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Sacramento, California 95817


Purpose:

A new drug called 3,4-Diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP) is currently under investigation for treatment of the symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). This is an expanded access trial, which means that although data from this study will be collected and reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)and the drug manufacturer, this is not a formal study of drug in LEMS. If you decide volunteer, you will be evaluated by a neurologist to determine your eligibility to receive 3, 4-DAP by a review of your medical history, medication regimen (the medications you are taking) and a neurological examination. If you are a female of child-bearing potential, a serum pregnancy test will be done to ensure that you are not pregnant. Once it is determined that this treatment is appropriate for your care, you will begin taking 3, 4 DAP by mouth in slowly increasing doses. Treatment will begin with 5mg three times a day, as clinically needed, and if tolerated. You will be monitored for strength and side effects by routine clinic visits at initial intervals of once a month, increasing to intervals of every 6 months as permitted. Blood will be drawn (approximately 1 tablespoon) at every clinic visit or as often as the investigator deems necessary to assess your liver/kidney function and blood counts. You will have an EKG (a test to see how your heart is functioning) at your first study visit, after 6 months of taking 3,4 DAP and again every 2 years. Treatment will be continued indefinitely if a good clinical response is achieved. This study is planned to last indefinitely. The dosage of 3, 4DAP is individually adjusted. The usual range is 10-15 mg 3-4 times per day for the full effect and will increase by 50% every two weeks to 10-15 mg three to six times a day, as needed and if tolerated. Dosages above the full effect level will not provide an additional benefit and should not be used. 3, 4 DAP is a convulsant (causes seizures). A total of 100 mg/day is the maximum dosage allowed.


Study summary:

Patients with clinically-confirmed LEMS will receive 3, 4-DAP by mouth in slowly increasing doses. Treatment will begin with 5 mg, three times a day and will increase by 50% every two weeks to 10-15 mg, three to six times a day, as clinically needed, and if tolerated. Patients will be monitored for strength and side effects via routine out-patient clinic visits at initial intervals of 1 month, increasing to intervals of 6 months as permitted. Results of treatment and adverse events will be reported to the FDA. Treatment will be continued indefinitely if a good clinical response is achieved and side effects are tolerable.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Be 18 years or older, diagnosed with LEMS - If female, have negative pregnancy test and if premenopausal, be willing to practice an effective form of birth control during the study. Exclusion Criteria: - Is known to have a sensitivity to 3, 4 DAP - Has a history of past or current seizures - Has a history of past or current severe asthma - Is believed by the investigator to be unable to comply with the protocol - Unable to give informed consent


NCT ID:

NCT00704925


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
David Richman, MD
University of California, Davis

Janelle Butters, RN
Phone: 916-734-6276
Email: jbutters@ucdavis.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Sacramento, California 95817
United States

Janelle Butters, RN
Phone: 916-734-6276
Email: jbutters@ucdavis.edu

Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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