Study of Aripiprazole as an Adjunctive Therapy in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

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Status and phase

Completed
Phase 3

Conditions

Major Depressive Disorder

Treatments

Drug: Aripiprazole (Fixed dose)
Drug: Aripiprazole (Titrated dose)
Drug: Placebo

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT00876343
JapicCTI-090724
031-08-001

Details and patient eligibility

About

To examine the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole versus placebo as an adjunctive therapy co-administered with either an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) in patients with major depressive disorder.

Enrollment

586 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 74 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Patients who are either inpatients or outpatients
  2. Patients who have the ability to understand and to provide informed consent to the examination, observation, and evaluation processes specified in this protocol, and have signed the informed consent form based on a full understanding of the trial
  3. Patients diagnosed as having either "296.2x Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode" or "296.3x Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent" according to DSM-IV-TR, and for whom the current episode of major depressive disorder has been ongoing for more than 8 weeks
  4. Patients with a HAM-D17 total score of 18 or more

Exclusion criteria

  1. Female patients of child bearing potential who wish to become pregnant during the treatment period, or within 4 weeks after study completion/discontinuation
  2. Female patients who are pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breast feeding
  3. Patients judged to be unable to tolerate any type of antidpressant treatment (including drugs not being used in the current episode of major depressive disorder), based on treatment history to date
  4. Patients who have previously received electro-convulsive therapy
  5. Patients who have participated in clinical studies on medical devices or other drugs within the past month
  6. Patients at risk of having serious adverse events or developing symptoms that could interfere with safety and efficacy evaluations (such as symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome overlapping with symptoms of depression), based on previous medical history
  7. Patients with a history or a complication of diabetes
  8. Patients with thyroid disease (excluding patients who are stabilized on drug therapy for at least 3 months)
  9. Patients with a history of serotonin syndrome or psychotropic neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  10. Patients with a history of seizure disorder (epilepsy etc.)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

586 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

1
Experimental group
Description:
Fixed dose
Treatment:
Drug: Aripiprazole (Fixed dose)
2
Experimental group
Description:
Titration dose
Treatment:
Drug: Aripiprazole (Titrated dose)
3
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Placebo
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo

Trial contacts and locations

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