Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetic Study of EVP-6124 in Patients With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01556763
First received: March 14, 2012
Last updated: May 21, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

This study in patients with schizophrenia is designed to provide preliminary evidence of the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics as well as the effects on cognitive function of 2 doses of EVP-6124 compared with placebo when given with the patient's usual antipsychotic medication.


Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Central Nervous System Diseases
Drug: EVP-6124 (0.3 mg/day)
Drug: EVP-6124 (1.0 mg/day)
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Antipsychotic therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of EVP-6124 in Participants With Schizophrenia on Stable Monotherapy With Selected Antipsychotics

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Further study details as provided by FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Serious and Non-serious Adverse Events Spontaneously Reported by Subject and/or Observed by Investigator. [ Time Frame: Screening (Day -5 for continuous cardiac monitoring) to Day 22 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Safety and tolerability was measured by number of reported adverse events (serious and non-serious) and repeated clinical evaluation of physical examinations, vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour continuous cardiac monitoring, and laboratory tests (hematology/blood chemistry/urinalysis).

  • EVP-6124 Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax), Patients on Aripiprazole [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for pharmacokinetic (PK) analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Time to Maximum Concentration (Tmax), Patients on Aripiprazole [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Area Under the Curve (AUC[0-24 h]), Patients on Aripiprazole [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Half-life (T[1/2]), Patients on Aripiprazole [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax), Patients on Paliperidone/Risperidone [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Time to Maximum Concentration (Tmax), Patients on Paliperidone/Risperidone [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Area Under the Curve (AUC[0-24 h]), Patients on Paliperidone/Risperidone [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.

  • EVP-6124 Half-life (T[1/2]), Patients on Paliperidone/Risperidone [ Time Frame: Days 1 and 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood samples for PK analyses were taken before dosing with EVP-6124 on Days 1 and 21.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • N100 Gating Ratio [ Time Frame: Days -1 to 20 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    N100 auditory evoked potential response (amplitude measured in microvolts) using the sensory gating paradigm. Measured by electroencephalography (EEG) as the amplitude ratio of test stimulus to conditioning stimulus. Plotted on a unitless scale of 0 to 2. Normalization is suggested by a lower value.

  • P50 Amplitude Difference [ Time Frame: Days -1 to 20 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    P50 auditory evoked potential response (amplitude measured in microvolts) using sensory gating paradigm. Measured by EEG as amplitude difference (conditioning stimulus minus test stimulus). Plotted on a scale of -0.2 to 0.8 microvolts. Normalization is suggested by a higher value.

  • MMN Summed Amplitude [ Time Frame: Days -1 to 20 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mismatch negativity (MMN) auditory evoked potential response (amplitude in microvolts) using orienting paradigm. Measured by EEG and calculated as the voltage difference over 100-200 msec following stimulus onset (rare stimulus minus frequent stimulus). Plotted on a scale of -1.2 to 0.2 microvolts. Normalization is suggested by a more negative value.

  • P300 Peak Amplitude [ Time Frame: Days -1 to 20 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    P300 auditory evoked potential response (amplitude in microvolts) using orienting paradigm. Measured by EEG and calculated as the peak amplitude over 250-500 msec following stimulus onset (rare stimulus minus frequent stimulus). Plotted on a scale of -0.4 to 1.2 microvolts. Normalization is suggested by a more positive value.


Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matching placebo was administered as one capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: Placebo
Matching placebo was administered as one capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: Antipsychotic therapy
Concomitant therapy with antipsychotic medication (aripiprazole [10 to 30 mg/day], olanzapine [10 to 20 mg/day], paliperidone [3 to 12 mg/day], or risperidone [2 to 16 mg/day]), taken at the same time each day as the EVP-6124 dose. Patients must have been taking concomitant therapy for at least 2 weeks at a stable dose to be eligible for the study.
Experimental: EVP-6124 (1.0 mg/day)
EVP-6124 was administered as one 1.0 mg capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: EVP-6124 (1.0 mg/day)
EVP-6124 was administered as one 1.0 mg capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: Antipsychotic therapy
Concomitant therapy with antipsychotic medication (aripiprazole [10 to 30 mg/day], olanzapine [10 to 20 mg/day], paliperidone [3 to 12 mg/day], or risperidone [2 to 16 mg/day]), taken at the same time each day as the EVP-6124 dose. Patients must have been taking concomitant therapy for at least 2 weeks at a stable dose to be eligible for the study.
Experimental: EVP-6124 (0.3 mg/day)
EVP-6124 was administered as one 0.3 mg capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: EVP-6124 (0.3 mg/day)
EVP-6124 was administered as one 0.3 mg capsule per day for 21 days.
Drug: Antipsychotic therapy
Concomitant therapy with antipsychotic medication (aripiprazole [10 to 30 mg/day], olanzapine [10 to 20 mg/day], paliperidone [3 to 12 mg/day], or risperidone [2 to 16 mg/day]), taken at the same time each day as the EVP-6124 dose. Patients must have been taking concomitant therapy for at least 2 weeks at a stable dose to be eligible for the study.

Detailed Description:

Study drug will be supplied as capsules and will be orally administered once daily for a total of 21 days. Eligible subjects will be admitted to an inpatient study unit on Day -6 (six days before the first dose of study drug is administered) and will remain confined to the inpatient study unit throughout the dosing phase. Safety assessments, PK sampling, and cognitive testing will be performed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female aged 18 to 55 years (both inclusive).
  • Females must be surgically sterile, post-menopausal, or using reliable contraception and have negative pregnancy tests at screening and at Day -1.
  • A clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and prescribed a stable dose of aripiprazole (10 to 30 mg/day), olanzapine (10 to 20 mg/day), paliperidone (3 to 12 mg/day), or risperidone (2 to 16 mg/day) for a minimum of 2 weeks before initial screening.
  • In good general health and expected to complete the clinical trial as designed.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18 kg/m^2 to 38 kg/m^2 (both inclusive) at screening.
  • Adequate hearing, vision, and language skills to perform the cognitive testing and other procedures specified in the protocol.
  • Voluntarily provided informed consent and signed an informed consent form (ICF) indicating that the purpose of the study was explained, and was willing and able to adhere to the study regimen and study procedures described in the ICF, including all confinement requirements.
  • Negative urine drug screen at screening and inpatient observation baseline period (Day -6), except for a short-acting benzodiazepine if prescribed for insomnia.
  • Fluent in English (speaking, writing, and reading).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Female subject who was pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Any active clinically significant medical condition within 1 month (30 days) prior to screening.
  • A history of substance (drug) dependence or substance or alcohol abuse within the 12 months before randomization as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).
  • A score of >5 on any item on the PANSS (Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale) Positive subscale at baseline during the inpatient observation period (Day -1).
  • Any laboratory test abnormalities at screening indicating hepatic or renal dysfunction, or any other laboratory test abnormalities deemed by the investigator to be clinically significant.
  • Any hematologic malignancy or solid tumor diagnosed within 3 years prior to study entry with the exception of localized skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  • Known to have had or was a carrier of HBsAg, HCV antibody, or had a positive result to the HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 antibodies.
  • Uncooperative with or could not complete the study procedures.
  • Received an investigational drug within 30 days before screening.
  • Donated blood within 30 days before randomization on Day 1.
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Locations
United States, Kansas
Clinical Research Institute
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67211
Sponsors and Collaborators
FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sheldon H. Preskorn, M.D. Clinical Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided by FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01556763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVP-6124-005
Study First Received: March 14, 2012
Results First Received: April 18, 2012
Last Updated: May 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc:
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective
CNS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Psychotropic Drugs

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