Study of Acamprosate in Autism
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01813318|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 18, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autistic Disorder||Drug: Acamprosate Drug: Placebo||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Acamprosate in Autism|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 2, 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 7, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 7, 2017|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo/sugar pill
Placebo will be dosed similar to acamprosate, in terms of dosage form, frequency and duration.
Subjects receiving placebo will be dosed similarly to the acamprosate group.
Active Comparator: Acamprosate
Acamprosate: The maximum dose of acamprosate to be used in this study is 1998 mg per day for those subjects weighing greater than 50kg and 1332 mg per day for those less weighing less than 50kg.
Other Name: Campral
The maximum dose of acamprosate to be used in this study is 1998 mg per day for those subjects weighing greater than 50kg and 1332 mg per day for those less weighing less than 50kg.
Other Name: Campral
- Change from baseline to week 10 on the Social WIthdrawal subscale of ABC [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]The subscales of the ABC including the Social Withdrawal subscale have proven to be reliable measure of symptoms and behaviors associated with ASD. Specifically, the ABC-SW has been validated as a measure of social impairment that differentiates the social behavior of persons with ASD from those developmental delay without a comorbid ASD diagnosis.
- Change Clinical Global Impression- Improvement [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]The CGI-I is a 7-point scale designed to measure symptomatic change at a specific time as compared to baseline. The CGI-I will be focused on the target symptoms of social impairment.
- Change in ABC subscales: Irritability, Stereotypy, Hyperactivity, and Inappropriate Speech from baseline to week 10 [ Time Frame: Week 10 ]The subscales of the ABC including the Social Withdrawal subscale have proven to be reliable measure of symptoms and behaviors associated with ASD.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01813318
|United States, Ohio|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229|
|Principal Investigator:||Craig A Erickson, M.D.||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|