Efficacy and Safety Study of SPD489 in Combination With an Antidepressant in the Treatment of Adults With Major Depressive Disorder

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First received: September 15, 2011
Last updated: August 20, 2014
Last verified: December 2013

This study will examine SPD489 in subjects aged 18-65 with major depressive disorder (MDD) who are taking certain types of antidepressants but continue to have residual depression symptoms. Eligible patients will remain on their antidepressant but will be randomized to either receive supplemental SPD489 or placebo (i.e. sugar pill). The purpose of this study is to help answer the following questions:

  • How safe is SPD489 for the supplemental treatment of depression and what are the side effects that might be related to it?
  • Can supplemental SPD489 help patients who still have residual depression symptoms while taking an antidepressant?
  • How much SPD489 should be given to patients with depression who are also taking an antidepressant?
  • How does SPD489 compare to placebo in depressed patients who are also taking an antidepressant?

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder
Drug: SPD489 (Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate )
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The SPD489-322 Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, Flexible Dose Titration, Efficacy and Safety Study of SPD489 in Combination With an Antidepressant in the Treatment of Adults With Major Depressive Disorder With Inadequate Response to Prospective Treatment With an Antidepressant

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Total Score at up to 8 Weeks [ Time Frame: 8 week period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) Total Score at up to 8 Weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Percent of Participants Achieving a 25% Response on the MADRS [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent of Participants Achieving a 50% Response on the MADRS [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent of Participants Achieving Remission on the MADRS [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from Baseline Over Time in MADRS Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self Report (QIDS SR) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Short Form-12 Health Survey V2 (SF-12V2) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • EuroQoL Group 5-Dimension 5-Level Questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L index score) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of Life Enjoyment Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical Global Impressions - Severity of Illness (CGI-S) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical Global Impressions - Global Improvement (CGI-I) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient Resource Utilization-Major Depressive Disorder Questionnaire (PRUQ-MDD) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Amphetamine Cessation Symptom Assessment (ACSA) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1262
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Antidepressant + SPD489 Drug: SPD489 (Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate )
Antidepressant (either escitalopram oxalate, sertraline hydrochloride, venlafaxine hydrochloride extended release or duloxetine hydrochloride) oral, once daily + SPD489 (oral, 20, 30, 50 or 70 mg, once daily) for 8 weeks
Other Name: Vyvanse
Placebo Comparator: Antidepressant + Placebo Drug: Placebo
Antidepressant (either escitalopram oxalate, sertraline hydrochloride, venlafaxine hydrochloride extended release or duloxetine hydrochloride) oral, once daily + Placebo (oral, once daily) for 8 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is able to provide written, personally signed, and dated informed consent to participate in the study.
  • Subject is between 18 and 65 years of age.
  • Subject has a primary diagnosis of non-psychotic MDD (single or recurrent).
  • Subject has a MADRS total score 24.
  • Subject who is female, must have a negative serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) pregnancy test and a negative urine pregnancy test at the and agrees to comply with any applicable contraceptive requirements of the protocol.
  • Subject is able to swallow a capsule.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject whose current episode of MDD has not responded to an adequate treatment regimen with 2 or more approved single antidepressant agents.
  • Subject who has a lifetime history of treatment resistant depression.
  • Subject has a current co-morbid psychiatric disorder. Excluded are: any significant Axis II disorder (including borderline personality disorder), any bipolar disorder, any current or lifetime psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, any pervasive development disorder, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
  • Subject has been hospitalized (within the last 12 months) for their current MDD episode.
  • Subject has a current or lifetime history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Subject has a first degree relative that has been diagnosed with bipolar I disorder.
  • Subject has a recent history (within the last 6 months) of suspected substance abuse or dependence disorder
  • Subject is considered a suicide risk in the opinion of the Investigator, has previously made a suicide attempt within the past 3 years, or is currently demonstrating active suicidal ideation.
  • Subject has a concurrent chronic or acute illness or unstable medical condition.
  • Subject has a history of seizures (other than infantile febrile seizures), any tic disorder, or a current diagnosis and/or a known family history of Tourette's Disorder, serious neurological disease, history of significant head trauma, dementia, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, or intracranial lesions.
  • Subject has known history of symptomatic cardiovascular disease, advanced arteriosclerosis, structural cardiac abnormality, cardiomyopathy, serious heart rhythm abnormalities, coronary artery disease, or other serious cardiac problems.
  • Subject has a history of thyroid disorder that has not been stabilized on thyroid medication or treatment within 3 months prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Subject has a known family history of sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmia.
  • Subject has glaucoma.
  • Subject has a history of moderate to severe hypertension.
  • Current use of any other medications (including over-the-counter [OTC], herbal or homeopathic preparations) that have central nervous system effects.
  • Subject has had electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the current depressive episode 3 months prior.
  • The subject has a known or suspected intolerance, hypersensitivity, or contraindications to their assigned antidepressant treatments (escitalopram oxalate, sertraline HCl, venlafaxine HCl extended release, or duloxetine HCl).
  • Subject has a positive urine drug result.
  • Subject has a body mass index (BMI) of <18.5 or >40.
  • Subject is female and is pregnant or nursing.
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Principal Investigator: Madhukar H Trivedi, M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas 75235
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Responsible Party: Shire
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01436149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPD489-322, 2011-003018-17
Study First Received: September 15, 2011
Last Updated: August 20, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Pathologic Processes
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors

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