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Proof-of-Concept Safety Study of CPP-109 (Vigabatrin) for Treatment Refractory Tourette's Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barbara J. Coffey, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier:
First received: April 24, 2012
Last updated: September 22, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine if vigabatrin, an unusual anti-seizure medication, will diminish the Tourette Disorder outbursts in young adults whose symptoms have persisted into adulthood and have not responded to usual treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tourette's Disorder
Drug: vigabatrin
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Safety and Tolerability Trial of CPP-109 (Vigabatrin) in Adults With Treatment Refractory Tourette's Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Global Severity Score on the Y-GTSS [ Time Frame: weekly from baseline to end of study (8weeks) ]
    The Global Severity score is the sum of the Total Tic score and the TD Impairment score. It is rated by the Investigator on the Yale Global Tic Severity Score ( Y-GTSS, a widely accepted measure of drug efficacy in TD

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vigabatrin
3 tablets, bid for 8 weeks
Drug: vigabatrin
3 tablets, bid for 8 weeks
Other Name: CPP-109 Vigabatrin

Detailed Description:
The aims of this study are to 1) explore proof of concept that CPP-109 will reduce tics, and 2) to obtain systematic data regarding dosing, safety and tolerability of CPP-109 in adults with treatment refractory TD. We will obtain preliminary data on estimate of effect size for tics using Cohen's d, calculating the difference between the two means (baseline and endpoint scores on the YGTSS), divided by the standard deviation of the difference.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects must be between 18 and 35 years of age (inclusive) when informed consent is obtained.
  2. Subjects must meet full DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for TD by clinical interview on examination by a physician investigator, and confirmed by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID-CT) for clinical trials.
  3. Subjects will have failed to respond to an adequate trial, as determined by the investigator, of clonidine, guanfacine, and a first generation (typical) and second-generation (atypical) neuroleptic medication in the past.
  4. Tics are causing significant distress or impairment, as determined by the subject and principal investigator, on the current treatment regimen.
  5. Laboratory results, including serum chemistries, hematology, and urinalysis, must show no significant abnormalities (significant is defined as laboratory values requiring acute medical intervention).
  6. Subjects will not undergo formal IQ testing, but must be of normal intelligence in the judgment of the investigator.
  7. Subjects must possess an educational level, degree of understanding and command of the English language to enable them to communicate suitably with the investigators and study coordinator, and to understand the nature of the study.
  8. Subjects must be considered reliable.
  9. Written informed consent of subjects is obtained.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects with organic brain disease, for example, traumatic brain injury residua.
  2. Subjects with a preexisting ophthalmologic condition.
  3. Subjects with or at high risk of other types of irreversible vision loss or who require other drugs associated with serious adverse ophthalmic effects such as retinopathy or glaucoma.
  4. Subjects meeting criteria for mental retardation as defined by the DSM-IV-TR.
  5. Subjects with a history of seizure disorder (other than febrile seizure).
  6. Subjects with history of Sydenham's Chorea.
  7. Subjects with autism, schizophrenia, other psychotic disorder, or bipolar disorder.
  8. Subjects with a primary diagnosis of a major mood disorder that requires ongoing psychiatric treatment.
  9. Subjects with a neurological disorder other than a tic disorder.
  10. Subjects with a major medical illness.
  11. Female subjects who are unwilling to use birth control or who are pregnant, as determined by serum pregnancy test at baseline assessment, or lactating.
  12. Subjects who have a past or current history of substance dependence and/or a current history of substance abuse or who fail baseline toxicology screen.
  13. Subjects who have any clinically significant abnormal laboratory result at baseline screening including EKG, or blood tests.
  14. Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, are unsuitable in any other way to participate in this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01585207

United States, New York
Tics and Tourette's Clinical and Research Program
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara J. Coffey
Principal Investigator: Jonathan D Brodie, PhD,MD NYU School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Barbara J. Coffey, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier: NCT01585207     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GCO 12-0964
Study First Received: April 24, 2012
Last Updated: September 22, 2015

Keywords provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
Tourette's Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tourette Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tic Disorders
Movement Disorders
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 25, 2017