Observational Post-Authorisation Safety Study of Asenapine (Sycrest) (OBSERVA)

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2018
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Professor Saad Shakir, Drug Safety Research Unit, Southampton, UK

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this observational study is to evaluate the use and short term safety of Asenapine (Sycrest) in real-life usage in the Mental Health Trust Setting in the United Kingdom(UK) National Health Service (NHS). The study is to be carried out independently by the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) in Southampton, although it is funded by Merck, the manufacturer of Sycrest.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Manic Disorder Other: No intervention

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational Post-Authorisation Safety Specialist Cohort Monitoring Study (SCEM) to Monitor the Safety and Utilisation of Asenapine (Sycrest) in the Mental Health Trust Setting in England
Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients prescribed asenapine for any indication.
Other: No intervention
This is a non-interventional study.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The incidence of selected identified risks of asenapine in the mental health care trust setting [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after asenapine is first prescribed ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients prescribed asenapine in a NHS Mental Health Trust in England.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients for whom a study questionnaire containing useful information has been returned

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not provide consent
  • Patients within selected institutions (for example prisons)
  • Patients who commenced treatment between date of market launch (to be confirmed) and study start
  • Enrolled patients for whom both the baseline and 12-week questionnaires are returned blank (contain no clinical information)
  • Enrolled patients for whom the psychiatrist, designated member of clinical care team, or study facilitator from the DSRU reports that the patient did not take or was never prescribed asenapine
  • Enrolled patients for whom there is evidence to suggest duplication of patients
  • Enrolled patients for whom informed written or verbal notification is received by DSRU indicating that they no longer wish to participate at any stage of the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01734278

United Kingdom
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST16 3SR
Sponsors and Collaborators
Professor Saad Shakir
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Responsible Party: Professor Saad Shakir, Director, Drug Safety Research Unit, Southampton, UK Identifier: NCT01734278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OBSERVA
First Posted: November 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs