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An Eight-week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 2 Doses of Saredutant in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Scientific title
An Eight-Week, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study, to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Two Fixed Doses (100 and 30 mg Once Daily) of Saredutant in Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Generalized Anxiety 0 0
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Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Saredutant
Treatment: Drugs - Placebo

Experimental: Saredutant 30 mg - Saredutant 30 mg once daily for a maximum of 8 weeks

Experimental: Saredutant 100 mg - Saredutant 100 mg once daily for a maximum of 8 weeks

Placebo Comparator: Placebo - Placebo for saredutant once daily for one week during the screening phase and for a maximum of 8 weeks during the acute phase

Treatment: Drugs: Saredutant
oral administration (capsules)

Treatment: Drugs: Placebo
oral administration (capsules)

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Treatment: Drugs
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Control group

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Change from baseline to Day 56 of treatment in the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) total score.
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56 days
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Change from baseline to Day 56 of treatment in the Clinical Global Impression Severity of Illness score.
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56 days

Key inclusion criteria
- Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder as defined by Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria and confirmed by the Mini
International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Plus Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Total score of less than 22 on the HAM-A.

- Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score greater than 18.

- Patients with a current history (within 6 months) of major depressive disorder or
history or presence of bipolar disorders or psychotic disorders.

- Patients with alcohol dependence or abuse or substance dependence or abuse in the past
12 months except nicotine or caffeine dependence.

- Patients who have used the following prior to entry into Acute Phase: antipsychotics
within 3 months, antidepressants including Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) within
1 month, anxiolytics within 2 weeks, mood-stabilizer (lithium, anticonvulsants) within
1 month, and/or high dose or prolonged benzodiazepine (continuous use for 3 months
prior to admission) use.

The investigator will evaluate whether there are other reasons why a patient may not

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
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Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s

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Phase 3
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Recruitment in Australia
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Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office - Macquarie Park
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- Macquarie Park
Recruitment outside Australia
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United States of America
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New Jersey

Funding & Sponsors
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Commercial sector/Industry

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Brief summary
The primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy of two fixed doses (100 mg and 30 mg once
daily) of saredutant compared to placebo in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. The
secondary objectives are to evaluate the efficacy of saredutant on disability and quality of
life in patients with generalized anxiety disorder, and to evaluate blood levels of
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