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A Phase IV Study in Subjects With Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00046163
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was terminated due to poor enrollment)
First Posted : September 23, 2002
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2007
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Brief Summary:

We are seeking male and female patients to voluntarily take part in a clinical research study. Patients must be aged 18 or older and diagnosed with symptomatic orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure while in the upright position) due to Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, pure autonomic failure or autonomic neuropathies (i.e. neurogenic orthostatic hypotension). Symptoms of low blood pressure include dizziness, lightheadedness, changes in vision and generalized weakness upon standing. The main effect of the drug being studied is to increase blood pressure in the upright position so symptoms will decrease.

The purpose of this clinical study is to further assess the clinical effect of high dose midodrine hydrochloride (ProAmatine®), an approved treatment for orthostatic hypotension. During the course of the study, participants will receive either ProAmatine® or a placebo. Assessments will be made using questionnaires that measure symptom and activity levels. Blood pressure in the lying down, sitting and standing positions will be measured. Patients will also complete standing time assessments. They will be asked to remain standing without moving until they feel sufficiently lightheaded, or dizzy, or feel faint so that they would feel more comfortable sitting down.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypotension, Orthostatic Drug: midodrine hydrochloride (ProAmatine®) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Clinical Benefit of Three Doses of Midodrine Hydrochloride (ProAmatine®) in Subjects With Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Study Start Date : September 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The male or female subjects must be 18 years of age or older and ambulatory. (Subjects must not require assistance with a walker or wheelchair to perform regular daily activities at all times.)
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum beta HCG pregnancy test at screening and baseline.
  • The subject has been diagnosed with symptomatic orthostatic hypotension due to Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, pure autonomic failure or autonomic neuropathy (i.e. neurogenic orthostatic hypotension).
  • The subject manifests one of the following symptoms while standing or has a history of one of the following when not treated for orthostatic hypotension: dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling faint or feeling like they may black out.
  • The subject is willing and able to undergo the procedures required by this protocol including morning office visits, assessment completion, protocol compliance and participation in the wash-out period.
  • The subject has signed an Institutional-Review-Board approved written informed consent form prior to any study procedures taking place.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The subject is a pregnant or lactating female.
  • The subject has pre-existing sustained supine hypertension greater than 180 mm Hg systolic and 110 mm Hg diastolic.
  • The subject is taking medications such as vasodilators, pressors, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, combined alpha and beta-blockers, MAOI's, herbals or specific mixed effect medications.
  • The Principal Investigator deems any laboratory test abnormality clinical significant.
  • The subject has a diagnosis of any of the following disorders at the time of screening: pheochromocytoma; cardiac conditions including: congestive heart failure within the previous 6 months, myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months, symptomatic coronary artery disease, history of ventricular tachycardia, or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias; thyrotoxicosis; uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (uncontrolled defined as a HgbA1c greater than or equal to 10%); history of cerebrovascular accident, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or symptomatic carotid artery stenosis within the previous 6 months; history of coagulopathies; pulmonary hypertension; severe psychiatric disorders; renal failure (Creatinine equal to or greater than 2 times the upper limit of normal)
  • The subject has a concurrent chronic or acute illness, disability, or other condition that might confound the results of the tests and/or measurements administered in this trial, or that might increase the risk to the subject.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00046163

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United States, Florida
Suncoast Neuroscience Associates, Inc.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
Neurological Associates of Delaware Valley
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States
United States, Texas
Diabetes & Glandular Disease Research Associates, PA,
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00046163    
Other Study ID Numbers: SPD 426-403
First Posted: September 23, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypotension, Orthostatic
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Orthostatic Intolerance
Primary Dysautonomias
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action