Efficacy and Safety of NS2359 in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 27, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2007
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to investigate if NS2359 is effective in the treatment of ADHD in adult patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug: NS2359
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of NS2359 in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate the efficacy of NS2359 in adult patients diagnosed with ADHD (predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive or combined) according to DSM-IV criteria.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate the safety and tolerability of NS2359 in adult ADHD patients.

Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by DSM-IV, as manifested in clinical evaluation and confirmed by structured interview using the K-SADS-E adult ADHD module
  • Patients with a CGI Global Severity (GS) score ≥4 (moderate impairment)
  • The Patient provided written informed consent.
  • Non-lactating women of childbearing potential that used adequate contraception (i.e. the use of oral contraceptives and practising a double-barrier form of birth control) and had a negative pregnancy test at screening. Women of no childbearing potential who had been postmenopausal for less than 2 years must have a negative pregnancy test at screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any clinically unstable medical condition
  • Clinically significant abnormal baseline laboratory values
  • Mental retardation
  • Organic brain disorders
  • Non-febrile seizure disorder
  • Patients with a history of an eating disorder including anorexia or bulimia nervosa
  • Psychotic disorder of any type
  • Patients with a HAM-D (17 item) >15
  • Patients currently (within the past 6 months) known to abuse or to be dependent on any drug, including alcohol or a positive urine drug screen for cocaine, heroin, or marijuana
  • Treatment with stimulants was prohibited within 1 week prior to randomisation
  • Treatment with antipsychotics/neuroleptics was prohibited for 8 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors was prohibited for 8 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Treatment with tricyclic antidepressants, histamines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors was prohibited for 4 weeks (fluoxetine for 6 weeks) prior to randomisation
  • Treatment with benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants (for behaviour) and lithium for 2 weeks prior to randomisation
  • Patients with a history of bipolar disorder
  • Patients using any concurrent medication for the treatment of ADHD
  • Patients that had previously participated in a NS2359 study
  • Patients treated with an investigational drug within 30 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) preceding the first dose of study medication
  • Patients with a history of positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00467428

United States, Massachusetts
Adult and Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Thimothy Wilens, MD Adult and Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Masschusetts General Hospial, Boston, US
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00467428     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NS2359-001 
Study First Received: April 27, 2007
Last Updated: April 27, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms

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