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Treatment of Parkinson's Disease With Eliprodil

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: NCT00001929
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:

Patients with Parkinson's disease are missing the chemical neurotransmitter dopamine. This occurs as a result of destructive changes in an area of the brain responsible for making dopamine, the basal ganglia. Patients with the disease experience, rigid muscles, stooped posture, and a shuffling-type walk (gait).

In this study researchers plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the drug eliprodil for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Eliprodil works by blocking special receptors (NMDA) that are associated with the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Movement Disorders Parkinson Disease Drug: Eliprodil Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the acute effects of the NR2B subtype-selective NMDA antagonist eliprodil on levodopa-associated motor response complications in patients with advanced Parkinson's Disease (PD).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: NMDA-Receptor Blockade With Eliprodil in Parkinson's Disease
Study Start Date : March 1999
Study Completion Date : January 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

All patients will carry a diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's Disease based on the presence of a characteristic clinical history and neurologic findings. Most will have relatively advanced disease with associated motor response complications.

Males and females between the ages of 18-75.

No presence or history of any medical condition that can reasonably be expected to subject the patient to unwarranted risk.

No patients with baseline QTc prolongation (greater than 440 msec).

No pregnant women nor those not practicing effective means of birth control.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00001929

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United States, Maryland
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00001929    
Other Study ID Numbers: 990078
First Posted: December 10, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: January 2000
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Glutamate Antagonist
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Movement Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents