inflammation (uveitis), or diabetic retinopathy
  15. The subject is suffering from any dementia or other psychiatric illness that prevents him/her from giving informed consent, i.e. Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) <23 points.
  16. Signs and symptoms suggestive of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, or family members who suffer(ed) from such.
  17. Known hypersensitivity to the trial treatment(s), including placebo or other comparator drug(s).
  18. The subject has legal incapacity or limited legal capacity.
  19. The subject is participating in another clinical trial or has done so within the past 30 days
  20. Treatment with a drug that has hepatotoxic potential, e.g., tamoxifen, within 4 weeks, or received radiation therapy or a drug with cytotoxic potential, e.g, chemotherapy, within one year prior to the screening visit.
  21. Subjects with current diagnosis of substance abuse (DSM-IV) or history of alcohol or drug abuse in the past three months.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01113320

Locations
Austria
Medical University Graz, Klinische Abteilung für Spezielle Neurologie
Graz, Austria
Medical University Innsbruck, Dept. of Neurology
Innsbruck, Austria
Canada
Quebec Memory and Motor Skills Disorders
Quebec, Canada
France
Hôpital Roger Sallengro
Lille, France
CIC-Hospital Purpan
Toulouse, France
Germany
Neurologie Berlin Praxen
Berlin, Germany
St. Josef Hospital, Klinik für Neurologie
Bochum, Germany
Facharzt für Neurologie und Psychiatrie
Düsseldorf, Germany
South Africa
Medical and Dental center (ZAF)
Johannesbourg, South Africa
Sunninghill Hospital
Johannesburg, South Africa
Willows Medical Centre
Pretoria, South Africa
Sponsors and Collaborators
Newron Sweden AB
Investigators
Study Director: Jonathan Willmer, MD Merck Serono S.A., Geneva
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Newron Sweden AB
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01113320     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR701165_023
Study First Received: April 8, 2010
Last Updated: March 28, 2013
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Germany: Bfarm - Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
South Africa: MCC - Medicines Control Council
Canada: Health Canada
Austria: BASG/AGES PharmMed

Keywords provided by Newron Sweden AB:
Safinamide - Parkinson's disease - Levodopa induced dyskinesia
Advanced idiopathic PD patients treated with L-dopa and suffering from temporally predictable L-dopa induced peak-dose dyskinesia.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dyskinesias
Parkinson Disease
Movement Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Levodopa
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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