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Phase II Randomized Study of Intravenous Versus Oral Clomipramine in Patients With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004310
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2003 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Stanford University
Information provided by:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE October 18, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted Date June 24, 2005
Study Start Date  ICMJE October 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Phase II Randomized Study of Intravenous Versus Oral Clomipramine in Patients With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Official Title  ICMJE Not Provided
Brief Summary


I. Evaluate the efficacy of intravenous versus oral pulse loading of clomipramine (CMI) followed by a 12-week course of maintenance therapy in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Detailed Description

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double blind, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by participating institution. Patients are randomized into one of two treatment arms.

Arm I: Patients receive a pulse loading dose of clomipramine (CMI) IV and an oral placebo on days 1 and 2.

Arm II: Patients receive an oral pulse loading dose of CMI and an IV placebo on days 1 and 2.

Patients receive maintenance therapy with daily oral CMI for 12 weeks beginning 4 days after pulse loading.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Clomipramine
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Koran LM, Sallee FR, Pallanti S. Rapid benefit of intravenous pulse loading of clomipramine in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Mar;154(3):396-401.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Unknown status
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June¬†23,¬†2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE


--Disease Characteristics-- Primary diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for at least 1 year Meets Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) criteria by structured clinical interview Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) score at least 20 At least 12 if only obsessions or compulsions present Secondary diagnosis of major depression eligible if: Meets DSM-IV criteria Onset occurs after OCD OCD is primary diagnosis and dominates clinical picture Excluded diagnoses: Organic mental disorder Principal psychiatric disorder other than OCD Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Post-traumatic stress disorder Tics or Tourette's syndrome Body dysmorphic disorder Delusional disorder Borderline or schizotypal personality disorder Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Panic disorder Panic attacks Must have failed at least 2 prior regimens of serotonin re-uptake inhibitor therapy --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- Endocrine therapy: Concurrent thyroid medication allowed if stable at least 3 months At least 2 weeks since prior systemic corticosteroids Surgery: No prior psychosurgery or other neurosurgery Other: At least 3 months since prior electroconvulsive or insulin shock therapy At least 6 weeks since prior fluoxetine At least 30 days since prior investigational drugs At least 2 weeks since any of the following: Neuroleptics (6 weeks since depot neuroleptics) Nondepot antipsychotics Anxiolytics Stimulants Barbiturates Antidepressants (4 weeks since monoamine oxidase inhibitors) At least 2 weeks since prior anticonvulsants No concurrent antipsychotics No concurrent antihypertensives, e.g., guanethidine or clonidine No concurrent behavior therapy --Patient Characteristics-- Hematopoietic: No anemia No drug-induced leukopenia No bleeding disorder No other blood dyscrasia or bone marrow depression Hepatic: Liver function tests no greater than twice normal No hepatic abnormality Renal: No renal abnormality, e.g., urinary retention Cardiovascular: No cardiac abnormality, e.g.: Congestive heart failure Myocardial infarction Cardiac conduction disturbance other than first-degree heart block Electrocardiogram with significant abnormality No hypertension Pulmonary: No pulmonary abnormality Other: No hypersensitivity to or prior severe adverse experience with clomipramine No medical contraindication to serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants No history of seizures and not at risk of seizures, i.e.: No family history of epilepsy No birth trauma No significant head trauma No meningitis or encephalitis No subarachnoid hemorrhage No episodes of unconsciousness, including syncope No prostatic hypertrophy No narrow-angle glaucoma, i.e., intraocular pressure greater than 22 mm Hg No uncontrolled hyperthyroidism No other clinically significant abnormality, e.g.: Neurologic Metabolic Gastrointestinal Autoimmune No substantial risk of suicide At least 6 months since drug or alcohol abuse or dependence No illiteracy No Intelligence Quotient below 80 No plan for blood donation during study Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00004310
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 199/11812
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Collaborators  ICMJE Stanford University
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Lorrin Koran Stanford University
PRS Account National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Verification Date December 2003

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