Last updated on February 2020

Safety and Efficacy of TUDCA as add-on Treatment in Patients Affected by ALS

Brief description of study

This is a Phase III, multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Tauroursodeoxycholic (TUDCA) as add-on Treatment in Patients Affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Detailed Study Description

Enrolled patients will be randomized to one of two treatment arms: TUDCA or identical placebo by oral route. The randomization will be performed in a ratio one to one for the two arms.

TUDCA will be administered orally at the dose of 1 g twice daily (2 g daily) for 18 months. Patients will be taking also riluzole at the dose of 50 mg twice daily (100 mg daily).

Patient randomization will take place after a screening (lead-in) period of 12 weeks (3 months) with 3 assessments at 6-week intervals. Clinical assessments during the trial phase will be performed every three months. This will allow measuring the progression rate before and after starting treatment (either active or placebo).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03800524

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