Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Expanded Access Protocol of BHV-0223 for Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Official Title: 
BHV-0223 Expanded Access Protocol in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Brief Summary: 
This is an open label expanded access protocol for the treatment of up to approximately 250 adult patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who have difficulty swallowing oral riluzole tablets and may be able to derive benefit from treatment with an alternative oral formulation of riluzole.
Detailed Description: 

Riluzole is indicated in the U.S. for the treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The commercially available dosage form is a 50mg oral tablet. This expanded access protocol (EAP) is designed to provide access to a dissolving tablet formulation of riluzole designed for sublingual (SL) administration, in patients with ALS who, in the opinion and clinical judgement of the treating physician, would benefit from treatment with BHV-0223.

Available
EA Type
Treatment IND/Protocol
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Lou-Gehrigs Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Drug: Riluzole
For adult patients, one 40mg of BHV-0223, administered sublingually, on a twice daily basis (approximately every 12 hours).
Other Name: Riluzole Zydis® sublingual

Eligibility Criteria: 

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with diagnosed ALS of any type or duration

- Current or previous treatment with oral riluzole tablets, or patients who have never taken riluzole oral tablets, or patients who have successfully completed a clinical trial with BHV-0223 and were not withdrawn prematurely due to adverse events

- Swallowing difficulties, or patient or caregiver report choking one or more times per week, or investigator deems appropriate to treat with sublingual BHV-0223 because (s)he deems the patient cannot be satisfactorily treated with Rilutek®

- Adequate hepatic function

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patient with history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to riluzole oral tablets or BHV-0223

- Patient is known to have any other acute or chronic liver disease

Eligibility Gender: 
All
Eligibility Age: 
Minimum: 18 Years
Contacts: 

Early Access Care
1-888-315-5797 Ext 6
BHV0223.ExpandedAccess@earlyaccesscare.com

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
EA Number: 
Keywords: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Lou-Gehrigs Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Riluzole, Rilutek®, Sublingual, Oral formulation, Neuroprotective Agents, Administration, Sublingual, Administration, Oral, Biological Availability
MeSH Terms: 
Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Riluzole
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