A Fixed Dose Study of Ropinirole Prolonged Release as Adjunctive Treatment in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease (TANDEM-569)

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First received: December 1, 2011
Last updated: March 9, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
This is a double blind, fixed dose, parallel group study to characterize the dose response of ropinirole PR as adjunctive therapy to L-dopa in patients with late stage Parkinson's disease. The primary endpoint of this study, mean change from baseline in total awake time spent "off' is the same endpoint as used in the ropinirole PR pivotal study for advanced Parkinson's disease patients. This study includes a wide range of ropinirole doses (4-24mg) with the 8mg, 12mg, and 16mg per day doses powered to detect a 1.7 hour difference in total awake time spent "off" compared with placebo. The dose of Ldopa will remain stable through the study, unless the subject experiences tolerability issues that require an L-dopa dose reduction. Up to three L-dopa dose reductions are allowed, making a total reduction of up to approximately 30%. Keeping the L-dopa dose constant where possible is important to avoid confounding the efficacy data. Clinical review of the primary and secondary endpoints will be performed in order to establish the lowest maximally effective therapeutic dose.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson Disease
Drug: ropinirole/L-dopa
Drug: placebo/L-dopa
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Fixed Dose, Dose-response Study of Ropinirole Prolonged Release (PR) as Adjunctive Treatment to L-dopa in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient reported awake time "off", measured in hours. [ Time Frame: Week 4 of the maintenance period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The general definition of "off" includes a lack of mobility (bradykinesia) with or without additional features such as tremor or rigidity. The primary analysis is based on change from baseline in total awake time "off", measured in hours.

Enrollment: 352
Study Start Date: June 2013
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ropinirole
active treatment 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24mg/day
Drug: ropinirole/L-dopa
Ropinirole as adjunctive therapy with L-dopa
Placebo Comparator: placebo
placebo comparator 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24mg/day
Drug: ropinirole/L-dopa
Ropinirole as adjunctive therapy with L-dopa
Drug: placebo/L-dopa
Placebo as adjunctive therapy with L-dopa


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (according to modified Hoehn & Yahr criteria Stages II-IV) and demonstrating lack of control with L-dopa therapy (e.g.

end of dose akinesia, simple on/off fluctuations).

  • Subjects receiving a stable dose of L-dopa for at least 4 weeks prior to screening.
  • A minimum of 3 hours awake "off-time" for each diary day recorded during the baseline period.
  • Men or non-pregnant/non-breast-feeding women of at least 30 years of age at screening. Women of child-bearing potential must be practicing a clinically accepted method of contraception during the study and for at least one month prior to randomization and one month following completion of the study. Acceptable contraceptive methods include abstinence, oral contraception, injectable progestogen, implants of levonorgestrel, estrogenic vaginal ring, percutaneous contraceptive patches, surgical sterilisation, male partner sterilization, intrauterine device [IUD], or double barrier method: condom or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) plus spermicidal agent (foam/gel/film/cream/suppository.
  • Provide written informed consent for this study.
  • Be willing and able to comply with study procedures, including diary card completion and follow-up clinic visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Late stage advanced subjects demonstrating incapacitating peak dose or diphasic dyskinesia on their stable dose of L-dopa
  • Consumption of any dopamine agonist, including ropinirole, within four weeks of randomization in the study.
  • Subjects with severe, clinically significant condition(s) other than Parkinson's disease which, in the opinion of the investigator, would render the subject unsuitable for the study (e.g., psychiatric, haematological, renal, hepatic, endocrinology, neurological [other than Parkinson's disease], cardiovascular, or active malignancy [other than basal cell carcinoma]).
  • Subjects with crippling degenerative arthritis or other physical or mental conditions which would preclude accurate assessment of efficacy or safety.
  • Subjects with prior or current major psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia or psychotic depression) e.g. scoring 3 or 4 on UPDRS item 2 [thought disorder] or item 3 [depression].
  • Subjects with severe clinical dementia e.g. scoring 3 or 4 on UPDRS item 1 [mentation].
  • Subjects with severe dizziness or fainting due to postural hypotension on standing.
  • Subjects with a personal history of melanoma.
  • Subjects with clinically significant abnormalities in laboratory or ECG tests at Screening. If findings are outside the normal range and the subject is included, it must be documented by the investigator that the findings are not of clinical significance.
  • Subjects who are diagnosed with an impulse control disorder. The modified MIDI will be conducted at screening. Subjects who score positive for this screen must be referred to a specialist for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Subjects who have an active suicidal plan/intent or have had active suicidal thoughts in the past 6 months. Subjects who have a history of suicide attempt in the last 2 years or more than 1 lifetime suicide attempt.
  • Current alcohol or drug dependence.
  • Definite or suspected personal or family history of clinically significant adverse reactions or hypersensitivity to ropinirole (or to drugs with a similar chemical structure) that would preclude long-term dosing with ropinirole.
  • Withdrawal, introduction, or change in dose of hormone replacement therapy and/or any drug known to substantially inhibit CYP1A2 (e.g. ciprofloxacine, fluvoxamine, cimetidine, ethinyloestradiol) or induce CYP1A2 (e.g. tobacco, omeprazole) within 7 days prior to enrolment (randomization). Subjects already on chronic therapy with any of these agents may be enrolled but doses must have remained stable from 7 days prior to enrolment (randomization) through the end of the treatment period.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Use of an investigational drug from 30 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to enrolment (randomization) through to the end of the treatment period. 15. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. 16. Use of an investigational drug from 30 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to enrolment (randomization) through to the end of the treatment period.
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Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01494532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 111569
Study First Received: December 1, 2011
Last Updated: March 9, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antiparkinson Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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