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Phase IV Trial With Pramipexole to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy in Patients With RLS Associated With Mood Disturbances

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: NCT00356096
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2012
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Boehringer Ingelheim

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of pramipexole 0.125 mg to 0.75 mg daily versus placebo on RLS symptoms and on associated mood disturbances and depressive symptoms, after 12 weeks of treatment

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Restless Legs Syndrome Depression Drug: pramipexole Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 404 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Dose Titration Trial With 0.125-0.75 mg/Day Pramipexole (Sifrol®, Mirapexin®) Orally for 12 Weeks to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy in Out-patients With Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome Associated With Mood Disturbances
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Restless Legs

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary endpoint is the change from baseline after 12 weeks of treatment in: IRLS total score, IRLS item 10 score and BDI-II total score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The following endpoints will be analysed: CGI-I, IRLS and BDI-II responder rate, VAS score for pain in limbs, RLS-6 item scores, HADS-A score, RLS-QoL score, PGI responder rate, Adverse events profile, Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, Pulse rate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Written informed consent consistent with ICH-GCP and local IRB/IEC requirements obtained prior to any study procedures being performed and the ability and willingness to comply with study treatment regimen and to attend study assessments.
  2. Male or female out-patients aged 18-80 years.
  3. Diagnosis of idiopathic RLS according to the clinical RLS criteria of the IRLSSG [P03-03355]. All four criteria must be present to fulfil the diagnosis of RLS:

    An urge to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the legs. (Sometimes the urge to move is present without the uncomfortable sensations and sometimes the arms or other body parts are involved in addition to the legs) The urge to move or unpleasant sensations begin or worsen during periods of rest or inactivity such as lying or sitting The urge to move or unpleasant sensations are partially or totally relieved by movement, such as walking or stretching, at least as long as the activity continues The urge to move or unpleasant sensations are worse in the evening or night than during the day or only occur in the evening or night. (When symptoms are very severe, the worsening at night may not be noticeable but must have been previously present).

  4. RLS symptoms present at least 2 to 3 days per week during the last 3 months prior to baseline (Visit 2).
  5. In addition all of the following must be demonstrated at Visit 2 (baseline):

IRLS total score >15 A score of >=2 for item 10 of the IRLS rating scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women of child-bearing potential who do not use an adequate method of contraception
  2. Any women of child-bearing potential not having negative pregnancy test at screening
  3. Breastfeeding women
  4. Concomitant or previous pharmacologic therapy for RLS
  5. All treatment less than 14 days before baseline or concomitant treatment with medication or dietary supplements, which could significantly influence RLS symptoms
  6. Withdrawal symptoms of any medication must not be present at baseline
  7. Previous pramipexole non-responders in other indications than RLS.
  8. Hypersensitivity to pramipexole or any other component of the investigational product
  9. Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus requiring insulin
  10. Any of the following laboratory results at screening: clinically significant abnormalities at the investigatos discretion; Hb below lower limit of normal
  11. Clinically significant renal disease at screening
  12. Clinically significant hepatic disease at screening
  13. Serum ferritin <10 ng/mL at screening.
  14. History of/or malignant melanoma.
  15. History of/or clinically significant vision abnormalities
  16. History of/or any other sleep disorder
  17. History of/or major depressive disorder or any psychotic disorder, mental disorders or any present Axis I psychiatric disorder according to DSM IV requiring any medical therapy, or BDI-II total score >28
  18. History of/or clinical signs of suicidal behaviour, suicide ideation or acute suicidal tendency according to the investigators opinion
  19. History of/or alcohol abuse or drug addiction within the last 2 years before screening
  20. Patients on a shift-work-schedule or otherwise unable to follow a regular sleep-wake cycle
  21. Participation in an investigational drug study within one month prior to the start of this study
  22. Patients with any clinically significant conditions that in the opinion of the investigator

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00356096

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
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Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim, Study Chair, Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT00356096    
Other Study ID Numbers: 248.604
First Posted: July 25, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Psychomotor Agitation
Restless Legs Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Mental Disorders
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents