Study of Darifenacin in Patients Suffering From Multiple Sclerosis and Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

This study has been terminated.
(The enrollment rate at most centers was unlikely to result in the recruitment of the planned sample size of 40 evaluable subjects.)
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First received: February 16, 2009
Last updated: November 28, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The objective of this study is to explore the effects of darifenacin in patients with multiple sclerosis and neurogenic detrusor overactivity. The efficacy, safety and tolerability of darifenacin are already well established in idiopathic detrusor overactivity. Patients with multiple sclerosis and neurogenic detrusor overactivity without detrusor-sphincter-dyssynergia (DSD) will be allocated to darifenacin therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis
Overactive Detrusor
Drug: Darifenacin (BAY79-4998)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 4-week, Open-label, Multicenter, Urodynamic Pilot Study to Explore the Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of Darifenacin (7.5 mg With Up-titration to 15 mg) in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis and Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in volume at first detrusor contraction as determined by urodynamics [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Detrusor pressure at first contraction [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Volume at first detectable leakage [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Volume at 10/20/30/40 cm H2O [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Compliance [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maximum cystometric bladder capacity [ Time Frame: At week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • 7-day micturition diary: Micturitions [ Time Frame: At days 0, 14, 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • 7-day micturition diary: Urgency episodes [ Time Frame: At days 0, 14, 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • 7-day micturition diary: Urge urinary incontinence episodes [ Time Frame: At days 0, 14, 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Darifenacin (BAY79-4998)
Darifenacin 7,5mg tablets once daily for 14 days, darifenacin 7,5mg or 15mg once daily for 14 consecutive days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with multiple sclerosis for at least 6 months
  • Neurogenic detrusor overactivity without DSD
  • Symptoms of OAB
  • Patients capable of completing the bladder diary
  • Patients capable of independent toileting
  • Patients able to swallow the study medication in accordance to the protocol
  • Body Mass Index >/= 18,8 kg/qm and </= 35,0 kg/qm
  • documented, dated, written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with drugs known to affect mainly the urinary function 14 days prior to starting completion of the baseline diary for Visit 2
  • Participation in a bladder-training program
  • Low compliance bladder (Compliance <20 mL/cm H2O)
  • DSD, Detrusor hyporeflexia / areflexia and bradykinesia / tremor of the external urethral sphincter
  • Indwelling catheter or intermittent self-catheterization
  • Patience with post-void residual (PVR) urinary volume > 200 mL at baseline
  • Urinary retention or clinically significant bladder outlet obstruction as detected by the investigator
  • Clinically predominant and bothersome stress urinary incontinence
  • Neurological diseases other than multiple sclerosis affecting urinary bladder function
  • Any urogenital surgery within 12 month prior to Visit 1
  • 17 Additional Exclusion Criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00845338

Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 79312
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 69112
Lahr, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 77933
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 72076
Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 78054
Planegg, Bayern, Germany, 82152
Oberursel, Hessen, Germany, 61440
Herne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 44627
Mönchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 41063
Mülheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 45468
Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 55131
Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 06112
Bad Berka, Thüringen, Germany, 99437
Berlin, Germany, 10115
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT00845338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12331  2006-002361-39 
Study First Received: February 16, 2009
Last Updated: November 28, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Multiple Sclerosis
Open Label Study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Muscarinic Antagonists
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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