A Study Versus E2020 10mg Followed by an Open-label Extension Phase to Explore the Safety of E2020 SR 23 mg in Japanese Subjects With Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01276353
First received: January 12, 2011
Last updated: December 27, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare 23 mg donepezil sustained release (SR) to the currently marketed formulation of 10 mg donepezil immediate release (IR) in patients with severe Alzheimer's disease.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer's Type Dementia
Drug: E2020
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel-Group Comparison Study Versus E2020 10mg Followed by an Open-label Extension Phase to Explore the Safety of E2020 SR 23 mg in Japanese Subjects With Severe Alzheimer's Type Dementia

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Further study details as provided by Eisai Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To explore the safety and the tolerability of E2020 SR 23 mg: number of subjects with AEs will be measured. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: E2020
Patients will take study medication orally, once daily, for 2 weeks according to a double-dummy design in the double blind phase: 23 mg donepezil sustained release (SR) concurrently with placebo identical in appearance to the 10 mg donepezil immediate release (IR) formulation
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: E2020
10 mg donepezil immediate release (IR) concurrently with placebo identical in appearance to the 23 mg donepezil sustained release (SR) formulation. All patients who complete the double blind phase will take 23 mg donepezil sustained release (SR) orally, once daily, for 52 weeks in the Open-label Extension phase.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnostic evidence of probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) consistent with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-version IV (DSM-IV).
  • Hachinski Ischemic Score ≤ 6.
  • Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) scale ≥ 6 at Screening.
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of 1 to 12 at Screening
  • Subjects who are on a stable Aricept® dose of 10 mg immediate release (IR), taken as a single, daily dose for ≥ 3 months prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Evidence consistent with Alzheimer's disease (AD) on any cranial image on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan or etc. obtained within 24 months prior to the Screening Visit. Subjects who have any observations of dementia other than Alzheimer's type after the last image diagnosis should be reconfirmed.
  • Age ≥ 50 years
  • Written informed consent is to have been obtained from the subject (if possible) or from the subject's legal guardian or other representative

Exclusion Criteria

  • Subjects with dementia other than Alzheimer's type.
  • Subjects with significant neurological or psychiatric disorders such as stroke, brain tumor, schizophrenia, epilepsy, normal pressure hydrocephalus, mental retardation, a history of head injury with loss of consciousness, or a history of brain surgery followed by persistent deficits.
  • Subjects with allergy to donepezil hydrochloride or piperidine derivatives.
  • Subjects with a cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) which is supported by any laboratory tests such as Vitamin B12, folate levels, triiodothyronine, free triiodothyronine, thyroxine, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) or serologic test for syphilis
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01276353

Locations
Japan
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Mizunami, Gifu, Japan
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Akita, Japan
Fukuoka, Japan
Saitama, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Investigators
Study Director: Naoki Kubota Neuroscience Clinical Development Section. JAC PCU. Eisai Co., Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01276353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2020-J081-221
Study First Received: January 12, 2011
Last Updated: December 27, 2012
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Eisai Inc.:
Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Delirium
Amnestic
Cognitive Disorders
Donepezil
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nootropic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Donepezil
Central Nervous System Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Enzyme Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Cholinergic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Nootropic Agents

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