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Transdermal Lisuride: a Trial for the Treatment of Patients With Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

This study has been completed.
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Axxonis Pharma AG Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2006
Last updated: March 6, 2012
Last verified: January 2010
The objective of this trial is to compare an individually optimized dose of the lisuride TTS patch against placebo and against an individually optimized dose of oral ropinirole (active- and placebo-controlled design) in idiopathic and uremic RLS patients with regard to efficacy, safety, and quality of life.

Condition Intervention Phase
Restless Legs Syndrome Drug: Lisuride Drug: Ropinirole Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Transdermal Lisuride: a Double-blind, Randomized, Active- and Placebo-controlled Multi-centre Phase III Efficacy Trial for the Treatment of Patients With Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

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Further study details as provided by Axxonis Pharma AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • International Restless Legs Severity Scale (IRLS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • RLS-6 scales
  • CGI

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Detailed Description:

Approximately 300 patients will be randomized to receive either lisuride, ropinirole or placebo in a 2:1:1 fashion. After completion of 12 weeks of double-blind treatment, eligible patients will have the option to continue treatment with the lisuride patch for further 36 weeks in an open-label extension of the study.

Primary outcome: Changes in the total score of the International Restless Legs Severity Scale (IRLS) from baseline to end of double-blind treatment (12 weeks) will be used as primary efficacy outcome measure.

Secondary objectives are to evaluate quality of life, safety and tolerability. After the double-blind period, long-term efficacy of lisuride will be assessed for further 36 weeks in an open-label extension of the study.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Idiopathic or uremic RLS
  • RLS Diagnostic Index (RLS-DI) > 10
  • Total score in the IRLS Rating Scale ≥ 15 at baseline
  • No previous treatment for RLS or insufficient current therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary RLS, e.g. due to iron deficiency (exception: uremia)
  • History or presence of sleep disorders other than RLS
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00367822

Nuremberg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Axxonis Pharma AG
Principal Investigator: Heike Benes, MD Somnibene GmbH
  More Information Identifier: NCT00367822     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Tulir 03/01
EudraCT No.: 2005-003549-16
Study First Received: August 22, 2006
Last Updated: March 6, 2012

Keywords provided by Axxonis Pharma AG:
Restless Legs Syndrome
dopamine agonist

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychomotor Agitation
Restless Legs Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
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