Safety Study of AVP-923 in the Treatment of IEED (Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder) Also Known as Pseudobulbar Affect (Episodes of Uncontrolled Crying and/or Laughter)

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 15, 2003
Last updated: August 4, 2009
Last verified: August 2009

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety of AVP-923 in the treatment of Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder (IEED) also known as Pseudobulbar Affect (episodes of uncontrolled crying and/or laughter).

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Drug: AVP-923
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety of AVP-923 in the Treatment of Patients With Pseudobulbar Affect.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • emotional control

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: February 2003
Detailed Description:

This is an "open label" study which means there is no placebo group. Each subject enrolled into the study will receive AVP-923.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 75 years of age, inclusive
  • Clinical diagnosis of PBA (pseudobulbar affect)
  • If female, must not be pregnant or breast feeding

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sensitivity to quinidine or any opiate drugs
  • Current or prior history of major psychiatric disturbance
  • Currently participated in a trial within the past 30 days
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00056524

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00056524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-AVR-107, AVP-923
Study First Received: March 15, 2003
Last Updated: August 4, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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