Olanzapine in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

This study has been completed.
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:
Northwell Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 2, 2008
Last updated: January 11, 2008
Last verified: January 2008
This study compared 10 weeks of treatment with olanzapine versus placebo in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa-restricting type who were undergoing acute treatment on an inpatient unit or a day hospital program that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anorexia Nervosa
Drug: olanzapine
Drug: placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of the Efficacy of Olanzapine in the Treatment of Anorexias Nervosa

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Further study details as provided by Northwell Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight gain [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • measures of psychiatric symptoms [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: olanzapine
flexibly dosed oral olanzapine 2.5 to 15 mg/day
Placebo Comparator: 2
matching placebo
Drug: placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 23 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females, ages 12-23

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Binge-purge type
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00592930

United States, New York
Schneider Children's Hospital
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: Vivian Kafantaris, M.D. Schneider Children's Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Vivian Kafantaris, M. D., North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00592930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-04-072  Lilly F1D-US-X166 
Study First Received: January 2, 2008
Last Updated: January 11, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Northwell Health:
anorexia nervosa, treatment, adolescents, olanzapine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anorexia Nervosa
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Antipsychotic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Gastrointestinal Agents
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Tranquilizing Agents

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