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A Study to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of FLX-787 in Subjects With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Experiencing Muscle Cramps. (COMMIT)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03254199
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Flex Pharma, Inc.

Brief Summary:

The COMMIT Study will assess the safety and effectiveness of FLX-787 in men and women with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) experiencing muscle cramps. Participants will be asked to take two study products during the course of the study. One of these study products will be a placebo.

Approximately 120 participants in 20 study centers across the United States are expected to take part. Participants will be in the study for approximately 3 months and visit the study clinic 3 times.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Drug: FLX-787-ODT (orally disintegrating tablet) Drug: Placebo ODT Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Double-blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of FLX-787-ODT for Treatment of Muscle Cramps in Adult Subjects With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Actual Study Start Date : October 16, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental Drug: FLX-787-ODT (orally disintegrating tablet)
FLX-787-ODT taken three times daily for 28 days
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Comparator Drug: Placebo ODT
Placebo ODT taken three times daily for 28 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cramp frequency [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Cramp frequency measured over the 28-day treatment period

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of symptoms of CMT since at least 6 months prior to Screening, and confirmed diagnosis of CMT as defined by:

    1. Genetic confirmation of a mutation known to cause CMT, or
    2. Clinical and electrophysiological evidence of CMT and a genetic confirmation in a family member. Clinical features include length dependent sensory and motor loss, with sensorimotor axonal or demyelinating changes on a nerve conduction study.
  • Weekly muscle cramping (defined as: a sustained muscle contraction that's most often painful and lasts seconds to minutes)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of major gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, active peptic ulcer disease, or significant gastroesophageal reflux disease (i.e., not well-controlled on antacids or proton pump inhibitors), or oral or esophageal lesions/ulcers
  • Presence of significant swallowing problems
  • Unable or unwilling to discontinue medications for cramps and/or opiates
  • Inability to tolerate a spicy sensation in the mouth or stomach
  • Actively using illicit drugs or history of chronic substance abuse within the past year prior to screening, including abuse of alcohol
  • Intention to change the current level of tobacco use or use of nicotine-containing products (i.e., new smokers or those actively trying to quit may not enrolled)
  • Participated in a clinical study (except natural history studies without administration of an investigational product) within 30 days prior to screening

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03254199

Contact: Jennifer Szegda 617-874-1821

United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Contact: Mark Ross, MD    480-301-6711   
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Nicola Haakonsen    303-724-4644   
United States, Connecticut
Hospital for Special Care Recruiting
New Britain, Connecticut, United States, 06053
Contact: Agnes Koczon-Jaremko    860-612-6356   
United States, Florida
University of Florida Recruiting
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32607
Contact: Rebecca Dettorre    352-294-8948   
Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Contact: Arijana Draganovic    904-953-6912   
University of South Florida Recruiting
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Contact: Brittany Harvey    813-974-9413   
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Recruiting
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
Contact: Heena Olalde    319-356-8326   
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center Recruiting
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Contact: Hellen Tanui    913-945-9934   
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Peter James    617-643-4218   
Brighman and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Kristen Roe    617-525-6763   
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Sarah Hilbert    612-624-5978   
United States, Missouri
Saint Louis University Recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104
Contact: Susan Eller    314-977-4900   
United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Thomas Brannagan    212-305-0405   
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Recruiting
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Contact: Ruth Stewart    717-531-0003 ext 287666   
United States, Utah
The University of Utah Recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Contact: Teresa Janecki    801-581-3724   
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont Medical Center Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Contact: Shannon Lucy    802-656-4582   
United States, Washington
Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Recruiting
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99202
Contact: Douglas Weeks    509-473-6234   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Flex Pharma, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Nicolas Johnson, MD University of Utah

Responsible Party: Flex Pharma, Inc. Identifier: NCT03254199     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FLX-787-204
First Posted: August 18, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Flex Pharma, Inc.:
Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Cramping
Neurogenetic disorder
Nervous System Malformations
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
Tooth Diseases
Muscle Cramp
Stomatognathic Diseases
Nervous System Malformations
Nervous System Diseases
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms