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BF2.649 in Patients With OSA, Still Complaining of EDS and Refusing to be Treated by CPAP. (HAROSA2)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01072968
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2015
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Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Drug: BF2.649 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 268 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of BF2.649 in Treatment of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Refusing the Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (nCPAP) Therapy
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BF2.649
BF2.649 capsules dosed at 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Drug: BF2.649
1 capsule per day in the morning before the breakfast
Other Name: Pitolisant

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Capsules of placebo containing lactose with low, medium and high dosage
Drug: Placebo
1 capsule per day in the morning before the breakfast

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ESS (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) change from baseline [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 12 and week 51 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with OSA still complaining EDS,refusing nCPAP
  • ESS score ≥ 12

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from insomnia without OSA
  • Co-existing narcolepsy
  • Patient with sleep debt not due to OSA
  • Acute or chronic severe disease

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01072968

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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble
Grenoble, France, 38043
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Evelyne De Paillette, MD Bioprojet
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Responsible Party: Bioprojet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01072968    
Other Study ID Numbers: P09-09 / BF2.649
First Posted: February 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by Bioprojet:
Efficacy and safety study
BF2.649 versus placebo
Patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Complaining from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Refusing nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders