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

2014-07-23 21:10:37 | 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)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:37-0400

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