Long-term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BAF312 Given Orally in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2010
Last updated: March 7, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
This blinded extension study is designed to offer patients with relapsing-remitting MS having completed the core study CBAF312A2201 access to BAF312 until they can enter an open label study. It will provide data on long-term safety, tolerability and efficacy of BAF312 in this patient population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Drug: BAF312
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Dose Blinded Extension Study to the CBAF312A2201 Study to Evaluate Long-term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BAF312 Given Orally Once Daily in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term safety and tolerability (emphasis on cardiovascular events, viral infections, macular edema and dermatologic alterations) [ Time Frame: up to 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term efficacy on clinical ground (relapse rate, disability progression) [ Time Frame: up to 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Long-term efficacy on paraclinical ground (neuroradiological measures of neurodegeneration) [ Time Frame: up to 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 186
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BAF312, 10 mg Drug: BAF312
Experimental: BAF312, 2 mg Drug: BAF312
Experimental: BAF312, 0.5 mg Drug: BAF312
Experimental: BAF312, dose between 0.1- 8 mg blinded Drug: BAF312
Experimental: BAF312, dose between 0.1- 8 mg blinded. Drug: BAF312


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 56 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients completed the core study BAF312A2201
  • Written informed consent provided before any assessment of the extension study
  • Female patients at risk of becoming pregnant must have a negative pregnancy test and use simultaneously two forms of effective contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed systemic disease other than MS (which may require immunosuppressive treatment)
  • Malignancies, diabetes, significant cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and conditions
  • Active infections

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01185821

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01185821     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBAF312A2201E1  2009-014392-51 
Study First Received: August 19, 2010
Last Updated: March 7, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Canada: Health Canada
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health
Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Turkey: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Multiple Sclerosis
Relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Immune System Diseases
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Pathologic Processes

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