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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2008-001718-26
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:DFI10560
    National Competent Authority:Slovakia - SIDC (Slovak)
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2008-10-24
    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 ConcernedSlovakia - SIDC (Slovak)
    A.2EudraCT number2008-001718-26
    A.3Full title of the trial
    An eight-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-finding study, with escitalopram (10mg daily) as active control, to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of three fixed doses of SSR411298 (10, 50, or 200mg daily) in elderly patients with Major Depressive Disorder
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberDFI10560
    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 SponsorSanofi-Aventis Recherche & Développement
    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 No
    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.3.2Product code SSR411298
    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.3.9.1CAS number 666860-59-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSSR411298
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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 No
    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.3.2Product code SSR411298
    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.3.9.1CAS number 666860-59-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSSR411298
    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 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 No
    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.3.2Product code SSR411298
    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.3.9.1CAS number 666860-59-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSSR411298
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number200
    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 CIPRALEX® 10 mg film-coated tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderLundbeck A/S
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameescitalopram
    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 INNescitalopram
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboCapsule, hard
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    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 11.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10025453
    E.1.2Term <Manually entered code. Term in E.1.1>
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of 3 fixed doses of SSR411298 (10, 50 or 200 mg daily) compared to placebo, in elderly patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), based on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    •To evaluate the tolerability and safety of an 8-week treatment with SSR411298 versus placebo in elderly patients with MDD
    •To evaluate the effect of SSR411298 on disability, anxiety, cognitive function, sleep, and pain and somatic symptoms related to depression, and bone markers
    •To assess SSR411298 plasma concentrations
    •To assess plasma endocannabinoid concentrations
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Male or female outpatient ≥60 years of age.
    2. Diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD)
    •defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria
    •confirmed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI)
    •recurrent episode for at least one month prior to Visit 1
    •episode may be isolated or superimposed on dysthymic disorder and may meet criteria for atypical or melancholic features
    •may also meet criteria for anxiety disorder comorbid disorders (such as panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, social phobia or obsessive-compulsive disorder), provided that depression is the predominant disorder in terms of severity and subjective distress.
    3. Given written informed consent.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    -Exclusion criteria related to study methodology
    1. Unable to comply with study protocol requirements.
    2. HAM-D total score <16 at screening Visit 1 (Day -7) or baseline Visit 2 (Day -1)
    3. Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score <22 at
    screening Visit 1 (Day -7) or baseline Visit 2 (Day -1).
    4. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) < 23.
    5. Significant suicide risk:
    •score of >5 on the suicidal thoughts item of the MADRS (item 10) at screening Visit 1
    (Day -7) or baseline Visit 2 (Day -1)
    •or score of >3 on the suicide item (item 3) of the HAM-D at screening Visit 1 (Day -7)
    or baseline Visit 2 (Day -1);
    •or a current suicide risk score ≥10 from Module C (suicidality) of the MINI.
    6. History of a suicide attempt within the past 2 years.
    7. Duration of the current depressive episode is greater than 2 years.
    8. Current depressive episode has been diagnosed with psychotic features, catatonic
    features, or seasonal pattern, or is secondary to a general medical condition (DSM-IV-TR 293.83).
    9. History or presence of bipolar disorder or psychotic disorder, according to the item D and L of the MINI.
    10. Post-traumatic stress disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa within the past 6 months, according to the items I, M and N of the MINI.
    11. Meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder or Borderline
    Personality Disorder.
    12. Alcohol dependence or abuse or substance dependence or abuse in the past 12 months, according to the MINI, except nicotine or caffeine dependence.
    13. Used the following prior to entry into the Randomized Treatment Phase:
    a) Any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the past 2 weeks,
    b) Any other antidepressant, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, sedative-hypnotic, or mood
    stabilizer (lithium, anticonvulsants) within the past 7 days, except permitted
    concomitant medications as defined in Section 3.
    14. Prohibited concomitant treatments as defined in Section 3.
    15. Treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) within the past 1 year.
    16. Initiated, stopped, or changed frequency and/or nature of psychotherapy within the past 6 weeks.
    17. Tested positive for any illicit drug included in the urine drug screen at Visit 1 (Day-7).
    18. Abnormal thyroid function (ie, out of range TSH blood level at Visit 1) unless patients are receiving thyroid replacement therapy at a stable dose for the past 3 months and/or are considered clinically euthyroid.
    19. Severe progressive or unstable cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, respiratory,
    hematological, endocrinological, neurological, or other somatic disease that, according to the Investigator’s judgment, might interfere with the evaluation of study medication.
    20. Significantly abnormal hepatic clinical laboratories: ALT, AST, or GGT >3x ULN; Tbili >ULN).
    21. Participation in a clinical trial of an experimental therapy within the past 30 days or concomitant use of any FAAH inhibitor.
    -Exclusion criteria related to escitalopram
    21. Clinical history of non-response (4-week treatment at therapeutic dose) or intolerance to escitalopram or citalopram.
    22. Hypersensitivity to escitalopram or citalopram or any of the inactive ingredients of the formulation.
    -Exclusion criteria related to SSR411298
    23. Using CYP3A strong inhibitors and inducers within the past 7 days.
    24. Females who are not at least one year post-menopausal. (Post-menopausal is defined as the time after which a woman has experienced twelve consecutive months of amenorrhea, and menopausal symptoms, if significantly present, have become less intense and/or less frequent).
    25. For male patients with partners of child bearing potential, unwillingness to use the acceptable method of contraception during the study. Condom plus occlusive cap
    (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) plus spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository is
    the acceptable method of contraception for this study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary efficacy criterion is the difference between treatment groups in the mean change from baseline to Visit 8 (Day 56) on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D).
    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 Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    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) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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 Yes
    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 concerned5
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA18
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days8
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days8
    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 No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.4Nursing women Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.7Others Information not present in EudraCT
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state70
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 150
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 500
    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 Decision2008-12-03
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2010-05-07
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2010-02-16
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