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A Multicenter Open-label Study Investigating the Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Aripiprazole IM Depot Formulation (OPC-14597 IMD) During Repeated Administration by Injection Into the Deltoid Muscle in Patients With Schizophrenia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02220712
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To assess the pharmacokinetics and safety of aripiprazole intra-muscular (IM) depot formulation in patients with schizophrenia after repeated administration by injection into the deltoid muscle for a total of 5 doses of 400 mg in 4-week intervals

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Drug: OPC-14597 IMD Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : July 2014
Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Study Completion Date : April 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Drug: OPC-14597 IMD Drug: OPC-14597 IMD
Administration by injection into the deltoid muscle for a total of 5 doses of 400 mg in 4-week intervals

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Plasma concentration-time profiles (including C28d of plasma aripiprazole and its main metabolite OPC-14857) [ Time Frame: Day1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 29, 57,85, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 124, 127, 134, 141, 155, 169 ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia as defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-IV-Text Revision (TR) (295.30, 295.10, 295.20, 295.90, 295.60)
  • Patients who have provided written informed consent by themselves (If the patient is a minor, written consent from a legal representative must be obtained in addition to the patient's own written informed consent.)
  • Patients, both male and female, aged 18 years or older, but younger than 65 years, at the time of obtaining informed consent
  • Patients with a body mass index of 18.5 or higher and lower than 35.0
  • Patients whose mental condition is stable or well maintained for 2 weeks or more without any change to dosage regimen for their non-aripiprazole oral atypical antipsychotic monotherapy prior to obtaining informed consent
  • Patients who have received aripiprazole in the past

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed as having a mental disorder other than schizophrenia, as defined by DSM-IV-TR criteria.
  • Patients with a history or complication of diabetes.
  • Patients with hepatic, renal, cardiac, or hematopoietic disorders.
  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating, who may possibly be pregnant, who wish to become pregnant, or male patients whose partner wishes to become pregnant.
  • Patients who have a drug allergy or drug hypersensitivity
  • Patients for whom clozapine has been ineffective, patients who have responded only to clozapine, or patients who are currently being treated with clozapine.
  • Patients with a complication of Parkinson's Disease (excluding drug-induced Parkinsonism).
  • Patients with a history or a complication of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, rhabdomyolysis, tardive dyskinesia, paralytic ileus or water intoxication.
  • Patients with a history or a complication of psychological or behavioral abnormalities associated with use of psychoactive substances (abuse of alcohol, narcotics, or organic solvent, etc).
  • Patients with a history or a complication of suicide attempt or self-injury within 52 weeks prior to obtaining informed consent.
  • Patients with a history of or a complication of convulsive disorder such as epilepsy.
  • Patients with a history of or a complication of organic brain disorder including cerebrovascular disease.
  • Patients with a history or a complication of granulocytopenia or agranulocytosis.
  • Patients who have received electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) within 12 weeks prior to obtaining informed consent.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02220712

Chugoku Region, Japan
Hokkaido Region, Japan
Kanto Region, Japan
Kinki Region, Japan
Kyushu Region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Jun-ichi Hashimoto, PhD Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
More Information

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02220712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 031-13-005
First Posted: August 20, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs