Duloxetine in the Treatment of Melancholic Depression

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00191685
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: July 21, 2006
Last verified: July 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal treatment strategy for MDD patients with melancholic features who do not respond to a standard daily dose. This study will allow investigators to mimic standard clinical practice. During the first 2 weeks of treatment, clinical evaluation of individual patient tolerability and efficacy will enable the dose of duloxetine to be adjusted. Patients allocated to the Flex group may have their daily dose of duloxetine adjusted in the attempt to elicit a clinical response.


Condition Intervention Phase
Depressive Disorder, Major
Drug: duloxetine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Duloxetine in the Treatment of Melancholic Depression: An 8-Week Open-Label Dose Study

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To generate data to compare the proportion of outpatients with major depressive disorder with melancholic features who responded to duloxetine at a given daily dose after initially not responding to duloxetine 60mg once daily for 4 weeks.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare outpatients with major depressive disorder with melancholic features who achieved remission after treatment with duloxetine;Collect data on the safety of duloxetine.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of major depression with melancholic features, as defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition [DSM-IV] criteria.
  • Experienced their first episode of major depression prior to age 50.
  • Have a HAMD17 total score of less than or equal to 20 at Visits 1 and 2.
  • Test negative for a urine pregnancy test at Visit 1 (females).
  • Agree to use medically acceptable and reliable means of birth control during the study, as determined by the investigator (females of child-bearing potential, not surgically sterilized and between menarche, and one year post-menopausal).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have any current and primary Axis I mood disorder other than MDD, including, but not limited to, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder or psychotic depression.
  • Have a current episode of major depression that has failed to respond to two or more courses of antidepressant therapy or, in the judgment of the investigator, meets criteria for treatment-resistant depression
  • Are at serious suicidal risk as determined by the investigator.
  • Have a serious medical illness or clinically significant laboratory abnormalities that, in the judgment of the investigator, are likely to require medication/ intervention/ hospitalization during the course of the study.
  • Had treatment with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within 14 days prior to Visit 2 or potential need to use a MAOI during the study or within 14 days of discontinuation of study drug.
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Locations
Australia, New South Wales
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Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Australia, Queensland
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Everton Park, Queensland, Australia
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Hoppers Crossing, Queensland, Australia
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Nambour, Queensland, Australia
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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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South Port BC, Queensland, Australia
Australia, South Australia
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Elizabeth Vale, South Australia, Australia
Australia, Victoria
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Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Canada, Alberta
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Canada, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Canada, Manitoba
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Canada, New Brunswick
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St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Canada, Nova Scotia
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canada, Ontario
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada, Quebec
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Beauport, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00191685     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8163, F1J-AY-HMCZ
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: July 21, 2006
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Duloxetine
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin Agents
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Adrenergic Agents
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014