A Study in Patients With Trichotillomania (TTM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03797521|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 9, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2021
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Trichotillomania||Drug: SXC-2023 Drug: Placebo||Phase 2|
This is a Phase 2, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisting of a screening period of up to 40 days, a 6 week randomized double-blind treatment period, followed by an up to 2 week safety follow-up period after the last dose of study medication.
Patients will be randomized to one of four treatment groups. Patients will participate for a total of up to 10 weeks, including screening, the 6-week treatment period and follow-up.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||128 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study|
|Official Title:||A Phase 2, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Explore the Safety, Tolerability, and Activity of SXC-2023 in Adults With Moderate to Severe Trichotillomania (TTM) When Dosed for 6 Weeks|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 19, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 16, 2019|
Experimental: SXC-2023 50mg QD
SXC-2023 50mg dosed once daily for 6 weeks
SXC-2023 oral capsules
Experimental: SXC-2023 200mg QD
SXC-2023 200mg dosed once daily for 6 weeks
SXC-2023 oral capsules
Experimental: SXC-2023 800mg QD
SXC-2023 800mg dosed once daily for 6 weeks
SXC-2023 oral capsules
Placebo Comparator: Matching Placebo QD
Matching Placebo dosed once daily for 6 weeks
Matching Placebo oral capsules
- Explore the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events in adults with moderate to severe TTM [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]Safety and tolerability assessed using the frequency of subjects with serious adverse events, adverse events leading to discontinuation, and adverse events judged to be related to study medication.
- Change from baseline hairpulling frequency and severity through 6 weeks [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]Improvement will be assessed using the different measurement parameters of all scales using scales such as the Massachusetts General Hospital Hairpulling scale (MGH-HPS)
- Change from baseline hairpulling frequency and severity through 6 weeks [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]Improvement will be assessed using the different measurement parameters of all scales using scales such as the Clinical Global Impression of Severity and Change (CGI-S/C)
- Change from baseline hairpulling frequency and severity through 6 weeks [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]Improvement will be assessed using the different measurement parameters of all scales using scales such as the Patient Global Impression of Status and Change (PGI-S/C)
- Change from baseline hairpulling frequency and severity daily through 6 weeks [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]Improvement will be assessed using the different measurement parameters of all scales using scales such as the Trichotillomania Symptom Diary (TSD)
- Preliminary psychometric evidence of the Trichotillomania Symptom Diary (TSD) will be assessed [ Time Frame: Up to 7 weeks ]The reliability, validity and responsiveness of the newly developed TSD assessment will be assessed at the item level.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years to 45 Years (Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Adult, female or male, 18-45 years of age, inclusive at screening.
- Provided signed written informed consent with willingness and ability to comply with all aspects of the protocol.
Diagnosis of current TTM based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) criteria and confirmed using the clinician-administered MINI-TTM. In addition, subjects should:
- Have a history of TTM for at least one year
- Have a history of daily hair pulling for at least 6 months prior to the first dose
- Except for SSRIs or SNRIs, has not used any psychoactive medications including, but not limited to, other antidepressants, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, benzodiazepines, stimulants, sulfasalazine, and St. John's Wort 30 days prior to first dose. Subjects will be allowed to maintain background therapy with SSRIs or SNRIs if on stable regimen for a minimum of 90 days prior to first dose and there are no anticipated changes to the SSRI/SNRI during course of trial.
- Has not used N-acetylcysteine for at least 90 days prior to the first dose.
- Has not used gemfibrozil or repaglinide for 1 week prior to the first screening visit.
- Medically healthy with no clinically significant findings in medical history, physical examination, laboratory profiles, vital signs, or ECGs, as deemed by the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee.
For a female of childbearing potential: either be sexually inactive (abstinent as a life style) for 28 days prior to the first dosing and throughout the study or be using one of the following acceptable birth control options:
- Oral contraception for at least 3 months prior to the first dosing along with either a physical (e.g., condom, diaphragm) or a chemical (e.g., spermicide) barrier method from the time of screening and throughout the study
- IUD (either hormone-releasing or non-hormone releasing) for at least minimum duration per current labeling along with either a physical (e.g., condom, diaphragm) or a chemical (e.g., spermicide) barrier method from the time of screening and throughout the study
- Depo contraception for at least minimum duration per current labeling prior to the first dosing along with either a physical (e.g., condom, diaphragm) or a chemical (e.g., spermicide) barrier method from the time of screening and throughout the study
- Double physical barrier method (e.g., condom and diaphragm) from 14 days prior to the first dose and throughout the study
- Physical plus chemical barrier method (e.g., condom with spermicide) from 14 days prior to the first dose and throughout the study.
In addition, female subjects of childbearing potential will be advised to remain sexually inactive or to keep the same birth control method for at least 30 days following the last dose.
Female of non childbearing potential: must have undergone one of the following sterilization procedures, at least 6 months prior to the first dose:
- hysteroscopic sterilization;
- bilateral tubal ligation or bilateral salpingectomy;
- bilateral oophorectomy; Or be postmenopausal with amenorrhea for at least 1 year prior to the first dose with serum follicle stimulating hormone levels consistent with postmenopausal status or have medically documented history of biological or congenital sterility.
- A non vasectomized, male subject must agree to use a condom with spermicide or abstain from sexual intercourse during the study until 30 days beyond the last dose of study drug/placebo.
- If male, must agree not to donate sperm from the first dose until 30 days after the last dose administration.
- Must be able to fluently read and write in English.
- Understands the study procedures in the informed consent form (ICF) and is willing and able to comply with the protocol.
- Females who are pregnant or breastfeeding or intend to become pregnant during the study period or within 30 days of the final dose of study drug.
- Subjects engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for TTM or other body-focused repetitive behavior or any obsessive-compulsive related or impulse control disorder any time within 60 days prior to first dose. For other psychotherapies, subject must have been engaged in that psychotherapy for a minimum of 60 days at the time of first dose and must be willing to maintain the same frequency and type of therapy for the duration of the study period.
- Subjects engaged in any other behavioral interventions (e.g., wearable devices, behavioral self-help strategies) within 60 days prior to first dose.
- Mentally or legally incompetent.
- Suffered a concussion in the past 6 months prior to screening. Any history of traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness in the year prior to first screening visit.
- Any lifetime history of any psychotic disorder, including schizophrenia or any bipolar or bipolar-related disorder as determined by clinical history or confirmed at screening with the MINI, version 7.0.2.
- Current major depressive episode confirmed at screening with the MINI, version 7.0.2.
- Per PI judgment, the presence of any emotional problems or psychiatric disorders that may obscure evaluation of primary TTM or pose a risk to subject safety or stability during the study period. Other emotional problems or diagnoses may include, but are not limited to, other body-focused repetitive behaviors, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, compulsive gambling, borderline personality disorder, or antisocial personality disorder.
- History of any injury, illness, or condition that, in the opinion of the PI or designee, might confound the results of the study or poses an additional risk to the subject by their participation in the study.
- Laboratory evidence of renal impairment (e.g. a creatine clearance of < 80)
- Presence of any substance use disorder or, in the opinion of the PI or designee, problematic substance use (excluding nicotine or caffeine) within the 2 years prior to screening.
- History of seizure disorder with the exception of subjects who have been off anti-seizure medication and have not had a seizure in the past 5 years.
Subjects with any of the following:
- Any psychiatric hospitalizations in the past year,
- Imminent risk of suicide based on PI's or designee's clinical judgment or psychiatric examination,
- Active suicidal ideation in the past 6 months as evidenced by positive endorsement to Item 4 or 5 on the C-SSRS, OR
- Any history of suicidal behavior in the past year as evidenced by positive endorsement to any of the suicidal behavior items on the C-SSRS.
- Has previously participated in any Promentis Phase 1 study.
- Participation in another interventional clinical study (including CBT or other behavioral intervention) within 30 days prior to the first screening visit. The 30 day window will be derived from the date of the last blood collection or dosing, whichever is later, in the previous study to the date of initiation of screening in the current study.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03797521
|United States, California|
|CNRI- Los Angeles|
|Pico Rivera, California, United States, 90662|
|Artemis Institute for Clinical Research|
|Riverside, California, United States, 92503|
|United States, Florida|
|Behavioral Clinical Research|
|North Miami, Florida, United States, 33161|
|United States, Georgia|
|Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030|
|United States, Illinois|
|Univ of Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|United States, Louisiana|
|Lake Charles Clinical Trials|
|Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States, 70629|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|United States, New York|
|Integrative Clinical Trials, LLC|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11229|
|Finger Lakes Clinical Research|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14618|
|United States, Ohio|
|Insight Clinical Trials, LLC|
|Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States, 44122|
|United States, Oklahoma|
|IPS Research Company|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73103|
|United States, South Carolina|
|Carolina Clinical Trials, Inc|
|Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29407|
|United States, Washington|
|Northwest Clinical Research Center|
|Bellevue, Washington, United States, 98007|
|Study Director:||Dean Brostowin||Promentis Pharmaceuticals|
Documents provided by Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
|Responsible Party:||Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Other Study ID Numbers:||
|First Posted:||January 9, 2019 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||October 28, 2021|
|Last Verified:||October 2021|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:||Yes|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:||No|
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders