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Continuous Application of Lisuride in Parkinson's Disease by Subcutaneous Infusion

This study has been completed.
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Axxonis Pharma AG Identifier:
First received: December 5, 2006
Last updated: March 6, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The aim of the study is to evaluate the long-term efficacy, local tolerability and safety of Lisuride applied as subcutaneous infusion compared to placebo in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease with motor fluctuations and "OFF" periods refractory to conventional treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson's Disease
Drug: Continuous Subcutaneous Lisuride Infusion
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Multicentre Phase II/III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Lisuride, Applied Subcutaneously by Means of a Minipump in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease Refractory to Conventional Oral Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Axxonis Pharma AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline B0 to T6 in total daily "OFF-time and ON-time with troublesome dyskinesia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary objectives are to evaluate quality of life, quality of sleep, UPDRS Score
  • clinical global impression, safety and tolerability.
  • After the double-blind period, long-term efficacy of lisuride will be assessed for further 2 years in an open-label extension of the study

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2006
Detailed Description:

The current CALIPSO study investigates the efficacy of a continuous lisuride infusion against the optimized previous oral therapy in patients experiencing motor fluctuations with OFF periods and/or strenuous dyskinesias of more than four hours per day.

The controlled core study is scheduled to last six weeks. Within the study the previous oral therapy will either be continued in a capsule/blinded design (while a placebo infusion is going on concurrently) or the oral therapy is substituted by lisuride infusion (while placebo capsules are administered at the same time).

After the controlled core study all patients whose condition has not worsened during the study (meaning those patients of the placebo infusion group as well, who were treated during the core study just as they were before), will be given the chance to continue with the infusion therapy with lisuride in an open extension phase.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Idiopathic Parkinson's disease for at least 3 years (diagnosis based on the UK Brain Bank Criteria)
  • Presence of motor fluctuations (wearing-off or other "OFF" periods) and / or presence of troublesome dyskinesia, with a total daily minimum of at least 4 hours, despite optimized oral anti-parkinsonian therapy
  • Stable levodopa intake, i.e. at least four doses of levodopa per day
  • Stable dosing of all other anti-parkinsonian drugs, such as dopamine agonists, COMT- and MAO-B inhibitors, amantadine, or anticholin-ergics for a minimum of four weeks prior to inclusion.
  • The following oral dopamine agonist drugs are allowed in this trial: pramipexol up to a total daily dose of 3,15mg, ropinirol up to a total daily dose of 24mg, cabergoline up to a total daily dose of 6mg or combinations Concomitant diseases are stable and well controlled Willingness and ability to comply with all trial requirements Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-idiopathic Parkinson's disease (e.g. drug-induced or other forms of secondary or atypical parkinsonism such as MSA)
  • Significant neurological symptoms not accounted for by Parkinson's disease
  • History or presence of dementia demonstrated by the Mini-mental status examination (MMSE < 24)
  • Presence of major depression according to DSM IV criteria (≥ 6 months)
  • History or presence of epilepsy
  • Presence of dopaminergic psychosis
  • Unstable severe concomitant diseases (e.g. liver diseases, kidney diseases or clinically relevant cardiac or coronary dysfunction)
  • Presence of heart valvular fibrosis or indication of significant valvular stenosis / insufficiency on echocardiogram
  • History of syncope and/or severe or otherwise symptomatic orthostatic hypotension
  • Present treatment with neuroleptics, including atypical neuroleptics
  • Treatment with other CNS active drug therapy (e.g. sedatives, hypnotics, anti-depressants, anxiolytics) unless the dose has been stable for at least four weeks prior to the baseline visit
  • Participation in another trial of an investigational drug within the last 28 days or current participation in another trial of an investigational drug
  • Clinically significant laboratory abnormalities
  • Previous neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease
  • Alcohol or drug abuse in the past three years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00408915

Imerem GmbH
Nuremberg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Axxonis Pharma AG
Principal Investigator: J. Winkler, Professor Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie der Universität Regensburg
  More Information Identifier: NCT00408915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALIPSO
EudraCT number:
Study First Received: December 5, 2006
Last Updated: March 6, 2012

Keywords provided by Axxonis Pharma AG:
Continuous Dopaminergic Stimulation
Motor Fluctuations
Troublesome Dyskinesia
Parkinson's Disease with motor fluctuations with OFF periods and/or troublesome dyskinesias of more than four hours per day

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017