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Post-marketing Surveillance of Donepezil Hydrochloride -Investigation of the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. ) Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2010
Last updated: February 23, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
To investigate the clinical safety and effectiveness of donepezil hydrochloride administration in patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's Disease

Condition Intervention
Alzheimer's Disease Drug: donepezil hydrochloride

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-marketing Surveillance of Donepezil Hydrochloride- Investigation of the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ADAS-Jcog (test of cognitive function) [ Time Frame: 36 month (12 weeks and every 6 months) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events/adverse drug reactions [ Time Frame: 36 months ]

Enrollment: 894
Actual Study Start Date: December 1, 2010
Study Completion Date: February 18, 2016
Primary Completion Date: October 14, 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Donepezil Hydrochloride Drug: donepezil hydrochloride
Initial dose of 3 mg orally once daily. After 1-2 weeks, dosage increased to 5 mg orally once daily. After 4 or more weeks, dosage increased to 10 mg orally once daily for patients with severe dementia of Alzheimer's type. Dose reduced appropriately according to patient's symptoms.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

Inclusion criteria;

Patients diagnosed as Alzheimer's Disease by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

Patients diagnosed as mild or moderate Alzheimer's Disease, applicable to Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) score 4 or 5.

Exclusion criteria;

Patients who used Aricept within 3 months prior to dosing.

Patients registered this survey before.

Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any ingredients of Aricept or piperidine derivatives.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01251718

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Shoya Yamakawa Drug Fostering and Evolution Coordination Department, Eisai Co., Ltd.
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Responsible Party: Eisai Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT01251718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ART06T
Study First Received: December 1, 2010
Last Updated: February 23, 2017

Keywords provided by Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. ):
Donepezil hydrochloride
Alzheimer's Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nootropic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017