Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Rotigotine Nasal Spray for the Acute Treatment of RLS Symptoms
|Restless Legs Syndrome||Drug: Rotigotine Nasal Spray Other: Placebo Nasal Spray||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Proof-of-concept Trial to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Ascending Doses of Rotigotine Nasal Spray for the Acute Treatment of RLS Symptoms in Subjects With Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome|
- Average Numeric Symptom Severity Score After Single Dose of Rotigotine Nasal Spray or Matching Placebo [ Time Frame: 4 hours post-treatment period at each treatment day ]Subjects rate the severity of the RLS symptoms at the start of each pre dose and post dose Suggested Immobilization Test (SIT-0 to SIT-6) and every 5min during each SIT, using a numeric symptoms severity scale, where 0=not severe and 10=very severe.
- Average PLMWI (Periodic Leg Movement Index During Wakefulness) After Single Dose of Rotigotine Nasal Spray or Matching Placebo. [ Time Frame: 4 hours post-treatment period at each treatment day ]The Periodic Limb Movement (PLM) during Wakefulness Index (PLMWI) measures the number of limb movements per hour and indicates the frequency of PLMs when the subject is awake and the degree of motor symptoms of the disorder during wake time. No movements would result in a score of 0 PLM per hour. Outcome is the average movements per hour in the 4 hour post-dose period per subject.
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Subjects receiving a single dose of placebo nasal spray on all 4 treatment days
Other: Placebo Nasal Spray
Daily single dose of placebo delivered as single puff of nasal spray solution
Experimental: Rotigotine Nasal Spray
Subjects receiving doses of placebo nasal spray on Day 1 or Day 2, Rotigotine nasal spray 62µg on Day 1 or Day 2, Rotigotine nasal spray 124µg on Day 3, and Rotigotine nasal spray 247µg on Day 4
Drug: Rotigotine Nasal Spray
Daily single dose of 62µg, 124µg, and 247µg rotigotine delivered as single puff of nasal spray solution
Other Name: SPM937
Each patient of the placebo and rotigotine group performed an Eligibility Assessment, as well 4 treatment days at which subjects performed a repeated 'Suggested Immobilization Test' (SIT) during a 30min pre-dose and a 4 hours post-dose period. During these periods the severity of RLS symptoms in the legs was assessed by the subject using a numeric symptom severity scale.
In addition the leg movements were measured by actigraphy to assess the Periodic Leg Movement Index during Wakefulness (PLMWI, PLM per hour). Subjects applied a single dose of treatment on each treatment day (placebo nasal spray or rotigotine nasal spray in 3 ascending doses).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00389831
|Schwarz BioSciences GmbH|
|Study Director:||Marianne Raetz||Schwarz BioSciences GmbH|