Effectiveness of Clozapine Versus Olanzapine for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Commonwealth Research Center, Massachusetts
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00169065
First received: September 10, 2005
Last updated: February 21, 2006
Last verified: September 2005

September 10, 2005
February 21, 2006
August 1998
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Symptom measures, neurological side effects, neuropsychological performance, patient satisfaction and burden on the family.
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Effectiveness of Clozapine Versus Olanzapine for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia
Clozapine Vs. Olanzapine: An Effectiveness Study

This study will determine the effectiveness of clozapine versus olanzapine in treating people with schizophrenia that has not improved with treatment.

This is a two-year open-label, randomized trial of the comparative effectiveness of clozapine versus olanzapine in patients with treatment refractory schizophrenia. The objective is to determine whether in a naturalistic setting olanzapine is a logical treatment choice (before using the more toxic clozapine) for some treatment refractory patients.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Schizophrenia
  • Drug: Clozapine
  • Drug: Olanzapine
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 20-60 years;
  • Diagnosis of treatment refractory schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder;
  • BPRS score > 21 (0-6) scale;
  • Either two 6-8 week trials of typical neuroleptics given at a dosage of 600 mg/day of CPZ or its equivalent or one 6-8 week trial of an atypical antipsychotic at a reasonable dose (i.e. risperidone 4-6 mg/day);
  • The patient (or the patient's authorized legal representative) must understand the nature of the study and sign the informed consent;
  • Clinically appropriate for clozapine or olanzapine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current substance abuse;
  • Suicide or homicide risk;
  • Pregnancy or lactation;
  • History of seizures or blood dyscrasias
Both
20 Years to 60 Years
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United States
 
NCT00169065
X061694-2
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Commonwealth Research Center, Massachusetts
  • Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: Alan I Green, MD Harvard Medical School
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
September 2005

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