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Staccato® Loxapine Treatment of Schizophrenic Patients With Agitation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: February 25, 2008
Last updated: June 10, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
Phase 3 safety and efficacy study of Staccato Loxapine in the treatment of acute agitation in schizophrenic patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenic Patients With Acute Agitation Drug: loxapine Drug: placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Dose Efficacy and Safety Study of Staccato® Loxapine for Inhalation in Schizophrenic Patients With Agitation

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Further study details as provided by Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in PANSS Excited Component (PEC) score from baseline following Dose #1 of Staccato Loxapine, compared with placebo [ Time Frame: 2 hr ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) score following Dose #1 of Staccato Loxapine, compared with placebo [ Time Frame: 2 hr ]
  • Treatment emergent adverse events, compared with placebo [ Time Frame: 24 hr ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: loxapine
Staccato Loxapine, 5 mg
Experimental: 2 Drug: loxapine
Staccato Loxapine, 10 mg
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: placebo
Staccato Placebo

Detailed Description:
This is an in-clinic, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 2 dose levels of Staccato Loxapine, 5 and 10 mg. Patients may receive up to 3 doses of study drug in a 24-hour period, depending on their clinical status. The primary endpoint is the change from baseline in the PANSS (Positive and Negative Symptom Scale) Excited Component (also known as PEC) score, performed at 2 hours after the first dose.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female adult patients with schizophrenia and acute agitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Agitation caused primarily by acute intoxication
  • History of drug or alcohol dependence
  • Treatment with benzodiazepines or other hypnotics within 4 hours prior to study drug administration
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00628589

United States, Georgia
Atlanta Center for Medical Research
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Director: Robert S Fishman, MD Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Robert S. Fishman, MD, FCCP; Vice President, Medical Affairs, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc Identifier: NCT00628589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMDC-004-301
7 December 2007
Study First Received: February 25, 2008
Last Updated: June 10, 2008

Keywords provided by Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
schizophrenia, agitation, acute, treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychomotor Agitation
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 26, 2017