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For full trial details, please see the original record at https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT05046522




Registration number
NCT05046522
Ethics application status
Date submitted
8/09/2021
Date registered
16/09/2021
Date last updated
16/09/2021

Titles & IDs
Public title
A Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of PEA Compared to Placebo for Reducing Pain Severity and Duration of Migraines.
Scientific title
A Double-blind Randomised Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Orally-dosed Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) Compared to Placebo for Reducing Pain Severity and Duration of Migraines in Otherwise Healthy Participants Aged 18 Years and Older.
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
MIGLEV-21
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Migraine 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Neurological 0 0 0 0
Other neurological disorders

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Palmitoylethanolamide sold as Levagen +
Treatment: Drugs - Placebo comparator - maltodextrin and microcrystalline cellulose mix

Experimental: Palmitoylethanolamide sold as Levagen + - Palmitoylethanolamide in capsule form - taken as a 700mg (2 x 350mg) dosage at onset of migraine and if unresolved at 2 hours post onset a second dose of 700mg (2 x 350mg)

Placebo Comparator: A comparator placebo capsule - Maltodextrin and microcrystalline cellulose mix - A comparator capsule taken as a 700mg (2 x 350mg) dosage at onset of migraine and if unresolved at 2 hours post onset a second dose of 700mg (2 x 350mg)


Treatment: Drugs: Palmitoylethanolamide sold as Levagen +
Investigational product to be taken as a 700mg (2 x 350mg) dosage at onset of migraine. If unresolved at 2 hours post onset of migraine, a second dose of 700mg (2 x 350mg) is to be taken.

Treatment: Drugs: Placebo comparator - maltodextrin and microcrystalline cellulose mix
Placebo product to be taken as a 700mg (2 x 350mg) dosage at onset of migraine. If unresolved at 2 hours post onset of migraine, a second dose of 700mg (2 x 350mg) is to be taken.

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Reduction in migraine pain/severity as assessed by VAS for pain Migraine Pain/Severity - Change in migraine pain/severity as assessed by Visual Analog Scale for pain
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Baseline (onset of migraine), 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 30 minutes, 3 hours, 3 hour 30 minutes, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours and 8 hours (primary endpoint).
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Migraine Duration - Change in migraine duration
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Baseline (onset of migraine), 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 30 minutes, 3 hours, 3 hour 30 minutes, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours and 8 hours (primary endpoint).
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Pain relief medication use - Change in pain relief medication use
Timepoint [2] 0 0
Baseline (onset of migraine), 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 30 minutes, 3 hours, 3 hour 30 minutes, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours and 8 hours (primary endpoint).

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- Adults aged over 18

- No recent history (within 2 years) of clinically significant medical conditions
including, but not limited to, malignancy (and treatment for malignancy),
cardiovascular, neurological, psychiatric, renal, immunological, endocrine (including
uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease) or haematological abnormalities that are
uncontrolled*.

- Participant's full agreement and ability to consent to participation in the study

- At least 1 migraine (not headache) episode every 2 months as classified according to
the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (ICHD3) for
migraines published by the International Headache Society as detailed in section
"Classification"

- Access to a computer or smartphone for completing online questionnaires and events.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
- Use of long-term medication (unless for controlled medical condition as above)

- Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or lactating women^

- Chronic past and/or current alcohol use (greater than 14 alcoholic drinks week)

- Smokers

- Allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the active or placebo formula

- Use of preventative migraine medication

- Migraines that have reported:

- To occur on 15 or more days/month for more than 3 months, which, on at least 8
days/month, has the features of migraine headache.

- A debilitating attack lasting for more than 72 hours.

- A seizure

- A medical condition will be considered uncontrolled if the participant
reports ongoing treatment, a change of either medication type or dose in the
past 3 months or any change in symptoms within the past 3 months.

- Any person suspecting they may be pregnant (e.g. missed period, nausea,
fatigue) will be directed to attend their GP for a pregnancy test prior
to enrolment in the trial.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s


The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
QLD
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
RDC Global Pty Ltd - Brisbane
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
4006 - Brisbane

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry
Name
RDC Clinical Pty Ltd
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
This is a double-blind randomised controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of
orally-dosed Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) compared to placebo for reducing pain severity and
duration of migraines in otherwise healthy participants aged 18 years and older.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT05046522
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 0 0
David Briskey, PhD
Address 0 0
RDC Global Pty Ltd
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 0 0
Amanda Rao, PhD
Address 0 0
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
+61 414 488 559
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
amanda@rdcglobal.com.au
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
For IPD and results data, please see https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT05046522