A Study Of DVS SR In Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Outpatients With MDD

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Verified March 2015 by Pfizer
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First received: June 9, 2011
Last updated: March 23, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This is a Double-blind Study Evaluating Desvenlafaxine Succinate (DVS SR) Sustained Release vs Placebo in the Treatment of Children and Adolescent Outpatients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder
Drug: desvenlafaxine succinate sustained release
Drug: fluoxetine
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Fluoxetine-referenced, Parallel-group Study To Evaluate The Efficacy, Safety And Tolerability Of Desvenlafaxine Succinate Sustained Release (Dvs Sr) In The Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Outpatients With Major Depressive Disorder

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline to Week 8 visit in the Children's depression rating scale, revised (CDRS-R) total score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Global Impression Improvement (CGI-I) score at the Week 8 visit [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CGI-S score change from baseline at the Week 8 visit [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CGI-I response (1 or 2) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 333
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: DVS SR Drug: desvenlafaxine succinate sustained release
Subjects randomized to DVS SR group receive 25, 35 or 50 mg/day based on subject weight at the Baseline visit. DVS SR provided as oral tablets.
Active control for assay sensitivity
Drug: fluoxetine
Subjects randomized to the fluoxetine group receive 20 mg/day. Fluoxetine provided as oral capsules
Experimental: Placebo Drug: placebo
Subjects randomized to the placebo group receive corresponding placebo tablets and/capsules


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >=7 and <18 years of age
  • Primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • CDRS-R score >40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of suicidal behaviour, or requires precaution against suicide
  • Not in generally healthy medical condition
  • History of psychosis or bipolar disorder
  • Seizure disorder
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01372150

Contact: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center 1-800-718-1021

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01372150     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B2061014, 3151A6-3356, 2008-002063-13
Study First Received: June 9, 2011
Last Updated: March 23, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
major depressive disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Antidepressive Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Central Nervous System Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 31, 2015