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Multicentre Study in Four Parallel Groups of Parkinson's Disease (PD) Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bial - Portela C S.A. Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2012
Last updated: March 30, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

The purpose of this study is to investigate the tolerability and the effect of BIA 9-1067 at steady-state on the levodopa pharmacokinetics in Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients treated with levodopa/dopa-decarboxylase inhibitor.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson's Disease
Drug: Placebo
Drug: BIA 9-1067
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicentre, Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled Study in Four Parallel Groups of PD Patients Treated With Standard-release Levodopa/Carbidopa 100/25 mg (Sinemet®) or Levodopa/Benserazide 100/25 mg (Madopar®/Restex®) and With Motor Fluctuations ("Wearing-off" Phenomenon)

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Further study details as provided by Bial - Portela C S.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in absolute OFF-time at the end of the DB period [ Time Frame: 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Efficay: "On/off" times will be recorded between admission to and discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Adverse events/patient [ Time Frame: 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    To investigate the tolerability and safety of repeated dosing of BIA 9-1067 (5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg, once-daily), in comparison with placebo, in PD patients with motor fluctuations.

  • Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale(UPDRS) [ Time Frame: 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Modified Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) [ Time Frame: 5 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Experimental: BIA 9-1067 Drug: BIA 9-1067
5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg of BIA 9-1067 (once-daily)

Detailed Description:

Multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study in four parallel groups of PD patients treated with standard-release levodopa/carbidopa 100/25 mg (Sinemet®) or levodopa/benserazide 100/25 mg (Madopar®/Restex®) and with motor fluctuations ("wearing-off" phenomenon)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

At screening (admission to the baseline period):

  • Male or female of non-childbearing potential (by reason of surgery or postmenopausal);
  • Age ≥ 30 years;
  • A diagnosis of PD according to the UK PDS Brain Bank diagnostic criteria (bradykinesia and at least one of the following: muscular rigidity, rest tremor and postural instability);
  • Predictable signs of end-of-dose deterioration despite "optimal" levodopa/carbidopa or levodopa/benserazide therapy;
  • Modified Hoehn and Yahr stage of less than 5 in the "off" state; mean duration of "off" state ≥ 1.5 h during waking hours (based on historical information);
  • Results of clinical laboratory tests acceptable by the investigator (not clinically significant for the well-being of the patient or for the purpose of the study);
  • Able and willing to give written informed consent.

At randomisation (completion of the baseline period):

  • Been treated with a stable regimen of 3 to 8 doses per day of standard-release levodopa/carbidopa 100/25 mg (Sinemet®) or levodopa/benserazide 100/25 mg (Madopar®/Restex®) for at least 1 week prior to randomisation;
  • Mean duration of "off" state ≥ 1.5 h during waking hours (average of recordings of last 3 evaluable days on patient's diary);
  • Concomitant anti-Parkinsonian medication (other than apomorphine, entacapone or tolcapone) in stable doses for at least 4 weeks prior to admission.

Exclusion Criteria:

At screening (admission to the baseline period):

  • Non-idiopathic parkinsonism (atypical parkinsonism, symptomatic parkinsonism, Parkinson-plus syndrome);
  • Treated with entacapone, tolcapone, neuroleptics, antidepressants (except serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors or imipramines [desipramine, imipramine, clomipramine and amitriptyline]), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (except selegiline up to 10 mg/day in oral formulation or 1.25 mg/day in buccal absorption formulation or rasagiline up to 1 mg/day) or antiemetics (except domperidone) within 2 weeks prior to admission;
  • Treated with any investigational product within 1 month prior to admission (or within 5 half-lives, whichever is longer);
  • A psychiatric or any medical condition that might place him/her at increased risk or interfere with assessments;
  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the investigational products;
  • A history of abuse of alcohol, drugs or medications within the last 2 years;
  • A clinically relevant ECG abnormality;
  • A history or current evidence of heart disease, including but not limited to myocardial infarction, angina, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia;
  • Unstable concomitant disease being treated with changing doses of medication;
  • A history or current evidence of any relevant disease in the context of this study, i.e., with respect to the safety of the patient (e.g., hepatic impairment) or related to the study conditions;
  • A test positive for the HIV-1 or HIV-2 antibodies, or hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg), or hepatitis C antibody (HCVAb);
  • Donated blood or received blood or blood products within the 6 months prior to admission;
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding or of childbearing potential;
  • Other condition or circumstance that, in the opinion of the investigator, may compromise the patient's ability to comply with the study protocol.

At randomisation (completion of the baseline period):

  • Treated with levodopa/DDCI in a 10:1 ratio or in a controlled-release formulation during the baseline period;
  • Treated with apomorphine during the baseline period;
  • A clinically relevant ECG abnormality.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01568047

Department of Neurology C.M.D.T.A. NEOMED
Brasov, Romania, 500 283
Department of Neurology-Quantum Medical Center
Bucharest, Romania, 024 092
Clinica de Medicina Fizica si Recuperare Medicala-Spitalul Clinic Judetean de Urgenta Craiova
Craiova, Romania, 200 642
Ukrainian State Scientific Research Institute of Medical and Social Problems of Disability, Department of Neurology and Adjustment Conditions
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49027
Department No. 23 of Communal setting of medical care Kharkiv's regional clinical psychiatric hospital No. 3,
Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61068
Department of Neuroinfections and multiple sclerosis, SI "Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of AMS of Ukraine
Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61068
Department of Clinical Physiology and Pathology of Extrapyramidal Nervous System SI "Institute of Gerontology, AMS Ukraine"
Kyiv, Ukraine, 04114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bial - Portela C S.A.
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Responsible Party: Bial - Portela C S.A. Identifier: NCT01568047     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIA-91067-202, 2009-012897-12
Study First Received: March 29, 2012
Last Updated: March 30, 2012
Health Authority: Ukraine: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Bial - Portela C S.A.:
Parkinson Disease
BIA 9-1067

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
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