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Efficacy and Safety of AFQ056 in Reducing L-dopa Induced Dyskinesias in Parkinson's Disease Patients, and Safety in Combination With L-dopa

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: May 13, 2010
Last verified: May 2010
This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of administration of AFQ056 in combination with L-dopa, in reducing the number of L-dopa related dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson's Disease
Drug: AFQ056
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-centre, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel-group, Multiple Oral Dose Titration Study in Patients With Parkinson's Disease to Assess the Efficacy of AFQ056 in Reducing L-dopa Induced Dyskinesias, and the Safety and Tolerability of AFQ056 in Combination With L-dopa

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number and severity of Dyskinesias and the safety and tolerability of administering AFQ056 in combination with L-dopa [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number and severity of Dyskinesias and the safety and tolerability of administering AFQ056 in combination with L-dopa [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: AFQ056
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Parkinson's Disease
  • Patients with L-dopa induced dyskinesia for at least 3 months
  • Patients with L-dopa treatment for at least 3 years, stable for 1 month minimum

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of severe allergy to food or drugs
  • Very low or high body weight.
  • Prior surgery for Parkinson's Disease
  • Smokers

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00582673

Novartis Investigator Site
Dresden, Germany
Novartis Investigator Site
Kassel, Germany
Novartis Investigator Site
Leun, Germany
Novartis Investigator Site
Marburg, Germany
Novartis Investigator Site
Tuebingen, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Novartis investigative site
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00582673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAFQ056A2203
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: May 13, 2010

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Parkinson's, L-dopa, dyskinesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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