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Study of Pexacerfont (BMS-562086) in the Treatment of Outpatients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This study has been completed.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier:
First received: May 31, 2007
Last updated: September 23, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The purpose of this study is to learn about the safety and efficacy of pexacerfont in outpatients diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Condition Intervention Phase
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Drug: pexacerfont
Drug: escitalopram
Drug: placebo
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo and Escitalopram Controlled Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Pexacerfont (BMS-562086) in the Treatment of Outpatients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline to Week 8 on the Site-Rated Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (total score) [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline to Week 8 on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) Total Score [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]
  • Mean change from baseline to Week 8 on the Gastrointestinal Symptom Index Total Score [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A1 Drug: pexacerfont
Tablets & Capsules, Oral, 300mg loading dose then 100 mg, once daily, 1 week loading dose then 8 weeks
Other Name: (BMS-562086)
Active Comparator: A2 Drug: escitalopram
Tablets & Capsules, Oral, 10-20mg, once daily, 1 week loading dose then 8 weeks
Placebo Comparator: A3 Drug: placebo
Tablets & Capsules, Oral, 0 mg, once daily, 1 week loading dose then 8 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatient women ages 18-65 meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Manual, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV TR) criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), either moderate or severe (300.02)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Males
  • Patients who report a history of inadequate response to three or more adequate trials of any selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for GAD within the last three years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00481325

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Study Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT00481325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CN148-015
Study First Received: May 31, 2007
Last Updated: September 23, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
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