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Study of NP002 in Subjects With Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease to Treat Dyskinesias Due to Levodopa Therapy

2014-08-27 03:20:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The study is designed to answer the question: will nicotine at doses that do not cause serious side effects, show feasibility in treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease?

Description

Nicotine will be employed at daily doses lower than those available OTC as smoking-cessation patches, in parkinsonian patients experiencing disabling dyskinesias due to their levodopa treatment. The principal adverse effect from this dose level of nicotine is expected to be nausea on acute administration to nicotine-naive patients. Because tolerance to the effects of nicotine is achieved by repeated dose, the study is designed to gradually escalate from 6 to 24 mg per day, taken in 6 separate oral doses of 6 mg each. The study is designed to see if doses which can be tolerated by parkinsonian patients will also reduce the severity and frequency of the dyskinesias experienced following administration of levodopa, the gold standard medication for Parkinson's disease.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease

Intervention

nicotine, placebo comparator

Location

Barrow Neurology Clinics at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix
Arizona
United States
85013

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:04-0400

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