FAST-A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapin IR in Patients With Acute Psychosis (FAST)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (study was not ethically acceptable to continue and therefore it was finally stopped)
First Posted : June 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2010
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of quetiapine IR, following rapid titration versus conventional titration in patients with acute psychosis

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Psychotic Disorders Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder Drug: Quetiapine Procedure: Rating Scales Procedure: Self Assessment Form Procedure: Blood and urine samples Procedure: Sleeping pattern Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale-Excitatory Subscale (PANSS-EC) at day 5 compared with baseline at day 1

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessment of PANSS-EC at Day 3 and 8. Clinical Global Impression (CGI) at baseline and at Day 5 and 8. FAST (For Acute Seroquel Therapy) rating scale at baseline and at Day 5 and 8. The sleeping pattern (8days). Withdrawals/treatment failures. AE

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • provision of written informed consent
  • male or female, aged 18-65 years
  • requirement of hospitalization and in need for antipsychotic treatment for an acute psychotic episode
  • able to swallow tablets from Day 1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In-patients who are anticipated to be discharged before evaluation of the primary outcome variable at Day 5
  • patients with known relevant clinical disease
  • history of syncope, or orthostatic hypotension
  • patients with known neutropenia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00486798

Research Site
Boras, Sweden
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Danderyd, Sweden
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Falkoping, Sweden
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Goteborg, Sweden
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Karlskrona, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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Ojebyn, Sweden
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Pitea, Sweden
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Simrishamn, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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Vasteras, Sweden
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Vaxjo, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jaan Ruusa, MD,PhD Huddinge Hospital Stockholm Sweden
Study Director: Birgit Ekholm, MD AstraZeneca Sweden AB Identifier: NCT00486798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1443L00009
EUDRAC No. 2006-006426-26
First Posted: June 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2010
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
acute schizophrenia
schizoaffective disorder
psychosis Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
bipolar mania with psychotic symptoms

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