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MOTION, Safinamide in Early IPD, as add-on to Dopamine Agonist

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Last updated:1st Nov 2007

Parkinson's disease is a major neurodegenerative disorder in which there is a progressive loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. The understanding that PD is a syndrome of dopamine (DA) deficiency led to the introduction in the clinical practice of L-dopa, a precursor of DA that crosses the blood brain barrier, and also to the use of selective inhibitors of MAO B, the major DA metabolising enzyme in man.

This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomised, multi-centre, multi national, Phase III trial, comparing two doses of safinamide (50 and 100 mg p.o. q.a.m.) versus placebo as add-on therapy to a stable dose of a single dopamine agonist in subjects with early idiopathic Parkinson's Disease.

The principal efficacy measure, i.e., change in mean value of UPDRS - Section III total score from baseline to endpoint, was chosen based on regulatory guidance and prior use in other trials in similar populations.

Study Type: Interventional
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Randomised Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of a Low (50 mg/Day) and High (100 mg/Day) Dose of Safinamide, as add-on Therapy, in Subjects With Early Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Treated With a Stable Dose of a Single Dopamine Agonist
Enrollment: 679
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

- Active Comparator:
1 (50 mg/day Safinamide)
- Active Comparator: 2 (Safinamide 100mg/day)
- Placebo Comparator: 3 (Placebo 0mg/Safinamide)

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Study start date 2007-11-01

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