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A Long-term, Extended 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: May 25, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The objective of this study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of aripiprazole orally administered over long term in subjects who complete a short-term treatment study of pediatric Autistic Disorder (031-11-002 study).

Condition Intervention Phase
Autistic Disorder Drug: Aripiprazole Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Long-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 at the final assessment in Aberrant behavior checklist Japanese version (ABC-J) Irritability subscale score [ Time Frame: Baseline, the final administration ]
    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: 86
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2016
Primary Completion Date: October 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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 Autistic disorder diagnostic criteria defined in DSM-IV-TR.
  • The patient has completed the 031-11-002 study (the patient has visited the hospital during week8)
  • Inpatient or outpatient status

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: NCT01617460

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

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT01617460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 031-11-003
Study First Received: June 8, 2012
Last Updated: May 25, 2017

Keywords provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:
Autistic Disorder, children and adolescents
Long-term safety study
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 September 21, 2017