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Study of Escitalopram in Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00108979
First Posted: April 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2012
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Information provided by:
Forest Laboratories
  Purpose
Escitalopram is the S-enantiomer of citalopram. Both escitalopram and citalopram are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and are used to treat depression in adults. This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacoeconomics of escitalopram and an active comparator in patients with major depressive disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: Escitalopram Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind Study of Escitalopram in Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Forest Laboratories:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD)

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must meet Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder.
  • The patient's current depressive episode must be at least 12 weeks in duration.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant, women who will be breastfeeding during the study, and women of childbearing potential who are not practicing a reliable method of birth control.
  • Patients who currently meet DSM-IV criteria for: a. bipolar disorder; b. schizophrenia or any psychotic disorder; c. obsessive-compulsive disorder; d. mental retardation or any pervasive developmental disorder or cognitive disorder.
  • Patients who are considered a suicide risk.
  • Patients with a history of seizure disorder, or any history of seizure, stroke, significant head injury, or any other condition that predisposes toward risk of seizure.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00108979


Locations
United States, Arizona
Southwest Health, Ltd.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85016
United States, Michigan
Summit Research Network
Okemos, Michigan, United States, 48864
United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
United States, Oregon
Summit Research Network
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97210
United States, Pennsylvania
CNS Research Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19149
United States, Tennessee
Clinical Neuroscience Solutions
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38119
United States, Utah
Radiant Research
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84107
United States, Washington
Northwest Clinical Research Center
Bellevue, Washington, United States, 98004
Summit Research Network
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Forest Laboratories
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00108979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCT-MD-23
First Submitted: April 21, 2005
First Posted: April 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Forest Laboratories:
Depression
Major Depressive Disorder
Escitalopram

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Citalopram
Dexetimide
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
Parasympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents