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Efficacy and Safety of Ziprasidone to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Schizophrenia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2010 by Wuhan University.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Peking University
Pfizer
Information provided by:
Wuhan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01260116
First received: December 14, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This study is going to determine the efficacy, tolerability and safety of ziprasidone in 120 schizophrenic patients with depressive symptoms. The study will be carried out at 2 mental centers in China. Subjects will be required to attend the center at screening, baseline, Weeks 1, 2, 4 ,6 and 8 or early termination visit.

At screening, patients underwent psychiatric and physical examination, standard lab tests, and an Electrocardiograph.

At baseline, if they continued to be eligible, they began ziprasidone 20 mg twice daily.

Depending on response and tolerability, ziprasidone could be gradually escalated to a maximum of 80 mg twice daily.


Condition
The Primary Evaluation is the Change From Baseline at End of Study for CDSS Total Scores.
The Secondary Efficacy Evaluations Include: MADRS, PANSS Total Scores and Subscales and Responder Rate; CGI-S and CGI-I Scales.
Safety Evaluations Include: Laboratory Test Abnormalities; BARS and SAS; Physical Examinations; Vital Signs; Electrocardiogram,Etc.
Subjective Well-being Under Neuroleptics Short Form Will be Used in Our Study to Assess the Subjective Side-effects.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Ziprasidone in the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Schizophrenia:an 8-week Open-label Study

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Further study details as provided by Wuhan University:

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Ziprasidone,Zeldox capsule

Detailed Description:

Primary objective The primary objective was to evaluate the efficacy of ziprasidone in the treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.

Secondary objectives The secondary objective was to evaluate the efficacy and the safety and tolerability of ziprasidone in the treatment of schizophrenic patients with depressive symptoms.

Study design This study was going to determine the efficacy, tolerability and safety of ziprasidone in 120 schizophrenic patients with depressive symptoms. The study was carried out at 2 mental centers in China. Subjects were required to attend the center at screening, baseline, Weeks 1, 2, 4 ,6 and 8 or early termination visit.

At screening, patients underwent psychiatric and physical examination, standard lab tests, and an Electrocardiograph.

At baseline, if they continued to be eligible, they began ziprasidone 20 mg twice daily.

Depending on response and tolerability, ziprasidone could be gradually escalated to a maximum of 80 mg twice daily.

Dosage/Administration

At baseline subjects received study drug according to the following regimen:

Day 1-2: ziprasidone 20 mg twice daily. Day 3-4: ziprasidone 40 mg twice daily. Day 5-6: ziprasidone 60 mg twice daily. Day 7-Week 8: ziprasidone 40, 60 or 80 mg twice daily. At visit 3 (week 1) the dosage of study drug was titrated up or down based on the clinical status of the subject and the safety and tolerability of the study drug. Subjects received all study drugs with food and under supervision.

Treatment Duration It's a 8 weeks' study. There are 7 visits in this study. Visit 1 is screening visit; Visit 2 is baseline visit; Visit 3 is Week 1; Visit 4 is Week 2; Visit 5 is Week 4; Visit 6 is Week 6; Visit 7 is Week 8.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

First-episode or non-refractory recurrent male or female in-hospitalized subjects (aged 18 to 65 years) with a diagnosis of schizophrenia company with depressive symptoms

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (1).First-episode or non-refractory recurrent male or female in-hospitalized subjects (aged 18 to 65 years) with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a minimum score of 70 on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) at randomization. First-episode is defined as duration of illness from the onset of psychotic symptoms ranged from 3 days to 36 months and without systemic treatment. Refractory is defined as failure to experience a therapeutic response during acute exacerbation following adequate trials of marketed antipsychotic agents on two or more occasions during the two years prior to study entry.

    (2).Patients who meet DSM-IV-TR criteria for schizophrenia and have been diagnosed as having "295.XX schizophrenia".

    (3).Patients with a CDSS total score of 5 or more in screening visit and baseline visit.

    (4).Patients or their guardian have the ability to understand and to provide informed consent to the examination, observation, and evaluation processes specified in this protocol, and have signed the informed consent from based on a full understanding of the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • (1).Patients who have received systemic treatment of any antipsychotics or antidepressants within 12 weeks prior to informed consent.

    (2).Women who are pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breast-feeding. (3).Patients with psychotic symptoms that are clearly due to another general medical condition or direct physiological effects of a substance.

    (4).Patients who have met DSM-IV-TR criteria for a substance-related disorder within 3 months (90 days) prior to informed consent (excluding caffeine- and nicotine-related disorders but including abuse of benzodiazepines) (5).Patients who have received ECT treatment within 8 weeks prior to informed Consent.

    (6).Patients who have used supplements containing centrally-acting substances (tryptophan, St. John's wort) within 4 weeks prior to informed consent.

    (7).Patients with unstable thyroid disorder (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism) or those who have received thyroid treatment within 3 months (90 days) prior to informed consent.

    (8).Patients considered to be unresponsive to clozapine (9).Patients at significant risk of developing a severe adverse event. Patients who have a medical condition that would interfere with assessments of safety or efficacy during the course of the study, or who have a history of such a condition. For example, patients diagnosed as having a complication of serious hepatic, renal, cardiac, or hematopoietic disorder, such as those described below, within 4 weeks prior to informed consent or during the screening period Hepatic disorder: Total bilirubin≥3.0 mg/dL, AST (GOT) and ALT(GPT)≥2.5 times the upper limits of normal levels Renal disorder: Creatinine ≥ 2 mg/dL Cardiac disorder: patients with a known history of QT prolongation (including congenital long QT syndrome); patients with recent acute myocardial infarction; patients with uncompensated heart failure (10).Patients known to have a history or complication of allergy to ziprasidone or other quinolinone-skeleton compounds (11).Patients with a history or a complication of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (12).Patients who represent a significant risk of committing suicide (13).Patients with a history or a complication of organic brain disorder or convulsive disorder, such as epilepsy

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Responsible Party: Weidong Xiao, Renmin hospital of Wuhan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01260116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WS897429
Study First Received: December 14, 2010
Last Updated: December 14, 2010
Health Authority: China:Renmin hospital of Wuhan University

Keywords provided by Wuhan University:
Efficacy,safety,ziprasidone,depressive symptoms ,schizophrenia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Ziprasidone
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
Therapeutic Uses
Tranquilizing Agents

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