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Sertraline vs. Venlafaxine XR

Information source: Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Major Depressive Disorder

Intervention: sertraline (Drug); venlafaxine XR (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Vanderbilt University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Richard C Shelton, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Vanderbilt University

Summary

This is a randomized, double-blind, active control, 8-week, flexible dose study of sertraline vs. venlafaxine Extended Release in the acute treatment of Major Depression in male and female outpatient sites that will recruit 15-20 patients each. Subjects will be randomized in a 1: 1 ratio to receive either sertraline or venlafaxine XR based on a computer-generated randomized list.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group Study of Sertraline vs. Venlafaxine XR in the Acute Treatment of Outpatients With Major Depressive Disorder

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Ham-D (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for Depression) 17-item

Clinical Global Impression - Severity Scale

Quality of Life, Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q)

Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale-Revised (TESS-R)

Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)

Secondary outcome:

NEO-5 factor Inventory (NEO-FFI)

Anxiety Sensitivity Inventory (ASI)

Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)

Ham-A (Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety)

Arizona Sexual Functioning Inventory (A-SEX)

Atypical Features Inventory

Detailed description: This is a randomized, double-blind, active control, 8-week, flexible dose study of sertraline vs. venlafaxine XR in the acute treatment of Major Depression in male and female outpatient sites that will recruit 15-20 patients each. Subjects will be randomized in a 1: 1 ratio to receive either sertraline or venlafaxine XR based on a computer-generated randomized list. The primary objectives of the study are: to assess the comparative safety and tolerability of sertraline and venlafaxine XR and to assess number and severity of discontinuation symptoms and time to termination of taper at the end of acute treatment with sertraline vs. venlafaxine XR.

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Single or Recurrent Episode of MDD without psychotic features

- Additional diagnoses will be permitted only if they are identified as secondary

diagnoses

- 18 or above on 17-item Ham-D with item 1 (depressed mood) score of 2 or above

Exclusion Criteria:

- Current or past diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

- Any history or current psychotic disorder

- Current psychotic symptoms, including current delusional depression

- Current diagnosis of delirium or dementia

- Alcohol or drug abuse or dependence in last 6 months or currently

- Schizoid, Schizotypal, or Borderline Personality Disorder

- Non-response to sertraline at least 150mg for 4 weeks or more, venlafaxine XR at

least 225mg for 4 weeks or more, or non-response to 2 antidepressants in the current episode

- Use of any antidepressant within 2 weeks of baseline (4 weeks for fluoxetine)

- Use of herbal and/or homeopathic remedies concomitantly or within 2 weeks of baseline

excluding vitamins and mineral supplements

- Use within 1 week of baseline or concomitant use of any psychotropics with the

exception zolpidem or zopiclone PRN for sleep

- Use within 4 weeks of baseline of benzodiazepines taken on a regular, daily basis

(PRN use is acceptable as long as none in week leading up to randomization)

- Score of 3 or 4 on the suicide item, item 3 of the Ham-D scale at screen or baseline

visit

- Participation in any other studies concomitantly or within 90 days prior to entry

into this study

- Treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors within 14 days of baseline

- Treatment of electroconvulsive therapy within 30 days of baseline

- Previous history or intolerance or hypersensitivity and/or venlafaxine XR

- Likelihood of requiring treatment during the study period with drugs not permitted by

the study protocol

- Presence of serious and/or unstable medical condition

- Abnormal laboratory results

- Positive pregnancy test and/or nursing women or fertile women not practicing an

effective method of birth control

- History seizure disorder-excluding febrile seizures of childhood

- Any other condition which in the investigator's judgement might increase the risk to

the subject or decrease the chance of obtaining satisfactory data

- Mental condition rendering the subject unable to understand the procedures

- Unable and/or unlikely to comprehend and/or follow the protocol

Locations and Contacts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: April 2002
Last updated: June 1, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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