Flexible Dose Titration Add-on Study to Treat Major Depressive Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Targacept Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00593879
First received: December 19, 2007
Last updated: January 2, 2008
Last verified: January 2008
  Purpose

Depressed patients will receive 6 weeks of citaloprma (20-40mg) therapy. Subjects who have an inadequate response (partial or non-responder) will be randomized to receive either mecamylamine (5-10mg) or placebo added to their citalopram for a further 8 weeks.


Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder
Drug: Mecamylamine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Flexible Dose Titration, Add-On Study of Mecamylamine 5.0 to 10 mg, in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder With Subjects Who Are Partial or Non- Responders to Citalopram Therapy.

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Further study details as provided by Targacept Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HAMD-17 group mean change from baseline to endpoint and/or the proportion of subjects considered to be full responders or in remission with a HAMD-17 score less than or equal to 7 at the end of treatment. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Montgomery Asbery depression rating sclae, Clinical Global Impression Scale - Severity, Clinical Global Impression Sacle - Change, Sheehan irritability scale, Sheehan disability scale [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Blood biochemistry, urnie analysis, blood pressure, heart rate, ECG [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Citalopram plasma bloods at week 6 and 14. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
Placebo
Drug: Mecamylamine
2.5mg mecamylamine Hcl, tablet form taken twice a day (total of 5.0mg). For 7.5 mg dose group, 2 tablets taken morning, one tablet evening. At 10.0mg, 2 tablets taken twice daily.
Other Name: Inversine
Experimental: 2 Drug: Mecamylamine
2.5mg mecamylamine Hcl, tablet form taken twice a day (total of 5.0mg). For 7.5 mg dose group, 2 tablets taken morning, one tablet evening. At 10.0mg, 2 tablets taken twice daily.
Other Name: Inversine

Detailed Description:

This is a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled, parallel group, flexible dose titration, add-on study. Male or female subjects aged 18-70 years suffering from Major Depressive Disorder according to DSM-IV, with a HAMD-17 score greater than 21 and a CGI-Severity of Illness score greater or equal to 4, will be started on open labeled citalopram treatment. The dose of citalopram may be increased form 20mg to 40mg over a six week period, depending on investigator assessment of tolerability and efficacy. At the end of this treatment, subjects with a HAMD-17 score greater or equal to 14 and a CGI-Severity of Illness score greater or equal to 4 will be considered as partial or non-responders and will be entered into the double blind phase of the study. Subjects will be randomized to either mecamylamine or placebo for a further 8 weeks. Citalopram medication will remain constant while mecamylamine (or placebo) can be increased from 5.0 to 7.5 to 10.0mg based on investigator assessment of tolerability and efficacy.

Plasma samples for citalopram assay will be collected at the start and end of the double blind phase to exclude any mecamylamine effect being due to a drug:drug interaction.

Approximately 500 subjects will be entered into the open-label phase of the study and approximately 160 into the double blind phase. The study will be conducted in India and the USA.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

(A) Open Phase

  • Male or female subjects aged 18-70 years.
  • Diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) according to DSM-IV and confirmed via MINI diagnostic scale.
  • Able to give written informed consent.
  • HAMD-17 score greater than 21.
  • CGI-Severity of Illness score greater than or equal to 4.
  • No clinically significant abnormality on physical examination, vital signs, ECG or laboratory tests (biochemical, hematological, urinary) at screening.
  • Women of child bearing potential with a negative urine pregnancy test and willing to use acceptable methods of contraception.

(B)Double Blind Phase:

  • Subjects still to meet DSM-IV criteria for MDD.
  • Subjects continue to meet all of the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • HAMD-17 score greater than or equal to 14.
  • CGI severity of illness score greater than or equal to 4.
  • Women of child bearing potential with a negative urine pregnancy test and willing to use acceptable methods of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Aged below 18 years and above 70 years.
  • Failure to meet DSM IV criteria for MDD.
  • HAMD-17 less than or equal to 21 (open-label phase only).
  • CGI Severity of Illness score less than 4.
  • Clinically significant changes in physical examination, vital signs, ECG or laboratory tests at screening.
  • Any other co morbid psychiatric illness confirmed by MINI diagnostic scale, especially bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia or dementia.
  • Subjects with significant suicidal risk upon clinical assessment.
  • Subjects who have treatment resistant depression i.e. who have failed adequate course (daily dose and duration of treatment) of one or more antidepressants.
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse over the last 6 months.
  • History of seizures or seizure disorders.
  • Seropositive for HIV or hepatitis B (antibody or antigen).
  • Any other severe progressive and uncontrolled medical condition.
  • For controlled other medical conditions, medication to be unchanged over the 2 months preceding screening, or else the patient will be excluded.
  • Subjects with Glaucoma, Kidney Disease or Heart Disease.
  • Known hypersensitivity to mecamylamine.
  • Women of child bearing potential not taking adequate contraception and women breastfeeding.
  • Other investigational drug in previous 30 days.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00593879

Sponsors and Collaborators
Targacept Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Geoffrey C Dunbar, MD Targacept Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Geoffrey Dunbar, VP Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs, Targacept, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00593879     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TC-5231-023-CRD-003
Study First Received: December 19, 2007
Last Updated: January 2, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Targacept Inc.:
MDD
Depression
Mecamylamine
Add-on Therapy
Major Depressive Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mecamylamine
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Ganglionic Blockers
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nicotinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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