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An Eight-week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Saredutant in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00417118
First Posted: December 29, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 24, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi
  Purpose
The primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy of a 100 mg dose of saredutant compared to placebo in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the efficacy of saredutant on disability and quality of life in patients with generalized anxiety disorder, and to evaluate blood levels of saredutant.

Condition Intervention Phase
Generalized Anxiety Drug: Saredutant Drug: Escitalopram Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Eight-Week, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study, With Escitalopram as an Active Control, to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of a Saredutant 100 mg Dose Once Daily, in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline to Day 56 of treatment in the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) total score. [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 56 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in the Clinical Global Impression Severity of Illness score. [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 56 ]

Enrollment: 365
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Saredutant 100 mg
Saredutant 100 mg once daily in the morning for a maximum of 8 weeks
Drug: Saredutant
oral administration (capsules)
Active Comparator: Escitalopram 10 mg
Escitalopram 10 mg once daily in the morning for a maximum of 8 weeks
Drug: Escitalopram
oral administration (capsules)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo for one week during the run in period and for a maximum of 8 weeks during the active period
Drug: Placebo
oral administration (capsules)

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder as defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria and confirmed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Plus Generalized Anxiety Disorder module.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Total score of less than 22 on the HAM-A.
  • Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score greater than 18.
  • Patients with a current history (within 6 months) of major depressive disorder or history or presence of bipolar disorders or psychotic disorders.
  • Patients with alcohol dependence or abuse or substance dependence or abuse in the past 12 months except nicotine or caffeine dependence.
  • Patients who have used the following prior to entry into Acute Phase: antipsychotics within 3 months, antidepressants including Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) within 1 month, anxiolytics within 2 weeks, mood-stabilizer (lithium, anticonvulsants) within 1 month, and/or high dose or prolonged benzodiazepine (continuous use for 3 months prior to admission) use.

The investigator will evaluate whether there are other reasons why a patient may not participate.

  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00417118


Locations
Belgium
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Brussels, Belgium
Canada
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Laval, Canada
Finland
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Helsinki, Finland
France
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Paris, France
Italy
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Milano, Italy
Sweden
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Stockholm, Sweden
Turkey
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanofi
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00417118     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC5583
First Submitted: December 28, 2006
First Posted: December 29, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 24, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Anxiety
clinical trials

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
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