Study of Parkinson's Early Stage With Deferiprone (SKY)

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Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease

Treatments

Drug: Placebo
Drug: Deferiprone

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT02728843
LA48-0215

Details and patient eligibility

About

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of deferiprone, an iron-chelating drug, in patients with Parkinson's disease. Participants will be randomized to receive one of four different dosages of deferiprone or placebo, and will take the assigned study product twice a day for nine months.

Full description

This study will enroll 140 patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease within the last 3 years and are currently taking antiparkinsonian medication. There are four dosage cohorts, with patients in each cohort receiving either deferiprone tablets or placebo. At the baseline visit, participants will be randomized to a dosage cohort and to either active product or placebo within that cohort, and will take the assigned study product twice-daily for 9 months. They will come back to the study site for assessments at Months 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9, and will need to have their blood count checked weekly, at either the study site or a local laboratory.

Enrollment

140 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Male or female aged ≥18 to < 80 years
  • Body weight ≥60 kg but ≤100 kg
  • Parkinson's disease diagnosed
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1.5 x 10^9/L (≥1.0 x 10^9/L for Black population) at screening
  • On a stable dose for at least 3 months prior to the screening visit of any of the following treatments at an L-dopa equivalent daily dose of up to 600 mg:
  • Dopaminergic agonist alone
  • L-dopa alone
  • Combination therapy with dopaminergic agonist and L-dopa
  • Rasagiline
  • At an early stage of the disease, without motor fluctuations and/or L-dopa-induced dyskinesia

Exclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of Parkinson's disease more than 3 years prior to screening visit
  • Hoehn and Yahr stage ≥ 3
  • Atypical or secondary Parkinsonism without dopa-sensitivity (e.g., vascular parkinsonism, supranuclear palsy, multisystem atrophy)
  • Progressing Axis I psychiatric disorders (psychosis, hallucinations, compulsive disorders, substance addiction, bipolar disorder, severe depression, anxiety) as assessed in a semi-structured interview in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Not stabilized in terms of the current antiparkinsonian therapeutic regimen: already requires dose adaptation and/or is likely to require any change in dopamine therapy over the duration of the trial
  • Current treatment with bromocriptine
  • Current treatment with any antiparkinsonian drug other than those listed in the inclusion criteria
  • Current treatment with coenzyme Q10 or idebenone. (Patients who are on these medications but stop taking them at least 2 weeks prior to baseline may be enrolled.)
  • Current use of a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system. (Patients who previously had a DBS system but have had it removed may be enrolled.)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

140 participants in 5 patient groups, including a placebo group

Deferiprone 300 mg
Experimental group
Description:
One-half of a 600 mg tablet of deferiprone twice a day, for a total daily dosage of 600 mg
Treatment:
Drug: Deferiprone
Deferiprone 600 mg
Experimental group
Description:
One 600 mg tablet of deferiprone twice a day, for a total daily dosage of 1200 mg
Treatment:
Drug: Deferiprone
Deferiprone 900 mg
Experimental group
Description:
One and a half 600 mg tablets of deferiprone twice a day, for a total daily dosage of 1800 mg
Treatment:
Drug: Deferiprone
Deferiprone 1200 mg
Experimental group
Description:
Two 600 mg tablets of deferiprone twice a day, for a total daily dosage of 2400 mg
Treatment:
Drug: Deferiprone
Placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Depending on dosage cohort, either one half-tablet, one tablet, one and a half tablets, or two tablets of placebo, twice a day
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo

Trial documents
3

Trial contacts and locations

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