Notalgia Paresthetica- Itchy Back Study

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About Notalgia Paresthetica

Notalgia Paresthetica is a condition where the skin of the upper back becomes itchy, and there is often a darker patch of skin on the itchy area. This condition may be caused by a problem with the nerve cells that provide feeling to the skin of the upper back.

About the Study

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of the study drug Ameluz®, a topically applied gel compared to a placebo gel, along with photodynamic therapy.

Am I Eligible?

  • Men or women between 18 and 80 years of age at the time of informed consent
  • Moderate to severe itch due to Notalgia Paresthetica
  • 6-month history of chronic itching in the middle to upper back due to Notalgia Paresthetica

What Should I Expect?

  • oral medication BID for 12 weeks.
  • 50:50 active medication to placebo for the first 8 weeks, and then all subjects will receive the active study drug next 4 weeks.
  • Participation will last approximately 5 months and includes 9 visits.

Other Information 

  • Compensation available for time/travel

If you are interested in participating in one of these studies, please provide your contact information below. If you are a qualified candidate, a representative from our research department will be in touch with you.

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