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Rochester, New York 14620


The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of varying dosage of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) versus a placebo in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients with early, untreated PD.

Study summary:

Four groups of 20 subjects/group of subjects will be randomly assigned to receive CoQ10 (at doses of 300, 600 or 1200 mg/day) or matching placebo. A subject must have early PD that does not require treatment. A subject will be evaluated at a Screening Visit, a Baseline Visit (after which the subject begins to take the study drug) and visits at 1, 4, 8, 12, and 16 months after the baseline visit. The subject will be followed until she/he needs treatment with levodopa or for a maximum of 16 months. Because CoQ10 is a component of the mitochondria (the part of a cell that makes energy), blood samples will be taken at the baseline visit and the last visit to study mitochondrial function.


Inclusion Criteria: - The subjects must have the three cardinal features of PD: slowness of movement, resting tremor and rigidity. The signs of PD must be greater on one side. Exclusion Criteria: - Disorders that mimic PD. - Other serious medical problems.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Clifford W. Shults, M.D.
University of California, San Diego

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Location Contact:

Rochester, New York 14620
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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