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Safety and Efficacy of Brexpiprazole in the Treatment of Schizophrenia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03874494
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Beijing Research Institute

Brief Summary:
This study is a phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, non-inferiority trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety of Brexpiprazole in the Treatment of Adults With Acute Schizophrenia. A total of approximately 370 subjects will be included in the study, and randomized to Brexpiprazole (2~4 mg/d) or Aripiprazole (10~20 mg/d) in a 1:1 ratio.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Drug: Brexpiprazole Drug: Aripiprazole Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Screening Phase: It will begin when informed consent form (ICF) is signed and be a maximum of 14 days, to evaluate the inclusion/exclusion criteria, collect information such as demographic data, medical history, wash out previous antipsychotic agents and other prohibited concomitant medications.

Double-blind Treatment Phase: It lasts 6 weeks; the purpose is to compare the efficacy and safety of Brexpiprazole with Aripiprazole in the treatment of adults with acute schizophrenia.

Follow-up Phase: All subjects will be followed up for safety reasons via telephone contact or clinic visit 30 (+ 2) days after the last dose of investigational medicinal product, collecting safety information (adverse events and concomitant medication).


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 370 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Active-Controlled Study (Aripiprazole Tablets) to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Brexpiprazole in the Treatment of Adults With Acute Schizophrenia
Actual Study Start Date : May 5, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 30, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brexpiprazole
2-4 mg/day, once daily for 6 weeks, oral administration
Drug: Brexpiprazole
Brexpiprazole 2-4 mg/day
Other Name: Brexpiprazole Tablets

Active Comparator: Aripiprazole
10-20 mg/day, once daily for 6 weeks, oral administration
Drug: Aripiprazole
Aripiprazole 10-20 mg/day
Other Name: Aripiprazole Tablets




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) measures psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. PANSS includes 30 items (7 items for positive symptoms, 7 items for negative symptoms, and 16 items for general psychopathology symptoms), and each item ranges from 1 to 7. The PANSS total score is a sum of scores from all items, ranging from 30 to 210, where a higher score represents severer psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-S) score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-S) score ranges from 1 to 7. A higher score represents a severer clinical impression on the patient's severity based on investigator/clinician's judgment.

  2. The Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP) global score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP) contains four domains: socially useful activities, personal and social relationships, self-care, and disturbing and aggressive behavior. A higher domain score represents worse functional performance in each domain. The final global score is defined according to a summary instruction table converting four domain scores into a single, overall rating from 1 to 100, where a higher score represents better personal and social function.

  3. Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) positive scale score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) positive scale includes 7 items, assessing positive symptoms in schizophrenia such as delusion, hallucinatory or excitement, and each item ranges from 1 to 7. The positive scale score is a sum of scores from the 7 items, ranging from 7 to 49, where a higher score represents severer schizophrenia positive symptoms.

  4. Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) negative scale score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) negative scale includes 7 items, assessing negative symptoms in schizophrenia such as blunted affect or emotional withdrawal, and each item ranges from 1 to 7. The negative scale score is a sum of scores from the 7 items, ranging from 7 to 49, where a higher score represents severer schizophrenia negative symptoms.

  5. Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) score [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) score ranges from 1 to 7. A higher score represents a poorer clinical impression on the patient's improvement based on investigator/clinician's judgment.

  6. Response rate [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    defined as reduction of ≥ 30% from baseline in PANSS Total Score OR CGI-I score of 1 [very much improved] or 2 [much improved]) at Week 6



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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:

  1. Provide written informed consent form by subjects and subject's legal guardian or legally acceptable representative.
  2. The subjects and subject's legal guardian or legally acceptable representative have the ability to understand the nature of the trial, agree to comply with the prescribed medication and dosage regimens, complete the scheduled visits, report the adverse events and concomitant medication to investigators, and to be reliably rated on psychiatrically scales.
  3. At the time of signing informed consent, 18 ≤ age of the subject ≤ 65.
  4. Subjects who are diagnosed with schizophrenia according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) and confirmed by Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI).
  5. Subjects who are experiencing an acute exacerbation of psychotic symptoms and marked deterioration of usual function as demonstrated by meeting ALL of the following criteria at the screening and baseline visit:

    ● PANSS total score ≥ 70;

    • Score ≥ 4 on at least 2 of the following PANSS items :

    ( P2 Conceptual disorganization, P3 Hallucinatory behavior, P6 Suspiciousness / persecution, G9 Unusual thought content ) ● CGI-S score ≥ 4;

  6. Subjects willing to discontinue all prohibited psychotropic medications to meet protocol-required washouts prior to and during the trial period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. From ICF to 30 days after the last dose, females of childbearing potential and male subjects who are not willing or cannot practice contraceptive methods.
  2. Females who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  3. Subjects who have been hospitalized for > 21 days for the current acute episode at the time of the Baseline visit, excluding hospitalization for psychosocial reasons.
  4. Subjects with improvement of ≥ 30% in total PANSS score between the screening and baseline assessment. Improvement in PANSS score= (score at screening-score at baseline)/ (score at screening-30)*100%.
  5. Subjects with schizophrenia who are considered resistant/refractory to antipsychotic treatment by history of failure to respond to 2 adequate different antipsychotic medications with a minimum of 6 weeks at clinically efficacious tolerated doses. Subjects who have a systemic treatment of clozapine.
  6. Subjects with a current DSM-IV-TR Axis I diagnosis (including but not limited to): schizoaffective disorder, MDD, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, delirium, dementia, amnestic or other cognitive disorders.
  7. Subjects with a current DSM-IV-TR Axis II diagnosis: borderline, paranoid, histrionic, schizotypal, schizoid, or antisocial personality disorders.
  8. Subjects who present a serious risk of suicide:

    ● Subjects who answer "Yes" on the C-SSRS Suicidal Ideation Item 4 or 5 and meeting the criteria for this C-SSRS Item 4 or 5 occurred within the last 6 months; OR

    ● Subjects who answer "Yes" on any of the 5 C-SSRS Suicidal Behavior Items and meeting the criteria for any of these 5 C-SSRS Suicidal Behavior Items occurred within the last 2 years; OR

    ● Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, present a serious risk of suicide

  9. Subjects with clinically diagnosed tardive dyskinesia, as determined by a score of ≥ 3 in Item 8 of the AIMS at the Screening visit.
  10. Subjects with a score of 5 in the BARS global clinical assessment of akathisia at Screening or Baseline.
  11. Subjects who have met DSM-IV-TR criteria for substance abuse or dependence within the 180 days prior to Screening Visit; including alcohol and benzodiazepines, but excluding caffeine and nicotine.
  12. Subjects with uncontrolled thyroid disease and/or abnormal free thyroxine (FT4) examination results at Screening, unless it has been confirmed by the investigator that the condition has been stabilized by medication > 90 days before screening
  13. Subjects with type I diabetes or uncontrolled type II diabetes. Subjects with type II diabetes may be eligible for the trial if their condition is stable as determined by satisfying ALL of the following criteria:

    • HbA1c < 7.0%, AND
    • Glucose must be ≤ 125 mg/dL or ≤ 6.94 mmol/L (fasting) or < 200 mg/dL or < 11.1 mmol/L (non-fasting) at Screening. If the non-fasting glucose is ≥ 200 mg/dL or ≥ 11.1 mmol/L, subjects must be retested in a fasted state and the retest value must be ≤ 125 mg/dL or ≤ 6.94 mmol/L, AND
    • Subjects have maintained a stable regimen of oral anti-diabetic medication(s) for at least 28 days prior to screening or diabetes has been well-controlled by diet for at least 28 days prior to screening, AND
    • Subjects have not had any hospitalizations within the 12 months prior to screening due to diabetes or complications related to diabetes, AND
    • Subjects whose diabetes is not newly diagnosed during screening for the trial.
  14. Subjects with uncontrolled hypertension (diastolic blood pressure > 95 mmHg in any position) or symptomatic hypotension, or orthostatic hypotension which is defined as a decrease of ≥ 30 mmHg in systolic blood pressure and/or a decrease of ≥ 20 mmHg in diastolic blood pressure after at least 3 minutes standing compared to the previous supine blood pressure, OR development of symptoms.
  15. Subjects with a history of ischemic heart disease or history of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure (whether controlled or uncontrolled), angioplasty, stenting, or coronary artery bypass surgery.
  16. Subjects who have a history or severe organic disease of vital organs (including but not limited to hepatic, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, neurologic, hematologic, or immunologic disease).
  17. Subjects with epilepsy or a history of seizures, except for a single seizure episode, for instance childhood febrile seizure and post traumatic or alcohol withdrawal.
  18. The following laboratory test and ECG results are exclusionary:

1) Platelets ≤ 75,000/mm3 (≤ 75 x 109 /L) 2) Hemoglobin ≤ 9 g/dL (90 g/L) 3) Neutrophils ≤ 1,000/mm3 (1 x 109 /L) 4) AST or ALT > 2 × ULN 5) CPK > 3 × ULN 6) Creatinine ≥ 2 mg/dL (176.8 µmol/L) 7) HbA1c ≥ 7.0% 8) QTc ≥ 450 msec (for males) or ≥ 470 msec (for females) in ECG 19. Subjects who received ECT within 60 days of screening. 20. Subjects with a history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). 21. Subjects with a history of true allergic response (ie, not intolerance) to more than one class of medications.

22. Subjects who participated in a clinical trial within the last 90 days or who participated in two or more clinical trials within the past year.

23. Any subject who, in the opinion of the investigator, should not participate in the trial.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03874494


Contacts
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Contact: Haiwei Li 010-85182966 ext 8018 lihw@obri.otsuka.com

Locations
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China, Shanxi
No.15 Yanyin Road, Yanta District Recruiting
Xi'an, Shanxi, China, 710061
Contact: Bin Wu, Bachelor    +8613572222831      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Beijing Research Institute
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hongyan Zhang, PhD Peking University Sixth Hospital

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Responsible Party: Otsuka Beijing Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03874494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 331-403-00027
First Posted: March 14, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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

Keywords provided by Otsuka Beijing Research Institute:
Schizophrenia
Brexpiprazole
Non-inferiority

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brexpiprazole
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Aripiprazole
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists
Serotonin Antagonists
Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists
Dopamine Antagonists