Efficacy Safety and Tolerability of AVP-786 for the Treatment of Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

  • End date
    Aug 31, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Updated on 2 June 2021
Jurandir Araujo
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psychiatric disorder
typical antipsychotic


This study will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of AVP-786, as compared with placebo, for the treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

Condition Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders (Pediatric), schizophrenia disorders
Treatment Placebo, AVP-786
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03896945
SponsorAvanir Pharmaceuticals
Last Modified on2 June 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Participants who meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia confirmed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I) Version 7.0.2
Participants must have well-controlled positive symptoms and prominent negative symptoms as defined by Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) criteria
Participants currently receiving a second-generation atypical antipsychotic drug (SGA) are eligible if they are stable and adherent to their dosing schedule
Participants must have a reliable informant (e.g., case manager, social worker, family member). The informant should be able to spend an adequate amount of time with the participant to be able to address behaviors, activities, and symptoms

Exclusion Criteria

Participants with current major depressive disorder (MDD)
Participants with pseudo-parkinsonism secondary to their ongoing antipsychotic medication
Participants currently using anticholinergic medications
Participants recently hospitalized as in-patients
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