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Efficacy and Safety of Piracetam Taken for 12 Months in Subjects Suffering From Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00567060
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to explore in a more documented way the relative potential and efficacy of piracetam 9600 and 4800 mg daily.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Memory Disorders Drug: Piracetam

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 676 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Study of the Efficacy and Safety of 9600 and 4800 mg/Day Piracetam Taken for 12 Months by Subjects Suffering From Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Study Start Date : May 2000
Primary Completion Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : January 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Memory
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cognitive Battery Composite Score over a 52-week period

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. safety of piracetam for 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male/female between 50 and 89 years (inclusive)
  • declining cognitive function of at least 3 months duration interfering with complex activities of daily living
  • normal basic activities of daily independent living
  • Clinical Dementia Rating scale score equal to 0.5
  • score at least one point above the lowest possible score on 7 out of 8 tests in the cognitive battery at both Selection Visit and Baseline Visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • general anesthetics within 3 months of selection visit
  • history of severe allergic drug reaction(s)
  • history of drug or alcohol dependence (DSM IV defined) within the last 12 months
  • any drug prescribed to activate cerebral metabolism, taken within 1 week of screening or/and concomitantly
  • concomitant intake of anticoagulent medications
  • concomitant intake or intake within 1 week before screening of drug that might affect cognitive function or central nervous system
  • history of dementia, psychiatric or neurological disorders, mental retardation, learning disabilities and stroke
  • current depression
  • impaired renal function, thyroid function or neurological degeneration
  • any gastrointestinal dysfunction that might interfere with the absorption or elimination of the study drug
  • insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus
  • bleeding disorders or disturbance in hemostatic function.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00567060


Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00567060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N01001
First Posted: December 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2013
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Piracetam
Nootropil

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognitive Dysfunction
Memory Disorders
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms