A Study of Extended Release Extended-release (ER) OROS Paliperidone Tolerability, as Compared to Immediate-release (IR)Risperidone, in Patients With Schizophrenia
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00791232
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : November 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2011
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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The purpose of this study is a noninferiority comparison of the orthostatic tolerability of a dose of 12 mg extended-release (ER) OROS paliperidone with the current recommended initial titration dose (2 mg) of immediate-release (IR) risperidone in patients with schizophrenia. Other study objectives are 1) to compare the tolerability and safety of a clinically equivalent fixed dose of ER OROS paliperidone with the currently recommended dose of risperidone, 2) to compare the early tolerability of the 2 treatments with placebo, 3) to compare tolerability of the 2 treatments, using a population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (pop PK/PD) model, to 4) assess the relationship between genetic variability in drug metabolizing enzymes and interindividual variability in plasma exposure to paliperidone or risperidone within each treatment group.
Condition or disease
Drug: extended-release (ER) OROS paliperidone
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled, parallel group, Phase 1. The study in patients with schizophrenia consists of a 1 week, open-label, placebo washout period (Days -7 to -1) and a 6 day double-blind treatment period during which patients will receive 1 of 3 treatments: placebo on Day 1 and ER OROS paliperidone (12 mg) on Days 2 to 6, ER OROS paliperidone (12 mg) on Days 1 to 6, or IR risperidone 2 mg on Day 1 and 4 mg on Days 2 to 6. Safety and tolerability will be monitored throughout the study.. ER OROS paliperidone (12 mg, oral) on Days 2 to 6, ER OROS paliperidone (12 mg, oral) on Days 1 to 6, or IR risperidone (oral) 2 mg on Day 1 and 4 mg on Days 2 to 6
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo- and Active-controlled, Parallel-group, Phase 1 Study to Compare the Tolerability of OROS Paliperidone (Extended Release) With Immediate-release (IR) Risperidone in Subjects With Schizophrenia
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A non-inferiority comparison of the orthostatic tolerability of a higher initial dose of paliperidone OROS with the current recommended initial dose of risperidone in patients with schizophrenia
Secondary Outcome Measures :
To compare the tolerability and safety of a clinically equivalent fixed dose of paliperidone OROS with the recommended dose of risperidone; early tolerability of the two formulations with placebo; tolerability using a pop PK/PD model
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Willingness to spend 2 weeks as an in-patient during the washout and treatment period
Currently treated with oral risperidone antipsychotic monotherapy for at least 1 month prior to screening
DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia (Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia [paranoid type (295.30), disorganized type (295.10), catatonic type (295.20), undifferentiated type (295.90), or residual type (295.60)] as defined by DSM-IV criteria
Absence of acute exacerbation for a minimum of 6 months prior to screening
Female patients must be postmenopausal for at least 1 year, surgically sterile, or practicing an effective method of birth control (e.g., prescription oral contraceptives, contraceptive injections, intrauterine device, double-barrier method, contraceptive patch, male partner sterilization) before screening and throughout the study, and have a negative urine pregnancy test at screening and baseline
The patient is otherwise healthy on the basis of a physical examination, medical history, electrocardiogram, and the results of blood biochemistry and hematology tests and a urinalysis performed within 30 days of the start of the treatment period. If the results of the biochemistry or hematology tests or the urinalysis testing are not within the laboratory's reference ranges, the patient may be included only on condition that the investigator judges that the deviations are not clinically significant.
Involuntarily committed in-patients
Patients who have received long-acting depot antipsychotic medication (discontinued RISPERDAL CONSTA for less than 10 weeks or discontinued other depots for less than 2 cycles)
Any significant history of cardiovascular disease: atrial fibrillation or flutter, second and third degree heart block and equivalent, resting supraventricular tachycardia (>100 beats per minute), unstable atherosclerotic heart disease, valvular abnormality
Body Mass Index > = 35 kg/m2 or a history of or current hypertension
Use of disallowed concomitant therapy or patients likely to require prohibited concomitant therapy during participation in the study
Patients with a pacemaker
Concomitant disease of the central nervous system that would bias the study evaluations, e.g.
A DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis other than schizophrenia or with a DSM-IV diagnosis of substance dependence within 6 months prior to screening evaluation (nicotine and caffeine dependence are not exclusionary)
Diabetes mellitus and/or repeated fasting blood glucose value during the washout period >126 mg/dl and /or HbA1C > 7. 5%, hypothalamo-hypophyse dysfunction, Cushing, Addison, thyrotoxicosis, or Anemia (as defined by hematocrit < 30%)
Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Schizophrenia, Mood disorders, Antipsychotic drugs
ER OROS paliperidone
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs