Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial
Melatonin in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
To date, there are no published data on the role of melatonin supplementation or the appropriate dose for patients with multiple sclerosis. Because of the potential benefits of melatonin, this pilot study will be an exploratory investigation to evaluate the effect of supplementing melatonin in subjects with multiple sclerosis who are taking an oral disease modifying therapy (DMT) for 6 months or longer. It is our intent that the results of this study will support the rationale and be a prelude to a larger trial which can focus on clinical efficacy of melatonin therapy outcomes.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the change in 24 hour urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (6SMT) collected for 24 hours in two twelve hour sessions. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the change in serum morning melatonin level. In addition, quality of life (QOL) measures will be assessed including the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS), Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS-29), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Clinical objectives include the number of relapses during the trial and a change in the Patient Determined Disease Steps (PDDS) & Performance Scales (PS).
The pilot study is a one-year randomized, rater- and dose-blinded trial evaluating the potential role of melatonin in subjects with relapsing multiple sclerosis who have been taking a stable dose of an oral disease modifying therapy (DMT) for at least 6 months. The oral DMTs include dimethyl fumarate, fingolimod, teriflunomide, diroximel fumarate, siponimod, and ozanimod. Thirty subjects with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis who meet all of the eligibility criteria will be enrolled at Providence Neurological Specialties in Portland, Oregon.
Male and female subjects with relapsing forms of MS who have been on a stable dose of dimethyl fumarate, fingolimod, teriflunomide, diroximel fumarate, siponimod, or ozanimod for 6 months or longer
Confirmed diagnosis of Relapsing MS
Women of childbearing potential must employ proven methods to prevent pregnancy during the course of the trial; the acceptable method will be left to the judgment of the investigator
Not pregnant or lactating
No evidence of significant cognitive or psychiatric disorder
Able to understand the purpose and risks of the study
Must be willing to sign an informed consent and follow the protocol requirements
Use of melatonin within 30 days of enrollment
The addition of any sleep aide or change in dose within 30 days of enrollment or during the trial
The addition or change in dose of Vitamin D within 30 days of enrollment or during the trial
Change in DMT during the trial
Steroid therapy within 30 days of enrollment
Use of anticoagulation at the time of enrollment and during the trial
The addition of an antidepressant is not allowed during the study period; if on an antidepressant at screening, the dose must be stable 30 days prior to enrollment and dose changes are prohibited during the study
The addition or change in dose of any stimulants, including but not limited to, amantadine, armodafinil, methylphenidate, or modafinil within 30 days of enrollment or during the trial
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Portland Oregon, 97225, United States
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