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Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of AFQ056 in Parkinson's Patients With L-dopa Induced Dyskinesias

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 30, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
This study will assess the efficacy and safety of AFQ056 in patients that have Parkinson's Disease L-dopa Induced Dyskinesias (PD-LID)

Condition Intervention Phase
Dyskinesias Parkinson Disease Movement Disorders Parkinsonian Disorders 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: 12-week, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Fixed-dose, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of AFQ056 in Reducing Moderate to Severe L-dopa Induced Dyskinesias in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anti-dyskinetic efficacy as measured by the modified AIMS (Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale) total score. To assess how titration of AFQ056 at 2-week intervals affects tolerability profile [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Anti-dyskinetic efficacy as measured by the Lang-Fahn Activities of Daily Living Dyskinesia Scale (LFADLDS) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Change from baseline on patient's disability caused by the dyskinesia as assessed by a clinician-rated global impression of change (CGIC) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Total ON- and OFF-times and ON-time with dyskinesia and with troublesome dyskinesias (patient diary) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Anti-dyskinetic efficacy as measured by items 32, 33 and 34 of Part IV of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS ) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Safety of AFQ056 as measured by changes in vital signs, laboratory values, electrocardiogram and number of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 78
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AFQ056 100 mg Drug: AFQ056
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients with Parkinson's disease (PD), treated with L-Dopa, experiencing dyskinesias for at least three months
  • Outpatients who are on a stable anti-parkinsonian treatment regimen for at least four weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Surgical treatment for PD
  • Cancer within the past 5 years (other than localized skin cancer and prostate cancer that has been effectively treated)
  • Advanced, severe or unstable disease (other than PD) or evidence of dementia that may interfere with the study outcome evaluations

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01385592

United States, California
Novartis Investigative Site
Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94089
United States, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado, United States, 80113
Canada, Ontario
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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5
Canada, Quebec
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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, J9J 0A5
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Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1, France, 63003
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Lille Cedex, France, 59037
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Pessac, France, 33604
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Poitiers, France, 86021
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Beelitz-Heilstaetten, Germany, 14547
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Berlin, Germany, 12163
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Bochum, Germany, 44791
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Duesseldorf, Germany, 40225
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Kassel, Germany, 34128
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Leipzig, Germany, 04103
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Muenchen, Germany, 80804
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München, Germany, 81675
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Stadtroda, Germany, 07646
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Westerstede/Oldenburg, Germany, 26655
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Budapest, Hungary, 1085
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Kaposvár, Hungary, 7400
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Szeged, Hungary, H-6725
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Bolzano, BZ, Italy, 39100
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Pisa, PI, Italy, 56126
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Roma, RM, Italy, 00163
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Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain, 08190
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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain, 08036
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Madrid, Spain, 28006
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San Sebastian, Spain, 20014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01385592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAFQ056A2222
2011-002073-30 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: June 28, 2011
First Posted: June 30, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Parkinson Disease
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Movement Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs