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Rapid Dose Escalation of Quetiapine Versus Conventional Escalation in Acute Schizophrenic Patients

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2005
Last updated: June 9, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
The purpose of the study is to compare the safety and tolerability of IR (Immediate-Release) quetiapine in a rapid escalation scheme with to the current approved label titration.

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenia Drug: IR (Immediate-Release) quetiapine fumarate (drug) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Rapid Dose Escalation of Quetiapine Versus Conventional Escalation in the Treatment of Patients With Acute Schizophrenia - a Multicentre, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Randomized Study

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients who discontinue the study treatment due to adverse events (AEs) during the first week (day 1 to day 7) of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and Tolerability
  • Number and type of adverse events
  • Changes in vital signs and weight
  • Clinically significant changes in ECG (reported as AE)
  • Change of Simpson-Angus Scale (SAS) score
  • Change of Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale (BARS) score

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2006

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women age ≥18 to ≤65 years with acute schizophrenia
  • Provision of written informed consent prior to enrolment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meeting the criteria for any other (than schizophrenia) psychotic disorder not in full remission, concomitant organic mental disorder or mental retardation
  • Patients with substance dependence
  • Female patients who are pregnant, lactating or at risk of pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00254787

Research Site
Berlin, Germany
Research Site
Cologne, Germany
Research Site
Essen, Germany
Research Site
Hamburg, Germany
Research Site
Jena, Germany
Research Site
Werneck, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Germany Medical Director AstraZeneca
  More Information Identifier: NCT00254787     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1441L00032
EudraCT-No. 2004-005122-45
Study First Received: November 15, 2005
Last Updated: June 9, 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Quetiapine Fumarate
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs processed this record on August 21, 2017