Mazindol in Children With ADHD : Open-label, Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Pilot Trial (MAZDAH)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2009
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Brief Summary:
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

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: 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.
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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)
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Subjects with history of seizures, glaucoma or familial hypertension
  • Heart pathologies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00508677

Hopital Robert Debre
Paris, France, 75019
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: Eric KONOFAL, MD-PH Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Responsible Party: Yannick VACHER, Department Clinical Research of Developpement Identifier: NCT00508677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P060104
First Posted: July 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2009
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Agents