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A Randomized,Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Assess Efficacy,Safety and Tolerability of BGG492 in Migraine Prevention

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2017
Last verified: September 2014
It will provide a first evaluation of efficacy, safety and tolerability of BGG492 in patients with non-chronic migraine having more than 3 and less than 12 migraine attacks per 4 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Patients With Migraine Equal of /More Than 3 and Equal of/ Less Than 12 Migraine Attacks/4 Weeks for Each of the Last 6 Months Preceding the Screening Drug: BGG492 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Placebo Controlled, Study in Patients With Non-chronic Migraine to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of BID Oral Doses of BGG492 in Migraine Prevention.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of migraine attacks [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    50% responder rate (equal to or more than 50 % reduction in attack frequency during the last 4-weeks of the 12-weeks treatment period compared with the 4-weeks Baseline period)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of migraine attacks [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Mean change in number of migraine attacks comparing the last 4-weeks treatment with the Baseline period.

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: May 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BGG492
At Baseline 60 patients will be randomized to receive BGG492 for the upcoming 12 weeks (dose: 75 mg BID administered in approx. 12 hours +/- 2 hours intervals).
Drug: BGG492
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
At Baseline 30 patients will be randomized to receive Placebo for the upcoming 12 weeks (matching a dose of 75 mg BID BGG492 administered in approx. 12 hours +/- 2 hours intervals).
Drug: Placebo
In patients not tolerating a dose of 75 mg BID BGG492/Placebo the dose can be decreased to 50 mg BID and this dose will be continued for the rest of the planned treatment. Those patients who are not tolerating 50 mg BID BGG492/Placebo will be discontinued from the trial.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female smoking and non-smoking subjects of 18 to 65 years of age (inclusive)
  • Patients diagnosed with non-chronic migraine with or without aura of duration of at least 12 months prior to the study start
  • Patient diagnosed with migraine (according to the International Headache Society categories 1.1 and with equal to/more than 3 and equal to/ less than 12 migraine attacks per 4 weeks for each of the last 6 months preceding the Screening
  • Patients willing to abstain from activities that require focused attention, e.g. driving a car or other vehicles, operating machines or engaging in potentially dangerous activities that require focused attention and intact physical balance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with basilar, ophthalmoplegic or hemiplegic migraine as shown in the current/past medical history.
  • Patients having an experience of non-migraine headaches on more than 6 days per 4 weeks in the past 6 months prior to study start
  • Patients receiving regular treatment during the four (4) weeks preceding the Baseline with psychoactive drugs (e.g. hypnotics, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics) except antidepressants (eg. SSRIs, SNRIs, Tri- or Tetracyclics).
  • Patients receiving migraine prevention medications during past three (3) months preceding Baseline
  • Patients receiving topiramate as migraine prevention medication during past six (6) months preceding Baseline
  • Patients receiving metamizole as acute treatment of migraine during past three (3) months preceding Baseline
  • Patients using (or having used within four (4) weeks before the treatment start) drug treatments that are potent inhibitors of OATP transporters (e.g. rifampin).
  • Any psychiatric condition (e.g., schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder) as shown in the past medical history prior to study start
  • Patients with recent (within the last three [3] years prior to study start) and/or recurrent history of autonomic dysfunction (e.g. recurrent episodes of fainting, palpitations, orthostatic hypotension etc.).
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women. Baselines (1 and 2).
  • Patients with history of drug or alcohol abuse within the 12 months prior to dosing Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01617941

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01617941     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBGG492A2214
2011-005316-28 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: June 10, 2012
Last Updated: April 19, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
non-chronic migraine, migraine prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017