Last updated on February 2020

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Fremanezumab for Preventive Treatment of Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Migraine and Cluster Headaches | Migraine (Adult) | Migraine | Major depression | Endogenous depression | Primary Stabbing Headache | Migraine (Pediatric)
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The participant has a diagnosis of migraine with onset at 50 years of age.
  • Prior to the screening visit 1 the participant has a 12-month history of either migraine or headache consistent with migraine
  • The participant agrees not to initiate any migraine preventive during the study. Up to 30% of participants, however, may take a single such medication previously prescribed for the treatment of migraine.
  • The participant has a history of major depressive disorder (MDD) at least 12 months prior to the screening visit. Participants may take a single medication prescribed for the treatment of depression as long as the dose of that medication has been stable for at least 8 weeks prior to the screening visit and expects to remain at the stable dose throughout the study.
  • The participant has a body weight 45 kg and a body mass index within the range of 17.5 to 34.9 kg/m2, inclusive.
  • Women of child-bearing potential whose male partners are potentially fertile (ie, no vasectomy) must use highly effective birth control methods for the duration of the study and for 6 months after discontinuation of IMP.
  • Men must be sterile or, if they are potentially fertile/reproductively competent (not congenitally sterile) and their female partners are of child-bearing potential, must use a condom for the duration of the study and for 6 months after discontinuation of IMP.

NOTE: Additional criteria apply, please contact the investigator for more information

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The participant has failed 4 or more different medication classes to treat depression in their lifetime.
  • The participant has used an intervention/device (eg, scheduled nerve blocks, implantable vagal nerve stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation) for migraine or depression during the 2 months prior to screening..
  • The participant has used electroconvulsive therapy at any time.
  • The participant suffers from constant or nearly constant headache, defined as having headaches for more than 80% of the time he/she is awake, and less than 4 days without headache per month. Daily headache is acceptable if participant has headaches 80% or less of the time he/she is awake on most days.
  • The participant has evidence or medical history of other clinically significant psychiatric issues that, in the opinion of the investigator, could jeopardize or would compromise the participant's ability to participate in this study including panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or any suicide attempt in the past, suicidal ideation, or other psychoactive spectrum disorders including schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, depression with psychotic features, and catatonic disorder in the past 6 months.
  • The participant has a known infection or history of human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, any history of Lyme disease, or chronic hepatitis B or C infection.
  • The participant has a past or current history of cancer, except for appropriately treated non-melanoma skin carcinoma.
  • The participant is a pregnant or nursing female or plans to become pregnant during the study, including the 6-month period after the administration of the last dose.
  • The participant has a history of hypersensitivity reactions to injected proteins, including monoclonal antibodies.
  • The participant has participated in a clinical study of a new chemical entity or a prescription medicine within 2 months of the screening visit or 3 months in case of biologics if the half-life of the biologics is unknown or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer, or is currently participating in another study of an IMP (or a medical device).
  • The participant has failed treatment (based on tolerability and/or a lack of efficacy) with any monoclonal antibodies targeting the CGRP pathway (erenumab, eptinezumab, galcanezumab, or fremanezumab) or have taken the medications within 5 half-lives of the screening visit (V1) or take them during the study.
  • The participant has any clinically significant uncontrolled medical condition (treated or untreated).
  • The participant has a history of alcohol or drug abuse in the opinion of the investigator.
  • The participant has evidence or medical history of psychotic symptoms as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) criteria such as delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized speech in the past 1 month.

NOTE: Additional criteria apply, please contact the investigator for more information

Recruitment Status: Open


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