A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Single-attack Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Oral Ubrogepant in the Acute Treatment of Migraine With or Without Aura in Children and Adolescents (Ages 6-17)

  • End date
    May 5, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
Updated on 21 October 2022
acute treatment
severe headache
migraine in children


Migraine is a common neurological disorder typically characterized by attacks of throbbing, moderate to severe headache, often associated with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine is extremely common and disabling in children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how safe and effective ubrogepant is in the acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents.

Ubrogepant is a drug approved for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. Children and adolescents (aged 6-17 years) with a history of migraine will be enrolled. The study will include 2 cohorts of participants - PK Cohort and Main Study (non-PK cohort). Participants aged 6-11 years in the PK Cohort will receive Dose A or Dose B of Ubrogepant for PK analysis to determine dose selection for the main study. In the main study, after dose selection, children aged 6-11 years will be randomized to receive either low or high dose of Ubrogepant or placebo. There is a 1 in 3 chance that a participant will be assigned to placebo. Adolescents aged 12-17 years will be randomized to receive either low or high dose of Ubrogepant or placebo with a 1 in 3 chance of placebo assignment.

For qualifying migraine attacks, participants will receive oral tablets of the double-blind study intervention. There will be an option to take a second dose of double-blind study intervention (identical to initial dose), or rescue medication, 2 to 24 hours after the initial dose, for headache of moderate/severe intensity. Around 1059 participants will be enrolled in the study in approximately 120 sites in the United States. The study duration will be up to 6 months.

There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, checking for side effects and completing questionnaires.

Condition Migraine
Treatment Ubrogepant, Placebo-matching Ubrogepant
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05125302
Last Modified on21 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

A history of migraine with or without aura consistent with a diagnosis according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3) for at least 6 months
By history, the participant's migraines typically last between 3 and 72 hours if untreated or treated unsuccessfully and migraine episodes are separated by at least 48 hours of headache pain freedom
History of 1 to 14 migraine attacks per month with moderate to severe headache in each of the 2 months prior to screening (Visit 1)
Current or past use of at least 1 oral medication (over-the-counter medication or prescription medication) for the acute treatment of migraine
For main study participants, treatment of a qualifying migraine with single-blind placebo during the screening period and completion of 2-hour headache pain assessment
Weight is ≥ 20 kg (44 pounds) and < 135 kg (298 pounds)
Per investigator judgment, participant is able to swallow or can learn to swallow study intervention
The participant is able to understand and complete the study questionnaires and eDiary. Participants who need assistance with reading the assessments may be assisted by a parent or guardian

Exclusion Criteria

Any clinically significant hematologic, endocrine, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular or neurologic disease
In the opinion of the investigator, other confounding pain syndromes, confounding psychiatric conditions, or other significant neurological disorders other than migraine
History of malignancy in the 5 years prior to Visit 1
History of any prior gastrointestinal conditions (eg, diarrhea syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease) that may affect the absorption or metabolism of the study intervention
Significant risk of self-harm, based on clinical interview and responses on the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), or of harm to others; participants must be excluded if they report suicidal ideation with intent, with or without a plan, (ie, Type 4 or 5 on the C-SSRS) in the past 6 months or report suicidal behavior in the last 6 months prior to Visit 1 or Visit 2 assessments
At Visit 1, current alcohol or drug abuse or dependence per investigator's judgment
For main study participants, no headache at the 2-hour post dose assessment after taking single-blind placebo for a qualifying migraine during screening period (ie, placebo responder)
A current diagnosis of chronic migraine as defined by ICHD-3
Participants who overuse medication for migraine defined as use of opioids or barbiturates > 2 days/month, triptans or ergots ≥ 10 days/month, simple analgesics (eg, aspirin, NSAIDs, acetaminophen) ≥ 15 days/month or any combination of triptans, ergots, or simple analgesics (eg, aspirin, NSAIDs, acetaminophen) ≥ 10 days/month in the 3 months prior to Visit 1 per investigator's judgment
Difficulty distinguishing migraine headache from tension-type or other headaches
Has a history of migraine aura with diplopia or impairment of level of consciousness, hemiplegic migraine, or retinal migraine as defined by ICHD-3
Has a current diagnosis of new persistent daily headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalgia (eg, cluster headache), or painful cranial neuropathy as defined by ICHD-3
Required in-hospital (excluding emergency department visits) treatment for migraines 3 or more times in the 6 months prior to Visit 1
Requirement for any medication (eg, barbiturates) or diet (eg, grapefruit juice) that is on the list of prohibited concomitant medications that cannot be discontinued or switched to an allowable, alternative medication at Visit 1
Previous exposure, within the last 6 months, to injectable monoclonal antibodies blocking the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway
History of hypersensitivity or clinically significant adverse reaction to a CGRP receptor antagonist or hypersensitivity to any component of the study interventions, ubrogepant or placebo
Currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within 30 days prior to Visit 1
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