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Safety and Tolerability of Fingolimod in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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: NCT01497262
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 22, 2011
Results First Posted : March 19, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
This 4 month, open-label study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of fingolimod 0.5 mg in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and generate additional data in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient population that closely resembles the clinical population seen in routine medical care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Drug: Fingolimod Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 162 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 4-month, Open-label, Multi-center Study to Explore the Safety and Tolerability of Fingolimod 0.5 mg in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Study Start Date : February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fingolimod
Open-label fingolimod 0.5 mg, taken orally once daily for 4 months
Drug: Fingolimod
Fingolimod will be supplied as 0.5mg capsules in bottles of 35.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ]
    Any Adverse Event was defined as occurrence of any symptom regardless of intensity grade, Serious Adverse Event (SAEs) assessed as medical occurrences that result in death, are life threatening, require hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization or result in persistent or significant disability/incapacity

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number (%) of Patients With AE of Special Interest Including Bradyarrhythmia, BP Increase, Liver Transaminase Elevations, Infections , Macula Oedema. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The incidence of events in special areas of safety interest (including bradyarrhythmias, BP increase, liver function, infections and macular oedema) were assessed by the nature and frequency of AE reporting. These areas of special interest have been identified and potential risks of fingolimod based on knowledge from clinical trials and post-marketing reporting.

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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:

  • Patients with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis
  • Patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score of 0-6.5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with MS other than relapsing remitting MS
  • Patients with a history of chronic disease of the immune system other than MS, which requires systemic immunosuppressive treatment, or a known immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Patients who have been treated with:

    • systemic corticosteroids or immunoglobulins within 1 month prior to baseline;
    • immunosuppressive medications within 3 months prior to baseline;
    • monoclonal antibodies within 3 months prior to baseline;
    • cladribine, mitoxantrone or alemtuzumab at any time.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus at screening
  • Diagnosis of macular edema during Screening Phase
  • Patients with active systemic bacterial, viral or fungal infections, or known to have AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C infection or to have positive HIV antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen or Hepatitis C antibody tests.
  • Patients who have received total lymphoid irradiation or bone marrow transplantation.
  • Patients with certain cardiovascular conditions and/or findings in the screening ECG
  • Patients with certain liver conditions
  • Pregnant confirmed by a positive pregnancy test t or nursing (lactating) women
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01497262

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Novartis Investigative Site
Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1425
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Guaymallen, Mendoza, Argentina, M5507XAD
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucumán, Argentina, T4000DPB
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San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina, 4000
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Cordoba, Argentina, X5004CDT
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Salta, Argentina, A4400ANG
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Salta, Argentina, A4400BKZ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 20270-004
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 21941-590
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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90610-000
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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 110111
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Bogotá, Colombia, 00000
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Bogotá, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Amman, Jordan, 11942
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Irbid, Jordan, 22110
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50586
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100
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Penang, Malaysia, 10990
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Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 06700
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México, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10700
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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, 64060
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San Nicolas De Los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico, 66480
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San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 78240
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Panama City, Panamá, Panama
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La Perla, Callao, Peru, 04
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Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru, 11
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San Isidro, Lima, Peru, 27
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01497262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFTY720D2325
First Posted: December 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 19, 2015
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Fingolimod Hydrochloride
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs