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Safety & Efficacy Study of Quetiapine Fumarate (SEROQUEL®) vs. Placebo in Major Depressive Disorder (MOONSTONE)

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: NCT00320268
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2009
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Brief Summary:
This study is to evaluate that (SEROQUEL®) quetiapine sustained-release is efficacious and safe in the treatment of patients with MDD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: Quetiapine fumarate Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapine Fumarate Sustained-Release (SEROQUEL®) as Monotherapy in the Treatment of Patients With MDD
Study Start Date : April 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from randomization to Week 6 in the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from randomization to each assessment in the MADRS total score
  2. MADRS response, defined as a ≥50% reduction from randomization in the MADRS total score at Week 6

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a documented clinical diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Be able to understand and comply with the requirements of the study.
  • Able to understand and provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients (female) must not be pregnant or lactating
  • Current or past diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00320268

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United States, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
United States, Wisconsin
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Art Lazarus, MD AstraZeneca
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Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00320268    
Other Study ID Numbers: D1448C00001
First Posted: May 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009
Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Quetiapine fumarate, sustained release
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Quetiapine Fumarate
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs