Safety and Cognitive Function Study of EVP-6124 in Patients With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
INC Research
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc Identifier:
First received: August 28, 2009
Last updated: March 28, 2014
Last verified: March 2012
This study is being conducted to determine the safety and effect on cognitive function of two different doses of an investigational medication, EVP-6124, in individuals with schizophrenia who are on chronic stable atypical anti-psychotic therapy. In addition, behavioral and psychotic symptoms will be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Central Nervous System Diseases
Drug: EVP-6124
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

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: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled 12-Week Phase 2 Study of Two Different Doses of an Alpha-7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist(EVP-6124)or Placebo in Schizophrenia Subjects on Chronic Stable Atypical Anti-Psychotic Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and efficacy of two doses of EVP-6124 (0.3, and 1.0 mg QD) versus placebo capsules (QD) for 84 days to subjects with schizophrenia who are on chronic stable atypical anti-psychotic therapy as determined by clinical safety and cognitive function. [ Time Frame: 84 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of Clinical Efficacy [ Time Frame: 84 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 317
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: EVP-6124 0.3 mg
one 0.3 mg capsule every day for 84 days
Drug: EVP-6124
Arms: 1
Active Comparator: EVP-6124 1.0 mg
one 1.0 mg capsule every day for 84 days.
Drug: EVP-6124
Arms: 2
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo every day for 84 days
Drug: Placebo
Arm: 3

Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2 safety/efficacy study in which two dose levels of EVP-6124 will be evaluated. Eligible for enrollment will be patients who meet clinical criteria for schizophrenia and who are taking chronic atypical anti-psychotic medication at a stable dose. This study will therefore evaluate the effects of EVP-6124 when administered concomitantly with anti-psychotic medication.

Patients will be randomized to one of the following groups: 0.3 mg or 1.0 mg EVP-6124, or placebo. Seventy-five patients per group. Study drug will be supplied as capsules and will be orally administered once daily for a total of 84 days.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who meet clinical criteria for schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder utilizing the structured clinical interview (SCI)
  • Must be treated with a second generation anti-psychotic drug other than clozapine at a stable dose for at least 4 weeks and must have been on that drug and clinically stable for at least 8 weeks
  • Must have no more than "moderate" severity rating for negative symptoms: BPRS item ≤4
  • A minimal level of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS); Simpson-Angus Scale total score ≤6
  • A minimal level of depression; Calgary Depression Scale total score ≤10
  • Must have a general health status acceptable for participation in a 12-week clinical trial
  • Fluency (oral and written) in the language in which the standardized tests will be administered
  • If a smoker, the ability to refrain from smoking for at least 30 minutes prior to any cognitive testing

Exclusion Criteria:


  • Insufficiently controlled diabetes mellitus in the judgment of the investigator
  • Malignant tumor within the last 5 years with the exception of squamous and basal cell carcinoma or cervical carcinoma it situ
  • Pregnancy, nursing, (or if fertile female) not willing to utilize birth control measures during study
  • Unstable medical condition that is clinically significant in the judgment of the investigator: major organ system dysfunction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00968851

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Sponsors and Collaborators
FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc
INC Research
Study Director: Chris Southard INC Research
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Responsible Party: FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc Identifier: NCT00968851     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVP-6124-009 
Study First Received: August 28, 2009
Last Updated: March 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Ukraine: State Pharmacological Center - Ministry of Health
Serbia and Montenegro: Agency for Drugs and Medicinal Devices

Keywords provided by FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc:
Central nervous System Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Agonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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