I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Mar 12

BMC Neurol



Opicapone versus placebo in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease patients with end-of-dose motor fluctuation-associated pain: rationale and design of the randomised, double-blind OCEAN (OpiCapone Effect on motor fluctuations and pAiN) trial.


Chaudhuri RK, Odin P, Ferreira JJ, Antonini A, Rascol O, Kurtis MM, Storch A, Bannister K, Soares-da-Silva P, Costa R, Magalhães D, Rocha J F
BMC Neurol. 2022 Mar 12; 22(1):88.
PMID: 35279112.


Optimisation of dopaminergic therapy may alleviate fluctuation-related pain in Parkinson's disease (PD). Opicapone (OPC) is a third-generation, once-daily catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor shown to be generally well tolerated and efficacious in reducing OFF-time in two pivotal trials in patients with PD and end-of-dose motor fluctuations. The OpiCapone Effect on motor fluctuations and pAiN (OCEAN) trial aims to investigate the efficacy of OPC 50 mg in PD patients with end-of-dose motor fluctuations and associated pain, when administered as adjunctive therapy to existing treatment with levodopa/dopa decarboxylase inhibitor (DDCi).