Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases


A study of Fingolimod 0.5 mg administered orally in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)

Sponsor / Funder Novartis
CI Dr Michael Lunn
UK sites London Queen Square
Contact details michael.lunn@uclh.nhs.uk
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Trial information

This is a double-blind, randomised, multicentre, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of CIDP.

Patients must be treated with IVIg, corticosteroids, or both therapies before study entry. Eligible patients will be randomised in a 1:1 ratio to receive oral Fingolimod (0.5 mg/day) or placebo.

Primary objective

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Fingolimod in the treatment of CIDP.

Data from this study will be used to support the registration of Fingolimod for treatment of CIDP.

The study will consist of 3 periods:

  • a screening period (lasting for up to 45 days)
  • a double-blind treatment period (variable duration)
  • and a follow-up period after discontinuation of study drug treatment

The duration of this study is flexible, based on pre-specified rules.

The trial should not exceed approximately three years.

Patients who complete the study will have an option to enter an extension study.