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BF2.649 in Patients With OSA and Treated by CPAP But Still Complaining of EDS (HAROSA1)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2015
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Multicenter randomized double blind study versus placebo during 12 weeks with at first, an escalating dose period followed by stable dose period at the selected dose.

This double-blind period can be followed by a 9 months open-label period if the patient wishes to continue with the study product.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Drug: BF2.649 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: BF2.649 in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA) and Treated by Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (nCPAP), But Still Complaining of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)

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Further study details as provided by Bioprojet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ESS change (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) [ Time Frame: at week 12 /52 versus baseline ]

Enrollment: 244
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BF2.649
BF2.649 capsules dosed at 5mg, 10 mg, 20mg
Drug: BF2.649
1 capsule in the morning before breakfast
Other Name: Pitolisant
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Capsules of Placebo containing lactose with low, medium and high dosage
Drug: Placebo
1 capsule in the morning before breakfast

Detailed Description:

The first period (12 weeks double blind period) will aim at demonstrating the efficacy and safety of BF2.649 by verifying whether the results of BF2.649 are superior to those of placebo.

The aim of the second period (open label extension phase) will be to assess the long-term tolerance, as well as the maintenance of the BF2.649 efficacy.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with OSA treated by nCPAP but still complaining with EDS
  • ESS score > or = 12

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient suffering from insomnia without OSA
  • co-existing narcolepsy
  • patient with sleep debt not due to OSA
  • acute or chronic severe disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01071876

CHU Grenoble
Grenoble, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Evelyne De Paillette, MD Bioprojet
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bioprojet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01071876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P09-08 / BF2.649
2009-017248-14 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: February 18, 2010
First Posted: February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015

Keywords provided by Bioprojet:
Sleep disorder
obstructive sleep apnea
excessive daytime sleepiness
patients with OSA treated by CPAP presenting EDS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases