Perampanel Single Ascending Dose Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Biomarker Study in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Study Purpose:

To evaluate if transcranial magnetic stimulation can be used as a biomarker in Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Study Status:

Not recruiting


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Study Type:


Type of Intervention:

Drug, N/A

Intervention Name:

Perampanel, Placebo




Phase 1

Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):

Bjorn E Oskarsson, MD, Mayo Clinic ID:


Neals Affiliated?


Coordinating Center Contact Information

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224 United States

Full Study Summary:

To measure the effect on motor threshold (MT) by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) after a single dose of perampanel at two dose levels.

Study Sponsor:

Mayo Clinic

Estimated Enrollment:


Estimated Study Start Date:

12 / 04 / 2018

Estimated Study Completion Date:

09 / 01 / 2020

Posting Last Modified Date:

09 / 29 / 2020

Date Study Added to

01 / 04 / 2019

Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:

70 Years

Can participants use Riluzole?


Inclusion Criteria:

1. A probable laboratory supported, probable or definitive ALS diagnosis by revised El Escorial criteria.

2. Sporadic or familial ALS.

3. Ages of 18-70.

4. Agree to use reliable contraception

5. Randomization will occur after a baseline MT has been established; any subject in whom a MT cannot be established will be excluded.

6. Caregiver willing to report adverse behavioral events. -

Exclusion Criteria:

1. History of epilepsy.

2. Significant laboratory abnormality (AST or alanine aminotransferase >3x upper limit of normal, or glomerular filtration rate <60)

3. History of aggressive behavior.

4. Subject unwilling to abstain from alcohol for 2 weeks after each dosing.

5. History of drug abuse in the last 5 years

6. Other severe medical conditions, including psychiatric conditions, which would cause an increased risk in the opinion of the investigator, including but not limited to renal failure and liver failure.

7. Skull defect or other physical contraindication for TMS

8. Pacemaker or implanted defibrillator

9. Inability to take study capsule by mouth

Females only: Subject is pregnant [as confirmed by a positive serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test for females of reproductive potential (FRP) only], subject is breastfeeding, or subject is of reproductive potential and does not agree to follow use of reliable contraception.


Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, Florida 32224
United States