Study of STA-1 Capsule in Patients With Vascular Dementia (Marrow-Sea Deficiency)
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Active-Controlled, Parallel, Comparative, Multicenter, Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of STA-1 Capsule in Patients With Vascular Dementia (Marrow-Sea Deficiency)
  • Phase

    Phase 2
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

The objectives of this phase II study of STA-1 capsule was to make preliminary evaluation on clinical efficacy and safety of STA-1 capsule in order that based on the dosage and study structure planned in this project, the dosage and study structure of phase III study can be confirmed.
This phase II clinical trial was planned to be in double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, parallel, comparative, multicenter design. Two hundred and 40 eligible subjects were planned to be recruited by 5 study centers. The treatment period planned in the protocol was 3 months with 5 study visits including Randomization visit (Day 0), three post-treatment visits (1 and 2 months after Randomization visit and Final visit) and 1 follow-up visit made at 6 month after Randomization visit.

After subjects recruited by this study having read and singed the ICF, they were arranged to be collected information of demographics, medical history, allergy history, medication history, and concomitant medication. Laboratory and physical examination including vital signs were performed, and Hachinski Ischemia Score (HIS), Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), and Classification of Marrow-Sea deficiency were evaluated to ensure subject's eligibility to enter this study. After the subjects were confirmed eligible, they were randomly assigned to either STA-1 or Ergoloid Mesylates group. Blessed-Roth Behavior Scale (BBS) and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Scale were measured after subjects were randomized. These subjects were then dispensed study medications for 1-month use.

The eligible subjects were requested to bring back unused study medication, if any, to study centers at 1, 2, and 3 months (Final visit) after the Randomization visit. At these visits, measurements of MMSE, BBS, ADL scales, and Classification of Marrow-Sea deficiency were collected. Information concomitant medications and AEs were also recorded. Physical and laboratory examinations were performed at Final visit. Each subject was dispensed with study medications for his/her subsequent treatment period at month-1 and -2 visits. Unused study medications were collected with drug accountability documented. Subjects were dismissed from the study at the Final visit.

Subjects were measured MMSE, BBS, and ADL scales at 6 months after the Randomization visit if they were available for follow-up evaluations.
Study Started
Mar 31
Primary Completion
Oct 31
Study Completion
Oct 31
Last Update
Nov 21

Drug STA-1

STA-1 capsule (manufactured by Sinphar Tian-Li (Hangzhou) Pharm. Co., Ltd.; Batch number: 020121), 2 capsules/time, 3 times/day, orally

Drug Ergoloid Mesylates tablet

Ergoloid Mesylates tablet (manufactured by Tianjin Huajin Pharmaceutical Factory; Batch number: 011230), 2 tablets/time, 3 times/day, orally before meal

STA-1 Experimental

STA-1 capsule (Cistanche tubulosa), 2 capsules/time, 3 times/day, orally Dummy Ergoloid Mesylates tablet (Placebo), 2 tablets/time, 3 times/day, orally

Ergoloid Mesylates Active Comparator

Ergoloid Mesylates tablet, 2 tablets/time, 3 times/day, orally before meal Dummy STA-1 capsule (Placebo), 2 capsules/time, 3 times/day, orally


Inclusion Criteria:

Meeting criteria of dementia according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV)
Meeting criteria of vascular dementia according to National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Association Internationale pour la Recherche et l'Enseignement en Neurosciences (NINDS/AIREN)
With Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE score) ≦17 (illiteracy); ≦20 (elementary school); ≦24 (high school or above)
With Hachinski's ischemic score (HIS) ≧7
With marrow-sea deficiency from Chinese medicine's perspective
Classified mild to moderate dementia based on MMSE score
With body weight 45 to 95 Kg
Aged 45 to 80 years old (inclusive). Either gender is eligible. Female subjects must be postmenopausal (for at least 1 year) women without fertility
Having signed informed consent form
Correct understanding of pharmaceutical research and good compliance to study personnel's observation and evaluation

Exclusion Criteria:

Dementia besides study indication based on DSM-IV and NINDS/AIREN, e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Lwey body disease, etc.
With HIS < 7
Diagnosed significant depression based on DSM-IV with score >8 or with other mental diseases/disorders
With cognitive dysfunction caused by head impairment
With medical history of epilepsy, encephalitis, or any other diseases that may result in dementia, e.g. Parkinson's disease, Huntington disease, Pick disease, etc. Patients with epilepsy attacked occasionally should be examined at the first visit by electroencephalography (EEG) and should be excluded from this study if by the test results are positive.
With certain diseases that may interfere the evaluation of cognitive function, including abuse of alcohol, or DSM-IV diagnosed abuse of drugs or mental drugs in past 5 years. Severe anemia patients should also be excluded.
With severe mental dysfunction, e.g. hemiplegia, aphasia, visually and hearing impairment, etc.
With cardiac disorder, e.g. heart rate ≦ 50 or ≧ 180 times/minute
With supine or sitting Systolic blood pressure ≦ 100 or ≧ 180 mmHg
With other disease, especially hepatic, renal, or cardiac disorders, e.g. ALT/SGPT or AST/SGOT > 3 times of upper limit of normal range, serum creatinine > 177 umol/L (2mg/dL), or congestive heart failure (cardiac function 2-4 in classification)
With malignant neoplasm
With thyroid dysfunction or syphilis
Failed to control diabetes. Diabetes patients can not enter the study unless the status becomes stable through dietary modification, taking hypoglycemic agents, or receiving insulin.
With asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
With multiple neuritis
With myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic
With severe indigestion, or gastrointestinal obstruction, or gastric and duodenal ulcer, or other gastrointestinal diseases that can affect drug absorption
With glaucoma
Ever attending other clinical trials in past 30 days
No Results Posted