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Melatonin Decreases Eye Pressure in Normotensive Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03193112
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gokhan Ozdemir, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University

Brief Summary:
Agomelatine is a melatonin drug used to treat depressive disorder. Agomelatine may also some effects on ocular pressures. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate that melatonin decreases intraocular pressures when given depressive patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Depressive Disorder Drug: Agomelatine 25 MG Oral Tablet

Detailed Description:
Melatonin has been shown to be effective to decrease intraocular pressure in experimental animal researches. Agomelatine is a melatonin derivative drug approved for the treatment of depression, which is also available in our country. Depending on animal experiments, it can be assumed that agomelatine can decrease intraocular pressure. Demonstrating that agomelatine is effective to reduce eye pressure may give a concurrent treatment of depressive patients with glaucoma. With this it may be possible to treat both diseases at the same time with single drug. In this study, the researchers intended to investigate the changes in ocular tension in normotensive depressive patients treated with agomelatine.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Melatonin Decreases Eye Pressure in Depressive Patients With Normal Intraocular Pressure
Actual Study Start Date : June 16, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 15, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 15, 2018

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Study group
The investigators analyze the intraocular pressure changes on patients who have been using Agomelatine for their primary depressive disorder. For the treatment of depression, patients will have been started routinely Agomelatine tablet of 25 mg orally. The investigators measure the eye pressure for one months in those patients receiving standard depression treatment.
Drug: Agomelatine 25 MG Oral Tablet
We will treat our patients with Agomelatine tablet of 25 mg.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: One month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 66 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Investigators seek to analyze the intraocular pressure changes depending on Agomelatin treatment. Depressive patients who are deemed suitable for agomelatine treatment on a routine basis by psychiatry clinic will be monitored with regard to intraocular pressure changes. Treatment decision will be given by the psychiatrist independently from patient's enrollment to the study. Then, investigators will measure intraocular pressure before the treatment and one month after the treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Depressive patients suitable for Agomelatine therapy for the treatment of their primary disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Any past history of ocular surgery, ocular trauma or existing ocular diseases

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03193112

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Kahramanmaras Sutcuimam University Ophthalmology Department
Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, 46050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University
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Principal Investigator: Gokhan Ozdemir, MD KSU
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Responsible Party: Gokhan Ozdemir, Principal investigator, Clinical Professor, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Identifier: NCT03193112    
Other Study ID Numbers: KahramanmarasSIU
First Posted: June 20, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Keywords provided by Gokhan Ozdemir, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University:
Intraocular pressure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
S 20098
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs