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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Fixed Doses of Intranasal Esketamine in Addition to Comprehensive Standard of Care for the Rapid Reduction of the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, Including Suicidal Ideation, in Pediatric Participants Assessed to be at Imminent Risk for Suicide

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03185819
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single (first) dose of 3 fixed doses of intranasal esketamine {28 milligram (mg), 56 mg, and 84 mg} compared with psychoactive placebo (oral midazolam) in rapidly reducing the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) including suicidal ideation in participants 12 to less than 18 years of age who are assessed to be at imminent risk for suicide.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depressive Disorder, Major Drug: Intranasal Placebo Drug: Midazolam Placebo Solution Drug: Midazolam Drug: Esketamine Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This study will enroll participants with major depressive disorder (MDD) presenting with suicidal ideation who are assessed to be at imminent risk for suicide. The study will be conducted in 4 phases: a screening evaluation performed within 48 hours prior to Day 1 intranasal dose; a 25-day double-blind treatment phase (Days 1-25); an 8‑week initial post-treatment phase (Days 25-81); and a subsequent phase to complete a full 6‑month post-treatment follow-up (Days 81-200). Efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic, biomarker, and pharmacogenomic evaluations will be performed in the study at defined schedule. The duration of the participant's participation will be approximately 29 weeks. If you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, please seek immediate medical help. Go to the emergency room or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 145 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Psychoactive Placebo-controlled, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Fixed Doses (28 mg, 56 mg and 84 mg) of Intranasal Esketamine in Addition to Comprehensive Standard of Care for the Rapid Reduction of the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, Including Suicidal Ideation, in Pediatric Subjects Assessed to be at Imminent Risk for Suicide
Actual Study Start Date : October 5, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 7, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 7, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Oral Midazolam + Intranasal Placebo
Participants will receive midazolam solution 0.125 milligram per kilogram (mg/kg) orally 2 times per week for 4 weeks and 3 intranasal doses of matched placebo to esketamine.
Drug: Intranasal Placebo
Participants will receive placebo as intranasal dose to match intranasal esketamine.

Drug: Midazolam
Participants will receive midazolam solution 0.125 mg/kg as oral dose to match placebo.

Experimental: Oral Placebo + Esketamine 84 mg
Participants will receive intranasal esketamine 84 mg as 3 intranasal doses of esketamine in each nostril (each dose contains 14 mg of esketamine) along with oral placebo 2 times per week for 4 weeks.
Drug: Midazolam Placebo Solution
Participants will receive placebo as oral dose to match midazolam drug.

Drug: Esketamine
Participants will receive esketamine at a dose of 84 mg as intranasal solution.

Experimental: Oral Placebo + Esketamine 56 mg
Participants will receive intranasal esketamine 56 mg as 2 intranasal doses of esketamine in each nostril (each dose contains 14 mg of esketamine) along with oral placebo 2 times per week for 4 weeks.
Drug: Midazolam Placebo Solution
Participants will receive placebo as oral dose to match midazolam drug.

Drug: Esketamine
Participants will receive esketamine at a dose of 56 mg as intranasal solution.

Experimental: Oral Placebo + Esketamine 28 mg
Participants will receive intranasal esketamine 28 mg as 1 intranasal doses of esketamine in each nostril (each dose contains 14 mg of esketamine) along with oral placebo 2 times per week for 4 weeks.
Drug: Midazolam Placebo Solution
Participants will receive placebo as oral dose to match midazolam drug.

Drug: Esketamine
Participants will receive esketamine at a dose of 28 mg as intranasal solution.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change From Baseline in Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R) Total Score at 24 Hours Post First Dose [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 hours post-administration of first dose on Day 1 ]
    The CDRS-R has been widely used for the evaluation of children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD). The CDRS-R total score is the sum of the responses to 17 questions. Each question is graded on a 5- or 7-point scale. The highest possible score is 113 (the most severe measure of depression), and the lowest is 17 (not suffering from depression).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must meet diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition) {DSM-5} diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD), without psychotic features, based upon clinical assessment and confirmed by the mini international neuropsychiatric interview for children and adolescents (MINI KID)
  • Participant must have a children's depression rating scale-revised (CDRS-R) total score of equal or more than (>=) 58 predose on Day 1
  • As part of standard of care treatment, participant must agree to be hospitalized voluntarily for a recommended period of 5 days after randomization (may be shorter or longer if clinically warranted in the investigator's opinion)
  • As part of the newly initiated or optimized standard of care treatment, participant must agree to take one of the prescribed non-investigational antidepressant medications (fluoxetine, escitalopram, sertraline) at least during the double-blind treatment phase (Day 25)
  • As part of standard of care treatment, participant must agree to participate in a specific psychological intervention (individual cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT], interpersonal therapy, family therapy or psychodynamic psychotherapy) at least through the initial 8-week post-treatment follow-up period (Day 81)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants has a current DSM-5 diagnosis of bipolar (or related disorders), intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, anorexia nervosa, oppositional defiant disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Participants currently meets DSM-5 criteria for borderline personality disorder. Participants not meeting full DSM-5 criteria for borderline personality disorder but exhibiting recurrent suicidal gestures, threats, or self-mutilating behaviors should also be excluded
  • Participant has a current or prior DSM-5 diagnosis of a psychotic disorder or MDD with psychosis
  • Participant meets the DSM-5 severity criteria for moderate or severe substance or alcohol use disorder (except for nicotine or caffeine) within the 6 months before screening. A history (lifetime) of ketamine, phencyclidine (PCP), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), or 3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) hallucinogen-related use disorder is exclusionary
  • Participant has a history of seizure disorder

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Contacts
Contact: Study Contact 844-434-4210 JNJ.CT@sylogent.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Investigators
Study Director: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Clinical Trial Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Janssen Research & Development, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03185819     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR108323
2016-004422-42 ( EudraCT Number )
ESKETINSUI2002 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Research & Development, LLC )
First Posted: June 14, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2018
Last Verified: November 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Suicide
Suicidal Ideation
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Self-Injurious Behavior
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Midazolam
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action