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Safety and Efficacy Study Comparing ETS6103 With Amitriptyline in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (ETS6103-003)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02014363
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 18, 2013
Results First Posted : January 11, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
e-Therapeutics PLC

Brief Summary:
To demonstrate that the antidepressant activity of ETS6103 is not inferior to amitriptyline in subjects who have an unsatisfactory response to / are resistant to treatment with SSRIs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: ETS6103 (low dose) Drug: ETS6103 (high dose) Drug: Amitriptyline Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 164 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double Blind, Non-inferiority Study to Evaluate the Antidepressant Activity of ETS6103 Compared to Amitriptyline in Treating Major Depressive Disorder in Patients With Unsatisfactory Response to Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors.
Study Start Date : October 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ETS6103 (low dose)
ETS6103 (low dose) extended release tablets (encapsulated) taken once daily orally for the duration of randomised phase of the study (8 weeks).
Drug: ETS6103 (low dose)
Experimental: ETS6103 (high dose)
ETS6103 (high dose) extended release tablets (encapsulated) taken once daily orally for the duration of randomised phase of the study (8 weeks).
Drug: ETS6103 (high dose)
Active Comparator: Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline tablets (encapsulated) Standard dosing regime
Drug: Amitriptyline
No Intervention: Lead-in phase

Citalopram tablets:

Standard dosing regime




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change From Baseline in Baseline-adjusted (Montgomery-Asberg Depression Scale) MADRS Score at the End of Treatment. [ Time Frame: Baseline (start of randomized treatment) and 8 weeks post start of treatment ]
    The mean difference in baseline-adjusted MADRS score at the end of treatment in the per protocol population using the last observation carried forward (LOCF) method. MADRS is used to assess the range of symptoms that are most frequently observed in patients with major depression. The MADRS test includes 10 items and uses a 0 to 6 severity scale, with higher scores indicating increasing depressive symptoms. The total MADRS score is derived by adding all the scores from the 10 items, meaning the lowest possible score is 0 and the highest possible is 60.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent
  • Male or female
  • Age 18-65 years inclusive
  • Subjects with a current episode of moderate to severe Major Depressive Disorder meeting the criteria of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) IV -TR and documented using the brief structured interview Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) version 5.0 and with a minimum duration of two weeks and a maximum of twelve months
  • Minimum Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) 17 items total score of 18 at screening and ≥12 at the end of the lead-in phase prior to randomization.
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at the Screening Visit and must use an acceptable method of contraception throughout the study and for 30 days after. Male subjects with female partners of child-bearing potential must use an acceptable method of contraception throughout the study and for 30 days after.
  • Able to understand and comply with the requirements of the study as judged by the investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Considered by the investigator to be at significant risk of suicide or scoring 5 or more on the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (c) question 10
  • Significant other psychiatric illness which would interfere with trial assessments co-morbid generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder will be permitted where MDD is considered the primary diagnosis
  • Significant physical illness which would interfere with trial assessments
  • Recent (within 1 week of screening) antidepressants (except for fluoxetine [within 4 weeks of screening] and St John's Wort or Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) [within 14 days of screening]),
  • Benzodiazepine or any other psychotropic medication including lithium or other mood stabilizers within 1 week of screening
  • Oral anticoagulant therapy within one month of screening
  • Formal psychotherapy or alternative treatments for one week prior to screening or during the study
  • Reduced hepatic function defined as liver enzyme levels ≥2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Renal insufficiency defined as creatinine clearance <30 mL/min
  • Epilepsy
  • Uncontrolled hypothyroidism
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Acute porphyria
  • Urinary retention, prostatic hypertrophy, narrow angle glaucoma or increased intraocular pressure or any other clinically relevant contraindication stated in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) for citalopram, tramadol or amitriptyline
  • History of significant cardiac dysrhythmia or history of myocardial infarction within 1 year prior to screening
  • Significant history of alcohol or substance abuse
  • Regular alcohol intake above the recommended United Kingdom (UK) guideline of 4 units per day for males or 3 units per day for females
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Known hepatitis B or C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or syphilis seropositivity.
  • A corrected QT interval of >470ms for female subjects of >450ms for male subjects, calculated using the QTcB (Bazett Correction Formula) , or second degree or higher heart block on an electrocardiography (ECG) recording, at screening.
  • Allergy to the study drugs or excipients
  • Treatment with another investigational medicinal product within the 30 days prior to screening.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02014363


Locations
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United Kingdom
CPS Research
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G20 OXA
Sponsors and Collaborators
e-Therapeutics PLC
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Alan G Wade, MBChb CPS Research

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Responsible Party: e-Therapeutics PLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02014363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ETS6103-003
2013-000719-26 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: December 18, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: November 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline, perphenazine drug combination
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Serotonin Agents