Safety Study of Escitalopram in Children 7 to 11 Years of Age With Major Depressive Disorder

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2010
Results First Posted : March 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2014
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Forest Laboratories

September 9, 2010
September 10, 2010
January 31, 2014
March 14, 2014
March 14, 2014
September 2010
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients With Any Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: From Baseline (Week 0) to Week 26 ]
The number of patients who experienced one or more TEAE during the 24-week open-label treatment period or the 2-week down-taper period,
Safety Measures [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
Adverse event recording Clinical laboratory measures Vital sign parameters Electrocardiographic parameters Physical examination findings Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) assessments
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Efficacy Measures [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
Change from baseline in Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R) total score Change from baseline in Clinical Global Impressions-Severity (CGI-S) score Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement (CGI-I)
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Safety Study of Escitalopram in Children 7 to 11 Years of Age With Major Depressive Disorder
An Open-label Long-term Study of Escitalopram in Children 7 to 11 Years of Age With Major Depressive Disorder
This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of escitalopram (Lexapro) in children 7 to 11 years of age with major depressive disorder (MDD).
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Phase 4
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Major Depressive Disorder
Drug: Escitalopram
Patients who meet eligibility criteria will receive open-label escitalopram. 10-20mg oral administration (10mg tablets) once daily for 24-weeks with a 2-week downtaper period.
Other Name: Lexapro
Experimental: 1
Flexible-dose 10mg-20mg once-daily oral (10mg tablets) dose of escitalopram
Intervention: Drug: Escitalopram
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April 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female outpatients 7 to 11 years of age, inclusive
  • Current diagnosis of MDD based on DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision) criteria as confirmed by K-SADS-PL (Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Present and Lifetime) with a minimum duration of 6 weeks
  • Patient's parent(s), guardian(s), or LAR(s) is capable of providing information about his or her condition, provides informed consent, and agrees to accompany the patient to all study visits. (Preferably the same parent, guardian, or LAR will accompany the patient to all study visits)
  • Patient's family is sufficiently organized and stable to guarantee adequate safety monitoring

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current principal DSM-IV-TR-based diagnosis of an axis I disorder other than MDD that was the primary focus of treatment
  • Patients with a diagnosis of conduct disorder will not be allowed to participate in this study
  • Current diagnosis of mental retardation, dementia, or amnestic or other cognitive disorders based on DSM-IV-TR criteria
  • History of allergy, intolerance, or hypersensitivity to escitalopram, citalopram, or other drugs of the same class
  • Imminent risk of injuring self or others or causing significant damage to property, as judged by the PI
  • Suicide risk as determined by meeting any of the following criteria:

    • Any suicide attempt
    • Significant risk, as judged by the PI, based on the psychiatric interview or information collected in the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
7 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
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United States
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Forest Laboratories
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Study Chair: Suneeta Ahuja, PhD Forest Laboratories
Forest Laboratories
January 2014

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