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Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Tic Disorder or Tourette's Disorder

This study has been completed.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: June 25, 2008
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
The purpose of this trial is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in children and adolescents aged 6~18 years with chronic tic disorders or Tourette's disorder

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder
Tourette's Disorder
Drug: aripiprazole
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Dose-adjustment, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Tic Disorders or Tourette's Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Change of Total Tic Scores in K-YGTSS From Randomization (Baseline, Visit 2) to the Final Visit (Visit 7) [ Time Frame: 10 week ]
    The meaning of the total tic scores is a sum of the total motor tic score and total phonic tic score and the total tic score will be indicated from zero point to 50 points. And also, for the global tic severity scale is sum of the total tic scores and impairment score and it will be indicated from zero point to 100 points. Additionally, for the imparment score is also indicated from zero to 50 points same as total tic scores. And it is divided as 0 point, 10 point, 20 point and etc… Lastly, someone who gets a high score, it will be considered worse result.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1)Percent Change of Total Tic Scores on the Korean Version of YaleGlobalTicseverity Scale.2)Response Rate Assessed With the Tic Score ClinicalGlobalImpressionImprovementScale.3)Mean Change in Scores on the Tic Score ClinicalGlobal ImpressionSeverityScale. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

Enrollment: 61
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Aripiprazole 2mg,5mg,10mg,15mg,20mg orally administrated Once a day (Titration according to the protocol)
Drug: aripiprazole
Initial dose : 2mg, Maximum dose : 20mg
Other Name: Abilify
Placebo Comparator: 2
Placebo 2mg,5mg,10mg,15mg,20mg orally administrated Once a day (Titration according to the protocol)
Drug: placebo
Initial dose: 2mg, Maximum dose:20mg


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who can provide an assent form signed by themselves and informed consent form by their legal representatives prior to performing of any study procedures.
  2. Male or female children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years
  3. Patients who are diagnosed with chronic tic disorders(Motor or Phonic) or Tourette's disorder according to DSM-IV(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition)(using K-SADS-PL-K (Kiddle-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia,Present and Lifetime Version-Korean version)) and require drug therapy.
  4. The total tic score of the K-YGTSS (Korean version of Yale Global Tic Severity Scale)is more than 22 at baseline

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with secondary tic symptoms accompanied by Tardive tics, Huntington disease, neuroacanthocytosis, mental retardation, or autism
  2. Patients with IQ (Intelligence quotient) (assessed using KEDI-WISC (Korean educational Development Institute-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children)) 70 and lower than 70
  3. Patients with a history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  4. Patients with antipsychotic or alcohol use disorder (abuse, dependence, and/or withdrawal) according to DSM-IV criteria for the past 3 months
  5. Patients with a history of allergy or hypersensitivity reaction to aripiprazole
  6. Patients with a history of resistance to treatment with antipsychotics
  7. Patients who have participated in another clinical study within 1 month prior to screening
  8. Patients who have previously taken aripiprazole or participated in a clinical study with aripiprazole
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00706589

Korea, Republic of
Inha University Hospital
Inchon, Korea, Republic of, 400-711
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Yonsei University Severance Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Chung-Ang Univ. Medical center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 156-755
Sponsors and Collaborators
Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Soochurl Cho, MD. Ph.D Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT00706589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 031-KOA-0703
Study First Received: June 25, 2008
Results First Received: January 27, 2011
Last Updated: June 19, 2013

Keywords provided by Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:
Chronic Motor Tic disorder
Chronic Phonic Tic disorder
Tourette's disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tic Disorders
Tourette Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Movement Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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