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Efficacy & Safety Study of Once-weekly Oral Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Tourette's Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2011
Last updated: November 4, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The goal of the current trial is to determine efficacy and safety of Once-weekly aripiprazole in reducing Total Tic Severity in children and adolescents with Tourette's Disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tourette's Disorder Drug: aripiprazole Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Flexible-Dose Once-weekly Oral Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Tourette's Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary efficacy measure is change from Baseline to endpoint (week 8) of the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS). [ Time Frame: baseline and week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The key secondary efficacy endpoints will be the CGI-TS change score at endpoint (week 8) (change score obtained from CGI-TS improvement scale assessment) and the mean changes from Baseline to endpoint (week 8) in GTS-QOL overall score. [ Time Frame: baseline and week 8 ]

Enrollment: 135
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Matching Placebo
Once weekly matching placebo
Drug: Placebo
Dose of matching placebo tablets for 8 weeks
Experimental: Aripiprazole
Once-weekly tablets
Drug: aripiprazole
Flexible dose of once-weekly aripiprazole tablets
Other Name: ABILIFY (aripiprazole)


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 7 to 17 year old with DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for TD, confirmed by the K-SADS-PL, including the Diagnostic Supplement 5
  • Has a TTS ≥ 20 on the YGTSS at Screening and Baseline
  • Presenting tic symptoms cause impairment in the subject's normal routines, which include academic achievement, occupational functioning, social activities, and/or relationships
  • Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test, must be practicing acceptable double-barrier methods of contraception and must not be pregnant or lactating.
  • Written ICF obtained from a legally acceptable representative & informed assent at Screening as applicable by trial center's IRB/IEC
  • The subject, designated guardian(s) or caregiver(s) are able to comprehend and satisfactorily comply with the protocol requirements, as evaluated by the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical presentation and/or history, consistent with another neurologic condition that may have accompanying abnormal movements.
  • History of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other psychotic disorder.
  • Subject receiving psychostimulants for treatment of ADD/ADHD and who have developed and/or had exacerbations of tic disorder after initiation of stimulant treatment.
  • Currently meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for a primary mood disorder.
  • Severe OCD, per CY-BOCS score > 16.
  • Taken aripiprazole within 30 days of the Screening visit.
  • Received any investigational agent in a clinical trial within 30 days prior to Screening or who were randomized into a clinical trial with Once-weekly aripiprazole at any time.
  • History of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
  • Sexually active patients not using 2 approved methods of contraception; breastfeeding or pregnant.
  • Risk of committing suicide
  • Body weight lower than 16 kg
  • Taken neuroleptic or antiparkinson drugs < 14 days prior to randomization.
  • Requiring CBT for TD during trial.
  • Subject meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for any significant psychoactive substance use disorder within the past 3 months.
  • Positive drug screen
  • Subject requires medications not allowed per protocol
  • Use of CYP2D6 and CYP3A4 inhibitors or CYP3A4 inducers within 14 days prior to dosing and for duration of trial
  • Inability to swallow tablets or tolerate oral medication
  • Abnormal laboratory test results, vital signs and ECG results
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01418339

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Study Director: Eva Kohegyi, MD Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Identifier: NCT01418339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 31-10-272
Study First Received: August 1, 2011
Last Updated: November 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.:
Tourette's Disorder
tic disorders

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