A Study of E2020 in Patients With Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB), Followed by a Long-term Extension Phase

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2011
Last updated: January 31, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The purpose of this study is to confirm the efficacy of E2020 in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Condition Intervention Phase
Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB)
Drug: E2020
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study of E2020 in Patients With Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB), Followed by a Long-term Extension Phase

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 142
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: E2020
E2020 tablets will be orally administered once daily after breakfast for 52 weeks: 5 mg group: Weeks 1-2 E2020 3 mg, Weeks 3-24 E2020 5 mg, Weeks 25-52 E2020 10 mg.
Experimental: 2 Drug: E2020
E2020 tablets will be orally administered once daily after breakfast for 52 weeks: 10 mg group: Weeks 1-2 E2020 3 mg, Weeks 3-6 E2020 5 mg, Weeks 7-52 E2020 10 mg.
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: Placebo
Matching placebo tablets will be orally administered once daily after breakfast for 52 weeks: Placebo group: Weeks 1-16 placebo, Weeks 17-18 E2020 3 mg, Weeks 19-24 E2020 5 mg, Weeks 25-52 E2020 10 mg


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Patients diagnosed as probable dementia with lewy bodies (DLB) according to the diagnostic criteria for DLB
  2. Patients having caregivers throughout the study who submit written consent to cooperate with this study, can routinely stay with patients 3 days or more a week (at least 4 hours a day), provide patients' information necessary for this study, assist treatment compliance, and escort the patients on required visits to study institution
  3. Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) score is ?0.5
  4. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score is ?10 and ?26

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease with dementia (PDD)
  2. Patients who received anti-dementia drug therapy at the same institution
  3. Patients who received anti-dementia drug therapy within 12 weeks before start of Screening
  4. Patients with a complication of serious neuropsychiatric disease(s) such as stroke, brain tumor, schizophrenia, epilepsy, normal pressure hydrocephalus, mental retardation, brain trauma with unconsciousness, or a history of brain surgery causing unrecovered deficiency
  5. Patients with severe extrapyramidal disorders (Hoehn and Hahr staging score is ? IV)
  6. Patients whose systolic blood pressure is less than 90 mmHg or pulse rate is less than 50/bpm at screening
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01278407

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Anjo-shi, Aichi, Japan
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Toyokawa-shi, Aichi, Japan
Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
Fukui-shi, Fukui, Japan
Yoshida-gun, Fukui, Japan
Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Omuta-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Gifu-shi, Gifu, Japan
Mizunami-shi, Gifu, Japan
Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Japan
Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Japan
Kure-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
Otake-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
Himeji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Yabu-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Bando-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
Kahoku-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan
Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Kochi-shi, Kochi, Japan
Koshi-shi, Kumamoto, Japan
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
Uji-shi, Kyoto, Japan
Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
Higashimorokata-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
Ina-shi, Nagano, Japan
Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan
Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan
Nishisonogi-gun, Nagasaki, Japan
Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Japan
Sanjo-shi, Niigata, Japan
Tsubame-shi, Niigata, Japan
Yufu-shi, Oita, Japan
Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan
Sennan-shi, Osaka, Japan
Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan
Ageo-shi, Saitama, Japan
Kasukabe-shi, Saitama, Japan
Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
Fuji-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Masaki Nakagawa Neuroscience Clinical Development Section. JAC PCU
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Eisai Inc. ( Eisai Co., Ltd. )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01278407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2020-J081-341
Study First Received: January 14, 2011
Last Updated: January 31, 2014
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Eisai Inc.:
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Lewy Body Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lewy Body Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
Central Nervous System Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Nootropic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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