Long-Term Tetrahydrobiopterin Treatment in PKU Patients of 0-18 Years - Study on Phenylalanine Tolerance and Safety
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The aim of the study is to confirm the efficacy and safety of BH4 in the treatment of hyperphenylalaninemia caused by phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency in patients responsive to BH4. The primary objective is to assess the effect of BH4 on phenylalanine tolerance compared to placebo under optimal blood phenylalanine control and to demonstrate safety in 12 months long-term treatment. Additionally population PK will be assessed.
Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multicentre Study With an Open Label Extension to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) in Children and Adolescents With Hyperphenylalaninemia Caused by Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Deficiency
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Female and male patients, aged 0-18 years
Phenylalanine-4-hydroxylase (PAH) deficiency shown by mutation analysis
Blood phenylalanine concentration in the target range under dietary treatment
Written consent of a parent or legal representative
Assumed availability within the period of study participation
Patients/parents willing and able to follow the recommended diet
Use of an effective method of contraception in female patients of child bearing potential
BH4-deficiency due to genetic disorders in biosynthesis or recycling of BH4
History or current evidence of poor diet compliance
History or current evidence of clinically relevant allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to drugs or food
History of allergic reactions to BH4 or its excipients
Positive pregnancy test (ß-HCG in serum) and lactating females
Participation in other drug trials within the last 30 days before start for the study