A Study to Assess FLX-787 in Subjects With Motor Neuron Disease Experiencing Muscle Cramps.

Overview

  • Study type

    Interventional
  • Study phase

    II
  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 17-005363
    NCT ID: NCT03196375
    Sponsor Protocol Number: FLX-787-203

About this study

The COMMEND Study will assess the safety and effectiveness of FLX-787 in men and women with Motor Neuron Disease [including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)] experiencing muscle cramps. Participants will be asked to take two study products during the course of the study. One of these study products will be a placebo. Approximately 120 participants in approximately 30 study centers across the United States are expected to take part. Participants will be in the study for approximately 3 months and visit the study clinic 3 times.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) [including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)]
  • Expected survival > 6 months
  • Weekly muscle cramping (defined as: a sustained muscle contraction that's most often painful and lasts seconds to minutes)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of major gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, active peptic ulcer disease, or significant gastroesophageal reflux disease (i.e., not well-controlled on antacids or proton pump inhibitors), or oral or esophageal lesions/ulcers
  • Presence of laryngospasm or significant swallowing problems
  • Presence of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or G-tube
  • Unable or unwilling to discontinue medications for cramps and/or opiates
  • Inability to tolerate a spicy sensation in the mouth or stomach
  • Actively using illicit drugs or history of chronic substance abuse within the past year prior to screening, including abuse of alcohol
  • Intention to change the current level of tobacco use or use of nicotine-containing products (i.e., new smokers or those actively trying to quit may not enrolled)
  • Participated in a clinical study (except natural history studies without administration of an investigational product) within 30 days prior to screening

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kathleen Kennelly, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Pamela Desaro CCRP

(904)953-7720

Desaro.Pamela@mayo.edu