Polysomnography Study of MK-6096 in Participants With Primary Insomnia (MK-6096-011)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01021852
First received: November 25, 2009
Last updated: June 24, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
  Purpose
This was a cross-over, polysomnography (PSG) study to test the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of different doses of MK-6096 in the treatment of participants with primary insomnia. The primary efficacy hypothesis was that at least one dose of MK-6096 is superior to placebo in improving sleep efficiency (SE) as measured by PSG on Night 1 and at the end of 4 weeks of treatment (Week 4).

Condition Intervention Phase
Primary Insomnia
Drug: MK-6096
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IIb, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 2-Period Adaptive Crossover Polysomnography Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of MK-6096 in Patients With Primary Insomnia

Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sleep Efficiency (SE) on Night 1 and After 4 Weeks of Treatment [ Time Frame: Night 1 and end of Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    SE was measured using a polysomnogram (PSG), which consisted of an electroencephalogram (EEG) for registration of brain activity during sleep, an electro-oculogram (EOG) for registration of the eye movements during sleep, and an electromyogram (EMG) for recording chin muscle activity during sleep. Sleep stage scoring was performed visually in 30-second epochs according to Rechtschaffen and Kales (R&K) criteria and PSG data were read by a Central Reader. SE was defined as total sleep time (TST) in minutes divided by time in bed (measured from lights off to lights on; fixed at 8 hours on each PSG night) in minutes, multiplied by 100, where TST is defined as the total time (minutes) in Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and Rapid Eye Movement (REM). SE= (total sleep time/time in bed) x 100. Least squares (LS) mean SE was reported for each treatment arm.

  • Percentage of Participants With at Least One Adverse Event (AE) During Treatment Periods 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: Day 1 through Day 29 in Treatment Periods 1 and 2 (58 days total) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    An AE was defined as any unfavorable and unintended change in the structure, function, or chemistry of the body temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR's product, whether or not considered related to the use of the product. Any worsening (i.e., any clinically significant adverse change in frequency and/or intensity) of a preexisting condition which is temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR's product, was also an AE. The percentage of participants with AEs are presented for the first day of randomized treatment dosing (Day 1) through the last day of randomized treatment dosing (Day 29) in Treatment Periods 1 and 2.

  • Percentage of Participants That Discontinued Study Medication Due to an AE During Treatment Periods 1 and 2 [ Time Frame: Day 1 through Day 29 in Treatment Periods 1 and 2 (58 days total) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    An AE was defined as any unfavorable and unintended change in the structure, function, or chemistry of the body temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR's product, whether or not considered related to the use of the product. Any worsening (i.e., any clinically significant adverse change in frequency and/or intensity) of a preexisting condition which is temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR's product, was also an AE. The percentage of participants that discontinued study medication due to AEs are presented for the first day of randomized treatment dosing (Day 1) through the last day of randomized treatment dosing (Day 29) in Treatment Periods 1 and 2.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Wake After Persistent Sleep Onset (WASO) on Night 1 and After 4 Weeks of Treatment [ Time Frame: Night 1 and end of Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    WASO was measured using a PSG, which consisted of an EEG for registration of brain activity during sleep, an EOG for registration of the eye movements during sleep, and an EMG for recording chin muscle activity during sleep. Sleep stage scoring was performed visually in 30-second epochs according to R&K criteria and PSG data were read by a Central Reader. WASO was defined as the duration of wakefulness measured in minutes (any epoch of Stage 0) from persistent sleep onset (first epoch of the first twenty consecutive epochs of non-wake) to lights on. LS mean WASO was reported for each treatment arm.

  • Latency to the Onset of Persistent Sleep (LPS) on Night 1 and After 4 Weeks of Treatment [ Time Frame: Night 1 and end of Week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    LPS was measured using a PSG, which consisted of an EEG for registration of brain activity during sleep, an EOG for registration of the eye movements during sleep, and an EMG for recording chin muscle activity during sleep. Sleep stage scoring was performed visually in 30-second epochs according to R&K criteria and PSG data were read by a Central Reader. LPS was defined as the duration of time measured in minutes from lights off to persistent sleep onset. An epoch of non-wake was defined as a 30-second interval classified as either Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 or REM according to conventional R&K scoring. LS mean LPS was reported for each treatment arm.


Enrollment: 326
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-6096 2.5 mg/Placebo
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive MK-6096 2.5 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory on Days 1 and 29 for overnight polysomnography (PSG) recordings, on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo for the first 3 days and no treatment for the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive dose-matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: Placebo/MK-6096 2.5 mg
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29, on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo for the first 3 days and no treatment for the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive MK-6096 2.5 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: MK-6096 5 mg/Placebo
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive MK-6096 5 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory on Days 1 and 29 for 2 overnight PSG recordings, on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo to MK-6096 for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: Placebo/MK-6096 5 mg
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29, on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive MK-6096 5 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: MK-6096 10 mg/Placebo
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive MK-6096 10 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory on Days 1 and 29 for 2 overnight PSG recordings, on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo to MK-6096 for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: Placebo/MK-6096 10 mg
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29, on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive MK-6096 10 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: MK-6096 20 mg/Placebo
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive MK-6096 20 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory on Days 1 and 29 for 2 overnight PSG recordings, on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo to MK-6096 for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.
Experimental: Placebo/MK-6096 20 mg
Prior to Treatment Period 1, participants undergo a 3 week screening period and receive single-blind placebo for the last 2 weeks if screening criteria are met. During Treatment Period 1, participants receive matched placebo to MK-6096 daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29, on which days they receive placebo 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment Period 1 is followed by a 2-week washout period during which the participant receives single-blind placebo for the first 3 days and no treatment the remaining 11 days. During Treatment Period 2, participants receive MK-6096 20 mg daily for 4 weeks at 5-10 minutes before bedtime and return to the sleep laboratory for 2 overnight PSG recordings on Days 1 and 29 (Study Days 44 and 72), on which days they receive MK-6096 30 minutes before bedtime.
Drug: MK-6096
MK-6096 2.5 mg or 5 mg tablets equaling 2.5 mg dose, 5 mg dose, 10 mg dose, or 20 mg dose (depending upon allocation) were taken daily before bedtime for 4 weeks.
Drug: Dose-matched Placebo to MK-6096
Dose-matched placebo tablets to MK-6096 were taken daily before bedtime during 2-week single-blind run-in, for 4 weeks as a treatment period, and during 2-week washout between treatment periods.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant is willing to stay overnight at a sleep laboratory on 6 separate nights and is willing to stay in bed for at least 8 hours each night while at the sleep laboratory
  • Participant's regular bedtime is between 9 PM and 12 AM (midnight)
  • Participant is able to read and complete questionnaires and diaries
  • Participant is willing to refrain from napping during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • If female, participant is breast feeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant
  • Participant is expecting to donate eggs or sperm during the study
  • Participant has any history of a neurological disorder
  • Participant has a history within the past 6 months of a cardiovascular disorder such as unstable angina, congestive heart failure or acute coronary syndrome.
  • Participant has difficulty sleeping due to a medical condition
  • Participant has donated blood products within the 8 weeks prior to the study
  • Participant plans to travel across 3 or more time zones during the study
  • Participant is currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within the last 30 days
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01021852

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01021852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6096-011  MK-6096-011 
Study First Received: November 25, 2009
Results First Received: May 6, 2016
Last Updated: June 24, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 29, 2016