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A Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Fipamezole in Adult Patients With Parkinson's Disease Who Are Receiving Levodopa

2014-08-27 03:13:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine the maximum tolerated dose of Fipamezole in adult patients with Parkinson's disease who are receiving levodopa.

Description

Parkinson's Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder worldwide. While treatment with dopaminergic agents like levodopa, the mainstay of treatment, is effective in the early phases of the disease, their benefits decrease with disease progression, and problems such as dyskinesia and on-off phenomenon begin to manifest. In this study, fipamezole, a new antagonist of an adrenergic receptor, is being investigated to better understand the safety and side effect profile in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease

Intervention

Fipamezole ODT, Placebo

Location

Clinilabs, Inc.
Torrance
California
United States
90502

Status

Recruiting

Source

Biovail Laboratories International SRL

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:02-0400

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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

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