The Safety and Efficacy of Escitalopram in Pediatric Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Forest Laboratories
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00107120
First received: April 5, 2005
Last updated: April 4, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
Results First Received: April 21, 2009  
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
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Escitalopram
Drug: Placebo

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Recruitment period was from April 1, 2005 through March, 2007 at 40 centers in the US.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
2 week screening with one-week single-blind placebo. Patients meeting selection criteria at baseline were randomized to once daily escitalopram 10-20mg/day or placebo (1:1).

Reporting Groups
  Description
Escitalopram Once daily oral administration of escitalopram tablets - 1 tablet (10mg) for the first three weeks, then 1 tablet (10mg or 20mg) depending on therapeutic response and tolerability.
Placebo Once daily oral administration of placebo tablets

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Escitalopram     Placebo  
STARTED     155 [1]   157 [1]
COMPLETED     126     133  
NOT COMPLETED     29     24  
Adverse Event                 4                 1  
Lack of Efficacy                 5                 5  
Protocol Violation                 3                 0  
Withdrawal by Subject                 8                 9  
Lost to Follow-up                 8                 6  
Pregnancy                 0                 1  
moving away from site                 1                 1  
death of parent                 0                 1  
[1] Safety Population defined as all patients who took at least one dose of double-blind study drug



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Escitalopram Once daily oral administration of escitalopram tablets - 1 tablet (10mg) for the first three weeks, then 1 tablet (10mg or 20mg) depending on therapeutic response and tolerability.
Placebo Once daily oral administration of placebo tablets
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Escitalopram     Placebo     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  155     157     312  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     155     157     312  
Between 18 and 65 years     0     0     0  
>=65 years     0     0     0  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  14.7  ± 1.6     14.5  ± 1.5     14.6  ± 1.6  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     92     92     184  
Male     63     65     128  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     155     157     312  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Change in Children's Depression Rating Scale - Revised (CDRS-R) Total Score   [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of week 8 ]

2.  Secondary:   Clinical Global Impressions - Improvement   [ Time Frame: CGI-I score at the end of Week 8 ]

3.  Other Pre-specified:   Children's Global Assessment Scale   [ Time Frame: At baseline and end of week 8 ]


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  Other Adverse Events
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Frequency Threshold
Threshold above which other adverse events are reported   5%  

Reporting Groups
  Description
Escitalopram Once daily oral administration of escitalopram tablets - 1 tablet (10mg) for the first three weeks, then 1 tablet (10mg or 20mg) depending on therapeutic response and tolerability.
Placebo Once daily oral administration of placebo tablets

Other Adverse Events
    Escitalopram     Placebo  
Total, other (not including serious) adverse events      
# participants affected / at risk     121/155     118/157  
Gastrointestinal disorders      
Nausea * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     16/155 (10.32%)     13/157 (8.28%)  
Abdominal Pain * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     14/155 (9.03%)     11/157 (7.01%)  
Vomiting * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     10/155 (6.45%)     9/157 (5.73%)  
Diarrhoea * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     8/155 (5.16%)     5/157 (3.18%)  
General disorders      
Inflicted Injury * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     14/155 (9.03%)     21/157 (13.38%)  
Fatigue * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     12/155 (7.74%)     13/157 (8.28%)  
Influenza-like Symptoms * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     11/155 (7.10%)     5/157 (3.18%)  
Nervous system disorders      
Headache * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     39/155 (25.16%)     40/157 (25.48%)  
Psychiatric disorders      
Insomnia * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     16/155 (10.32%)     10/157 (6.37%)  
Reproductive system and breast disorders      
Menstrual Cramps * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     10/155 (6.45%)     14/157 (8.92%)  
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders      
Pharyngitis * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     13/155 (8.39%)     15/157 (9.55%)  
Rhinitis * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     11/155 (7.10%)     14/157 (8.92%)  
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections * 1    
# participants affected / at risk     8/155 (5.16%)     12/157 (7.64%)  
* Events were collected by non-systematic assessment
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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is less than or equal to 60 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.


Limitations and Caveats
Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Daniel Ventura, PhD
Organization: Forest Research Institute, a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc.
phone: 201-427-8252
e-mail: daniel.ventura@frx.com


Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: Forest Laboratories
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00107120     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCT-MD-32
Study First Received: April 5, 2005
Results First Received: April 21, 2009
Last Updated: April 4, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration