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A Long-Term Safety Study of ALKS 5461

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02141399
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2014
Results First Posted : December 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alkermes, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a 52-week open-label study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ALKS 5461.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: ALKS 5461 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1485 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Multicenter Study of the Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of ALKS 5461 for the Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults Who Have an Inadequate Response to Antidepressant Therapy (the FORWARD-2 Study)
Actual Study Start Date : May 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 20, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 20, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ALKS 5461 Drug: ALKS 5461
Sublingual tablet, taken daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: Up to 56 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Agree to use an approved method of contraception for the duration of the study
  • Have the potential to safely benefit from the administration of ALKS 5461
  • Have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Additional criteria may apply

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have a positive test for drugs of abuse
  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a current primary Axis-I disorder other than MDD
  • Have used opioid agonists (eg, codeine, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine) or opioid antagonists (eg, naloxone, naltrexone) within 14 days
  • Have received electroconvulsive therapy treatment within the last 2 years, or received more than 1 course of electroconvulsive treatment during their lifetime
  • Have attempted suicide within the past 2 years
  • Have a history of intolerance, allergy, or hypersensitivity to buprenorphine or opioid antagonists (eg, naltrexone, naloxone)
  • Have had a significant blood loss or blood donation within the past 60 days
  • Additional criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02141399

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkermes, Inc.
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Study Director: Sanjeev Pathak, MD Alkermes, Inc.
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Alkermes, Inc.:
Study Protocol  [PDF] March 3, 2016
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] September 15, 2017

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Responsible Party: Alkermes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02141399    
Other Study ID Numbers: ALK5461-208
First Posted: May 19, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 14, 2018
Last Update Posted: December 14, 2018
Last Verified: November 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms