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A Short Treatment Study of Aripiprazole in Pediatric Patients With Autistic Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2012
Last updated: February 28, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole orally administered over a period of 8 weeks in pediatric patients with Autistic Disorder

Condition Intervention Phase
Autistic Disorder Drug: Placebo of Aripiprazole Drug: Aripiprazole 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 Short-term Administration Study of Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents (Age: 6 to 17 Years) With Autistic Disorder

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Change From Baseline in the Aberrant Behavior Checklist Japanese Version (ABC-J) Irritability Subscale Score [ Time Frame: baseline, 8 weeks after dosing ]
    The ABC-J Irritability subscale consists of 15 items. Each item scores range from 0 to 3: 0 = No problem, 1 = Mild aberrant behavior, 2 = Moderate aberrant behavior, and 3 = Severe aberrant behavior. Individual scores were summed, therefore, the overall score range was between 0-45. Higher scores represent worse condition.

Enrollment: 92
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
administered orally once daily
Drug: Placebo of Aripiprazole
administered orally once daily
Experimental: Aripiprazole
administered orally once daily
Drug: Aripiprazole
Flexibly dose administered orally once daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient meets current DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorder (defined in DSM-IV-TR) and also demonstrates behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, self-injurious behavior, or a combination of these problems.
  • Inpatient or outpatient status
  • Others

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is currently diagnosed with another disorder on the autism spectrum in DSM-IV-TR, including Asperger's, Rett's Disorder, PDD-NOS, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, or Fragile-X Syndrome.
  • Patients who fall under a contraindication listed in the ABILIFY package insert
  • Others
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01617447

Chubu Region, Japan
Chugoku Region, Japan
Kanto Region, Japan
Kinki Region, Japan
Kyushu Region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Kyoji Imaoka, Mr Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT01617447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 031-11-002
Study First Received: June 8, 2012
Results First Received: January 4, 2017
Last Updated: February 28, 2017

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:
Autistic Disorder, children and adolescents
children and adolescents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs processed this record on August 21, 2017