40 Week Extension Study Of Asenapine and Olanzapine For Bipolar Disorder (A7501007)(COMPLETED)(P05857)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Results First Posted : July 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

September 8, 2005
September 12, 2005
April 15, 2010
July 16, 2010
February 25, 2015
July 2005
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Participants Who Experienced Adverse Event(s) [ Time Frame: Up to 40 weeks ]

    Adverse event (AE) data, both serious and non-serious, were collected. Serious AEs were also collected up to 30 days post last dose of study drug.

    An AE is defined as any untoward medical occurrence in a participant administered a pharmaceutical product. It does not necessarily have to have a causal relationship with this treatment.

    An AE is defined as serious if it results in death, is life-threatening, requires in-patient hospitalization or prolongs existing hospitalization, results in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, or is a congenital anomaly/birth defect.

  • Number of Participants With Abnormal Physical Examination Findings [ Time Frame: Week 40 or endpoint ]
    Physical exam (PE) included assessment of general appearance, skin, head, eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, blood pressure, cardiac rhythm & rate, neurologic status, and abdomen. The findings were deemed to be normal/abnormal based on the clinical judgment of the investigator.
  • Number of Participants With Abnormal Electrocardiogram [ Time Frame: Week 40 or endpoint ]
    This is the number of participants with electrocardiogram (ECG) adverse events.
  • Body Weight [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 40 or endpoint ]
    Weight change from baseline
  • Extrapyramidal Symptoms [EPS] [ Time Frame: Week 40 or endpoint ]

    EPS was assessed using the (1) involuntary movement scale [AIMS], (2) Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale [BARS], and (3) Simpson Angus Rating Scale SARS.

    AIMS score range 0-4; higher scores indicate greater symptom severity.

    BARS score rang 0-9; higher scores indicate greater severity of akathisia.

    SARS score range 0-40; higher scores indicate greater degree of Parkinsonism.

  • Concomitant Medications [ Time Frame: Up to 40 weeks ]

    Concomitant medications are any medications taken on or after the date of first dose of double-blind study drug through the date of

    last dose of double-blind study drug.

  • Abdominal Girth [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 40 or endpoint ]
    Change in abdominal girth from baseline
  • Number of Participants With Markedly Abnormal Vital Sign Changes [ Time Frame: Post-baseline (at Week 4, 12, 20, 28, and 40 or endpoint) ]

    Vital signs measured: sitting blood pressure, heart rate.


    Markedly abnormal decreases: heart rate (HR) - if ≤50 bpm and decrease from baseline of ≥15 beats per minute (bpm); systolic blood pressure (SBP) - if ≤90 mm Hg and decrease from baseline of ≥20 mm Hg; diastolic blood pressure (DBP) - if ≤50 mm Hg and decrease from baseline of ≥15 mm Hg.

    Markedly abnormal increases: HR - if ≥110 bpm and increase from baseline of ≥15 bpm; SBP - if ≥180 mm Hg and increase from baseline of ≥20 mm Hg; DBP - if ≥105 mm Hg and increase from baseline of ≥15 mm Hg.

  • Number of Participants With Laboratory Values Outside Normal Range [ Time Frame: Week 40 or endpoint ]

    Normal ranges were provided by the central laboratory.

    Biochemistry = electrolytes, creatine kinase, liver enzymes, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase, protein, albumin

    Metabolic chemistry = cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, glycosylated hemoglobin

    Endocrinology/miscellaneous = insulin, prolactin

    Hematology = hemoglobin, red blood cell count, white blood cell count, platelets, hematocrit, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils

Improvement in bipolar manic or mixed episodes
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40 Week Extension Study Of Asenapine and Olanzapine For Bipolar Disorder (A7501007)(COMPLETED)(P05857)
A Double-Blind, 40-Week Continuation Study Evaluating the Safety of Asenapine and Olanzapine in the Treatment of Subjects With Acute Mania Clinical Trial Protocol A7501007 (Secondary Title: ARES)
Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings that range from from high (manic) to low (depressed) states. Sometimes, symptoms of both depression and mania are present (mixed episodes). Asenapine is an investigational medication for the treatment of manic or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. Patients who completed study A7501006 (a 9 week extension study) could continue with the same treatment that they had been receiving: asenapine or olanzapine (a medication that is already approved for the treatment of bipolar mania) in a 40 -week continuation study.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug: asenapine
    Asenapine, 40 weeks
    Other Name: Org 5222
  • Drug: Olanzapine
    Olanzapine, 40 weeks
  • Experimental: Asenapine
    Asenapine 5-10 mg twice daily for 40 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: asenapine
  • Active Comparator: Olanzapine
    Olanzapine 5-20 mg once daily for 40 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: Olanzapine
McIntyre RS, Cohen M, Zhao J, Alphs L, Macek TA, Panagides J. Asenapine for long-term treatment of bipolar disorder: a double-blind 40-week extension study. J Affect Disord. 2010 Nov;126(3):358-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.04.005.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
April 2007
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have completed asenapine 3-week and 9 -week studies for the treatment of an acute manic or mixed episode and not had any major protocol violations..

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with unstable medical conditions or clinically significant laboratory


Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Bulgaria,   India,   Korea, Republic of,   Malaysia,   Philippines,   Romania,   Russian Federation,   Turkey,   Ukraine,   United States
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
February 2015

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