D-Ribose for Fatigue in Subjects With Fibromyalgia

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. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01315210
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
RiboCor, Inc.

March 10, 2011
March 15, 2011
September 18, 2013
May 2011
October 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Subject's Assessment of Fatigue (NRS) [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01315210 on Archive Site
  • Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • Subject's Global Impression of Change [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • SF-36 [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  • Subject's Assessment of Pain Intensity (NRS) [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
Same as current
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D-Ribose for Fatigue in Subjects With Fibromyalgia
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of D-Ribose in Subjects With Fibromyalgia
To evaluate the safety and to determine the efficacy of D-ribose for the amelioration of fatigue in subjects with fibromyalgia. This is a phase IIa, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, multiple dose study of D-ribose versus placebo administered at doses of 5 g three times a day (TID) over a 12-week period to subjects who are experiencing fatigue associated with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: D-Ribose Powder
    5 g TID for 12 Weeks
  • Dietary Supplement: Placebo Powder
    5 g TID for 12 Weeks
  • Experimental: D-Ribose
    Intervention: Drug: D-Ribose Powder
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Placebo Powder
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October 2012
October 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Major Inclusion Criteria:

  • must have a diagnosis of primary fibromyalgia, as defined by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia made at least 6 weeks prior to the Pretreatment Screening Visit;
  • must have a score of ≥5 on the Subject's Assessment of Fatigue 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS) at the Pretreatment Screening and Baseline Visits;
  • if taking acetaminophen or other non-opioid analgesics, NSAIDs, fibromyalgia medications, medications to induce sleep, or prednisone ≤ 10 mg (or equivalent dose of other glucocorticoids), must be on stable dose(s) for at least 4 weeks prior to the baseline visit;
  • must have discontinued any ribose-containing products (including foods, drinks, and supplements) at least 4 weeks prior to the Pretreatment Baseline Visit.

Major Exclusion Criteria:

  • current major depressive episode (MDE);
  • has been diagnosed with any autoimmune disease;
  • has been diagnosed with type I or type II diabetes;
  • has a history of cancer, other than basal cell carcinoma, stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma or cervical carcinoma in situ, that has not been in remission for at least five years prior to the Pretreatment Screening Visit;
  • has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
BIOE 02C 010
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RiboCor, Inc.
RiboCor, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Leslie Crofford, MD University of Kentucky
RiboCor, Inc.
September 2013

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