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Duloxetine Compared With Placebo in the Prevention of Relapse in Generalized Anxiety 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: NCT00122863
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2007
Boehringer Ingelheim
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Eli Lilly and Company

Brief Summary:
This is a clinical trial assessing the time to relapse of anxiety symptoms among patients with generalized anxiety disorder who have responded to duloxetine therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anxiety Disorders Drug: Duloxetine Hydrochloride Drug: placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 380 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Duloxetine 60 to 120 mg Once Daily Compared With Placebo in the Prevention of Relapse in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the long-term maintenance of efficacy of duloxetine 60 to 120 mg QD compared with placebo by a comparison of the time to relapse among patients with GAD who responded to duloxetine during the open-label acute therapy phase after 22 to 26 weeks.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-reported anxiety symptomatology
  2. Pain
  3. Quality of Life
  4. Clinical Global Improvement and HAMA Factor scores
  5. Maintenance of Effect

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the absence of major depressive disorder (MDD). Patients must suffer from GAD and not from an adjustment disorder or anxiety disorder not otherwise specified (NOS). Symptoms of GAD should not be situational in nature.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any current and primary diagnosis other than GAD. Patients diagnosed with or who have a history of MDD within the past 6 months OR patients diagnosed with or who have a history of panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder within the past year OR patients who have been diagnosed with obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, factitious disorder or somatoform disorders during their lifetime.
  • History of alcohol or any psychoactive substance abuse of dependence (as defined in the DSM-IV-TR) within the past 6 months
  • Serious medical illness, including cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, respiratory, hematologic, endocrinologic, or neurologic disease, or clinically significant laboratory abnormality that is not stabilized or is anticipated to require hospitalization within 6 months, in the opinion of the investigator. Clinically significant laboratory abnormalities are those, that, in the judgement of the investigator, indicate a serious medical problem.
  • Acute liver injury (such as hepatitis) or severe cirrhosis (Child- Pugh Class C)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00122863

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Boehringer Ingelheim
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Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT- 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00122863    
Other Study ID Numbers: 7108
First Posted: July 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Duloxetine Hydrochloride
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Agents