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Trial of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of CD in Adolescents

2014-08-27 03:47:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The proposed study will be a 6-week open label study evaluating aripiprazole in the treatment of 12 male post-pubertal adolescents (13-17 years, Tanner Stage 4) diagnosed with conduct disorder. The initial dose depending on the weight of the patient will be as follows: < 25 kg = 1 mg/d; 25-50 kg = 2 mg/d; 50-70 kg = 5 mg/d; > 70 kg = 10 mg/d (Data on File, 2003, Bristol-Myers Squibb). For the first two weeks of the study, the dose will be flexible based on response and tolerance and thereafter will remain fixed.

Description

The use of atypical antipsychotics in children began in 1992 with several small case series with clozapine. Since that time, five other atypical agents, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole have been introduced into the US market. The newer atypical agents are not associated with agranulocytosis that has limited the usefulness of clozapine. Among the atypical antipsychotics, risperidone has remained the most extensively studied in children and adolescents, for a variety of problems, including Tourette's disorder, conduct disorder, schizophrenia, aggression, and pervasive development disorder. Risperidone has been shown to be an effective treatment in many of these disorders. However, weight gain, hyperprolactinemia, and extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) are troublesome adverse effects more commonly associated with risperidone such that the drug's utility in this aged patient population is limited. We expect that the utility of aripiprazole in treating the pediatric population will not be limited by adverse effects like the other atypical antipsychotics.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Conduct Disorder

Intervention

Aripiprazole

Location

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City
Iowa
United States
52242

Status

Completed

Source

University of Iowa

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:47:45-0400

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