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Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) With R(+) Pramipexole Dihydrochloride Monohydrate at 60 mg/Day

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University of Pittsburgh
University of Nebraska
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bennett, James P., Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Identifier:
First received: January 5, 2008
Last updated: July 24, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
R(+) pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate [R(+)PPX], an experimental neuroprotective drug, is provided in this open label extension study to ALS patients who have participated in earlier clinical protocols.

Condition Intervention
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Drug: R(+) pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate

Study Type: Expanded Access     What is Expanded Access?
Official Title: Open Label Extension for Treating ALS With R(+) Pramipexole at 60 Milligrams Per Day

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Further study details as provided by Bennett, James P., Jr., M.D., Ph.D.:

Intervention Details:
    Drug: R(+) pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate
    20 mg tid per day orally

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Definite diagnosis of ALS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No prior participation in R(+)PPX clinical studies
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Responsible Party: Bennett, James P., Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Identifier: NCT00596115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12316
Study First Received: January 5, 2008
Last Updated: July 24, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
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