Use Of 3,4-Diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) In The Treatment Of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (34-DAP)

Expanded access is no longer available for this treatment.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Cleveland Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01373333
First received: June 13, 2011
Last updated: July 18, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
  Purpose
Compassionate use of orphan drug 3,4-Diaminopyridine(DAP) in Treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). 3,4-DAP is used to decrease the muscle weakness associated with LEMS and hopefully will decrease the need for prednisone and all other therapies that were previously required to control symptoms. How long a patient will take 3,4 DAP depends upon if he/she is seeing benefits from the medication or experiencing side effects that will prevent them from continuation in the study.

Condition Intervention
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Drug: 3,4 DAP

Study Type: Expanded Access     What is Expanded Access?
Official Title: Use Of 3,4-Diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) In The Treatment Of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Study Start Date: September 1997
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: 3,4 DAP
    Recommended maximum dosage: 20mg four times daily and if needed an additional 20 mg per day for a total of 100 mg per day. Drug must be kept refrigerated at all times.
Detailed Description:
3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) decreases symptoms of weakness in patients with LEMS, and therefore can be used to decrease the amount of immune modulation therapy needed to provide an equivalent degree of disease control.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical diagnosis of LEMS with or without any of the following: evidence of underlying malignancy, presence of P/Q or N-type calcium channel antibodies, electrodiagnostic evidence of a presynaptic defect of neuromuscular junction transmission.None of these laboratory findings are required for inclusion in this study.
  2. P/Q and N type calcium channel antibodies are measured in the blood as a routine laboratory test during the course of initial diagnosis, but 10-20% of patients with LEMS do not have elevated levels of these antibodies.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.
  2. History of past or current seizures.
  3. History of asthma.
  4. Evidence of prolonged QT syndrome. There is no absolute upper limit of normal for the QTc interval.
  5. Family history of prolonged QTc syndrome, history of unexplained syncope, seizures or cardiac arrest.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01373333

Locations
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44139
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kerry H Levin, M.D. The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01373333     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00817856
Other Study ID Numbers: 102,384 
Study First Received: June 13, 2011
Last Updated: July 18, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Syndrome
Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Nervous System
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Disease
Pathologic Processes
3,4-diaminopyridine
4-Aminopyridine
Potassium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2016