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    EudraCT Number:2009-015859-24
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:Zon-001
    National Competent Authority:Sweden - MPA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2009-10-22
    Trial results
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedSweden - MPA
    A.2EudraCT number2009-015859-24
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Effect of zonisamide-induced weight reduction compared to nCPAP in patients with sleep apnoea
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberZon-001
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorThe Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D. name Zonegran
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderEisai Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationSweden
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNZONISAMIDE
    D.3.9.1CAS number 68291-97-4
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typerange
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100-300
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboCapsule, hard
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    The objective is to explore the efficacy of pharmacological weight reduction compared with CPAP treatment in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 12.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10055577
    E.1.2Term Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to explore the efficacy of pharmacological weight reduction on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by assessment of apnoea/hypopnea index (AHI) using calculated effective change in AHI score as the primary variable. The effect will be expressed in terms of apnea alleviation after zonisamide or CPAP
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objective is to investigate the direct effect of zonisamide vs. placebo on sleep disordered breathing (AHI score) after short-term (4 weeks) treatment.

    Other secondary objectives include the effect on other markers of sleep apnea like oxygen desaturation, mean overnight oxygenation, sleep quality (by polysomnographic assessment), daytime sleepiness, daytime cognitive function, patient-reported outcomes, blood pressure and effects on metabolic markers after short- and long-term treatment.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Provision of informed consent prior to any study specific procedures
    2. Males/females 18 to 75 years
    3. An Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI)>15 and an Epworth Sleepiness Scale score (ESS)>6
    4. Body mass index (BMI) between >27 and <35 kg/m2 (mild to moderate)
    5. Clinically normal physical findings and laboratory values, as judged by the investigator
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Hypersensitivity to sulfonamides or zonisamide.
    2. History of severe allergy/hypersensitivity or ongoing allergy/hypersensitivity
    3. Subjects with a seizure disorder
    4. Clinically significant renal (serum creatinine >2.0 mg/dL or >130 mol/L), neurological, metabolic (e.g. Type 1 or 2 diabetes), haematological or hepatic disease (ASAT or ALAT >2 times the upper limit of normal).
    5. Subjects who have taken any weight loss medications (prescription or over-the-counter) within one month prior to Enrollment
    6. Subjects with occupations designated as high risk or safety sensitive including patients who have to handle complex machinery or are professional drivers where there may be an increased risk for work or traffic accidents.
    7. Unstable angina pectoris, unstable hypertension (diastolic blood pressure above 100 on treatment for more than 3 months), diabetes (fasting plasma glucose above 7 mmoles/l)
    8. Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
    9. Myocardial infarction or coronary vessel intervention within the previous 6 months period
    10. Subjects with uncontrolled hypertension (defined as a diastolic blood pressure 100 mmHg and/or a systolic blood pressure ≥180 mmHg with or without medication). Hypertensive subjects on medications must have been on the same dose of the same antihypertensive medication for at least two months prior to Enrollment.
    11. Previously diagnosed or treated clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia
    12. Clinically significant chronic pulmonary or gastrointestinal disease
    13. Clinical history of depression as judged by the investigator or other previous or present clinically significant psychiatric disease
    14. Pregnancy or lactation. Women of childbearing potential should use effective birth control prior to and during the study
    15. Suspected or confirmed poor compliance
    16. Alcohol or drug abuse during the last year
    17. Subjects with any other significant condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, could interfere with participation in the study.
    18. Severe nocturnal hypoxia defined as more than 10 episodes with an oxygen desaturation exceeding 50% or signs of lacking resaturation between desaturations on previous recordings according to investigators judgement.
    19. Participation in another clinical study during the last 6 months
    20. Inability to understand and complete the questionnaires
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint will be expressed in terms of apnea alleviation after zonisamide or CPAP.

    Calculated and estimated measures of sleep apnea reduction:
    • Apnea/hypopnea alleviation which describes the total calculated number of apneas/hypopneas on treatment. In nCPAP treated patients alleviation is calculated after adjustment for treatment efficacy and user time (CPAP meter reader).
    • User time is adjusted for habitual number of sleep hours (sleep diary).
    • In the drug treatment group apnea/hypopnea alleviation is expressed as remaining AHI after treatment (PSG recording at 6 months) assuming that weight reduction/direct effect reached provides a similar effect on sleep apnea for every night and each hour slept (This measure is related to loss of body weight and hence independent of absolute compliance with drug unless there is a significant direct effect of the drug treatment).
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety No
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Comparative vs. CPAP
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E. trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E. trial design description
    Two of three arms are double blinded (Zonisamid/placebo). One arm (CPAP) is open
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E. description
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    End of study is defined as”the last visit of the last subject undergoing the clinical study”
    A study termination telephone call will occur within 7-10 days after completion of the final study visit, will include follow up of any adverse events.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state90
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 90
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    After study termination decision of continues treatment will be discussed with the patients. Conventional treatment with CPAP and/or dental device will be suggested.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2010-02-24
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2010-02-15
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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