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A Study of RO4917838 in Combination With Antipsychotic Treatment in Patients With Schizophrenia.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: February 4, 2008
Last updated: June 23, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
This study will determine the efficacy and safety of RO4917838 in patients with schizophrenia who are stable on current antipsychotic treatment (olanzapine, que tiapine, risperidone, paliperidone or aripiprazole) with prominent negative or d isorganized thought symptoms. After a 4 week run in period on their current anti psychotic treatment, patients will be randomized to receive placebo 10mg, 30mg, or 60mg of RO4917838 once daily, p.o., as add-on therapy. The anticipated time o n study treatment is <3 months, and the target sample size is 100-500 individual s.

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenia Drug: RO4917838 Drug: Placebo Drug: Standard antipsychotic therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled add-on Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of RO4917838 in Outpatients on Select Atypical Antipsychotics With Prominent Negative or Disorganized Thought Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline in PANSS (Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale) negative factor score. [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in total PANSS score, CGI, PSP, SGLS; cognition status changes. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters, C-SSRS [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]

Enrollment: 323
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 3 Drug: RO4917838
60mg po daily
Drug: Standard antipsychotic therapy
As prescribed
Placebo Comparator: 4 Drug: Placebo
po daily
Drug: Standard antipsychotic therapy
As prescribed
Experimental: 1 Drug: RO4917838
10mg po daily
Drug: Standard antipsychotic therapy
As prescribed
Experimental: 2 Drug: RO4917838
30mg po daily
Drug: Standard antipsychotic therapy
As prescribed


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, 18-60 years of age;
  • diagnosis of schizophrenia (based on screening tests);
  • outpatients, with no hospitalization for worsening of schizophrenia within 3 months;
  • medically and psychiatrically stable over prior 1 month and psychiatrically stable without symptom exacerbation within prior 3 months;
  • currently taking no more than 2 antipsychotic drugs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • began a new non-medication treatment for schizophrenia or other psychiatric condition within last 3 months;
  • on >1 antidepressant, or a change in dose of antidepressant within 3 months;
  • alcohol or substance abuse or dependence within 3 months;
  • has previously received RO4917838.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00616798

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00616798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN20372
Study First Received: February 4, 2008
Last Updated: June 23, 2014

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