IIH Drug Trial - New IIH Research in the UK

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IIH Drug Trial - New IIH Research in the UK

Post by iih » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:46 pm

For many years, Acetazolamide has been the primary medication offered to patients diagnosed with IIH. Clinicians tell us that approximately 50% of patients cannot tolerate the medication. A new drug trial has started and is recruiting now at Birmingham (UK) to look at a new medication to treat IIH symptoms.

The trial will be assessing the therapeutic efficacy of an 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 inhibitor (AZD4017) in IIH. Through a partnership between AstraZeneca and University of Birmingham they will conduct a randomised, blinded, clinical study (24 patients) to look at the effectiveness, safety and side effects of AZD4017 in the treatment of IIH. Patients will undergo a series of investigations to assess intracranial pressure (through a lumbar puncture), vision and headaches at the start and end of the 3 month study.

Trustees of IIH UK sit as the patient representatives on the trial steering committees. Please visit the IIH UK website for further information. http://www.iih.org.uk/research

NOTE: Recruitment for this trial has now ended. Results will be published to the IIH UK Website when available.

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