A Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Pimavanserin in Patients With Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01174004
First received: July 30, 2010
Last updated: February 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 40 mg pimavanserin compared to placebo in patients with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP).


Condition Intervention Phase
Parkinson's Disease Psychosis
Drug: pimavanserin tartrate
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: A Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial to Examine the Safety and Efficacy of Pimavanserin in the Treatment of Psychosis in Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Antipsychotic Efficacy [ Time Frame: Each study visit (i.e. Days 1, 15, 29 and 43) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Antipsychotic Efficacy was defined as a decrease in the severity and/or frequency of hallucinations and/or delusions. This is measured as the change from baseline (Day 1) to Day 43 in the Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms 9-item sum score for Parkinson's Disease (SAPS-PD). The possible total score is 0 to 45 and a negative change in score indicates improvement.

    Analysis Method: Mixed Model Repeated Measures (MMRM)



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Motor Symptoms Change From Baseline (Negative = Improvement) [ Time Frame: Study Days 1 and 43 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Motor symptoms were measured using the change from baseline to Day 43 in the combined score of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) Part II (Activities of Daily Living) and Part III (Motor Examination). The possible total score is 0 to 160 and a negative change in score indicates improvement.

    Analysis Method: Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The UPDRS Parts II+III score was analyzed by constructing 2-sided 95% confidence intervals (CIs) on the difference between the pimavanserin dose group and placebo mean change from baseline. Non-inferiority was concluded if the upper limit of the CI was less than or equal to 5.



Enrollment: 199
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
pimavanserin tartrate, 40 mg, tablet, once daily by mouth for 6 weeks
Drug: pimavanserin tartrate
pimavanserin tartrate, 40 mg, tablet, once daily by mouth for 6 weeks
Other Name: ACP-103
Placebo Comparator: 2
placebo, tablet, once daily by mouth for 6 weeks
Drug: placebo
placebo, tablet, once daily by mouth for 6 weeks

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease with a minimum duration of 1 year
  • Presence of visual and/or auditory hallucinations, and/or delusions, occurring during the four weeks prior to study screening
  • Psychotic symptoms must have developed after Parkinson's disease diagnosis was established
  • Subjects that are on anti-Parkinson's medication must be on a stable dose for 1 month prior to Study Day 1 (Baseline) and during the trial
  • Subject that has received stereotaxic surgery for subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation must be at least 6 months post surgery and the stimulator settings must have been stable for at least 1 month prior to Study Day 1 (Baseline) and must remain stable during the trial
  • The subject is willing and able to provide consent
  • Caregiver is willing and able to accompany the subject to all visits
  • Subject and caregiver are willing and able to adequately communicate in English for the purposes of the primary assessment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has a history of significant psychotic disorders prior to or concomitantly with the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease including, but not limited to, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
  • Subject has received previous ablative stereotaxic surgery (i.e., pallidotomy and thalamotomy) to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Subject has current evidence of a serious and or unstable cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, hematologic or other medical disorder
  • Subject has had a myocardial infarction in last six months
  • Subject has any surgery planned during the screening, treatment or follow-up periods

Patients will be evaluated at screening to ensure that all criteria for study participation are met. These evaluations will include specific measures of psychosis severity, delirium, dementia, cardiovascular condition, and pregnancy status. Patients may be excluded from the study based on these assessments (and specifically if it is determined that their baseline health and psychiatric condition do not meet all protocol-specified entry criteria).

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Sponsors and Collaborators
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01174004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACP-103-020
Study First Received: July 30, 2010
Results First Received: February 6, 2014
Last Updated: February 6, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Pimavanserin
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014