Mazindol in Children With ADHD : Open-label, Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Pilot Trial (MAZDAH)
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This prospective pilot trial will evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of mazindol.
Condition or disease
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The most common intervention for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is pharmacological treatment with methylphenidate (MPH). Effects of MPH on ADHD symptoms in children is extremely well-informed. Mazindol is a psychostimulant and a wake-promoter agent which may have similar actions to MPH in the central nervous system. However, there is no record of the effects, safety, tolerability of Mazindol in children with ADHD. Mazindol (dose 0.5 or 1.0 mg/day) should prove to be useful in the treatment of ADHD symptoms in children. Based on clinical assessments and serum concentrations after oral administration of mazindol to children (6-12 years) with ADHD, this prospective pilot trial will evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of mazindol.
Mazindol in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Design Study to Explore the Effectiveness, Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Two Orally Administered Doses of Mazindol.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years to 12 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects can be boys or girls
Subjects must be aged between 6 to 12 years,
Tanner 1 ou 2
Subjects with a diagnosis of ADHD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria
ADHD-RS score of ≥ 31 as determined by investigator at screening visit.
Drug free including psychostimulants (10 days before the screening visit)
Informed Consent Form signed by the subject and both parents
Healthy on the basis of a physical examination, medical history and the results of blood hematology tests.
Any clinically unstable psychiatric condition including, but not limited to the following: acute mood disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism or Asperger…
Sleep Disorders including narcolepsy, hypersomnia (according to International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) criteria
Chronic diseases (e.g. asthma…)
Current eating disorder (e.g. bulimia, anorexia nervosa) or history of an eating disorder during infancy
Mental retardation (IQ < 80)
Subjects with history of seizures, glaucoma or familial hypertension