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Sertraline Compared With Hypericum Perforatum (St.John's Wort) in Treating Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00066859
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2003
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

August 6, 2003
August 7, 2003
November 29, 2017
March 2004
April 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Depression severity as measured by Hamilton Depression rating scale. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
To compare the change in depression severity in cancer patients with mild to moderate depression on sertraline and St. John's wort.
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  • Somnolence, nausea, and insomnia as assessed by the NCI Common Toxicity Criteria. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale will also be used to assess somnolence. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  • Fatigue as measured by the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue Scale. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
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Sertraline Compared With Hypericum Perforatum (St.John's Wort) in Treating Depression
A Phase III Double-Blind Randomized Trial Comparing Sertraline (Zoloft) And Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) In Cancer Patients With Mild To Moderate Depression

RATIONALE: Antidepressants such as sertraline and the herb hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) may be effective in treating mild to moderate depression. It is not yet known which treatment is more effective in improving depression in patients who have cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying how well sertraline works compared to St. John's wort in treating mild to moderate depression in patients with solid tumors.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare the change in depression severity in cancer patients with mild to moderate depression treated with sertraline vs Hypericum perforatum.
  • Compare the severity of somnolence, nausea, and insomnia in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the impact of these regimens on fatigue in these patients.
  • Correlate hyperforin concentrations with change in depression severity in patients treated with Hypericum perforatum.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are stratified according to level of depression (mild vs moderate), concurrent radiotherapy (yes vs no), and TNM stage (I, II, or III vs IV). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive oral sertraline daily.
  • Arm II: Patients receive oral Hypericum perforatum daily. In both arms, treatment continues for 4 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.

Measurements of depression, somnolence, nausea, insomnia, fatigue, and hyperforin concentration are assessed at baseline, and at 1, 2, and 4 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 250 patients will be accrued for this study.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Depression
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • Drug: Zoloft 50 mg
    Zoloft 50 mg by mouth daily for 1 week if tolerated dose may be increased to 100 mg daily for 4 months
    Other Names:
    • Sertraline
    • Zoloft
  • Dietary Supplement: St. John's Wort 600 mg
    St. John's wort 600 mg daily for 1 week, if tolerated. Dose may be increased to 900 mg daily for 4 months.
    Other Name: Hypericum perforatum
  • Active Comparator: Arm 1: Sertraline (Zoloft) 50 mg
    Zoloft 50 mg by mouth daily for 1 week if tolerated dose may be increased to 100 mg daily for 4 months
    Intervention: Drug: Zoloft 50 mg
  • Active Comparator: Arm 2 - St. John's Wort 600mg
    St. John's wort 600 mg daily for 1 week. If tolerated dose may be increased to 900 mg daily for four months.
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: St. John's Wort 600 mg
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Completed
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November 2005
April 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

  • Mild or moderate depression as determined by the following criteria (see Section 7.1 and 8.0)
  • Mild : HRSD score 10-14; moderate: HRSD score 15-19 (Appendix IV)
  • At least 2 of nine symptoms of depression on the PHQ (Appendix V)
  • At least one of the nine PHQ symptoms must be either depressed/irritable mood or anhedonia
  • Histologically or cytologically documented solid tumor, lymphoma, or primary or metastatic brain tumor > 6 months from radiation with stable disease or no evidence of disease.
  • Concurrent cancer chemotherapy with sertraline or St. John's wort is not allowed, therefore patients must have no plan for chemotherapy for 4 months
  • Prior chemotherapy is allowed, but patients must be >4 weeks from prior chemotherapy except >6 weeks from prior mitomycin-C or nitrosourea
  • Patients receiving Rituxin, Herceptin, Erbitux, Interferon, etc. are eligibile for this study while under treatment.
  • Prior or concurrent radiation is allowed except brain irradiation for brain metastases or primary brain tumor. Must be > 6 months from radiation with stable disease or no evidence of disease.
  • Age > 18 years
  • ECOG performance status 0 -1 (Appendix III)
  • Life expectancy >4 months
  • Required initial laboratory values (within 3 days of registration): hemoglobin >10 g/dl and bilirubin <1.5 mg/dl, negative pregnancy test
  • Signed protocol specific informed consent prior to registration
  • Patient recruitment this study will be done through the out patient clinic. The research PI or designee including clinic physician, resident, research nurse or research assistant will review medical information to determine or verify protocol eligibility either at the time the patient is being seen in the clinic for a routine visit/consult or prior to the patient's clinic visit.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

  • A patient will be excluded if he/she is (a) judged to be severely depressed using the following criteria: HRSD score 20 or more or a positive score on PHQ item i (suicidal ideation) or (b) judged not to be depressed by a score of 9 or less on the HRSD or fewer than two PHQ items scored positively. A patient who is found to be severely depressed or suicidal, either on initial screening or during the trial will be referred for appropriate treatment.
  • Psychotic symptoms, dementia, marked agitation requiring medication
  • Current or previous alcohol or drug dependence
  • Hematologic malignancy (i.e., leukemias, multiple myeloma)
  • Planned chemotherapy in the next 4 months
  • Antidepressant or St. John's wort use in the last 4 weeks
  • Current or planned use of erythropoietin (Procrit®, Aranesp®)
  • Current or planned use of theophylline, warfarin (except for central line prophylaxis), protease inhibitors used to treat AIDS, digoxin, cyclosporin, benzodiazepines (such as diazepam, alprazolam, etc), calcium-channel blockers (such as diltiazem, nifedipine, etc), coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (cholesterol lowering agents), macrolide antibiotics (such as azithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, etc), griseofulvin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, rifabutin, ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, corticosteroids, grapefruit juice, or other naturopathic/herbal products that could interfere with St. John's wort (call study chairman with questions).
  • Pregnant or nursing women
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00066859
REBACCCWFU-98101
U10CA081851 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Yes
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Plan to Share IPD: No
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Antonius A. Miller, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Study Chair: Edward G. Shaw, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
November 2017

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