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

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 23, 2009
Last updated: April 15, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
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 L-dopa Induced Dyskinesia Drug: AFQ056 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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

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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: 20 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability of administration of AFQ056 in combination with L-dopa [ Time Frame: 20 days ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active Drug: AFQ056
Placebo Comparator: Placebo 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: NCT00888004

Novartis Investigative Site
Dresden, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Kassel, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Leun-Biskirchen, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Marburg, Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Tubingen, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00888004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAFQ056A2206
Study First Received: April 23, 2009
Last Updated: April 15, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:

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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