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Open-label Long Term (52 Weeks) Safety and Tolerability of Agomelatine Sublingual Tablets in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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First Posted: July 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

The study will assess safety and tolerability of 0.5 mg/day and 1 mg/day of sublingual (under the tongue) formulation of agomelatine (AGO178) in patients with Major Depressive Disorder over a 52-week open-label phase.

Cohort I is restricted to include patients who have completed a previous Novartis agomelatine (178C) Double-blind study.

Cohort II will include de-novo patients (those who did not participate in a previous agomelatine 178C study) and will only be open for a limited time span ranging from approximately June to Sept 2010, at which point this cohort II will be closed to enrollment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: AGO178 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 52-week, Multi-center, Open-label Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Agomelatine Sublingual Tablets in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reports of adverse events, serious adverse events, changes in laboratory values, ECGs, vital signs, physical examination, and Columbia Suicidality Severity Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline to Week 6, 8, 12, 28, 36 and 52 on total score of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Week 6, 8, 12, 28, 36 and 52 ]
  • Proportion of patients who demonstrate clinical improvement at Week 6,8,12, 28,36 and 52, where improvement is defined by a score of 1 or 2 on the CGI-I scale [ Time Frame: Week 6, 8, 12, 28, 36 and 52 ]
  • Overall illness severity as measured by change from Baseline on CGI-S (Clinical Global Impression of severity scale) at week 52 [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
  • Patients' ability to function in daily life as measured by change from Baseline on total score of Sheehan Disability Scale at week 52 [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]

Enrollment: 837
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Agomelatine (AGO178) 0.5 mg Drug: AGO178
Experimental: Agomelatine (AGO178) 1 mg Drug: AGO178


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 71 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Key Inclusion Criteria Cohort I:

  • Documentation of completion of a Novartis AGO178C Double-blind Study in MDD patients.
  • Male and female adults, 18 through 71 years of age, inclusive (i.e., same age range as for Double-blind Study, but with upper age limit increased by 1-year to accommodate patients whose age increased during the Double-blind Study).
  • Female patients should continue to use effective contraception as defined in double-blind study protocol.

Inclusion Criteria:

Key Inclusion criteria Cohort II:

  • Male and female adults, 18 through 70 years of age, inclusive.
  • 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:

Key Exclusion Criteria Cohort I:

  • Concomitant use of fluvoxamine.
  • Any significant medical condition that emerged during Double-blind Phase of a previous study, which may interfere with study participation and/or study assessments as assessed by the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

Key Exclusion criteria Cohort II:

  • 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.
  • Prior exposure to agomelatine.
  • Female patients of childbearing potential who are not using effective contraception.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01156415

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01156415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAGO178C2399
First Submitted: June 30, 2010
First Posted: July 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Major Depressive Disorder

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