A Study of Atomoxetine for Attention Deficit and Hyperactive/Impulsive Behaviour Problems in Children With ASD

This study has been completed.
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Eli Lilly and Company
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First received: June 11, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2007
History: No changes posted
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the tolerability and effectiveness of atomoxetine in the treatment of attention problems, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in children with ASD, and secondarily, to evaluate the possible response to atomoxetine on the core symptoms of ASD

Condition Intervention Phase
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug: Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label Pilot Study of Atomoxetine for Attention Deficit and Hyperactive/Impulsive Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Test whether atomoxetine is effective in reducing symptoms of inattention and overactivity/impulsivity as measured by the AHDHRS-IV-Parent:Inv scale in pediatric outpatients with ASD accompanied by ADHD behavior problems

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess whether atomoxetine will be effective in reducing symptoms of inattention and overactivity/impulsivity
  • To assess whether atomoxetine will be effective for improving social functioning and personal sufficiency in children and adolescents with ASD+ADHD
  • To assess whether atomoxetine has a positive or negative effect on frequently associated symptoms as impulsive aggression, agitation, self-injurious behavior, troublesome repetitive behavior and poor motor coordination
  • To assess whether atomoxetine has a positive or negative effect on neuropsychological functioning
  • To assess the overall influence on functioning and burden on the family
  • To monitor clinical safety and side effects as assessed by adverse events elicited during open-ended questioning

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female outpatients between the ages of at least 6 years of age and not more than 17 years of age at visit 1
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (DSM-IV TR) diagnosis of Autistic disorder or Asperger syndrome or PDDNOS
  • Clinically significant symptoms of ADHD (i.e. inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity) that have been present for at least six months (for subjects older than 8 years, the onset of symptoms must be before the age of 7 years)
  • Medication-free for at least two weeks for all psychotropic medications (four weeks for fluoxetine or depot-neuroleptics)
  • Patients must also be able to swallow capsules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who weigh less than 20 kg or greater than 60 kg at visit 2
  • DSM-IV TR diagnosis of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder other than Autistic Disorder, PDD-NOS, Asperger's Disorder (e.g. Rett's Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder)
  • Patients who have a history of Bipolar I or II disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis
  • Patients who have a current diagnosis of Major Depression (with or without psychotic features), PTSD
  • Patients with a history of any seizure disorder (other than febrile seizures) or patients who have taken (or are currently taking) anticonvulsants for seizure control
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00485849

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Groningen, Netherlands
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Eli Lilly and Company
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Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485849     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6639  B4Z-UT-S003 
Study First Received: June 11, 2007
Last Updated: June 11, 2007
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Impulsive Behavior
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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