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Study to Determine Whether Ramelteon Helps People With REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

This study has been completed.
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Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY Identifier:
First received: July 22, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2011
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of the drug ramelteon decreases the symptoms of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Drug: ramelteon Drug: placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Study to Determine the Efficacy of Ramelteon in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in polysomnographic scores [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change in RBD symptom questionnaire and sleep diary [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
placebo control nightly
Drug: placebo
placebo control i pill nightly for 30 nights
Active Comparator: 2
8 mg ramelteon nightly
Drug: ramelteon
8 mg nightly for 30 nights
Other Name: rozerem

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized double blind placebo controlled study to determine whether the use of ramelteon decreases symptoms of RBD. Outcome measures are determined by change in RBD polysomnographic score and assessment scores on the RBD symptom questionnaire and sleep diary.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meets criteria for RBD as determined by screening PSG's
  • steady bed partner for completion of RBD questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hepatic impairment
  • RBD associated with narcolepsy
  • use of fluvoxamine, rifampin, fluconazole or ketoconazole
  • current alcohol or drug abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01401413

United States, New York
Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY
West Seneca, New York, United States, 14224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sleep Medicine Centers of WNY
Principal Investigator: Daniel I Rifkin, MD Sleep medicine Centers of Western New York
  More Information

Responsible Party: Daniel I Rifkin, MD, President Identifier: NCT01401413     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEU1640207B
Study First Received: July 22, 2011
Last Updated: July 22, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Pathologic Processes
REM Sleep Parasomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017