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Extension Study of Talampanel for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

2014-08-27 03:19:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This will be an open label treatment extension phase in patients with ALS who have previously participated in the double blind, placebo-controlled ALS-TAL-201 study. This study will make talampanel treatment available to all subjects who completed the double blind placebo-controlled phase of ALS-TAL-201 study and where the investigator and patient consider it to be in the patient's interest to receive talampanel 50mg three times daily (tid). It will also enable the exploration of long-term safety and tolerability of talampanel 50mg tid.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Intervention

Talampanel

Location

CA Medical Center for Movement Disorders-Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center
San Francisco
California
United States
94115

Status

Terminated

Source

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:10-0400

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