for people ages 18-75 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:



The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of BHV-4157 (200mg once daily) versus placebo after 48 weeks of treatment in subjects with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA).

Official Title

A Phase III, Long-Term, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of BHV-4157 in Adult Subjects With Spinocerebellar Ataxia


Spinocerebellar Ataxias Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 8 Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 10 Ataxia, SCA, Spinocerebellar Ataxia Ataxia Cerebellar Ataxia Spinocerebellar Degenerations Machado-Joseph Disease troriluzole


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-75

  1. Subjects with a known or suspected diagnosis of the following specific hereditary ataxias: SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, SCA7, SCA8 and SCA10.
  2. A subject has clinical evidence that supports diagnosis of one of the aforementioned SCA genotypes but does not have producible test results from a CLIA certified lab from either a family member or for his or herself and the subject must be willing to undergo such testing to confirm the SCA diagnosis (in this case, site must wait for results of genotypic testing prior to randomization). b. Ability to ambulate 8 meters without human assistance (canes and other devices allowed).
  3. Screening total SARA score ≥ 8. d. Determined by the investigator to be medically stable at Baseline/randomization as assessed by medical history, physical examination, laboratory test results, and electrocardiogram testing. Subjects must be physically able and expected to complete the trial as designed.
  4. Subjects must have adequate hearing, vision, and language skills to perform SARA ratings and other neuropsychiatric testing and interviews as specified in the protocol.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. MMSE score <24.
  2. Any medical condition other than one of the hereditary ataxias specified in the inclusion criteria that could predominantly significantly to the subjects' symptoms of ataxia (for example, alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, vascular disease, tumors, paraneoplastic disease, head injury, idiopathic late onset ataxia,multisystem atrophy) or that can confound assessment of ataxia symptoms (for example,stroke, arthritis).
  3. SARA total score of >30 points at screening.
  4. Clinical history of stroke.
  5. Immunocompromised subjects.
  6. Active liver disease or a history of hepatic intolerance to medications that in the investigator's judgment, is medically significant.


  • UCSF not yet accepting patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • UCLA not yet accepting patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States


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Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Phase 3
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