A Follow up Study of Intramuscular Olanzapine Depot in Patients With Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder
The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term efficacy of Olanzapine Pamoate (OP) Depot in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
- blood pressure and pulse [ Time Frame: 10 minutes prior to the injection ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]supine and standing blood pressure and pulse will be measured 10 minutes prior to the injection
- blood pressure and pulse [ Time Frame: 15 minutes following the injection ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]supine and standing blood pressure and pulse will be measured 15 minutes following the injection
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
schizophrenia or schizoaffective patients
Patients will receive doses within the range of 280 mg to 405mg OP Depot, according the physician's judgment, on a 3-week interval.
Since its introduction in the United States and Europe in the mid-1990s, olanzapine has been distinguished from other antipsychotic medications (including other "atypical" compounds) by its superior efficacy and safety profiles (Beasley et al. 1996a, 1996b; Tollefson et al. 1997).
Only older "typical" antipsychotics have been available in long-acting (depot) formulations. They are most frequently prescribed to enhance compliance and, to a lesser degree, for convenience, as the need for daily oral dosing is eliminated. The popularity of depot formulations has diminished since the introduction of highly effective oral atypical antipsychotics with vastly reduced side effects. However, long-acting injections remain an important treatment option for many patients with psychotic disorders, and the need to provide a safer, more effective depot formulation to this population is compelling. Accordingly, an "atypical" depot of olanzapine, which can be administered every 2 to 4 weeks, has been developed to enhance convenience and compliance with antipsychotic therapy.
The depot formulation of olanzapine (LY170053) to be evaluated in this study is olanzapine pamoate monohydrate (OPM) (the salt of pamoic acid and olanzapine), suitable for deep intramuscular injection. Olanzapine Pamoate (OP) Depot (formerly referred to as IM olanzapine depot in previous versions of protocol) consists of OPM powder, which is suspended in an aqueous vehicle immediately prior to use. Several pamoate salts of other registered drug products are currently approved for chronic oral administration in the United States (for example, hydroxyzine pamoate and imipramine pamoate). Another pamoate salt depot for intramuscular injection has also been approved in the US (TrelstarTM LA, triptorelin pamoate for injectable suspension) for the treatment of prostate cancer.
As of March 2002, the pamoate formulation of OP Depot has been tested in 12 healthy subjects and approximately 250 patients with schizophrenia in 2 clinical pharmacology studies, F1D-EW-LOAZ and F1D-EW-LOBE, respectively, and one receptor occupancy (positron emission tomography) study, F1D-EW-HGJW. Dosages included single doses up to 450mg and multiple doses up to 405mg every 4weeks.
This open-label study will assess long-term efficacy 280 mg to 405mg of OP Depot administered on a 3-week interval in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
|Hod hasharon, Israel|
|Contact: Ziv Carmel, Dr. 972-9-7478403 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Ziv Carmel, Dr.|