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Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Agomelatine Sublingual Tablets in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01110902
First Posted: April 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
  Purpose
The study will assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of 0.5 mg/day and 1 mg/day of sublingual (under the tongue) formulation of agomelatine in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. This study includes an 8-week double-blind phase.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: Agomelatine (AGO178C) Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 8-week, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multi-center Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Agomelatine 0.5 mg and 1 mg Sublingual Tablets Administered Once Daily in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline to endpoint at Week 8 using the total score of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect on subjective sleep, as measured by the score of the Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (LSEQ) domain "quality of sleep" at Week 8 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Proportion of patients who demonstrate clinical response, where response is defined by a reduction of at least 50% in the Baseline clinician-rated HAM-D total score at Week 8 endpoint [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Proportion of patients who demonstrate clinical improvement at Week 8, where improvement is defined by a score of 1 or 2 on the CGI-I scale [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Proportion of patients who achieve remission [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Safety and tolerability by adverse events and serious adverse events, and assessment of suicidal ideation and behavior by Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 589
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AGO178C 0.5 mg /day Drug: Agomelatine (AGO178C)
Experimental: AGO178C 1 mg / day Drug: Agomelatine (AGO178C)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with diagnosis of MDD, single or recurrent episode, according to DSM-IV criteria.
  • Current episode ≥4 weeks.
  • CGI-Severity score ≥4 at Screening and Baseline.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of bipolar disorder (I or II), schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, eating disorder (current or during previous one year), obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Any other current Axis I disorder other than MDD which is the focus of treatment.
  • Substance or alcohol abuse in the last 30 days, dependence in the last 6 months.
  • Concomitant psychotropic medication, including herbal preparations and melatonin.
  • Psychotherapy of any type.
  • Prior exposure to agomelatine.
  • Female patients of childbearing potential who are not using effective contraception.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01110902


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01110902     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAGO178C2302
First Submitted: April 23, 2010
First Posted: April 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Agomelatine
Major Depressive Disorder
MDD
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
S 20098
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs