Improving the Treatment of Acute Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis Through Intranasal Methylprednisolone Administration (IN-DXM-EMRR)

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National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM )

Status and phase

Invitation-only
Phase 2

Conditions

Methylprednisolone
Patients With an Active Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
Intranasal Administration

Treatments

Drug: Nasal Methylprednisolone (MT)
Other: IV Methylprednisolone administration

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06223074
BD2012-34CEC

Details and patient eligibility

About

This Clinical Trial evaluates the nasal administration of Methylprednisolone as a treatment strategy for Acute Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis

Full description

This is a prospective, comparative, randomized, double-blind study adhered to the principles established by the Helsinki Declaration, including informed consent. Patients with a diagnosis of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INNN) that are coursing with acute recurrency will be included. The recruited patients will be organized into two paired groups of 40 patients each, of which group 1 will receive 1g IV methylprednisolone, and group 2 will receive the intranasal dose equivalent to 1g of IV methylprednisolone. Clinical symptoms will be measured with the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and data will be complemented with results of clinical tests, general laboratories and serum concentration of MP and inflammatory markers. Adverse effects in each group will also be identified and quantified. Statistical analysis: descriptive, assumption of normality, bivariate comparison of means and multivariate, in addition to intention to treat.

Enrollment

80 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age between 18 and 65 years.
  • Diagnosis of RRMS with an evolution from diagnosis of 3 months to 10 years.
  • Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) from 1 to 6 (grade 6 includes patients with unilateral aid to ambulate)
  • No contraindication for the administration of MP.
  • Agree to participate in the study by means of a signed informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Intake of anti-inflammatory steroids in the last 3 days.
  • Patients with active bacterial, viral or fungal infections or undergoing treatment.
  • Patients with hypertension.
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Patients with hypo or hyperthyroidism.
  • Patients with glaucoma.
  • Patients with neoplasms.
  • Diagnosis of systemic diseases such as: cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, etc.
  • Patients with suspected or confirmed pregnancy by means of serum or urinary laboratory tests.
  • Breastfeeding patients.
  • Patients with a history of resistance to glucocorticoids.
  • Patients with a history of severe adverse reactions to glucocorticoids.
  • Patients with a history of hyposmia or anosmia.
  • Patients diagnosed with active sinusitis.
  • Patients with allergic rhinitis.
  • Patients with upper respiratory tract infections.
  • deviated septum
  • History of nasal surgery.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

80 participants in 2 patient groups

Standard Intravenous Methylprednisolone treatment in relapsing-remittent multiple sclerosis
Active Comparator group
Description:
Intravenous methylprednisolone is the standard treatment for a multiple sclerosis relapse. Thus, 40 randomly enrolled patients aged 18-65 years with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that assist to the hospital and confirmed with a relapse, will be treated with intravenous methylprednisolone, 1000 mg, once a day for 3 days for moderate relapses or 5 days for severe ones. A written informed consent will be obtained from each participant or a legal representative whenever the participant could not provide consent.
Treatment:
Other: IV Methylprednisolone administration
Intranasal Methylprednisolone administration in relapsing-remittent multiple sclerosis
Experimental group
Description:
Nasal Methylprednisolone Administration For this group, 40 randomly enrolled patients aged 18-65 years with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that assist to the hospital and confirmed with a relapse, will be treated with intranasal methylprednisolone administration (1000 mg once a day for 3 days for moderate relapses or 5 days for severe ones) using a Mucosal Atomization Device (MAD Nasal). A written informed consent will be obtained from each participant or a legal representative whenever the participant could not provide consent
Treatment:
Drug: Nasal Methylprednisolone (MT)

Trial documents
2

Trial contacts and locations

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