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Efficacy and Safety Study of BF2.649 and BF2.649 Add on Modafinil on Cataplexy in Patients With Narcolespy

10:31 EDT 19th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this study is to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of escalating doses of BF2.649 and BF2.649 add on Modafinil on cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy

Description

BF 2.649, a new molecule, reduces significantly the diurnal sleepiness and demonstrated its anti-cataplexy effect in pre-clinical and clinical studies.

The objective of this POC study are firstly to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of escalating doses of BF2.649 and BF2.649 add on Modafinil (200 mg/day) on cataplexy attacks, and secondly to evaluate the additive/synergistic effect and safety of the combination of BF2.649 and Modafinil on EDS as assessed by both of objective and subjective measures including ESS, MWT, patients sleep diary.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Narcolepsy

Intervention

BF2.649, BF2.649 add on Modafinil

Location

Neurocenter (EOC) of Southern Switzerland
Lugano
Switzerland
6903

Status

Recruiting

Source

Bioprojet

Results (where available)

View Results

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A condition characterized by recurrent episodes of daytime somnolence and lapses in consciousness (microsomnias) that may be associated with automatic behaviors and AMNESIA. CATAPLEXY; SLEEP PARALYSIS, and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS frequently accompany narcolepsy. The pathophysiology of this disorder includes sleep-onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which normally follows stage III or IV sleep. (From Neurology 1998 Feb;50(2 Suppl 1):S2-S7)

A central nervous system stimulant used most commonly in the treatment of attention-deficit disorders in children and for narcolepsy. Its mechanisms appear to be similar to those of DEXTROAMPHETAMINE.

Human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigen encoded by the B locus on chromosome 6. There is a weak association between the presence of the HLA-B7 antigen and the diseases of narcolepsy and idiopathic hemochromatosis. HLA-B7 is in linkage disequilibrium with HLA-A3 and HLA-DR2.

Human immune-response, D-related antigen encoded by the D locus on chromosome 6 and found on lymphoid cells. It is in linkage disequilibrium with HLA-A3 and HLA-B7 and is strongly associated with Goodpasture syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and narcolepsy.

A phenethylamine found in EPHEDRA SINICA. PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is an isomer. It is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used for asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.

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