Investigate Risperidone for the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Adolescents
A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two dose ranges of risperidone (1 to 3 mg/day, and 4 to 6 mg/day) versus placebo (an inactive substance like a sugar pill) in adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) with schizophrenia (i.e. abnormal behavior and thoughts). The study duration is about 6 to 7 weeks.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Risperidone for the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Adolescents|
- Change in total PANSS (Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia) from baseline to the 6-week endpoint
- Change from baseline in PANSS subscale scores and Clinical Global Impression (CGI-S and CGI-I) scores, number of subjects achieving a clinical response (at least 20% improvement in total PANSS), safety and tolerability.
|Study Start Date:||August 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2005|
Subjects will be aged 13 to 17 years with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. On enrollment, subjects will be assigned to receive 1 of 3 treatments (oral placebo tablets, oral risperidone tablets 1 to 3 mg, or oral risperidone tablets 4 to 6 mg), which will be administered daily for 6 weeks. Study medication will be increased to within the target dosage range during the first 7 days and then further increased until the maximum tolerated dose is achieved by day 14. The maximum tolerated dose will be maintained for the last 4 weeks of the study, unless dose adjustments are agreed with the Sponsor. Risperidone (1 to 3 mg or 4 to 6 mg) or placebo given orally as 0.5, 1, 2, 3, or 4 ,g tablets (or matching placebo) each day for 6 weeks.
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|