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Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of BGC20-1531 in Migraine

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: NCT00888680
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (No patients enrolled. Delay due to optimisation of drug product formulation.)
First Posted : April 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston Scientific Corporation

Brief Summary:
The study is being conducted to explore the safety and effectiveness of a new chemical entity, BGC20-1531, in subjects with a history of migraine. In this study subjects will treat a total of three migraine attacks with two different doses of BGC20-1531 and placebo, with at least one week wash out period between doses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Migraine Drug: BGC20-1531 Drug: Lactose Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Migraine headache is estimated to affect 10-20% of the world population and is listed by the World Health Organisation in the top 20 causes of disabling conditions, and in the top four neurological disabling conditions. The most common therapies for acute migraine are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and triptans. However, many migraine sufferers do not experience sufficient relief from these treatments or cannot tolerate their gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and other side-effects.

Prostaglandin PGE2-induced sensory nerve sensitisation, neuropeptide release and cerebral vascular dilatation is thought to underlie migraine pain, particularly via activation of the EP4 receptor subtype. BGC20-1531 is an orally available EP4 receptor antagonist which inhibits prostaglandin-induced vasodilation of cranial blood vessels via a selective blockade of EP4 receptors reducing inflammation and migraine pain. As EP4 receptors are discretely localised, the overall safety profile of EP4 receptor antagonists may be improved compared to triptans and NSAIDs.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multinational, Multi-centre, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, 3-way Crossover Study in Migraine Patients, Treated With Two Doses of BGC20-1531 and Placebo

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Migraine
MedlinePlus related topics: Headache Migraine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BGC20-1531 200 mg Drug: BGC20-1531
BGC20-1531 administered orally

Experimental: BGC20-1531 400mg Drug: BGC20-1531
BGC20-1531 administered orally

Placebo Comparator: Lactose Drug: Lactose
Placebo administered orally

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the effect of BGC20-1531 on headache response, defined as a decrease of headache from severe or moderate to mild or none at 2 hours post-dose without the use of rescue medication. [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the effect of BGC20-1531 on pain-freedom up to 48 hours post-dose without the use of rescue medication. [ Time Frame: Up to 48 hours ]
  2. To evaluate the effect of BGC20-1531 on headache response up to 48 hours post-dose (without the use of rescue medication). [ Time Frame: Up to 48 hours ]
  3. To evaluate the effect of BGC20-1531 on sustained headache relief and pain-freedom over a 24-hour and 48-hour period post-dose. [ Time Frame: Up to 48 hours ]
  4. To evaluate the safety of BGC20-1531. [ Time Frame: Duration of the study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of migraine (with or without aura) according to the criteria of the International Headache Society.
  • Age at onset of migraine less than 45.0 years.
  • Males and females between 18.0 and 65.0 years of age inclusive.
  • Be willing and able to give written informed consent.
  • For female patients, a negative pregnancy test
  • Sexually active participants and their partners should be using an effective method of contraception; combined hormonal or progestogen-only methods, IUD/IUS, diaphragm/condoms with spermicide or sterilisation.
  • History of 1-6 migraine attacks per month (with or without aura) in the 3 months prior to screening, with at least 48 hours freedom from headache between attacks.
  • Patients receiving migraine prophylactic treatment can be enrolled, providing they are receiving only one drug for prophylaxis and the prescribed daily dose is not changed in the month prior to screening.
  • Rescue medication is permitted in the study.
  • Women with menstrual migraine (or who have suspected menstrual migraine or are subsequently diagnosed with menstrual migraine) may be included in the study and instructed to treat each consecutive attack with study medication (unless within the wash-out period).
  • Patients who are willing and able to comply with study requirements including completion of the study diary.
  • Patients who are taking prescribed medication for depression may be included providing this treatment has been stable for 3 months prior to screening and is expected to remain stable for the duration of the study.
  • In the investigators opinion are suitable for inclusion in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ≥15 headache days (migraine and non-migraine headaches combined) per month.
  • Patients who take analgesics for any reason ≥15 days a month or triptans ≥10 days a month.
  • Non-migraine headaches on more than 6 days per month.
  • Patients with schizophrenia.
  • Patients prescribed more than one migraine prophylaxis treatment.
  • Patients receiving prophylaxis whose prescribed daily dose has changed within the month before screening.
  • Patients whose prophylactic treatment is not expected to remain stable for the duration of the study.
  • Patients whose prophylactic treatment has been withdrawn within the month prior to study entry.
  • Patients taking ergotamine, ergotamine derivatives or ergotamine combination products.
  • Any relevant abnormality on history or examination including central nervous system, psychiatric (excluding depression), respiratory, cardiovascular or metabolic dysfunction.
  • Abnormal laboratory findings suggesting infectious, endocrine, malignant disease or other systemic disorder; any isolated abnormal laboratory finding considered clinically relevant by the investigator at screening.
  • Subjects with clinically significant abnormalities in 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure and/or pulse at screening.
  • Recent or clinically significant history of drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Inability to communicate well with the investigator (ie, language problem, poor mental development or impaired cerebral function).
  • Participation in a clinical study of an Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) within the 3 months up to screening.
  • Patient unable to commit to participating in the clinical study for up to 8 months or patient expecting any medical interventions during that time.
  • Patients taking prescribed medication for depression, whose treatment has not been stable for 3 months up to screening and is not likely to remain stable for the duration of the study.
  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Patients taking any unapproved herbal remedies for treatment of depression or migraine e.g. feverfew, St Johns Wort. (Supplementary vitamins, minerals or homeopathic remedies will be permitted provided their intake is kept constant throughout the study).
  • Patients with a history of lactose intolerance.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00888680

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Danish Headache Center
Glostrup, Denmark
Head and Neck Research Group
Oslo, Norway
Norwegian National Headache Centre
Trondheim, Norway
United Kingdom
The City of London Migraine Clinic
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Scientific Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Messoud Ashina, MD Danish Headache Center
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Responsible Party: Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier: NCT00888680    
Other Study ID Numbers: BGC20-1531-06
First Posted: April 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2022
Last Verified: April 2022
Keywords provided by Boston Scientific Corporation:
Migraine headaches
Head pain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases