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Extension Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Armodafinil in the Treatment of Patients With Excessive Sleepiness

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00228553
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2005
Results First Posted : March 31, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2013
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Brief Summary:
A 12 Month, Open-Label, Flexible Dosage Extension Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Armodafinil (CEP-10953) in the Treatment of Patients with Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome, or Chronic Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Narcolepsy Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome Chronic Shift Work Sleep Disorder Drug: Armodafinil 100 to 250 mg/day Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 743 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-Month, Open-Label, Flexible-Dosage (100 to 250 mg/Day) Extension Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Armodafinil (CEP-10953) in the Treatment of Patients With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome, or Chronic Shift Work Sleep Disorder (With an Open-Ended Extension Period)
Study Start Date : May 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sleep Apnea
Drug Information available for: Armodafinil

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Armodafinil 100 to 250 mg/day
Drug: Armodafinil 100 to 250 mg/day
Armodafinil 100-250 mg: once daily in the morning for patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) or narcolepsy, once daily only on nights worked for patients with shift worker sleep disorder (SWSD).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and Tolerability in This Patient Population (Narcolepsy, OSAHS, SWSD) Over Time (up to 2 Years) [ Time Frame: End of months 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 and every 3 months for up to an additional year ]
    An adverse event is any untoward medical occurrence in a patient that develops or worsens in severity during the conduct of a clinical study. Serious and Non-serious Adverse Events (SAEs). Serious adverse event is any adverse event occurring at any dose that results in any of the following outcomes: death, life-threatening, inpatient hospitalization, persistent or significant disability, congenital anomaly, or an important medical event. An adverse event that does not meet any of the criteria for seriousness listed previously will be regarded as a nonserious adverse event.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients are included in the study if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Men and women (outpatients) of any ethnic origin, between 18 and 65 years of age (inclusive) at the beginning of the respective double-blind study, are eligible.
  • The patient has completed a cephalon-sponsored double-blind study (study C10953/3020/NA/MN, C10953/3021/AP/MN, C10953/3022/CM/MN, or C10953/3025/AP/MN), and the investigator has recommended they be enrolled.
  • Patients with OSAHS must continue to be regular users of nCPAP therapy, which the investigator considers to remain effective. Patients with chronic SWSD must work 5 nights/month, with night shifts including at least 6 hours between 2200 and 0800 that are no longer than 12 hours in duration.
  • The patient is considered to be in good health.
  • Women must be surgically sterile, 2 years postmenopausal, or if of childbearing potential, must use a medically accepted method of birth control (ie, barrier method with spermicide, steroidal contraceptive [oral, implanted, and Depo-Provera contraceptives must be used in conjunction with a barrier method], or intrauterine device [IUD]).
  • The patient must be willing and able to comply with study restrictions and to attend regularly scheduled clinic visits as specified in this protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients are excluded from participating in this study if 1 or more of the following criteria are met:

  • Have any clinically significant, uncontrolled medical conditions (treated or untreated).
  • Have a probable diagnosis of a current sleep disorder other than the primary diagnosis of narcolepsy, OSAHS, or chronic SWSD.
  • Consume caffeine including coffee, tea and/or other caffeine-containing beverages or food averaging more than 600 mg of caffeine.
  • Use any prescription drugs disallowed by the protocol or clinically significant use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs within 7 days before visit 1.
  • Have a history of alcohol, narcotic, or any other drug abuse as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association 1994).
  • Have a positive urine drug screen (UDS) (subjects enrolling in this open-label study within 7 days after completing the double-blind study may be enrolled without UDS results).
  • Have a clinically significant deviation from normal in the physical examination.
  • Are pregnant or lactating. Any woman becoming pregnant during the study will be withdrawn from the study.
  • Have any disorder that may interfere with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion (including gastrointestinal surgery).
  • Have a known clinically significant drug sensitivity to stimulants.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00228553

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Sponsor's Medical Director, MD Cephalon
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00228553    
Other Study ID Numbers: C10953/3024/ES/MN
First Posted: September 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 31, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Sleep Wake Disorders
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Mental Disorders
Chronobiology Disorders
Occupational Diseases
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Wakefulness-Promoting Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action