Rotigotine Versus Placebo, A Study To Evaluate The Efficacy In Advanced Stage Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
UCB Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UCB Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01646255
First received: July 18, 2012
Last updated: December 15, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
  Purpose
The primary objective of this study was to demonstrate that Rotigotine transdermal patch is efficacious in Chinese subjects with advanced-stage Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease as an adjuvant therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
Drug: Rotigotine
Drug: Placebo Patch
Drug: L-dopa
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study of The Efficacy And Safety of Rotigotine Transdermal Patch In Chinese Subjects With Advanced-stage, Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Who Are Not Well Controlled On Levodopa

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute Change in Absolute Time Spent 'Off' From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A subject has been considered "off" when he/she began to lose the optimum effects of anti-Parkinson's medication. A negative mean indicates a reduction of the time off during the conduct of the study


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Responders From Baseline to the End of the Doubleblind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Responder is defined as a subject with an ≥ 30 % decrease in absolute time spent 'off'

  • Percent Change in Absolute Time Spent "Off" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "off" when he/she began to lose the optimum effects of anti-Parkinson's medication.

    Absolute time "off" is defined as the mean number of hours marked "off" during a 24-hour period from all valid daily diary cards.


  • Percent Change in Relative Time Spent "Off" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "off" when he/she began to lose the optimum effects of anti-Parkinson's medication.

    Relative time "off" is defined as the relative number of hours marked "off" during a 24-hour period from all valid daily diary cards.


  • Change in Absolute Time Spent "on" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    Absolute time "on" is defined as the mean number of hours marked "on" during a 24-hour period from all valid daily diary cards.


  • Change in Relative Time Spent "on" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    Relative time "on" is defined as the relative number of hours marked "on" during a 24-hour period from all valid daily diary cards.


  • Percent Change in Absolute Time Spent "on" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    Note for percent change calculations: when absolute time at Baseline was 0 hours, the absolute Baseline value was assumed to be 1 minute for calculation purposes.


  • Percent Change in Relative Time Spent "on" From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    Note for percent change calculations: when relative time at Baseline was 0%, the relative Baseline value was assumed to be 0.1 for calculation purposes.


  • Change in the Number of "Off" Periods From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A subject has been considered "off" when he/she began to lose the optimum effects of anti-Parkinson's medication.

  • Change in Status of the Subject (on) After Wake-up With Troublesome Dyskinesia From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    The percentage of days from Baseline to the end of the double-blind Maintenance Period in which the subject woke in the "on with troublesome dyskinesia" state is presented below.


  • Change in Status of the Subject (on) After Wake-up Without Troublesome Dyskinesia From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.

    The percentage of days from Baseline to the end of the double-blind Maintenance Period in which the subject woke in the "on without troublesome dyskinesia" state is presented below.


  • Change in Status of the Subject (Off) After Wake-up From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    A subject has been considered "off" when he/she began to lose the optimum effects of anti-Parkinson's medication.

    The percentage of days from Baseline to the end of the double-blind Maintenance Period in which the subject woke in the "off" state is presented below.


  • Change in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS Part III Motor Examination) During "on" Periods From Baseline to the End of Double-blind Maintenance Period [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to end of Maintenance Period (up to Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The UPDRS Part III (motor subscale) assessment consists of 27 questions, measured on a 5-Point scale (0 to 4). The sum score is calculated as sum of these 27 individual questions. This score ranges from 0 to 108, higher scores denote greater disability.

    A subject has been considered "on" when he/she felt the effects of L-dopa. The subject recorded the exact time of L-dopa intake and his/her status at the time of the L-dopa dose. In instances when the subject was 'off' when taking his/her L-dopa, he/she recorded the exact time their status changed to 'on'.



Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Rotigotine
Rotigotine, daily doses, treatment group
Drug: Rotigotine

Transdermal Patch

Content:

4 mg /24 h (20 cm^2), 6 mg /24 h (30 cm^2), 8 mg /24 h (40 cm^2)

For advanced-stage Parkinson's Disease, subjects received Rotigotine patches in escalating weekly dose (starting with daily doses 4 mg/24 h to 16 mg/24 h) for a maximum 7-week Titration Period, then 12 week maintenance period

Drug: L-dopa
Subject must be on a stable dose of L-dopa (either short-acting or sustained release [in combination with benserazide or carbidopa]) of at least 200 mg/day, administered in at least 2 intakes, for at least 28 days prior to Baseline.
Other Name: Levodopa
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo, daily doses, placebo group
Drug: Placebo Patch

Transdermal Patch

Size:

20 cm^2, 30 cm^2, 40 cm^2

Subjects randomized to placebo received matching placebo patches

Drug: L-dopa
Subject must be on a stable dose of L-dopa (either short-acting or sustained release [in combination with benserazide or carbidopa]) of at least 200 mg/day, administered in at least 2 intakes, for at least 28 days prior to Baseline.
Other Name: Levodopa

Detailed Description:
The study included a maximum 4-week Screening Period, a maximum 7-week Titration Period for advanced-stage Parkinson's disease, 12-week Maintenance Period, a maximum 12-day De-escalation Period for advanced-stage Parkinson's Disease and 30-day Safety Follow-Up Period. The maximum study duration for an individual subject with advanced-stage Parkinson's disease was 27 weeks.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • An Independent Ethics Committee (IEC)-approved written informed consent is signed and dated by the subject or by the legal representative
  • Subject/legal representative is considered reliable and capable of adhering to the protocol (eg, able to understand and complete diaries), visit schedule, and medication application according to the judgment of the investigator
  • Subject has Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease of more than 3 years' duration, defined by the cardinal sign, Bradykinesia, plus the presence of at least 1 of the following: resting tremor, rigidity, or impairment of postural reflexes, and without any other known or suspected cause of Parkinsonism
  • The investigator must observe the subject in both the 'on' and 'off' state and determine that the subject is Hoehn & Yahr stage 2 through 4 in both the 'on' and 'off' state
  • Subject is male or female and aged ≥30 years at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of ≥25 at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject must be on a stable dose of L-dopa (either short-acting or sustained release [in combination with Benserazide or Carbidopa]) of at least 200 mg/day, administered in at least 2 intakes, for at least 28 days prior to Baseline (Visit 2)
  • Subject is not adequately controlled on a L-dopa dose (in combination with Benserazide or Carbidopa) which was judged by the treating physician to be optimal
  • Subject must be willing and able to accurately complete a subject diary on designated days (with assistance from caregivers, if required), recording periods when they are 'on without troublesome Dyskinesia', 'on with troublesome Dyskinesia', 'off', and sleeping
  • As part of the Screening (pretreatment) assessments, the subject must complete a diary over a period of 6 days, with 4 of the 6 diaries being 'valid' as determined by the investigator (see Section 9.1.1)
  • It must be clear to the investigator that the subject is able to differentiate between the 'on' and 'off' state and the 'valid' diaries confirm that the subject has an average of ≥2.5 h/day spent in the 'off' state
  • If the subject is receiving an Anticholinergic agent (eg, Benztropine, Trihexyphenidyl, Parsitan, Procyclidine, Biperiden), a monoamine oxidase (MAO)-B inhibitor (eg, Selegiline), and/or an N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist (eg, Amantadine), he/she must have been on a stable dose for at least 28 days prior to Baseline (Visit 2) and be maintained on that dose for the duration of the study
  • Subject must be on a stable dose of all anti-Parkinsonian medications for at least 20 days prior to completing the 6 Baseline diaries

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has previously participated in this study or subject has previously received the study medication under investigation in this study
  • Subject is participating in another study of an investigational drug or has done so within 28 days prior to the Baseline Visit (Visit 2)
  • Subject has a history of significant skin hypersensitivity to adhesive or other transdermal preparations, or recent unresolved contact dermatitis
  • Subject has a lifetime history of suicide attempt (including an actual attempt, interrupted attempt, or aborted attempt), or has suicidal ideation in the past 6 months as indicated by a positive response ('Yes') to either Question 4 or Question 5 of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has atypical Parkinson's syndrome(s) due to drugs (eg, Metoclopramide, Flunarizine), Metabolic Neurogenetic Disorders (eg, Wilson's Disease), Encephalitis, Cerebrovascular Disease, or Degenerative Disease (eg, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)
  • Subject has a history of Pallidotomy, Thalamotomy, deep brain stimulation, or fetal tissue transplant
  • Subject has dementia, active psychosis or hallucinations, or severe depression
  • Subject is receiving therapy with a Dopamine agonist either concurrently or has done so within 28 days prior to the Baseline Visit (Visit 2)
  • Subject is receiving therapy with 1 of the following drugs either concurrently or within 28 days prior to Baseline (Visit 2): Alpha-methyl dopa, Metoclopramide, Reserpine, Neuroleptics (except specific atypical neuroleptics: Olanzapine, Ziprasidone, Aripiprazole, Clozapine, quetiapine), MAO-A inhibitors, Methylphenidate, or Amphetamine
  • Subject is currently receiving central nervous system (CNS) active therapy (eg, sedatives, hypnotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics), unless the dose has been stable for at least 28 days prior to Baseline (Visit 2) and is likely to remain stable for the duration of the study
  • Subject has a current diagnosis of Epilepsy, has a history of seizures as an adult, has a history of stroke, or has had a transient ischemic attack within 1 year prior to Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has clinically relevant hepatic dysfunction (as defined as a total bilirubin >2.0 mg/dL, or Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and/or Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) >2 times the upper limit of the reference range)
  • Subject has clinically relevant renal dysfunction (serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dL [>178 μmol/L])
  • Subject has clinically relevant cardiac dysfunction (any cardiac disorder which in the opinion of the investigator would put the subject at risk of clinically relevant arrhythmia) and/or myocardial infarction within the last 12 months
  • Subject has a QT interval corrected for heart rate according to Bazett's formula (QTcB) of ≥500 ms at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has a history of only symptomatic (not asymptomatic) orthostatic hypotension, with a decrease of systolic blood pressure (SBP) from supine to standing position of ≥2 0 mmHg or of ≥10 mmHg in DBP after 1 or 3 minutes within 28 days prior to Baseline (Visit 2), or SBP <105 mmHg at study entry 17. Subject has evidence of an impulse control disorder (ICD) at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has a history of known intolerance/hypersensitivity to the following Antiemetics: Domperidone, Trimethobenzamide, Ondansetron, Tropisetron, Granisetron, and Glycopyrrolate
  • Subject has a history of chronic alcohol or drug abuse within the last 5 years
  • Subject is pregnant or nursing, or is of childbearing potential but (i) not surgically sterile or (ii) not using adequate birth control methods (including at least a double barrier method) or (iii) not sexually abstinent or (iv) not at least 2 years post-menopausal
  • Subject has any other clinically relevant medical condition, psychiatric condition, or laboratory abnormality which would, in the judgment of the investigator, interfere with the subject's ability to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01646255

Locations
China
Sp1037 001
Beijing, China
Sp1037 002
Beijing, China
Sp1037 019
Beijing, China
Sp1037 025
Beijing, China
Sp1037 017
Changchun, China
Sp1037 007
Chengdu, China
Sp1037 027
Chengdu, China
Sp1037 021
Fuzhou, China
Sp1037 010
Guangzhou, China
Sp1037 011
Guangzhou, China
Sp1037 015
Guangzhou, China
Sp1037 014
Guangzhou, China
Sp1037 005
Hangzhou, China
Sp1037 013
Hangzhou, China
Sp1037 018
Hangzhou, China
Sp1037 023
Jinan, China
Sp1037 003
Shanghai, China
Sp1037 004
Shanghai, China
Sp1037 009
Shanghai, China
Sp1037 008
Suzhou, China
Sp1037 016
Tianjin, China
Sp1037 006
Wuhan, China
Sp1037 022
Wuhan, China
Sp1037 024
Wuhan, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
UCB Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center 1 877 822 9493
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: UCB Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01646255     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP1037 
Study First Received: July 18, 2012
Results First Received: October 8, 2015
Last Updated: December 15, 2015
Health Authority: China: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Rotigotine
Neupro phase 3
Advanced-stage
Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
N 0437
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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