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Comparison of Atomoxetine Versus Placebo in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00546910
First Posted: October 19, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2010
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Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
  Purpose
This is a two-arm, parallel, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 4 multicenter trial to compare the whole day efficacy of atomoxetine versus placebo in children aged 6 through 12 years with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treated in an inpatient, day-patient and outpatient setting in Germany. Core symptoms will be measured during once or bi-weekly visits, three times per visit-day, by a computer based Continuous Performance Test. Following an initial 3-28-day screening and washout phase, patients will be assigned to double-blind treatment with atomoxetine or placebo. In the verum arm, a one-week atomoxetine treatment period with the 0.5 mg/kg per day lead-in dose will be succeeded by a 7 week period at the target dose of 1.2 mg/kg per day.

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

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind Comparison of the Effects of Atomoxetine Versus Placebo on Neuropsychological Outcomes Across the Day in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Use of a Computer Based Continuous Performance Test (cb CPT)

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline Computer-based Continuous Performance Test (cb- CPT; Qbtech AB, Sweden), Variable: Hyperactivity (Includes Time Active [TA], Distance [DIS], Area [AR], Microevents [ME], Motion Simplicity [MS]) Q-scores At Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks (W8) ]
    Infra-red camera tracks movement of head reflector on patient performing computer test. Hyperactivity test variables: TA=percent time patient moved>1 centimeter (cm)/second; DIS=path of movement (m); AR=total area (cm2) of movements; ME=number of position changes>1 mm; MS=degree (percent) of directional changes. Results are converted to Q-scores (age and sex-adjusted normalized scores with a mean=0 and standard deviation (SD)=1 in general population, expressing the probability determined by the Gamma function in terms of SD of Gaussian density). Higher scores reflect more severe symptoms.

  • Change From Baseline cb CPT Variable: Inattention (Includes Reaction Time Variation[RTV], Omission Error [OR], Mean Reaction Time [mRT], Normalized Variation Of Reaction Time [nVRT]) Q-scores At Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    Computer test. Patient is to press button if target appears, but not at non-target. Inattention test variables: mRT=average time (ms) from target presentation to response; RTV=standard deviation of mRT; nVRT=RTV expressed in terms of RT (variation as a percent of mean value); OE= percent of omitted targets. Results are converted to Q-scores (age and sex-adjusted normalized scores with a mean=0 and SD=1 in the general population, expressing the probability determined by the Gamma function in terms of SD of Gaussian density). Higher scores reflect more severe symptoms.

  • Change From Baseline cb CPT Variable: Impulsivity (Includes Commission Error [CE], Anticipatory Response [AR]) Q-scores At Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    Computer test. Patient is to press button if target appears, but not at non-target. Impulsivity variables during test: CE=percent of response to non-target; ANT=percent of responses prior to target presentation. Results are converted to Q-scores (age and sex-adjusted normalized scores with a mean=0 and standard deviation=1 in the general population, expressing the probability determined by the Gamma function in terms of standard deviation of Gaussian density). Higher scores reflect more severe symptoms.

  • Change From Baseline cb CPT Variable: Other (Includes Error Rate [ER] and Multi Response [MR]) Q-scores At Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    Computer test. Patient is to press button if target appears, but not at non-target. Other variables during test: ER=percent of overall incorrect responses (CE and OE); MR=percent of multiple responses per presentation of target (patient responds more than once to target). Results are converted to Q-scores (age and sex-adjusted normalized scores with a mean=0 and standard deviation=1 in the general population, expressing the probability determined by the Gamma function in terms of standard deviation of Gaussian density). Higher scores reflect more severe symptoms.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Rating Scale-IV-Parent Version: Investigator-Administered And Scored (ADHDRS-IV-Parent:Inv) Total Score At Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    Measures the 18 symptoms contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Individual item scores range from 0 (none/never or rarely) to 3 (severe/very often). Total scores range from 0 to 54.

  • Change From Baseline Clinical Global Impressions-Severity of ADHD (CGI-S-ADHD) Score at Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    CGI-S-ADHD measures severity of the patient's overall severity of ADHD symptoms (1=normal, not at all ill; 7=among the most extremely ill patients).

  • Change From Baseline Weekly Rating Of Evening and Morning Behavior-Revised-Investigator Rated, Total and Subscores at Week 8 [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 weeks ]
    Weekly Rating Of Evening & Morning Behavior-Revised-Investigator Rated (WREMB-R-Inv) measures the level of difficulty of 11 common morning or evening behaviors (e.g. getting out of bed, doing homework, sitting through dinner). Possible scores for each item range from 0 (no difficulty) to 3 (a lot of difficulty) with a Total score (maximum score=33), Morning subscore (maximum score=9), Evening subscore (maximum score=24), and Item 11 score which pertains to degree of difficulty falling asleep (maximum score=3).


Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Atomoxetine
0.5 milligram per kilogram (mg/kg) per day lead-in dose for 1 weeks followed by 7 weeks at 1.2 mg/kg per day dose.
Drug: Atomoxetine
A one-week atomoxetine treatment period with the 0.5 mg/kg per day lead-in dose will be succeeded by a 7 week period at the target dose of 1.2 mg/kg per day. 3 capsules of study medication have to be taken once daily in the morning, with or without food.
Other Name: LY139603
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo matched to 1 week lead-in and 7 week standard target dose of atomoxetine
Drug: Placebo
3 capsules of placebo have to be taken once daily in the morning, with or without food.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients who are at least 6 years of age, and who will not have reached their 13th birthday
  • Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Normal intelligence
  • Able to swallow capsules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weight less than 20 kg or more than 60 kg at study entry
  • Prior treatment with atomoxetine
  • History of seizure disorder, suicidal risk, alcohol or drug abuse within the past 3 months
  • History of severe allergies or multiple adverse drug reactions
  • Cardiovascular disorders: hypertension, unexplained cardiac signs or symptoms, QT prolongation, inherited cardiac disorders
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00546910


Locations
Germany
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Berlin, Germany, 12589
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Datteln, Germany, 45711
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Dorsten, Germany, 46282
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Dusseldorf, Germany, 40215
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Eberswalde, Germany, 16225
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Freiburg, Germany, 79104
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Fulda, Germany, 36037
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Giessen, Germany, 35390
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Hagen, Germany, 58093
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Hannover, Germany, 30449
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Kehl, Germany, 77694
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Köln, Germany, D-50931
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Mannheim, Germany, 68159
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Munchen, Germany, 80639
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Solingen, Germany, 42719
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Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 38300
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Chief Medical Officer, Eli Lilly
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00546910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11148
B4Z-SB-LYDV ( Other Identifier: Eli Lilly and Company )
First Submitted: October 17, 2007
First Posted: October 19, 2007
Results First Submitted: May 21, 2010
Results First Posted: June 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
Pathologic Processes
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs