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Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of Rasagiline Mesylate in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

2014-08-27 03:49:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Patients who completed the study TVP-1012/232 are eligible to enter the extension study to continue their rasagiline therapy for their Parkinson's disease (PD). During this study the patient's safety, tolerability of rasagiline, and effectiveness of this therapy will be monitored.

Description

Multicenter, open-label study of outpatients with early PD. Patients completing the week 52 evaluation of study TVP-1012/232 will be eligible for an open-label extension. All patients will take rasagiline 1 mg per day. Participation is voluntary and a separate informed consent form will be obtained.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease

Intervention

rasagiline mesylate

Location

Rush - Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60612

Status

Completed

Source

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:37-0400

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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

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