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Cognizin Citicoline Dosing in a Healthy Adolescent Male Population

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01582113
First Posted: April 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, University of Utah
  Purpose
To determine the functional effects of Citicoline, a natural supplement, when administered for a duration of four weeks (28 days) to non-psychiatric adolescent male participants. The investigators hypothesize that citicoline will provide cognitive benefits to this population after 28 days of supplementation.

Condition Intervention
Neurocognitive Improvement Drug: Citicoline Other: Microcrystalline Cellulose

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, University of Utah:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neurocognitive performance [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Using baseline assessment measures gathered at Visit 1, assessments collected at Visits 2 and 3 will be used to determine whether the combined administration of citicoline will improve neurocognitive performance in male adolescents.


Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: May 24, 2017
Primary Completion Date: May 24, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: High Dose Citicoline
At visit 1 and again at visit 2, participants assigned to the experimental arm will receive a 14-day supply of 500 mg of citicoline, of which they will be instructed to take 500 mg daily. This will be done in a double-blind, randomized fashion.
Drug: Citicoline
Participants randomly assigned to the experimental group, who, in addition to the research staff will be blind to such assignment, will be instructed to orally administer 500 mg or 250 mg daily citicoline. These participants will receive a 14-day supply of citicoline at visit 1 and again at visit 2, making for a 28-day administration period.
Other Name: Cognizin Citicoline
Experimental: Low Dose Citicoline
At visit 1 and again at visit 2, participants assigned to the experimental arm will receive a 14-day supply of 250 mg of citicoline, of which they will be instructed to take 250 mg daily. This will be done in a double-blind, randomized fashion.
Drug: Citicoline
Participants randomly assigned to the experimental group, who, in addition to the research staff will be blind to such assignment, will be instructed to orally administer 500 mg or 250 mg daily citicoline. These participants will receive a 14-day supply of citicoline at visit 1 and again at visit 2, making for a 28-day administration period.
Other Name: Cognizin Citicoline
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
At visit 1 and again at visit 2, participants assigned to the placebo group will be given 14-day supplies of placebo to be taken daily throughout the study period. This will be done in a double-blind, randomized fashion.
Other: Microcrystalline Cellulose
Microcrystalline Cellulose will be the placebo administered to participants randomly assigned to the placebo arm. Microcrystalline Cellulose will serve as the placebo for Citicoline and will be orally administered daily in 470 mg doses.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • Age 13-18 years old
  • No history of co-morbid psychiatric disorder, current Axis I or II diagnosis or previous pharmacotherapeutic trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Head injury with LOC > 5 minutes
  • Use of any psychotropic medication
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01582113


Locations
United States, Utah
The Brain Institute, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
  More Information

Responsible Party: Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01582113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB_49504
First Submitted: April 18, 2012
First Posted: April 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cytidine Diphosphate Choline
Nootropic Agents