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Glucose Regulation During Risperidone and Olanzapine Treatment

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2003 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Janssen, LP
Washington University School of Medicine
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First received: September 7, 2000
Last updated: October 11, 2006
Last verified: December 2003
The overall purpose of this research is to look at how two of the most commonly prescribed newer antipsychotic medications, risperidone and olanzapine, affect substances in the body such as glucose and insulin. Undesirable changes in blood sugar control, or glucose regulation, and type 2 diabetes can occur more commonly in individuals with schizophrenia compared to healthy subjects and subjects with other psychiatric conditions. While abnormalities in glucose regulation were first reported in schizophrenia before the introduction of antipsychotic medications, antipsychotic treatment may contribute significantly to abnormalities in glucose regulation. Attention to the way that antipsychotic medications may affect glucose regulation has increased as doctors have become more concerned in general about disease- and drug-related medical complications, including weight gain during antipsychotic treatment.

Condition Intervention
Schizophrenia Drug: risperidone Drug: olanzapine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):

Detailed Description:
This study will include 70 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, taking either risperidone, olanzapine or haloperidol, and 20 healthy control subjects. Each subject will undergo a 4 hour glucose tolerance test. In addition, there will be a small project within the overall study to measure the effects of risperidone and olanzapine on glucose regulation as the individuals switch from their prior treatment with a conventional antipsychotic medication to either risperidone or olanzapine. Ten subjects will be studied on a typical neuroleptic at baseline then switched over a one week period to risperidone or olanzapine. The participants will be evaluated at 1 week, 4 weeks, and 12 weeks, prospectively. Each evaluation will consist of a 4 hour glucose tolerance test.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • meet DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia, any type, or schizoaffective disorder;
  • able to give informed consent;
  • no medication changes for 2 weeks prior to and during the period of study;
  • currently taking olanzapine, risperidone, haloperidol or another typical antipsychotic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006195

Contact: John Newcomer, M.D. 1-314-362-2459

United States, Missouri
Washington University Recruiting
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: John Newcomer, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Janssen, LP
Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00006195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00036-0752
M01RR000036 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: September 7, 2000
Last Updated: October 11, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators processed this record on June 26, 2017