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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2006-003658-47
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:F02207 GE 3 03
    National Competent Authority:France - ANSM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-08-25
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedFrance - ANSM
    A.2EudraCT number2006-003658-47
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Exploratory study of the efficacy and safety of flexible doses of Milnacipran and Venlafaxine administered in out patients with Major Depressive Disorder.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberF02207 GE 3 03
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorPierre Fabre Médicament - IRPF
    B.1.3.4CountryFrance
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name IXEL 25 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFrance
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameMilnacipran
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNMilnacipran hydrochloride
    D.3.9.1CAS number 92623-85-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeF2207
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name IXEL 50 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFrance
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameMilnacipran
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNMilnacipran hydrochloride
    D.3.9.1CAS number 92623-85-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeF2207
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 3
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name EFFEXOR 25 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderWYETH PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFrance
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameVenlafaxine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNVenlafaxine
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/g milligram(s)/gram
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 4
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name EFFEXOR 50 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderWYETH PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFrance
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameVenlafaxine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNVenlafaxine
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Major Depressive Disorder
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 8.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10012378
    E.1.2Term Depression
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    - To assess the percentage of responders in both treatment groups, Milnacipran or Venlafaxine administered up to 200 mg/day in flexible doses, during a treatment period of 8 weeks including up-titration, in out patients with Major Depressive Disorder.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    - To assess safety in each treatment group.
    - To assess pain and anxiety symptoms associated with Major Depressive Disorder.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - Out patient, aged 18 years to 70 years
    - Male, or female of childbearing potential using a medically accepted and well documented method of contraception (e.g. oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, patch, contraceptive implant...) during 2 months before the inclusion in the study, documented sterility or postmenopause (one year amenorrhoea)
    - Meeting DSM IV-TR criteria for Major Depressive Disorder diagnosed using a structured interview (MINI) moderate or severe, recurrent, unipolar, without psychotic features
    - Total score MADRS > or = to 23 at selection and inclusion visits
    - Without any clinically relevant abnormalities in clinical examination, laboratory tests and ECG parameters
    - Patient having signed the written informed consent
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Psychiatric criteria

    - Patient at significant suicidal risk as assessed with the MINI 5.0.0 - section C
    - Resistance to two well-conducted antidepressant treatments (defined by the lack of response to at least two treatments prescribed at their optimal dose and during at least 4 weeks) for the current episode
    - Any history of psychotic episode or disorder
    - Any history of bipolar disorder
    - Any current panic disorder, agoraphobia, or obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder or post traumatic stress disorder whose onset preceded the onset of the depressive disorder (diagnosis confirmed with MINI) .
    - Current major personality disorder of clinical significance or any other condition that might affect compliance (Cluster A, B and C ex: borderline, paranoid, histrionic, avoidant…)
    - History of alcohol and/or drug abuse and/or dependence, except tobacco according to DSM IV-TR criteria in the 12 months preceding inclusion

    Somatic criteria

    - Severe underlying or ongoing systemic disease that could interfere with the study
    - Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue
    - Previous history of generalised or partial seizure
    - Organic cerebral disease
    - Known closed angle glaucoma
    - Cardiovascular disease including recent myocardial infarction, cardiac failure, post stroke, uncontrolled arterial hypertension
    - Known cardiac rhythm or conduction disorder
    - Hepatic insufficiency
    - Known prostatic disorder and/or dysuria
    - Renal failure
    - Pregnancy or breast-feeding
    - Gastrointestinal disorders (due to glucose and galactose malabsorption or lactase deficit) or congenital galactosemia
    - History of hemostasis disorders.

    Laboratory criteria

    - AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT greater than 1.5 times the upper normal values
    - Creatinine > 150 µmol/L or documented creatinine clearence< 60 ml/min
    - Positive pregnancy test
    - Clinically relevant abnormal values according to the investigator's opinion for the other laboratory parameters

    ECG criteria

    - QT or QTc greater than the upper limit of the normal range
    - Clinically relevant abnormal values according to the investigator's opinion for the other ECG parameters

    Treatment related criteria

    - Known hypersensitivity or allergy to one of the study treatments
    - Non-response to milnacipran or venlafaxine for a previous episode
    - Previous treatment with Milnacipran or Venlafaxine for this episode
    - Patient involved in any other biomedical research currently or within the past 3 months
    - Electroconvulsive therapy in the 3 months preceding inclusion
    - Structured psychotherapy initiated within the past 6 weeks
    - Treatment with a depot-neuroleptic during the past 12 months
    - Chronic use (at least 5 days per week) of benzodiazepines in the past 3 months or initiation within the 3 months prior to D1, at doses strictly superior to 10 mg diazepam/day equivalent.
    - Chronic use (at least 5 days per week) of anxiolytics and hypnotics other than
    benzodiazepines in the past 3 months
    - Chronic use (at least 5 days per week) in the past month of neuroleptic at doses strictly superior to 25 mg per day of levomepromazine or chlorpromazine, or strictly superior to 50 mg per day of alimemazine, or equivalent
    - Light therapy
    - Treatment within the 7-day period preceding D1 (V2 randomisation visit):
    - mood stabilisers (including SAMe, melatonine, DHEA, tryptophan …)
    - adrenaline or noradrenaline, dopamine
    - digoxin
    - clonidine
    - linezolide
    - 5-HT1D and 5-HT3 agonists
    - oral anticoagulants
    - ß blockers
    - levomepromazine
    - treatment within the 14 days before D1: selegiline (B selective MAO inhibitor)
    If the patient is already treated by an antidepressant for this episode, this previous treatmentcould be stopped only for lack of efficacy or side effects. In this case, the following wash-out periods preceding inclusion (D1) must be respected :
    - a 21-day wash-out period for MAOIs (except RIMAs), fluoxetine,
    - a 14-day wash-out period for hypericum,
    - a 7-day wash-out period for other non MAOI antidepressants and RIMAs, lithium

    Other non-inclusion criteria:

    - Is a family member or a work associate (secretary, nurse, technician) of the Investigator,
    - Having forfeited his/her freedom of an administrative or legal obligation or being under guardianship.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary efficacy criterion:

    Decrease of 50.0% or more of the total score of MADRS between inclusion and last visit performed at the end of the treatment period at fixed dose (D56 or visit of premature withdrawal)
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned40
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Yes
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    The end of the study is the date of the last visit of the last patient undergoing the trial.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months16
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state180
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2006-10-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-11-21
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2018-04-15
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