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A Comparison of Study Drug With Placebo and Haloperidol in Patients With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
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Sunovion Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2002
Last updated: March 31, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the drug SM-13496 compared to a placebo and to haloperidol in patients with schizophrenia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Lurasidone 20 mg
Drug: Lurasidone 40mg
Drug: Lurasidone 80 mg
Drug: Haloperidol 10mg
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6-Week, Double-Blind, Randomized, Fixed-Dose, Parallel-Group Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Three Dose Levels of SM-13496 Compared to Placebo and Haloperidol in Patients With Schizophrenia Who Are Experiencing an Acute Exacerbation of Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by Sunovion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to the End of the Double-blind Treatment in the BPRS (Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale)Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    The BPRS consists of 18 ordered categorical items (from "not present" to "extremely severe," on a 1- to 7-point scale), each developed to assess patient symptomatology in a relatively discrete symptom area. The BPRS will be extracted from the PANSS by adding the scores of the 18 items (P2 to P7, N1, N2, and G1 to G10) of the PANSS and will not be assessed separately. The minimum score on the BPRS is 18 and the maximum is 126. The higher number indicates a worsening of schizophrenia.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline to the End of the Double-blind Treatment in the PANSS (Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale) Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    The PANSS Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale)is a 30-item scale that evaluates positive, negative, and other symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. Each item is rated on a 7-point scale that ranges from 1 (absent) to 7 (extreme). Scores range from 30-210 with higher scores representing a worsening of schizophrenia.

  • Change From Baseline to the End of the Double-blind Treatment in the CGI-S (Clinical Global Impression of Severity) Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    The CGI Severity (CGI-S) assesses the severity of illness of the patient relative to the particular population on a 7-point scale ranging from 1 (normal, not at all ill) to 7 (among the most extremely ill patients).

  • Change From Baseline to the End of the Double-blind Treatment in the MADRS (Montgomery Asberg-Depression Scale) Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    The MADRS is a 10-item rating scale that assesses apparent and reported sadness, lassitude, pessimism, inner tension, suicidality, reduced sleep or appetite, difficulty in concentration, and lack of interest. Each item is scored on a 7-point scale with a score of 0 reflecting no symptoms and a score of 6 reflecting symptoms of maximum severity.

Enrollment: 356
Study Start Date: July 2002
Study Completion Date: May 2003
Primary Completion Date: May 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lurasidone 20 mg
Lurasidone 20 mg tablets
Drug: Lurasidone 20 mg
Lurasidone 20mg/day tablets
Experimental: Lurasidone 40 mg
Lurasidone 40 mg tablets
Drug: Lurasidone 40mg
Lurasidone 40mg/day tablets
Experimental: Lurasidone 80 mg
Lurasidone 2 40 mg tablets
Drug: Lurasidone 80 mg
Lurasidone 80mg/day - 2 40mg tablets
Active Comparator: Haloperidol 10mg
Haloperidol 10mg tablets
Drug: Haloperidol 10mg
Haloperidol 10mg/day tablets
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matching Placebo to Lurasidone and Haloperidol
Drug: Placebo
Matching Placebo to Lurasdione and Haloperidol


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • The patient has a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • The patient has been hospitalized with acute or relapsing schizophrenia within 3 weeks of screening
  • The patient has had a duration of illness of at least one year.
  • The patient has a BPRS score of at least 42 at baseline and a score of at least 4 in two or more items of the positive symptom subcluster on the PANSS
  • The patient is able to remain off antipsychotic medication for a 4 day washout period

Exclusion criteria:

  • The patient has had psychiatric hospitalizations other than current hospitalizations within 1 month prior to screening.
  • The patient is considered treatment resistant-Substance abuse-Prolactin level of > 200 ng/mL at baseline
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00044044

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director, MD Sunovion
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sunovion Identifier: NCT00044044     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1050049
Study First Received: August 16, 2002
Results First Received: February 1, 2011
Last Updated: March 31, 2014

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Haloperidol decanoate
Lurasidone Hydrochloride
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
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