Clinical Trial 13131

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


Study Summary:

Volunteer for a new Restless Leg Syndrome Research Study

Coastal Carolina Research Center is seeking volunteers for a research study for the treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome otherwise known as RLS. RLS and the sensations that it presents such as “creepy-crawly, itching, pulling, and tugging” can be very detrimental to a person’s qualify of life and may cause difficulty in falling or staying asleep. No single medicine works for everyone who has RLS and frequently it may take several trial runs and changes in medicines and dosages to find the best approach for each individual. Sometimes, a medicine will work for a while and then stop working.

The purpose of this study is determine how effective the investigational medication is at reducing the frequency and severity of RLS symptoms, including improvement in sleep and how it generally helps with discomfort and providing relief. The study medication is a long acting formulation of a pain medication used in Europe, but it is not approved for use in the United States.

To be considered for participation in this research study, you must be 18 to 70 years of age and have been experienced RLS symptoms more then 6 months. Medical staff at my office will review additional criteria with you to determine if you’re eligible.

If you are eligible and decide to participate, you can expect 8 visits over approximately 14 weeks. Qualified participants will receive all study related care at no cost including:

  • Study medication
  • Physical Exams
  • Lab work
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
Monetary compensation up to $670 is available for time and travel expenses.


Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.