Summary

for people ages 18-75 (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:
Fatta Nahab

Description

Summary

This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks (with the exception of subjects on primidone at baseline who will be allowed 6 weeks of screening to allow for safe discontinuation). Screening results from all patients meeting the eligibility requirements will be further assessed by the sponsor medical personnel for final approval of suitability for inclusion in the study. Randomized subjects will enter a 4 week double-blind dose-titration treatment period, followed by a 1 week safety follow-up period following the last dose of study medication, and a scheduled follow-up safety telephone call one week later.

Official Title

A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of CX-8998 for Essential Tremor

Details

This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks (with the exception of subjects on primidone at baseline who will be allowed 6 weeks of screening to allow for safe discontinuation). Screening results from all patients meeting the eligibility requirements will be further assessed by the sponsor medical personnel for final approval of suitability for inclusion in the study. Randomized subjects will enter a 4 week double-blind dose-titration treatment period, followed by a 1 week safety follow-up period following the last dose of study medication, and a scheduled follow-up safety telephone call one week later.

Subjects will be randomized to one of two treatment groups. Group A will receive titrating doses of CX-8998 up to 10 mg BID and Group B will receive placebo. Subject randomization will be stratified by presence or absence of a single concomitant anti-tremor medication and by site-type (sub-study vs non sub-study).

Tremor will be assessed via The Essential Tremor Rating Assessment Scale (TETRAS) and accelerometry. To reduce the potential for bias in the assessments of efficacy, all subjects will be videotaped during the TETRAS performance scale testing according to a consistent script. The videotapes will be rated in a blinded manner by qualified, independent raters. A subset of subjects will participate in a digital biomarker sub-study.

Subjects will be screened up to 4 weeks prior to initiation of dosing. Subjects taking primidone at screening who are otherwise deemed eligible for participation and are willing to discontinue primidone will be allowed an additional 2 weeks of screening (a total of 6 weeks) to ensure safe primidone discontinuation. At Baseline, subjects will undergo safety and tremor assessments prior to dosing, will receive their first dose of study drug and will be monitored for safety for one hour following dosing. For one week subjects will receive 4 mg (or matching placebo) twice daily. Subjects will return to the clinic on Day 8 for safety monitoring and dose up-titration to 8 mg (or matching placebo) twice daily. At Day 15 (Week 3) subjects will return to clinic for safety and efficacy assessments and final dose up-titration to 10 mg (or matching placebo) twice daily. The final efficacy visit will occur at Day 28 (Week 4). A final safety visit will occur at Day 35 (Week 5). Should subjects experience intolerable adverse events (AEs) at 4 mg BID, 8 mg BID or 10 mg BID, the dose may be decreased at Day 8 or Day 15 to the next lowest dose one time (or 2 mg BID in the case of the 4 mg BID dose.

Keywords

Essential Tremor Movement Disorders thalamocortical dysrhythmias Tremor CX-8998

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-75

  1. Signed informed consent form indicating that the subject has been informed of the procedures to be followed, the experimental nature of the therapy, alternatives,potential benefits, side effects, risks, and discomforts.
  2. Men or non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding women 18 to 75 years-of-age who are able to read and understand English.
  3. Diagnosis of definite or probable essential tremor (ET) as defined by the Tremor Investigational Group with involvement of the hands and arms without present causes of enhanced physiologic tremor (Deuschl et al.,1998).
  4. Diagnosis of ET before the age of 65.
  5. Tremor severity score of at least 2 in at least one upper extremity on at least one of the three maneuvers on the TETRAS scale.
  6. Total TETRAS performance score of at least 15.
  7. One concomitant anti-tremor medication (other than primidone) is allowed. Note:Primidone is NOT an allowed anti-tremor medication. If on primidone, subjects are allowed to extend their screening period by 2 weeks (for a total of 6 weeks) and discontinue primidone under the supervision of the investigator.
  8. Subjects with reproductive capability including all males and women of child-bearing potential (WOCBP) must agree to practice continuous abstinence or adequate contraception methods (appropriate double barrier method or oral, patch, implant, or injectable contraception) from as soon as feasible during screening period until at least 30 days after the last dose.
  9. Approval by the sponsor medical personnel as to final suitability for the study.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Exposure to tremorigenic drugs or drug withdrawal states within the 30 days prior to the first planned dose of study drug.
  2. Direct or indirect trauma to the nervous system within 3 months preceding the onset of tremor
  3. History or clinical evidence of psychogenic tremor origin
  4. Known history of other medical or neurological conditions that may cause or explain subject's tremor, including, but not limited to: a. Parkinson's disease b. dystonia c.cerebellar disease, other than essential tremor d. Traumatic Brain Injury e. alcohol abuse or withdrawal f. mercury poisoning g. hyperthyroidism h. pheochromocytoma i.head trauma or cerebrovascular disease within 3 months prior to the onset of essential tremor j. multiple sclerosis k. polyneuropathy l. family history of Fragile X syndrome
  5. Prior MR-guided Focused Ultrasound or surgical intervention (e.g., deep brain stimulation, ablative thalamotomy or gamma knife thalamotomy).
  6. Botulinum toxin injection in the 6 months prior to screening.
  7. Currently using more than one anti-tremor medication.
  8. Experiencing clinical benefit from and/or is not willing to discontinue primidone
  9. Use of medication(s) in the past month that might produce tremor or interfere with the evaluation of tremor, such as, but not limited to: CNS-stimulants, lithium,amiodarone, metoclopramide, theophylline, and valproate
  10. . Inability to refrain from use of medication/substance(s) that might produce tremor or interfere with the evaluation of tremor on study visit days, such as but not limited to stimulant decongestants, beta-agonist bronchodilators, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, based on Investigator assessment at baseline.
  11. . Positive urine drug screen.
  12. . Regular use of more than two units of alcohol per day.
  13. . Sporadic use of a benzodiazepine, sleep medication or anxiolytic to improve sleep performance. Stable use at a consistent dose is allowed as long as tremor persists against the background of regular medication use. Use on the evening prior to a study visit is prohibited.
  14. . Use of prescription or non-prescription drugs or other products (i.e. grapefruit juice) known to be strong inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4 which cannot be discontinued 2 weeks prior to Day 1 of dosing and withheld throughout the study,including primidone.
  15. . Concurrent illnesses that would be a contraindication to trial participation,including, but not limited to: a. Severe arterial thromboembolic events (myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, stroke) less than 6 months before screening b.NYHA Class III or IV congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias or uncontrolled blood pressure c. Clinically significant ECG d. Known infection with HIV, hepatitis B,or hepatitis C, unless curative therapy completed for hepatitis C with negative PCR for HCV RNA e. Significant hepatic (AST/ALT > 2X upper limit of normal) or renal disease (creatinine clearance <39 mL/min) f. Significant psychiatric history including mood disorders and alcohol or substance abuse within the last year g. A current C-SSRS score of 4 or 5 at screening or history of suicide attempt at any time during the past year h. Clinically significant impaired balance or is considered at increased risk for falls i. Symptomatic orthostatic hypotension.
  16. . Treatment with an investigational agent within 30 days prior to the first dose of CX-8998 or planning to receive an investigational agent during the study.

Locations

  • University of California San Diego not yet accepting patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • Pacific Research Network accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92103 United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Cavion, Inc.
ID
NCT03101241
Phase
Phase 2
Lead Scientist
Fatta Nahab
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
January 2, 2018