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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2009-011911-19
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:QUE/09
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2009-04-21
    Trial 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 ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2009-011911-19
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Impact of quetiapine prolong and escitalopram on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA)-axis activity in depressed patients
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberQUE/09
    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 SponsorLudwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Department of Psychiatry
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    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 Seroquel Prolong 300 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderAstraZeneca GmbH, 22876 Wedel, Germany
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    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 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
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderLundbeck GmbH, Karnapp 25, 21079 Hamburg
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    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
    In this study, patients suffering from unipolar depression are investigated. 40 unipolar depressed inpatients (age 18-65) enter the study after the procedure has been fully explained and written informed consent has been obtained. The patients are diagnosed by experienced and trained psychiatrists according to DSM-IV criteria (296.2, 296.3) using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, German version (Wittchen et al. 1997).
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 9.1
    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
    The atypical antipsychotic quetiapine shows antidepressant efficacy both in bipolar and in unipolar depression. In contrast to reuptake inhibiting antidepressants such as escitalopram which stimulate cortisol secretion after first administration, quetiapine rapidly attenuates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis activity in healthy subjects which can be observed already after first administration. Therefore, primary objective is to answer the question whether there are different effects of quetiapine prolong and the SSRI escitalopram on HPA axis activity in depressed patients as measured by serial dexamethasone/CRH tests (week 0, 1, and 5).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    We hypothesize that the antidepressant efficacy of quetiapine XR after 5 weeks of treatment and the onset of antidepressant action of quetiapine XR may be related to its presumed inhibitory effects on HPA axis activity in depressed patients.
    Therefore, secondary objective is to elucidate the questions whether the endocrinological effects of quetiapine XR on HPA system in depressed patients are related to its antidepressant efficacy after 5 weeks of treatment and whether the onset of antidepressant action of quetiapine XR is related to a putative rapid inhibition of HPA axis activity.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Inpatients (the admission to hospital occurs independently from study participation)
    2. Provision of written informed consent
    3. A diagnosis of major depression by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders- Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (unipolar depression: 296.2, 296.3)
    4. Female and male patients aged 18 to 65 years
    5. Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy test at enrolment and e willing to use a reliable method of birth control (i.e. barrier method, oral contraceptive, implant, dermal contraception, long-term injectable contraceptive, intrauterine device, or tubal litigation) during the study.
    6. Able to understand and comply with the requirements of the study as judged by the investigator.
    7. A sum score of at least 18 on the 21-item version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (21-HAMD)
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Pregnancy or lactation
    2. Any DSM-IV Axis I disorder not defined in the inclusion criteria
    3. Patients who, in the opinion of the investigator, pose an imminent risk of suicide or a danger to self or others
    4. Known intolerance or lack of response to quetiapine fumarate and/or escitalopram, as judged by the investigator
    5. Use of any of the following cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors in the 14 days preceding enrolment including but not limited to: ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, troleandomycin, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, fluvoxamine and saquinavir
    6. Use of any of the following cytochrome P450 3A4 inducers in the 14 days preceding enrolment including but not limited to: phenytoin, carbamazepine, barbiturates, rifampin, St. John’s Wort, and glucocorticoids
    7. Use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or other serotonergic drugs (e.g. triptanes) in the 14 days preceding enrolment
    8. Use of oral anticoagulants in the 14 days preceding enrolment
    9. History of bleeding disorders.
    10. Use of drugs which are mainly metabolized by cytochrome P450 2D6 having a low therapeutic index (e.g. flecainide, propafenone, metoprolole) in the 14 days preceding enrolment
    11. Administration of a depot antipsychotic injection within one dosing interval (for the depot) before randomisation
    12. Substance or alcohol dependence at enrolment (except dependence in full remission, and except for caffeine or nicotine dependence), as defined by DSM-IV criteria
    13. Opiates, amphetamine, barbiturate, cocaine, cannabis, or hallucinogen abuse by DSM-IV criteria within 4 weeks prior to enrolment
    14. Medical conditions that would affect absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of study treatment
    15. Unstable or inadequately treated medical illness (e.g. congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, hypertension) as judged by the investigator
    16. Involvement in the planning and conduct of the study
    17. Previous enrolment or randomisation of treatment in the present study.
    18. Participation in another drug trial within 4 weeks prior enrolment into this study or longer in accordance with local requirements
    19. A patient with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) fulfilling one of the following criteria:
    • Unstable DM defined as enrolment glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >8.5%.
    • Admitted to hospital for treatment of DM or DM related illness in past 12 weeks.
    • Not under physician care for DM
    • Physician responsible for patient’s DM care has not indicated that patient’s DM is controlled.
    • Physician responsible for patient’s DM care has not approved patient’s participation in the study
    • Has not been on the same dose of oral hypoglycaemic drug(s) and/or diet for the 4 weeks prior to randomisation. For thiazolidinediones (glitazones) this period should not be less than 8 Weeks.
    • Taking insulin whose daily dose on one occasion in the past 4 weeks has been more than 10% above or below their mean dose in the preceding 4 weeks
    Note: If a diabetic patient meets one of these criteria, the patient is to be excluded even if the treating physician believes that the patient is stable and can participate in the study.
    20. An absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of <= 1.5 x 10exp9 per liter
    21. Abnormal laboratory parameters of clinical relevance before enrolment
    22. Abnormal blood pressure, abnormal electrocardiogram, and/or abnormal electroencephalogram with clinical relevance before enrolment
    23. Psychotropic drugs within 3 days before and throughout the study with the exception of zopiclon (up to 7.5 mg per day) in case of sleep difficulties and lorazepam (up to 2 mg per day) in case of inner tension and anxiety
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary endpoint is the following parameter to assess the HPA axis activity: total area under the curve (AUC) value for cortisol during the combined dexamethasone/CRH test calculated according to the trapezoid rule. This parameter has been demonstrated in numerous studies to be adequate in the assessment of HPA system activity and its changes.
    Secondary endpoints are additional parameters to assess the HPA axis activity (basal plasma concentrations of cortisol and ACTH; salivary cortisol levels) and clinical parameters (21-HAMD, MADRS, CGI) which are well established to assess the severity of depression within clinical trials.
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    mechanism of action
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    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 Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    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 No
    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
    Each patient takes part in the study for 35 days. End of the study is the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial. Patients may be discontinued from study treatment and assessments at any time (voluntary discontinuation by the patient, safety reasons or other clinical reasons as judged by the investigator).
    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 months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months6
    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) No
    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 For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2009-04-21. Yes
    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 state40
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    After completion of this non-blinded study, the patients will be pharmacologically treated at the discretion of the doctor in attendance.
    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 Decision2009-06-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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