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12 Week Study of the Safety/Efficacy of Asenapine When Added to Lithium/Valproate in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (A7501008)(COMPLETED)(P05844)

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: October 2, 2009
Last verified: October 2009

This is a 12-week study that will test the safety and efficacy of asenapine when used in addition to lithium or valproate for subjects with acute manic or mixed episodes of Bipolar I Disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Disorder
Drug: Asenapine
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, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Asenapine in Subjects Continuing Lithium or Valproic Acid/Divalproex Sodium for the Treatment of an Acute Manic or Mixed Episode

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in bipolar I disorder manic or mixed symptoms as measured by the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS). [ Time Frame: after three weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability (including extrapyramidal symptoms) of asenapine when used as an adjunct to Lithium or Valproate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks (end of trial) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluation of the treatment effects of asenapine compared to placebo with respect to clinical impression of severity of, and improvement in, mania, depression, and overall bipolar state. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks (end of trial) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Improvement in symptoms of depression, psychosis, anxiety, cognition and suicidal thinking. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks (end of trial) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluation of readiness to discharge and quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks (end of trial) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 324
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Asenapine (Org 5222)
Drug: Asenapine
Asenapine fast dissolving tablets 5 and 10 mg; starting dose 5 mg BID 1 day; 10 mg BID after Day 1
Other Name: Org 5222
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: placebo
Placebo fast dissolving tablets BID


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have bipolar I disorder, current episode manic or mixed
  • Treated with lithium or valproic acid

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have an unstable medical condition
  • Clinically significant laboratory abnormality.
  • Have a primary diagnosis other than bipolar I disorder.
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Responsible Party: Head, Clinical Trials Registry & Results Disclosure Group, Schering-Plough Identifier: NCT00145470     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A7501008, P05844
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: October 2, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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