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Long Term Study of Fingolimod in MS Patients From the FTY Clinical Program

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01281657
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this observational study is to collect long-term data on safety and effectiveness of fingolimod, particularly including clinical disease and patient outcome related parameters such as relapse and disability, in patients who have participated in prior trials within the fingolimod clinical development program. Furthermore, this study explores the incidence of selected safety related outcomes of fingolimod treatment during follow-up visits within the context of routine medical practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Multiple Sclerosis Drug: fingolimod

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Long Term, Multicenter, Non-interventional, Observational Study Monitoring Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Fingolimod 0.5 mg in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Who Have Participated in the Fingolimod Clinical Development Program
Study Start Date : February 2011
Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Prescribed fingolimod 0.5 mg/day Drug: fingolimod

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Long-term safety data in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis who have participated in clinical trials with fingolimod and who are now taking prescribed fingolimod under the conditions of routine medical practice [ Time Frame: Throughout the entirety of the study up to a maximum of 8 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Long-term effectiveness data, particularly including clinical disease and patient outcome related parameters such as relapse and disability [ Time Frame: Throughout the entirety of the study up to a maximum of 8 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with relapsing forms of MS who have participated in previous fingolimod trials and now taking commercially available fingolimod as part of routine medical care

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are prescribed fingolimod as part of their routine medical care
  • Patients who have participated in a prior fingolimod clinical trials

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Restrictions regarding the use of fingolimod while pregnant or nursing in accordance with the local prescribing label
  • Any patient who has prematurely discontinued from the previous fingolimod trial

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01281657

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United States, Alabama
North Central Neurology Associates, PC
Cullman, Alabama, United States, 35058
United States, California
The Research & Education Inst. of Alta Bates Summit Med. Grp
Berkeley, California, United States, 94705
Neuro-Therapeutics, Inc.
Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
United States, Connecticut
Yale Multiple Sclerosis Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University/Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Florida
Sunrise Clinical Research, Inc.
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33021
University of Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32209
University of Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Neurological Associates
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States, 33060
Neurology Clinical Research, Inc.
Sunrise, Florida, United States, 33351
AMO Corporation
Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 32308
MS Center of Vero Beach
Vero Beach, Florida, United States, 32960
United States, Illinois
South Suburban Neurology
Flossmoor, Illinois, United States, 60422
Neurologic Associates, LTD
Palos Heights, Illinois, United States, 60463
United States, Iowa
Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic Res Ct.
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50314
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Mid America Neuroscience Institute
Lenexa, Kansas, United States, 66214
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Johns Hopkins MS Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Massachusetts
Caritas St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02135
Springfield Neurology Associates, LLC
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 01104
United States, Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Group, Neurology
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49525
United States, Missouri
Saint Luke's Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
The MS Center for Innovation in Care
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63131
United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
United States, New York
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Island Neurological Associates
Plainview, New York, United States, 11803
SUNY - Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
United States, Ohio
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43614
United States, Oklahoma
MS Center of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73120
Neurological Associates of Tulsa, Inc
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74137
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Thomas Jerfferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37204
United States, Texas
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Integra Clinical Research
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78231
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
United States, Washington
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
United States, Wisconsin
Dean Foundation
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53715
University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53215
Canada, British Columbia
Novartis Investigative Site
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5G 2X6
Novartis Investigative Site
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 2B5
Novartis Investigative Site
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8R 1J8
Canada, Nova Scotia
Novartis Investigative Site
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4K4
Canada, Ontario
Novartis Investigative Site
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 2V7
Novartis Investigative Site
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5
Novartis Investigative Site
Nepean, Ontario, Canada, K2G 6E2
Novartis Investigative Site
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Novartis Investigative Site
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Canada, Quebec
Novartis Investigative Site
Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada, J4V 2J2
Novartis Investigative Site
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1T 2M4
Novartis Investigative Site
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1
Novartis Investigative Site
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2B4
Novartis Investigative Site
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4
Canada, Saskatchewan
Novartis Investigative Site
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4T 1A5
Novartis Investigative Site
Quebec, Canada, G1J 1Z4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01281657     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CFTY720D2399E1
First Posted: January 24, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Fingolimod Hydrochloride
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs