for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Irvine, California and other locations
study started



This EAP will provide access to pridopidine for up to 200 patients with ALS who are ineligible for clinical trials. Pridopidine will be given at a dose of 45 mg twice daily p.o. (or via feeding tube).

Each patient will be followed for 2 years with regularly scheduled visits. The screening and baseline visits will be performed in person; subsequent visits may occur in person or remotely. Recommended in-person visits will occur at Weeks 12, 52, 78, and end of treatment (Week 104 or early termination). If the patient is unable to complete the visits in person, these visits may also be completed remotely.

Official Title

A Second Intermediate-Size Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) for Pridopidine in People With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Pridopidine EAP 2)


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Pridopidine, Lou Gehrig's disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Sclerosis


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Sporadic or familial ALS.
  • Patient does not qualify for clinical trials of pridopidine or as per site investigator's opinion, and is not medically or geographically suitable for other clinical trials.
  • Capable of providing informed consent and complying with study procedures, in the site investigator's opinion.
  • Patient has established care with a physician at a specialized ALS center involved in the study and will maintain this clinical care throughout the duration of the EAP.
  • Pridopidine naive patients must have a life expectancy of at least 6 months in the site investigator's opinion.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Confirmed prolonged Fridericia-corrected QT (QTcF) interval (>450 ms for men; >470 ms for women).
  • Clinically significant heart disease, clinically significant history of arrhythmia, symptomatic or uncontrolled atrial fibrillation despite treatment, asymptomatic sustained ventricular tachycardia, or left bundle branch block.
  • Known history of long QT syndrome or a first degree relative with long QT syndrome.

Use of prohibited medications within the 4 weeks prior to baseline.

  • Use of Nuedexta (>20 mg dextromethorphan and >10 mg quinidine twice daily); citalopram >20 mg/day; escitalopram >10 mg/day.
  • Known allergy to pridopidine or any of the exipients (silicified microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate).
  • History of any clinically significant or unstable medical condition or laboratory abnormality that, based on site investigator's judgment, may interfere with assessment of the study objectives.
  • Female who is pregnant or nursing or who plans to get pregnant during the course of the EAP.
  • Female of child-bearing potential or male unwilling or unable to use accepted methods of birth control.
  • Use of investigational treatments for ALS (as part of participation in a clinical trial or another EAP) within 5 half-lives (if known) or 30 days (whichever is longer) prior to screening (other than pridopidine).
  • Patient receives or has received any gene or cell-based therapy.
  • Active cancer or history of cancer, except for basal cell carcinoma or successfully treated squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical carcinoma in situ, prostatic carcinoma in situ, or other malignancies curatively treated and with no evidence of disease recurrence for at least 3 years.
  • Patients who chose to take experimental medications and/or supplements, and for whom this is the only reason they are not eligible for trials.


  • UC Irvine not accepting new patients
    Irvine California 92868 United States
  • Barrow Neurological Institute not accepting new patients
    Phoenix Arizona 85013 United States


not accepting new patients
Start Date
Study Type
Expanded Access
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