Trials About Laquinimod FYI
AnonymousAugust 30, 2008 at 9:24 am
Laquinimod is a novel once-daily, orally administered immunomodulatory compound that is being developed as a disease-modifying treatment for RRMS. Active Biotech developed laquinimod and licensed it to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. in June 2004. A Phase IIb study in 306 patients was recently published in The Lancet and demonstrated that an oral 0.6 mg dose of laquinimod, administered daily, significantly reduced MRI disease activity by a median of 60 percent versus placebo in RRMS patients. Laquinimod also showed consistent and robust effect on all secondary MRI endpoints. In addition, the study showed a favorable trend toward reducing annual relapse rates and the number of relapse-free patients compared with placebo. Treatment was well tolerated, with only some transient and dose-dependent increases in liver enzymes reported. Over 460 MS patients have received laquinimod in various Phase I-II clinical trials.
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In addition to the efficacy that laquinimod has shown in Phase II RRMS clinical trials, laquinimod has demonstrated potent therapeutic efficacy in preclinical models of other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Guillain Barré Syndrome, lupus and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The broad profile of efficacy in animal models of inflammatory diseases suggests that laquinimod affects a pivotal pathway of inflammation and autoimmunity. Teva expects to initiate the clinical development of laquinimod for Crohn’s disease and Lupus Nephritis in the near future.
AnonymousSeptember 1, 2008 at 12:47 am
Thanks for taking the time to post this info for us. I pray to God everyday that someone will find something that will help thousands of families who are suffering with GBS, or MS ir some other illness that is affecting so many and recognized by so few .
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