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Citalopram for Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease (CitAD)

Start: July 2009
End: September 2013
Enrollment: 200

What Is This Study About?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the drug citalopram for treating agitation in Alzheimer's dementia.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

++Probable Alzheimer's disease (NINCDS-ADRDA criteria), with MMSE score of 5-28++Clinically significant agitation for which a medication is needed, individual has score ≥ 4 on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) agitation domain, and more than two agitated behaviors per week++Availability of primary caregiver, who spends several hours a week with the patient and supervises his/her care, to accompany the patient to study visits and to participate in the study++Sufficient fluency, of the patient and caregiver, in written and spoken English or Spanish++Stable treatment for Alzheimer's disease with cholinesterase inhibitors and/or memantine

Must NOT have:

++Major depression++Brain disease that might otherwise explain the presence of dementia, such as extensive brain vascular disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, traumatic brain injury, or multiple sclerosis++Psychosis (delusions or hallucinations) requiring antipsychotic treatment++Need for psychiatric hospitalization or acutely suicidal++Current participation in a clinical trial or any study that may add a significant burden or affect study outcomes++Any condition that makes it medically inappropriate or risky for the patient to enroll in the trial++Prohibited medications: Citalopram; failure of past treatment with citalopram for agitation after adequate trial at a minimally accepted dose (greater than or equal to 20 mg/day); any medication that would prohibit the safe concurrent use of citalopram, such as MAO inhibitors; current treatment with antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, other antidepressants (other than trazodone, less than or equal to 50 mg/day at bedtime), benzodiazepines (other than lorazepam), or psychostimulants

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.


Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Johns Hopkins University

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Source: ID: NCT00898807