A Long-Term Safety Study to Evaluate Methylphenidate HCL Tablets at Multiple Dose Levels in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug: methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open-Label, Dose-Titration, Long-Term Safety Study to Evaluate CONCERTA (Methylphenidate HCL) Extended-release Tablets at Doses of 36 mg, 54 mg, 72 mg, 90 mg, and 108 mg Per Day in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
- Monitoring adverse events, blood pressure, pulse, and weight throughout the study; ECG at Screening, Baseline, 1 week after upward dose titration, Months 3, 6, 9, 12 or Early Termination; Laboratory tests Screening, Month 6, Month 12 or Early Termination
- Global Assessment of Effectiveness at titration visits, Months 3, 6, 9, 12 or Early Termination; Change from Baseline in the AISRS at titration visits, Months 3, 6, 9, 12 or Early Termination
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
This is a multicenter, open-label, dose-titration, long-term study to evaluate the long-term safety of five dose levels of methylphenidate HCL extended-release tablets, 36 mg, 54 mg, 72 mg (two 36 mg tablets), 90 mg (one 36 mg tablet plus one 54 mg tablet), and 108 mg (two 54 mg tablets) per day in adults with ADHD. At the baseline visit, all patients will initiate treatment with 36 mg of methylphenidate HCL extended-release tablets. The dose will be increased in 18 mg increments every seven days (+/-2 days) until an individualized dose is achieved. An individualized dose is achieved when there is at least a 30% improvement on the ADHD Investigator Symptoms Rating Scale (AISRS) and a Clinical Global Impression - Improvement (CGI-I) score of 1 or 2, or until the maximum dose of 108 mg is achieved. If a limiting adverse event occurs, the dose will be titrated downward by 18 mg. This dose is then the individualized dose. Once an individualized dose is achieved, patients will remain on that dose for approximately six months or one year, as assigned at the time of enrollment. Patients will be given a prescription for a one-month supply of drug and a pharmacy card at each visit. Safety assessments include monitoring adverse events, blood pressure, pulse, weight, and electrocardiograms (ECG) throughout the study. The study hypothesis is that methylphenidate HCL extended-release tablets in doses of 36 mg, 54 mg, 72 mg, 90 mg, and 108 mg per day will have an acceptable safety profile for the management of ADHD in adults.
Patients will start treatment with 36 mg extended-release tablets of methylphenidate HCL per day. The dose will be increased in 18 mg increments every 7 days (+/-2 days) until they achieve their individualized dose or reach a maximum dose of 108 mg daily. Following the patient's titration, the patient will remain on the individualized dose for approximately 6 months or one year as determined at the time of enrollment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00326300
|Study Director:||McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trial||McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.|