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6-mo. Min Eff Dose of Flibanserin: 25 v 50 mg Bid v 50 mg hs v Pbo in Younger Women in NA

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2006
Last updated: June 6, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
This trial is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of flibanserin in the treatment of premenopausal women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) that meet standard diagnostic criteria. Efficacy for flibanserin will be assessed vs. a parallel placebo group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological Drug: flibanserin Drug: placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: 6-mo. Min Eff Dose of Flibanserin: 25 v 50 mg Bid v 50 mg hs v Pbo in Younger Women in NA

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Further study details as provided by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Change From Baseline to 24 Weeks in the Frequency of Satisfying Sexual Events as Measured by the eDiary. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
    A small personal handheld electronic device (eDiary) was used by the patients to record information about sexual events. Patients were instructed to complete the eDiary every morning. When completing an eDiary entry, patients answered questions regarding their sexual events since their last eDiary entry. If patients missed or were late with their eDiary entry, they entered information about their sexual events covering a maximum time period of the past 7 days; however, they did not enter any information beyond the last entry.

  • Change From Baseline to 24 Weeks in Responses to the eDiary Daily Desire Question. [ Time Frame: baseline to 24 weeks ]

    Change from baseline in the electronic diary (eDiary) Sexual Desire Monthly Total Score standardized to a 28-day period (total score range 0-84). Change from baseline is calculated as the difference between the four week baseline period and Week 21 to Week 24. Patients were asked to record information daily in the eDiary throughout the trial. Every time the eDiary was completed, a desire question was asked. If a patient did not complete the diary on a given day, the patient was not asked to enter desire information for more than a 24-hour retrospective period. The desire item read "Indicate your most intense level of sexual desire in the last 24 hours / since your last visit." Potential responses included "no," "low," "moderate," or "strong" and was scored 0-3, with 0 indicating no desire and 3 indicating the highest level of desire:

    0 = No desire

    1. = Low desire
    2. = Moderate desire
    3. = Strong desire

Enrollment: 1385
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: flibanserin 25 mg b.i.d
25 mg twice daily for 24 weeks
Drug: flibanserin
Experimental: flibanserin 25 mg b.i.d
Experimental: flibanserin 50mg qhs
50 mg taken once daily at bedtime for 24 weeks
Drug: flibanserin
Experimental: flibanserin 50mg qhs
Experimental: flibanserin 50mg b.i.d.
50 mg twice daily for 24 weeks
Drug: flibanserin
Experimental: flibanserin 50mg b.i.d.
Placebo Comparator: placebo
twice daily for 24 weeks
Drug: placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who are 18 years of age and older.
  2. Premenopausal women having regular menstrual periods who have HSDD (decreased sexual desire), generalized acquired type, according to DSM IV-TR criteria.
  3. Patient must meet minimum cut-off scores on questionnaires relating to sexual functioning and sexual distress.
  4. Patients must be willing to try to have sexual activity (e.g., any act involving direct genital stimulation) at least once monthly.
  5. Patients must be willing and able to use an electronic diary on a daily basis (e.g., have access to a working land line telephone for daily data transmissions).
  6. At the Baseline Visit, patients must have complied with eDiary use adequately.
  7. Patients must be in a stable, monogamous, heterosexual relationship that is secure and communicative, for at least 1 year prior to the Screen Visit. The partner is expected to be physically present at least 50% of each month.
  8. Patients must have used a medically acceptable method of contraception for at least 3 months before the Baseline Visit (Visit 2) and continue to use that medically acceptable method of contraception during the trial.
  9. In the investigators opinion, patients must be reliable, honest, compliant, and agree to co-operate with all trial evaluations as well as to be able to perform them.
  10. Patients must be able and willing to give meaningful, written informed consent prior to participation in the trial, in accordance with regulatory requirements. Patients must have sufficient understanding to communicate effectively with the investigator, and be willing to discuss their sexual functioning with the investigative staff.
  11. Patients must have a clinically acceptable Pap smear as read by a cytology facility (no evidence of malignancy or squamous intraepithelial lesions) within 6 months before the Screen Visit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have taken any medication noted in the protocols List of Prohibited Medications within 30 days before screening.
  2. Patients whose sexual function was affected (enhanced or worsened) in the investigators opinion by any medication within 30 days before the Screen Visit and anytime prior to the Baseline Visit.
  3. Patients with a history of drug dependence or abuse within the past one year.
  4. Patients with a history of multiple severe reactions (i.e., allergic or oversensitivity to usual doses) to drugs that affect the brain.
  5. Patients with a history of participation in a trial of another investigational medication within one month prior to the Screen Visit, or participation in any previous clinical trial of flibanserin.
  6. Patients who meet accepted diagnostic criteria for sexual disorders that would interfere with improvement in HSDD (sexual aversion, substance-induced sexual problems, urge to live as a man, etc.
  7. Patients who indicate that their sexual partner has inadequately treated sexual problems that could interfere with the patients response to treatment.
  8. Patients who have entered the menopausal transition or menopause or have had a hysterectomy.
  9. Patients with findings at the Screen Visit of infection, inflammation, undue tenderness, or shrinkage (atrophy) of the female organs.
  10. Patients who are breast feeding or have breastfed within the last 6 months prior to the Baseline Visit.
  11. Patients who are pregnant or have been pregnant within the last 6 months prior to the Baseline Visit.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00360243

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
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Responsible Party: Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc Identifier: NCT00360243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 511.70
Study First Received: August 3, 2006
Results First Received: April 25, 2014
Last Updated: June 6, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 21, 2017