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Histaminergic Basis of Central Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis - A Novel Approach

Principal Investigator

Kottil Rammohan

Clinical Trial ID

Institutional Protocol # 20161186
National Clinical Trials Identifier NCT03266965

Clinical Trial Summary


Phase 1

Funding Agency/Sponsor



Multiple Sclerosis

Enrollment Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria for Healthy Volunteers:
1. Male or female subjects between the ages of 18 and 60 will be eligible.
2. Subjects should be in good physical health without history of chronic illness and
should be generally considered healthy.
3. Spouses or caregivers of patients with MS would be encouraged to participate.
Inclusion Criteria for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS):
1. Patients with MS regardless of the disease type, who experience severe fatigue will be
eligible to participate.
2. Fatigue Severity Score of >/= 4.0 will qualify as long as all other inclusion /
exclusion criteria are met.
3. Established MS by McDonald Criteria - 2010 Revision (24). Relapse Remitting (RR) and
progressive forms of MS are eligible
4. Severe fatigue that has lasted greater than 6 months
5. Clinically stable on a current therapy with any Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT)
Exclusion Criteria for Healthy Volunteers:
1. Adults unable to give informed consent due to cognitive impairment or mental
2. Children below the age of consent
3. Pregnant women
4. Prisoners
5. History of chronic disorders like hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, depression,
hypothyroidism etc. that require chronic treatment
6. Known chronic fatigue syndrome
7. Blood disorders or coagulopathy
8. Chronic allergies or history of asthma.
9. Using antihistamines, bronchodilators or H2 blockers for hyperacidity
10. Using medications for sleep, or known sleep disorders
11. Any medication or condition deemed unsuitable by the PI
Exclusion Criteria for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS):
1. Adults unable to give informed consent due to cognitive impairment or mental
2. Children below the age of consent
3. Pregnant women
4. Prisoners
5. Systemic disorders known to cause fatigue such as severe anemia, infections, chronic
systemic infectious or inflammatory disorders, including known autoimmune disorders.
6. Chronic fatigue syndrome
7. Hypothyroidism
8. Systemic malignancy
9. Undergoing chemotherapy
10. Depression
11. Sleep disorders including narcolepsy, excessive day-time sleep.
12. History of substance abuse
13. Excessive consumption of coffee or over-the-counter stimulants
14. Concomitant medications of amantadine, methylphenidate, amphetamines, pemoline,
barbiturates, tizanidine, Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) inhibitors,
benzodiazepines, barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, H2 blockers
for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
(SSRIs) and any other medication that in the opinion of the PI should be excluded.
15. Patients who were using modafinil for treatment of fatigues prior to the study may
participate but will be required to undergo a washout of 2 weeks prior to entry into
the trial.

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Contact Information

Study Contact Neurology Research
Phone Number 305-243-2647
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