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Efficacy and Safety of Pregabalin vs Placebo for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Symptoms in Subjects Discontinuing Benzodiazepine Treatment and Remaining 6 Weeks on Study Medication, Free From Benzodiazepine Use.

Last updated on November 13, 2019

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Study Location
Pfizer Investigational Site
San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, 00 Costa Rica
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Eligibility criteria
Condition
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sex
Females and Males
Age
Pediatric Trials: 0-17 Years
Adult Trials: 18+ Years
18-65 years
Inclusion criteria
The factors, or reasons, that allow a person to participate in a clinical study.
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- Provide written informed consent

- 18-65 years old

- male and female

- A primary lifetime diagnosis of DSM-IV-TR (2000) GAD (Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition)

Exclusion criteria
The factors, or reasons, that prevent a person from participating in a clinical study.
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- Pregnant or lactating women

- History of non-response to alprazolam, other benzodiazepines, gabapentin or
pregabalin given for the treatment of anxiety as indicated by a (screening or
baseline) Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) score > 18

NCT00368745
Pfizer
Completed
Efficacy and Safety of Pregabalin vs Placebo for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Symptoms in Subjects Discontinuing Benzodiazepine Treatment and Remaining 6 Weeks on Study Medication, Free From Benzodiazepine Use.

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Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Efficacy and Safety of Pregabalin vs Placebo for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Symptoms in Subjects Discontinuing Benzodiazepine Treatment and Remaining 6 Weeks on Study Medication, Free From Benzodiazepine Use.
Official Title  ICMJE A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Pregabalin in Subjects With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Switching From Benzodiazepine Therapy.
Brief SummaryGAD subjects maintained on a stable dose of alprazolam for at least four weeks who meet eligibility criteria will be randomized to receive pregabalin vs matching placebo while simultaneously tapering off of alprazolam over 6 weeks. Subjects return weekly for assessment of safety/tolerability of pregabalin vs placebo as well as for assessment of anxiety and benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms. Subjects successfully able to discontinue alprazolam, will continue 6 weeks of treatment with pregabalin vs placebo (free of benzodiazepine use). The efficacy and safety of pregabalin vs placebo for anxiety symptoms and ability to discontinue/remain free of alprazolam will be compared among pregabalin and placebo treated groups. Hypothesis is that a greater proportion of subjects will be successful in discontinuing and remaining free from benzodiazepines who were treated with pregabalin as compared to subjects treated with placebo.
Detailed DescriptionNot Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Pregabalin
    GAD subjects on stable dose of alprazolam will be randomized to double-blind pregabalin at starting dose of 75mg twice daily. Weekly assessments of tolerability, need for rescue medication, anxiety/withdrawal symptoms will guide flexible dose titration of pregabalin at dose range between 75 and 300mg twice daily. Subjects successful in discontinuation of alprazolam while treated with pregabalin will continue to be maintained on pregabalin for 6 weeks and assessed weekly for ability to remain in the study.
    Other Name: Lyrica
  • Drug: Placebo
    GAD subjects on stable dose of alprazolam will be randomized to double-blind placebo matching assessments and study medication titration as detailed under the pregabalin arm description. Subjects successful in discontinuation of alprazolam while treated with placebo will continue to be maintained on placebo for 6 weeks and assessed weekly for ability to remain in the study.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: Pregabalin
    Pregabalin treatment for GAD during 6 week taper/discontinuation from alprazolam treatment; followed by 6 weeks pregabalin treatment 'alprazolam free'.
    Intervention: Drug: Pregabalin
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Placebo treatment of GAD during 6 week taper/discontinuation of alprazolam treatment followed by 6 weeks continuation of placebo treatment 'alprazolam free'.
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
Publications *Not Provided


*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications
identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 28, 2009)
108
Original Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 23, 2006)
80
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE August 2008
Actual Primary Completion DateAugust 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provide written informed consent
  • 18-65 years old
  • male and female
  • A primary lifetime diagnosis of DSM-IV-TR (2000) GAD (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • History of non-response to alprazolam, other benzodiazepines, gabapentin or pregabalin given for the treatment of anxiety as indicated by a (screening or baseline) Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) score > 18
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study:All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Costa Rica,   Czech Republic,   France,   Guatemala,   Italy,   Mexico,   Spain
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00368745
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE A0081092
Has Data Monitoring CommitteeNo
U.S. FDA-regulated ProductNot Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible PartyDirector, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc.
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Pfizer
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director:Pfizer CT.gov Call CenterPfizer
PRS AccountPfizer
Verification DateNovember 2009

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