Safety and Efficacy of Eszopiclone in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sunovion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00235508
First received: October 6, 2005
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

To determine the safety and efficacy of eszopiclone as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of insomnia in patients with insomnia related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. All subjects will receive an approved anxiolytic agent and will be randomized to nightly therapy with either eszopiclone or placebo.


Condition Intervention Phase
Insomnia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Drug: Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Phase 4

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: The Efficacy of Eszopiclone 3 mg as Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects With Insomnia Related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

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Further study details as provided by Sunovion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The change from baseline in subjective sleep latency averaged over the double-blind treatment period. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in subjective total sleep time averaged over the double blind treatment period. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 420
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Escitalopram oxalate 10 mg at bedtime
Drug: Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Escitalopram oxalate 10 mg at bedtime; Eszopiclone 3 mg at bedtime
Other Name: Lunesta
Active Comparator: 2
Eszopiclone 3 mg at bedtime
Drug: Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Escitalopram oxalate 10 mg at bedtime; Eszopiclone 3 mg at bedtime
Other Name: Lunesta

Detailed Description:

An 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group adjunctive therapy trial. The study consists of subjects with insomnia related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder who will be treated for 10 weeks with open-label escitalopram oxalate 10 mg/day at bedtime, and randomized to receive either eszopiclone 3 mg nightly or placebo nightly for 8 weeks. This study was previously posted by Sepracor Inc. In October 2009, Sepracor Inc. was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma., and in October 2010, Sepracor Inc's name was changed to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • Subjects, between the ages of 18 and 64 years inclusive
  • Subjects with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Subjects with insomnia related to GAD.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunovion
  More Information

Publications:
Fava M, Schaefer K, Huang H, Wilson A, Iosifescu DV, Mischoulon D, Wessel TC. A post hoc analysis of the effect of nightly administration of eszopiclone and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in patients with insomnia and anxious depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2010; doi::10.4088/JCP.09m05131gry

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sunovion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00235508     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 190-902
Study First Received: October 6, 2005
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sunovion:
Insomnia
Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Mental Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Dexetimide
Citalopram
Eszopiclone
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Parasympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Muscarinic Antagonists
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs

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