An Observational Study to Collect Information on Safety and to Document the Drug Utilization of Fampyra (BIIB041) When Used In Routine Medical Practice (LIBERATE)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2015 by Biogen
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First received: November 23, 2011
Last updated: July 23, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The primary objective of the study is to collect additional safety data including the incidence rate of seizure and other specific Adverse Events (AEs) of interest from participants taking Fampyra in routine clinical practice. The secondary objectives of this study are to characterize utilization patterns of Fampyra in routine clinical practice, to assess the effectiveness of risk minimization measures as described in the risk management plan for Fampyra, to assess the change over time in participant self-reported evaluation of the physical and psychological impact of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while taking Fampyra and to assess the change over time in physician assessment of walking ability in participants taking Fampyra (MS participants only).

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Fampridine

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multicenter, Multinational, Observational Study to Collect Information on Safety and to Document the Drug Utilization of Fampyra® When Used In Routine Medical Practice (LIBERATE)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants with Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Utilization patterns of Fampyra in Routine Clinical Practice [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Variables to be characterized include reason for Fampryra use, dose and duration of use, dosing deviations from local Fampyra label, and reasons for dosage changes.

  • Effectiveness of risk minimization measures [ Time Frame: Day 1 up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Variables to be characterized may include demographics, medical history, reasons for Fampyra use, dose deviation from local Fampyra label and overdoses.

  • Change from Baseline in Physician's Clinical Global Impression of Improvement (CGI-I) of Walking Ability Assessed Whenever the Multiple Sclerosis Participant is Seen by the Neurologist [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 1 up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) scale is a 7-point scale that requires the clinician to rate the improvement or worsening of the overall walking ability of the patient.

  • Participants' Assessment of Physical and Psychological Impact of Multiple Sclerosis Using the Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale-29 Items (MSIS-29) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Months 3, 6, 9, 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The 29-item Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS-29) is a patient-reported outcome measure to assess the impact of MS on day-to-day life during the past 2 weeks from a patient's perspective; it measures 20 physical items and 9 psychological items. The physical score is generated by summing individual items and then transforming to a scale with a range of 0 to 100, where high scores indicate worse health.

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Fampyra administered as prescribed in routine clinical practice.
Drug: Fampridine
Fampridine administered as prescribed in routine clinical practice. Biogen is not supplying drug for this study.
Other Names:
  • Ampyra
  • dalfampridine
  • Fampyra
  • BIIB041
  • fampridine prolonged-release tablets


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
This post marketing study will be carried out by neurologists in routine clinical settings.

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • MS patients with any disease subtype who are ≥18 years of age and must have been newly prescribed Fampyra but not yet started the treatment.
  • Patients who are willing and able to provide written informed consent.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

NOTE: Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01480063

Contact: Biogen

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Biogen
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Responsible Party: Biogen Identifier: NCT01480063     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 218MS401 
Study First Received: November 23, 2011
Last Updated: July 23, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee
Norway: Ethics Committee
France: Conseil National de l'Ordre des Médecins (CNOM)
Argentina: Human Research Bioethics Committee
Portugal: Ethics Committee for Clinical Research
Spain: Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios
Czech Republic: Ethics Committee
Germany: Ethics Commission
Ireland: Medical Ethics Research Committee
Israel: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cardiovascular Agents
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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