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Efficacy and Safety of Tetrabenazine in Chorea

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00219804
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Prestwick Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study was to establish the absolute reduction of chorea in participants with Huntington's disease(HD) treated with tetrabenazine or placebo

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Huntington's Disease Drug: tetrabenazine or placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Tetrabenazine for the Treatment of Huntington's Chorea






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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • suffer from manifest HD as confirmed by genetic testing
  • Meet chorea and total functional capacity scores on Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale
  • Meet criteria on Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale dysphagia and dysarthria scale
  • Independently ambulatory

Exclusion Criteria

  • previous treatment with tetrabenazine
  • unstable or serious medical or psychiatric illness
  • concomitant use identified drugs
  • untreated depression
  • lack of caregiver

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00219804


Sponsors and Collaborators
Prestwick Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fred Marshall, M.D. Huntington's Study Group

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00219804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 103,004
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Huntington Disease
Chorea
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Dementia
Dyskinesias
Movement Disorders
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Tetrabenazine
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs