Crossover Study of CNV1014802 in Subjects With Neuropathic Pain From Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 22, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2017
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Brief Summary:
The study is a randomized, double blind, cross-over study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CNV1014802 in subjects with neuropathic pain from lumbosacral radiculopathy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Drug: CNV1014802 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The study consists of two treatment periods of 22 days with randomized CNV1014802 350mg or placebo administered twice daily. In addition, single blind placebo will be administered during a two week run-in, a two week wash-out period between the two treatment periods, and a one week run-out phase.

This study was previously posted by Convergence Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., which has been acquired by Biogen.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 82 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Cross-over Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CNV1014802 in Subjects With Neuropathic Pain From Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Actual Study Start Date : April 30, 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 31, 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CNV1014802
CNV1014802 350mg on prescription (BID) for 21 days
Drug: CNV1014802
Administered as specified in treatment arm.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo 350mg BID for 21 days
Drug: Placebo
Administered as specified in treatment arm

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Average Daily Neuropathic Pain Score from Baseline [ Time Frame: Three weeks ]

    Change in average daily neuropathic pain score from baseline (average days 10-14) to week 3 based on the 11 point Pain Intensity Numerical Rating Scale (PI-NRS) (0=no pain, 10=maximum pain imaginable).

    Subjects should specifically rate the pain intensity for the neuropathic pain associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy and not pain from other concomitant causes

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Numerical Pain Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Change in average daily pain score from baseline (average days 10-14) to week 1 and week 2 of treatment and 1 week following the end of randomized treatment.

  2. Responder Rate [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Proportion of patients who have >= 30% and >=50% reduction in average daily pain score relative to baseline during weeks 1, 2 and 3 of treatment and 1 week following the end of randomized treatment.

  3. Galer Neuropathic Pain Scale [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Change in Galer Neuropathic Pain Scale from baseline to week 3 of treatment.

  4. Oswestry Disability Index [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Change in average disability score from baseline to week 1, week 2 and week 3 of treatment based on Oswestry Disability Index

  5. PGIC [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Proportion of patients who have "improved", "much improved" or "very much improved" relative to baseline on the Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) on week 3 of treatment.

  6. CGIC [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    Proportion of patients who have "improved", "much improved" or "very much improved" relative to baseline on the Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) on week 3 of treatment.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female aged between 18 and 65 years, with a diagnosis of neuropathic pain due to lumbosacral radiculopathy (LSR).
  • Female subjects must be of non-child bearing potential or agree to use an approved form of contraception
  • Body weight < 50 kg for men and < 45 kg for women.
  • Capable of giving written informed consent.
  • Approved concomitant medications must have been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to day 1.
  • Average baseline daily pain score for neuropathic pain due to LSR on the 11-point numerical rating scale of 4 or greater.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are unable to reliably delineate or assess their own pain by anatomical location/distribution.
  • Subjects with lumbar canal stenosis in which the pain in the lower limbs occur solely on walking and not at rest.
  • Subjects with causes for their neuropathic pain other than LSR.
  • Subjects who have received nerve blocks and/or steroid injections for neuropathic pain within 4 weeks prior to day 1.
  • Subjects who are indicated for surgical treatment of lumbosacral radiculopathy.
  • A positive pre-study drug screen.
  • A positive history of HIV.
  • A positive pre-study Hepatitis B surface antigen or positive Hepatitis C antibody result within 3 months of screening.
  • History of any liver disease within the last 6 months, with the exception of known Gilbert's disease.
  • History of excessive regular alcohol consumption within 6 months of the study.
  • Subjects with a history or risk of seizures or a history of epilepsy, head injury or related neurological disorders
  • Subjects with a history of uncontrolled or poorly controlled hypertension, with systolic BP frequently exceeding 160mmHg and/or diastolic BP frequently exceeding 100mmHg, or subjects who have BP greater than or equal to 160mmHg systolic and/or greater than or equal to 100mmHg diastolic at screening after repeated measurements
  • History or presence of significant cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, or renal disease or other condition known to interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of drugs.
  • Subjects with conditions known to affect cardiac conduction or a personal or familial history of Brugada syndrome
  • Pregnant females or lactating females.
  • History or presence of any clinically significant abnormality in vital signs / ECG / laboratory tests or have any medical or psychiatric condition, which, in the opinion of the Investigator may interfere with the study procedures or compromise subject safety.
  • History of suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts or clinical evidence of recent major depression.
  • Subjects who are unable to maintain their same medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain at a stable dose during the study.
  • Unable to refrain from excessive use of sedatives.
  • Unable to comply with the prohibited concomitant medication restrictions as detailed in the protocol. This includes but is not limited to sodium channel blockers or drugs that adversely interact with a monoamine oxidase-B inhibitor: MAOI's, antidepressants, opioids and sympathomimetic agents.
  • Unable to stop and remain abstained from non-pharmacological treatments for their neuropathic pain during the study.
  • History of hypersensitivity to CNV1014802.
  • The subject has participated in a clinical trial and has received an investigational product within 5 half-lives or twice the duration of the biological effect of the investigational product (whichever is longer) prior to the start of this study.
  • Exposure to more than four new chemical entities within 12 months prior to the first dosing day.
  • Where participation in the study would result in donation of blood or blood products in excess of 500 mL within a 56 day period.
  • Subject is mentally or legally incapacitated.

NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/ Exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01561027

Research Site
Brno, Czechia
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Litomerice, Czechia
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Prachatice, Czechia
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Glostrup, Denmark
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Odense, Denmark
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Lille, France
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Nice, France
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Paris, France
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Saint-Etienne, France
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Biogen

Responsible Party: Biogen Identifier: NCT01561027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNV1014802/201
First Posted: March 22, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms