Mibampator (LY451395) randomized clinical trial for agitation/aggression in Alzheimer's disease

Paula T. Trzepacz, Jeffrey Cummings, Thomas Konechnik, Tammy D. Forrester, Curtis Chang, Ellen B. Dennehy, Brian A. Willis, Catherine Shuler, Linda B. Tabas, Constantine Lyketsos

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Background: Mibampator, an amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid receptor potentiator, was evaluated for treatment of agitation and aggression (A/A) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Methods: Outpatients (n = 132) with probable AD and A/A randomized to 12 weeks of double-blind treatment with 3-mg po mibampator or placebo were assessed using the 4-domain A/A subscale of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI-4-A/A) derived from the Neuropsychiatric Inventory. Secondary measures included the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia, Frontal Systems Behavior Inventory (FrSBe), and Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive. Efficacy was analyzed using mixed-effects model repeated measures from baseline to endpoint. Adverse events (AEs), labs, vital signs, and electrocardiograms were monitored. Results: Baseline characteristics were comparable between groups. Both groups improved on the NPI-4-A/A, but without group differences. Among secondaries, mibampator was significantly better (p = 0.007) than placebo only on the FrSBe. AEs were similar between groups. One death occurred in the placebo group. Conclusion: Possible explanations for no significant group differences include caregiver, drug target engagement, and design issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-719
Number of pages13
JournalInternational psychogeriatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013


  • AMPA
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neuropsychiatric Inventory
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • glutamate
  • mibampator
  • neuropsychiatric symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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