Safety and Tolerability of Fingolimod in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

This study has been completed.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: December 5, 2011
Last updated: March 17, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This 4 month, open-label study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of fingolimod 0.5 mg in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and generate additional data in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient population that closely resembles the clinical population seen in routine medical care.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis
Drug: Fingolimod
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 4-month, Open-label, Multi-center Study to Explore the Safety and Tolerability of Fingolimod 0.5 mg in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: 28 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Any Adverse Event was defined as occurrence of any symptom regardless of intensity grade, Serious Adverse Event (SAEs) assessed as medical occurrences that result in death, are life threatening, require hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization or result in persistent or significant disability/incapacity

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number (%) of Patients With AE of Special Interest Including Bradyarrhythmia, BP Increase, Liver Transaminase Elevations, Infections , Macula Oedema. [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The incidence of events in special areas of safety interest (including bradyarrhythmias, BP increase, liver function, infections and macular oedema) were assessed by the nature and frequency of AE reporting. These areas of special interest have been identified and potential risks of fingolimod based on knowledge from clinical trials and post-marketing reporting.

Enrollment: 162
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fingolimod
Open-label fingolimod 0.5 mg, taken orally once daily for 4 months
Drug: Fingolimod
Fingolimod will be supplied as 0.5mg capsules in bottles of 35.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis
  • Patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score of 0-6.5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with MS other than relapsing remitting MS
  • Patients with a history of chronic disease of the immune system other than MS, which requires systemic immunosuppressive treatment, or a known immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Patients who have been treated with:

    • systemic corticosteroids or immunoglobulins within 1 month prior to baseline;
    • immunosuppressive medications within 3 months prior to baseline;
    • monoclonal antibodies within 3 months prior to baseline;
    • cladribine, mitoxantrone or alemtuzumab at any time.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus at screening
  • Diagnosis of macular edema during Screening Phase
  • Patients with active systemic bacterial, viral or fungal infections, or known to have AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C infection or to have positive HIV antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen or Hepatitis C antibody tests.
  • Patients who have received total lymphoid irradiation or bone marrow transplantation.
  • Patients with certain cardiovascular conditions and/or findings in the screening ECG
  • Patients with certain liver conditions
  • Pregnant confirmed by a positive pregnancy test t or nursing (lactating) women
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01497262

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Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1425
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Guaymallen, Mendoza, Argentina, M5507XAD
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucumán, Argentina, T4000DPB
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San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina, 4000
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Cordoba, Argentina, X5004CDT
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Salta, Argentina, A4400ANG
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Salta, Argentina, A4400BKZ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 21941-590
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 20270-004
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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90610-000
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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia, 110111
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Bogotá, Colombia, 00000
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Bogotá, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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Amman, Jordan, 11942
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Irbid, Jordan, 22110
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50586
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100
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Penang, Malaysia, 10990
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Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 06700
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México, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10700
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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, 64060
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San Nicolas De Los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico, 66480
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San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 78240
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Panama City, Panamá, Panama
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La Perla, Callao, Peru, 04
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Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru, 11
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San Isidro, Lima, Peru, 27
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT01497262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFTY720D2325
Study First Received: December 5, 2011
Results First Received: February 26, 2015
Last Updated: March 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Brazil: Ministry of Health
Argentina: Ministry of Health
Colombia: Institutional Review Board
Jordan: Ethical Committee
Malaysia: Ministry of Health
Mexico: Ministry of Health
Panama: Ministry of Health
Peru: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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