Last updated on July 2020

A Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of an Investigational Drug in Acutely Psychotic People With Schizophrenia


Brief description of study

A clinical trial to study the efficacy and safety of an investigational drug in acutely psychotic people with schizophrenia. Participants in the study will either receive the drug being studied or a placebo. This study is accepting male and female participants between 13 years old -65 years old who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This study will be conducted in 50 locations worldwide. The study will last up to 9 weeks total time.

Detailed Study Description

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, fixed-dosed study evaluating the efficacy and safety of two doses of SEP-363856 (50 and 75 mg/day) versus placebo over a 6-week Treatment Period in acutely psychotic subjects with schizophrenia. This study is projected to randomize approximately 435 subjects (18-65 years) to 3 treatment groups (SEP-363856 50 mg/day, SEP-363856 75 mg/day, or placebo) in a 1:1:1 ratio. In addition, the study will randomize approximately 90 adolescent subjects (13-17 years) in a 1:1:1 ratio to the 3 treatment groups (with approximately 30 subjects per group) in a separate cohort. Treatment assignment will be stratified by country. Study drug will be taken once a day and may be taken with or without food.

This study is designed to test the hypothesis that, treatment with SEP-363856 in adult subjects with schizophrenia will result in significantly greater reduction (i.e. improvement) in PANSS total score and CGI-S score at Week 6 from Baseline when compared to placebo. The overall Type I error is controlled for two hierarchical families of hypotheses. The first family includes hypotheses about the testing of change from Baseline in PANSS total score at Week 6 between each of the SEP-363856 dose levels vs. placebo. The second family of hypotheses are about the testing of change from Baseline in CGI-S score at Week 6 between each of the SEP-363856 dose levels vs. placebo.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04072354

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