Last updated on March 2019

Safety and Efficacy of Piromelatine in Mild Alzheimer's Disease Patients (ReCOGNITION)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease
  • Age: Between 60 - 85 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient and caregiver are willing to take part in the entire study
  • Signed informed consent from the patient and the caregiver
  • Patient has a clearly documented history either in medical records or from an informant of cognitive decline over at least 6 months
  • Patient has mild probable AD as consistent with criteria established by the NIA-AA
  • CT/MRI scan with finding consisted with probable AD obtained during the last 12 months before Screening
  • Patient has an MMSE score of 21-26 (inclusive) at Screening
  • Patient has a Clinical Dementia Rating Global Score (CDR-GS) of 0.5-1 (mild dementia) at Screening
  • Patients receiving prescribed drugs for treatment of AD including acetyl cholinesterase inhibitors [eg, donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine] should be on a stable dose for at least 3 months before Screening
  • Patient has a negative drug screen (benzodiazepines or opiates) at Screening
  • Female patients must have had last natural menstruation 24 months before Screening, OR be surgically sterile
  • Male patients must agree to use of effective contraception if female partner is of childbearing potential, OR be surgically sterile

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has an alternative cause for dementia other than AD as determined by CT or MRI scan
  • Patient has evidence of any clinically significant neurodegenerative disease
  • Patient has been diagnosed with the following Axis I disorders (DSM V criteria)
  • Patient has a history of uncontrolled or untreated cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, or rheumatologic disorders within the past 5 years
  • Patient has severe pain that is likely to interfere with sleep
  • Continuous use of benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotics during the 2 weeks before Screening
  • Use of any kind of melatonin/melatonin agonist during the 2 weeks before Screening
  • Patient has known or suspected hypersensitivity to exogenous melatonin or melatonin receptor agonists
  • Patients with an irregular lifestyle or life pattern (eg, shift workers, patients likely to be jet lagged).

Recruitment Status: Closed


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