A Placebo-Controlled Study for SPM 962 in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2008
Last updated: July 5, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

The primary objective of this study is to investigate efficacy and safety of SPM 962 in Japanese RLS patients in a multi-center, placebo-controlled double-blind parrallel group comparative study following once-daily multiple transdermal doses of SPM 962 within a range of 2.25 to 6.75 mg/day. Recommended maintainance dose range is also to be investigated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome
Drug: SPM 962
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Placebo-Controlled Study for SPM 962 in RLS Patients

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Further study details as provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of IRLS sum score from the baseline to the end of titration/maintenance period [ Time Frame: end of maintenance period ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CGI severity [ Time Frame: every two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • PGI improvement [ Time Frame: every two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • PSQI [ Time Frame: every two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • SF-36 [ Time Frame: every two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • IRLS each parameter [ Time Frame: every two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
inactive placebo
Drug: SPM 962
transdermal application, 1 time per day, 0-6.75 mg/body, titration, 6weeks
Other Name: rotigotine
Experimental: 2
2.25 mg first week: 2.25 mg 1 sheet plus placebo 1 sheet 2nd to 6th week :2.25mg 1 sheet plus placebo 2 sheets
Drug: SPM 962
transdermal application, 1 time per day, 0-6.75 mg/body, titration, 6weeks
Other Name: rotigotine
Experimental: 3
4.5 mg/body first week : 2.25 mg 2 sheets 2nd to 6th week : 2.25 mg 2 sheets pus placebo 1 sheet
Drug: SPM 962
transdermal application, 1 time per day, 0-6.75 mg/body, titration, 6weeks
Other Name: rotigotine
Experimental: 4
6.75 mg/body first week : 2.25 mg 2 sheets 2nd to 6th week : 2.25 mg 3sheets
Drug: SPM 962
transdermal application, 1 time per day, 0-6.75 mg/body, titration, 6weeks
Other Name: rotigotine


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 79 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is 20 and more and less than 80 years of age and is able to think about her/his participation at the time of informed consent.
  2. Subject meets the diagnosis of idiopathic RLS based on the 4 cardinal clinical features according to the IRLSSG/NIH.
  3. The following subject will be included in the study

    • Subject is not currently receiving treatment for RLS.
    • Subject has previously received treatment of either L-dopa or dopamine agonists and efficacy was observed in either of drugs.
  4. At baseline, subject has a score of ≧ 15 on the IRLS sum score and RLS symptoms occur twice and more a week (≧score 2 in IRLS Question 7)
  5. Subject has a score of ≧ 4 on the CGI Severity score at baseline

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject has secondary RLS in association with renal impairment such as uremia,iron deficiency anemia, and drug associated symptoms.
  2. Subject has, is suspected of having or has a history of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea syndrome, narcolepsy, sleep attacks/sudden onset of sleep.
  3. Subject has additional clinically relevant concomitant diseases or symptoms such as polyneuropathy (including diabetic neuropathy), akathisia,claudication varicoses,muscle fasciculation,painful legs moving toes and radiculopathy.
  4. Subject has other central nervous diseases like Parkinson's disease, dimentia, progressive supranuclear paresis, multisystem atrophy, Huntington's Chorea, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Alzheimer's disease.
  5. At screening or baseline, subject has psychiatric condition like confusion, hallucination, delusion, excitation, deliria, abnormal behaviour.
  6. Subject has orthostatic hypotension or systolic BP marks ≦ 100 mm Hg and with a decrease of BP from supine to standing position of ≧ 30 mm Hg.
  7. Subject has a history of epilepsy, convulsion etc.
  8. Subject has serious cardiac dysfunction and/or arrhythmias (e.g., congestive heart failure Class III or IV by NYHA, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, conduction system dysregulations, second or third degree AV block, complete left bundle branch block, sick-sinus-syndrome, ventricular fibrillation within twelve months prior to enrollment).
  9. Subject has arrhythmia and receiving Class Ia antiarrhythmic drugs(e.g., quinidine, procainamide), Class III antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., amiodarone, sotalol)
  10. At screening and baseline, subject develops serious ECG abnormality. Subjects has QTc-interval >450 msec twice at screening. Subject has a the average QTc-interval from two ECGs >450 msec in males and >470 msec in females at baseline.
  11. Subject has long QT syndrome congenital.
  12. Subject has a serum potassium level < 3.5 mEq/L at screening.
  13. Subject has a total bilirubin ≧3.0 mg/dL or AST(GOT) and/or ALT(GPT) greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of the reference range (or ≧100 IU/L) at screening.
  14. Subject has BUN ≧ 30 mg/dL or serum creatinine ≧2.0 mg/dl at screening.
  15. Subject has a history of allergic reaction to topical agents such as transdermal patch.
  16. Subject is pregnant or nursing or woman who plans pregnancy during the trial.
  17. Subject pursues shift work or is subject to other continuous non-disease-related life conditions which do not allow regular sleep at night.
  18. Subject has autoimmune disease, chronic active hepatitis or immune deficiency disorder.
  19. Subject has a malignant neoplastic disease requiring therapy within twelve months prior to screening.

19. Subject received an investigational drug from other clinical trial within the last 12 months prior to baseline.

20. Subject is judged to be inappropriate for this trial by investigator on the other than above.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00666965

Chubu region, Japan
Chugoku region, Japan
Hokkaido region, Japan
Kanto region, Japan
Kinki region, Japan
Kyushu region, Japan
Shikoku region, Japan
Tohoku region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Katsuhisa Saito New Product Evaluation Development
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00666965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 243-07-003
Study First Received: April 23, 2008
Last Updated: July 5, 2012
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:
SPM 962
Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Restless Legs Syndrome
Psychomotor Agitation
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
N 0437
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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