Simvastatin trial for SPMS in UK recruiting

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Simvastatin trial for SPMS in UK recruiting

Post by frodo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:42 am

Recruiting, just in case anyone is interested



- We are recruiting people with secondary progressive MS (a steady progression, rather than relapses, has been the major cause of increasing disability over the last 2 years). Other key points include:

- Age 25-65, inclusive (so you can join the study so long as you do so before your 66th birthday)
Disability: participants experience some disability (hence things like walking and balance are often starting to be affected), but are still able to walk 20m with a frame / walker (on a very flat floor with a doctor walking with you!) (aka. EDSS 4.0-6.5 inclusive)

Unfortunately you cannot take part if any of the following applies:

- Primary progressive or relapsing remitting MS
- You are already taking a statin
- You are taking another “disease modifying drug”. If any new drugs become available on the NHS for SPMS during the course of the trial, however, being in the study will not stop you from being able to take them

If you are unsure about whether you are able to take part, the best thing to do is register your interest in the trial via the above link, and we can then discuss things with you.

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Re: Simvastatin trial for SPMS in UK recruiting

Post by Jaded » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 am

I was offered this but decided against it. It's a long study to find out that you've been on a placebo.

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