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Safinamide in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (IPD) With Motor Fluctuations, as add-on to Levodopa (SETTLE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 3, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Newron Pharmaceuticals SPA

Brief Summary:

Parkinson's Disease is a major neurodegenerative disorder in which there is a progressive loss of dopamine-containing neurons. The understanding that PD is a syndrome of dopamine (DA) deficiency led to the introduction in the clinical practice of L-dopa, a precursor of DA that crosses the blood brain barrier, and also to the use of selective inhibitors of MAO-B, the major DA metabolising enzyme in man.

Safinamide is an inhibitor of MAO-B. This is a phase III trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of safinamide (50 and 100 mg p.o. q.a.m.) compared to placebo as add-on therapy to a stable dose to levodopa in subjects with advance idiopathic Parkinson's Disease.

The principal efficacy measure is the increase in mean daily "on" time during the 18-hr diary recording period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Drug: Safinimide 50-100 mg/day Drug: Matching Placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 549 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomised Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of a Dose Range of 50 to 100 mg/Day of Safinamide, as add-on Therapy, in Subjects With Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease With Motor Fluctuations, Treated With a Stable Dose of Levodopa and Who May be Receiving Concomitant Treatment With Stable Doses of a Dopamine Agonist, an Anticholinergic and/or Amantadine
Study Start Date : February 2009
Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Study Completion Date : March 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
1 active (50 - 100 mg/day)
Drug: Safinimide 50-100 mg/day
Safinamide, (S)-(+)-2-[4-(3-fluorobenzyloxy) benzylamino] propanamide methanesulfonate, is an a-aminoamide derivative
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Matching Placebo
Matching Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the change from baseline to W24 in daily "on" time ("on" time without dyskinesia plus "on" time with minor dyskinesia) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the changes from baseline to W24 in Activities of Daily Living, cognition, dyskinesias, change in global clinical status, motor symptoms, motor fluctuations, change in levopoda dose and Health Related Quality of life [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Male and female between the ages of 30 to 80 years with diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's Disease of more than 5 years duration, with a Hoehn and Yahr stage of I-IV during an "off" phase.

Be levodopa-responsive and have been receiving treatment with a stable dose of levodopa for at least 4 weeks.

Have motor fluctuations, with >1.5 hours "off" time during the day. Be able to maintain an accurate and complete diary (18-hour)

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with medical conditions and/or taking concomitant medications that would have put them at risk, interfered with the study evaluations, or made them unable to complete the requirements of the study;.

Be in a late stage of Parkinson's Disease, and experiencing severe, disabling peak-dose or biphasic dyskinesia and/or unpredictable or widely swinging fluctuations in their symptoms.

Current diagnosis of substance abuse or history of alcohol or drug abuse in the past 3 months.

Have received treatment with safinamide previously. History of, or current depression psychosis (e.g. schizophrenia or psychotic depression) Evidence of dementia or cognitive dysfunction. History of allergic response to anticonvulsants, levodopa, or other anti-Parkinsonian agents.

Hypersensitivity or contraindications to MAO-B inhibitors. Ophthalmologic history including any of the following conditions: albino subjects, family history of hereditary retinal disease, progressive and/or severe diminution of visual acuity (i.e., 20/70), retinitis pigmentosa, retinal pigmentation due to any cause, any active retinopathy or ocular inflammation (uveitis), or diabetic retinopathy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00627640

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Newron Pharmaceuticals SPA
Study Director: Algirdas Kakarieka, MD Merck Serono S.A., Geneva

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Newron Pharmaceuticals SPA Identifier: NCT00627640     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27919
IND: 63,901
EudraCT Number: 2007-002964-90
First Posted: March 3, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2013
Last Verified: June 2012

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
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs