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Fast Titration Of Quetiapine Versus Currently Approved Titration

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2005
Last updated: January 25, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a more rapid dose titration in acute schizophrenic patients compared to the conventional titration.

Condition Intervention Phase
Psychotic Disorders Drug: Quetiapine Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fast Titration Of Quetiapine Versus Currently Approved Titration: A Randomised, Multicentre, Parallel Group Open Trial In Schizophrenia And Schizoaffective Disorder

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with moderate and severe adverse events

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean daily level of somnolence and orthostatic dizziness as rated on AE intensity scale

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent, male or female between 18 and 60 years old, having acute exacerbation of their schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder requiring admission to hospital. Should stay in hospital for at least 7 days.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated with Risperdal consta or Clozapine last 28 days, pregnancy or breast-feeding, patients known to be intolerant or unresponsive to quetiapine, known arrhythmia, other serious medical conditions.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00254813

Research Site
Arendal, Norway
Research Site
Klepp Stasjon, Norway
Research Site
Kristiansand, Norway
Research Site
Nesttun, Norway
Research Site
Oslo, Norway
Research Site
Ottestad, Norway
Research Site
Ålesund, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Norway Medical Director, MD AstraZeneca
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00254813     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1449L00003
Study First Received: November 15, 2005
Last Updated: January 25, 2011

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Schizoaffective disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Quetiapine Fumarate
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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