Lamotrigine Phase III Study in Bipolar I Disorder

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01602510
First received: May 17, 2012
Last updated: August 20, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
  Purpose

This registration study in China is a multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lamotrigine in the prevention of recurrence/relapse of mood episodes in subjects with bipolar I disorder. Subjects are bipolar I disorder patients with recent/current manic, hypomanic, mixed or depressive episode. The study will include an open-label phase and a randomized phase. During the open-label phase, subjects will have lamotrigine monotherapy or combination therapy escalation. The target dose of lamotrigine is 200 milligram (mg)/day monotherapy. The duration of treatment in the open-label phase will last 6-16 weeks, until subjects reach a stable dose of lamotrigine. Beginning at week 7 of the open-label phase, subjects who have reached a stable dose of lamotrigine and met response criteria, defined as maintaining a Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) score <= 3 for at least 4 continuous weeks and maintaining lamotrigine 200 mg/day monotherapy for at least 1 week, will be eligible to enroll in the double-blind phase of the study. Subjects who have not met response criteria after 16 weeks of participation in the open-label phase will be withdrawn from the study. Subjects will have lamotrigine 200 mg/day monotherapy for at least 1 week prior to randomization. Subjects who have met randomization requirements will be randomized 1:1 to lamotrigine 200 mg/day or placebo for 36 weeks double-blind treatment. After randomization, subjects will be assessed at weekly intervals for the first month, biweekly intervals for the second month, and then at monthly intervals for up to 36 weeks of double-blind treatment. The primary endpoint will be TIME, defined as the time to intervention (addition of pharmacotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy [ECT]) for any mood episode (relapse or recurrence of a depressive, manic, hypomanic or mixed episode) after randomization. The secondary endpoints will include time to intervention for manic, hypomanic or mixed episode (TIMan) and time to intervention for depressive episode (TIDep).The scores on the Hamilton Depression (HAMD), Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), CGI-I, CGI-S and Global Assessment Scale (GAS) will be used as indicators for both intensity and duration of mood symptoms during this phase. Subjects who withdraw early from the study prior to week 36 or reach TIME will have a follow-up visit 14 days after the last dose of investigational drug.


Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Disorder
Drug: Lamotrigine
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Fixed-Dose Study of Lamotrigine Versus Placebo in the Long Term Prevention of Relapse and/or Recurrence of a Manic, Hypomanic, Mixed or Depressive Episode in Adult Subjects With Bipolar I Disorder

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to intervention for any mood episode (TIME) [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time to Intervention (addition of pharmacotherapy or ECT) for any mood episode (relapse and recurrence of a depressive, manic, hypomanic or mixed episode) (TIME) after randomization.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • TIMan [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time to intervention for manic, hypomanic or mixed episode

  • TIDep [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time to intervention for depressive episode

  • TIME-SIS [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall survival in study

  • Change from baseline of Clinical Global Impression of Severity and Clinical Global Impression of Improvements. [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clinical Global Impression of Severity scale will be used to assess the severity of illness. The score on scale range from 0 (not assessed) to 7 (most extremely ill subjects).

  • Change from baseline of Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Hamilton Depression Scale consist of 17 items. Each item can be rated from 0 to 4.

  • Change from baseline of Young Mania Rating Scale. [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Young Mania Rating Scale consist of 11 items. Each item can be rated from 0 to 4.

  • Change from baseline of Global Assessment Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 36 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The scale has a 10 score categories: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90, 91-100.

  • Change in weight from baseline during Randomized phase. [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 36 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lamotrigine CD
lamotrigine chewable dispersible tablets 25mg, 50mg, 100mg
Drug: Lamotrigine
in the double blind phase, lamotrigine 200mg/day will be used among half of eligible subjects after randomization
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

For open label phase

  • Subjects must be able to effectively communicate with study personnel, have the ability to comprehend the key components of the Inform Consent Form and must provide written informed consent to participate in the study prior to any study-specific assessments or procedures.
  • An in-patient or out-patient (male or female) and aged >=18 years old.
  • Disease to be studied: Has a diagnosis of the following disease as defined by DSM-IV criteria currently or within 60 days:

    a)Bipolar I Disorder, most recent episode depressed (296.5x); b)Bipolar I Disorder, most recent episode hypomanic (296.40); c)Bipolar I Disorder, most recent episode manic (296.4x); d)Bipolar I Disorder, most recent episode mixed (296.6x)

  • The subject who has a diagnose of "bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed (296.5x)" must meet the following criteria:

Has at least one well documented manic, hypomanic or mixed episode, as defined by DSM-IV criteria, within 3 years of enrolment ; The duration of recent/current depressive episode is at least 2 weeks but not longer than 12 months prior to enrolment; For subject with currently experiencing a depressive episode, he/she must have a minimum total score of 18 on the HAMD-17 at s screening.

- The subject who has a diagnosis of "bipolar I disorder, most recent episode hypomanic (296.40)" or "bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic (296.4x)" or "bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed (296.6x)" must meet the following criteria: Has had at least one well documented additional manic, hypomanic or mixed episode and one depressed episode, as defined by DSM-IV criteria, within 3 years of enrolment; Has a duration of the index manic episode of at least 1 week (unless hospitalised) or hypomanic episode of at least 4 days or mixed episode of at least 1 week. In neither case should the index episode be more than 12 months in duration; If the subject's index episode is the subject's initial/current manic mood event, subject must have a minimum score of 10 on the first 11 items of the YMRS at screening; If the subject's index episode is the subject's initial/current mixed mood event, subject must have a minimum score of 10 on the first 11 items of the YMRS, and have a minimum score of 18 on the HAMD-17 at screening.

For randomized double-blind phase

  • Has been on Lamotrigine 200 mg/day monotherapy for at least 1 week.
  • CGI-S score <= 3 for at least 4 continuous weeks of treatment prior to randomization.
  • Has demonstrated adequate compliance with IP (compliance rate: 75%-125%, inclusive).

Exclusion Criteria:

For open label

  • Has met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) criteria for rapid cycling and has had more than 4 manic, hypomanic, mixed or depressive episodes in the 12-month period prior to enrollment.
  • Has a significant DSM-IV Axis II diagnosis which would suggest non-responsiveness to pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder or non-compliance with the protocol.
  • Has a current or previous diagnosis of an Axis I disorder (including anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa) with the exception of bipolar disorder or has received corresponding treatment, or has been diagnosed with dysthymia within the previous 2 years.
  • Has signs or symptoms of psychosis.
  • The subject, in the investigator's judgment, poses a suicidal risk, has attempted suicide within 6 months prior to screening (assessed using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Baseline) or .
  • Has documented Intelligence quotient < 70 or suspected mental retardation.
  • Has a history of substance abuse or dependence within 12 months prior to enrolment (DSM-IV defined substance categories, excluding nicotine and caffeine and including alcohol), or has as a positive urine test for illicit drug use (excluding nicotine and caffeine).
  • Has received fluoxetine within 4 weeks prior to entry into the open-label phase; has received oral contraceptives or other hormonal preparations containing estrogen within 2 weeks prior to entry into the open-label phase; has received lopinavir/ritonavir or atazanavir /ritonavir within 7 days prior to the baseline visit.
  • Has a clinically significant and/or unstable medical disorder (with or without lab test results); or clinically significant test results (thyroid function, electrocardiogram, hematology, clinical chemistry, or urinalysis) as per investigator's judgment; or a disorder that would interfere with the action, absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of lamotrigine; per investigator's clinical judgment (after consulting GSK medical monitor), might pose a safety concern; or interfere with the accurate assessment of safety or efficacy.
  • Has a history or current diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Is morbidly obese, i.e. if Body Mass Index (BMI) is > 35 {BMI = Body weight (in kg) divided by (Height in meters squared).
  • Single or average QT interval corrected by Bazette's formulaQTcB or QTc > 450 millisecond (msec); for patients with bundle branch block QTc > 480 msec.
  • Has a history of hepatic dysfunction; Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >= 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN); Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) or total bilirubin > 1.5 x ULN (excluding total bilirubin > 1.5 x ULN but direct bilirubin < 35%) or other conditions which, in the investigator's judgment, would render patients unsuitable for the study.
  • Has a history of drug allergy (including rash) or a medically significant adverse effect from any ingredient of lamotrigine, or a history of rash due to anti-epileptic drugs or has frequent and/or serious hypersensitivity reaction to multiple drugs.
  • Participation in any study related to lamotrigine within 6 months before screening or has received lamotrigine within 4 weeks before screening.
  • Participation in another clinical study unrelated to the current illness currently or within the previous 30 days, or 3 months for studies related to the current illness.
  • Initiation of systematic psychotherapy within 3 months prior to screening or planned initiation of systematic psychotherapy during the study.
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, lactating or do not agree to use the contraceptive methods such as use of condom, injection of progesterone, a reliable barrier method of birth control, partner with vasectomy or abstinence during the study.

For randomized double blind phase

  • Has signs or symptoms of psychosis.
  • Requires treatment for a manic or mixed episode in the open-label phase with new courses of lithium, psychotropic drugs or other drugs with a half-life greater than 14 days.
  • Has become actively suicidal and/or has a score >=3 on item 3 of the HAMD.
  • Has tested positive for an illicit drug on lab analysis administered before randomization or alcohol abuse/addiction.
  • Has had a change in lamotrigine dosage during the last week of the open-label phase.
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Locations
China, Guangdong
GSK Investigational Site
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510180
GSK Investigational Site
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510370
GSK Investigational Site
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510630
China, Hebei
GSK Investigational Site
Baoding, Hebei, China, 071000
GSK Investigational Site
Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, 050000
China, Heilongjiang
GSK Investigational Site
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, 150070
China, Henan
GSK Investigational Site
Changsha, Henan, China, 410011
GSK Investigational Site
Xinxiang, Henan, China
China, Hubei
GSK Investigational Site
Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430022
China, Hunan
GSK Investigational Site
Changsha, Hunan, China
China, Jiangsu
GSK Investigational Site
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210029
China, Shaanxi
GSK Investigational Site
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710032
China, Shanxi
GSK Investigational Site
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
China, Sichuan
GSK Investigational Site
Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610041
China, Yunnan
GSK Investigational Site
Kunming, Yunnan, China, 650032
China, Zhejiang
GSK Investigational Site
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310009
GSK Investigational Site
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
China
GSK Investigational Site
Beijing, China, 100083
GSK Investigational Site
Beijing, China, 100088
GSK Investigational Site
Beijing, China, 100096
GSK Investigational Site
Shanghai, China, 200030
Sponsors and Collaborators
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01602510     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 113783
Study First Received: May 17, 2012
Last Updated: August 20, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
China: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anticonvulsants
Lamotrigine
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Channel Blockers
Therapeutic Uses
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers

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