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Induction of Migraine Aura With Sildenafil

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2016 by Christina Kruuse, Herlev Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 10, 2016
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christina Kruuse, Herlev Hospital
In a double blind placebo-controlled cross-over study the effect of Sildenafil on aura and migraine headache induction is tested in patient with migraine with aura.

Condition Intervention Phase
Migraine With Aura Drug: Sildenafil Drug: Placebo Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effect of the Selective PDE5 Inhibitor, Sildenafil, on Aura and Migraine Headache Induction.

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Further study details as provided by Christina Kruuse, Herlev Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aura and migraine like headache [ Time Frame: 14 hours ]
    Induction of aura reported by an aura diary for 14 hours post medication

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Markers of endothelial function in blood [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
  • Migraine without aura [ Time Frame: 14 hours ]
    Induction of headache resembling usual migraine attacks

Estimated Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active
Sildenafil 100 mg single dose
Drug: Sildenafil
Single oral administration of active or placebo one week apart
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo capsule
Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Migraine with aura
  • Minimum of 2 attacks/year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any other type of headache, except tension-type headache < 4 days per month
  • History of cardio- or cerebrovascular diseases
  • Hypertension or hypotension
  • Any daily intake of medication, including prophylactic migraine treatment, except oral contraceptives
  • Pregnancy and lactation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02795351

Contact: Christina Kruuse, MD, DMSc +4538681233 christina.rostrup.kruuse@regionh.dk

Department of Neurology, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital Recruiting
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Contact: Christina Kruuse, MD, DMSc    +4538681233      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
Principal Investigator: Christina Kruuse, MD, DMSc Department of Neurology, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christina Kruuse, Consultant neurologist, associate professor, Herlev Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02795351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-15008491
First Submitted: April 9, 2016
First Posted: June 10, 2016
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Migraine with Aura
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Sildenafil Citrate
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents