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Efficacy of 5 Weeks of Treatment With BGG492 in Patients With Spasticity Due to 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: NCT01649050
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : July 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
To evaluate efficacy and safety of BGG492 versus placebo on moderate to severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Muscle Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis Drug: BGG492 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel-group Study to Assess the Efficacy of 5 Weeks of Treatment With BGG492 in Patients With Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis
Study Start Date : October 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BGG492
BGG492 tablets administered orally
Drug: BGG492
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matching placebo administered orally
Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in spasticity NRS score from baseline to 5 weeks [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]
    The spasticity Numeric Rating Scale is a 0 to 10 patient reported scale of spasticity severity, with 0 being no spasticity and 10 being worst possible spasticity.

  2. PGIC score at 5 weeks [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]
    The Patient Global Impression of Change is a patient reported one item mesaure of overall improvement in condition since the previous visit. The patient is asked to choose one of 7 sentences from very much improved to very much worse, that best describes his present condition.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline to 5 weeks in Ashworth spasticity score [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]
    The Ashworth spasticity score is a physician assessed rating of spasticity using a five point score from 0 to 4 for each muscle group tested.

  2. Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: average of 70 days, maximum from day -19 to day 52, i.e. from first baseline up to study completion visit ]
    Number of patients with adverse events (AE).

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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

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) of any type.
  • MS diagnosis at least 6 months prior to screening.
  • Stable MS with no relapse within 3 months prior to screening.
  • Treated or untreated spasticity due to MS for at least 3 months prior to screening, not wholly relieved with antispasticity medications.

Key exclusion criteria:

  • Patients with symptoms of spasticity not due to MS.
  • Patients taking three or more different anti-spasticity medications.
  • Acute MS exacerbation requiring treatment within 3 months of the Screening Visit.
  • Initiation of, or the discontinuation of interferon beta or any other disease modifying therapy for MS within 3 months of the Screening Visit.
  • Use of baclofen pump at any time.
  • Wheelchair or bed-bound patients.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01649050

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01649050     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBGG492A2215
2012-002783-27 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: July 25, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2017
Last Verified: August 2014
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Multiple Sclerosis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscle Spasticity
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscle Hypertonia
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms