quetiapine for Dementia

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Dementia+5 More
Pimavanserin - Drug
Any Age
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The primary objective of this study is to determine whether treatment with pimavanserin or quetiapine is associated with a greater improvement in psychosis when used in a routine clinical setting to treat hallucinations and/or delusions due to Parkinson's disease (PD) or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) - collectively referred to as Lewy body disease (LBD).

Eligible Conditions
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 93% of similar trials

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months

6 months
Baseline to 6 months
MDS-UPDRS part 3
Pharmaceutical Preparations
NPI-Q caregiver portion
Neuropsychiatry Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q) (agitation)
Neuropsychiatry Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q) (nighttime behaviors)
Neuropsychiatry Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q) total score
Patient contact
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2
Active Control

94 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: quetiapine · No Placebo Group · Phase 4

ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Quetiapine · Intervention Types: Drug
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Pimavanserin · Intervention Types: Drug

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioLead Sponsor
393 Previous Clinical Trials
74,895 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Dementia
715 Patients Enrolled for Dementia
Alzheimer's AssociationOTHER
83 Previous Clinical Trials
37,583 Total Patients Enrolled
27 Trials studying Dementia
29,399 Patients Enrolled for Dementia
Sarah Horn, MDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The prescribing provider must be comfortable prescribing and managing both quetiapine and pimavanserin.
You have been diagnosed with psychosis due to Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 24th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 28th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
What site did they apply to?
UT Health Science Center - San Antonio100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%